Even though Physician’s Formula Organic Wear Eye Makeup Remover Pads didn’t knock my socks off, I really tried to keep an open mind when I tested the doc’s Organic Wear Facial Makeup Remover Lotion ($10).
Like the pads, this lotion has all the makings of drugstore greatness — affordable, no sketchy chemicals, cute (always a plus), and it wasn’t tested on animals. My picky nose loves the real deal lavender scent, too, and the lotion feels silky soft against my skin.
So far, so good…
Will it be the organic drugstore lotion of my dreams?
To give it a fair shake and prepare my skin before testing, I stopped using my trusty Clinique Cleansing Balm a few days beforehand.
Well? What’s the verdict?
I guess the answer depends on what you really need from a makeup remover.
If you wear a full face of makeup and frequently use long-wearing products, then maybe not.
Most days I’ll wear a primer, foundation (or a tinted moisturizer), powder, cream blush, powder blush and a highlighter (same as Cheetos, I can’t have just one, LOL!), and when I put Organic Wear up against my usual makeup suspects, it was like boarding a one-way train to Forever-ville.
When I used one pump, it barely removed a thing; I had to pump four, five and six times and then rub for about five minutes to remove the products I normally wear.
And even then, after rinsing, I could still see and feel remnants of makeup on my skin. Maybe I’m just spoiled by Clinique Cleansing Balm or need a horse-sized needle of patience injected into my jugular — whatever the case, this stuff ain’t fast.
And it might be a good idea to keep it far away from your peepers. While massaging it around to remove my shadow and mascara, I must have gotten a bit into my eyes because they stung and watered like crazy. BOO!
If you don’t wear a lot of makeup, this might be a better fit for you than it was for me. It looks awesome on paper — organic, smells great, pretty packaging, not tested on animals. If it sounds right for you, you’re a lucky girl.
TIP: If Organic Wear Facial doesn’t sound like your cup o’ tea, consider Clinique Cleansing Balm instead. It’s a favorite of mine.
And methinks it’s also a pretty decent face wash because it makes my skin feel soft and moisturized!
The bottom line
Minimal makeup girls, if you’re looking for an affordable, natural drugstore makeup remover (available at Target), Facial Makeup Remover Lotion is a star (be careful to keep it out of your eyes). Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,