Today I had one important question for my can of Physicians Formula Organic Wear Eye Makeup Remover Pads ($7): Is the doctor in the house?
Seriously, this can has *so many* good things going for it I don’t know where to start!
This might just be me, but I get an outdoorsy girl vibe from the packaging, like a gang of cute ponytailed camping chicks trekking through the woods wearing waterproof mascara and gloss. Fo’ reals, it emanates waves of potential drugstore beauty greatness. I mean $7? Dressed like that? Are you kidding me!?
So what stands out when I look at the can? How about all of the ingredients the pads DON’T contain. Physicians Formula left out the harsh chemicals and synthetic preservatives, colors and fragrances, and they did it without animal testing. Yup, they’re even cruelty-free (Tabs approved).
As for the pads…
Made from 100% natural, biodegradable fabric, they feel velvet soft against my eyelids, and the lavender scent soothes my savage beast.
All the right ingredients for a fantastic, blow-your-mind drugstore product, right?
Since picking this up at Target a few days ago, I’ve given these pads many, MANY chances to win me over, but they’re just not up to the task when it comes to the long-lasting stuff I love to wear.
On most days I wear at least one long-wearing eye product, like a primer, gel liner or a waterproof mascara. Unfortunately, removing these products is a HUGE challenge for these pads, requiring at least two of them and a ton of elbow grease for each eye.
Really, they’re better at shifting my long-wearing makeup around than actually removing it. I tried to follow the directions, placing the pads on my eyes, then waiting a few moments before using them to gently wipe my makeup away, but instead of ending up on the pad, my makeup mostly slips beneath, above and beside the skin around my eyes.
All of that said, if you don’t wear long-wearing eye products, you’re golden. The pads should do you right. When I took the “long” out of the makeup equation and stuck to regular eyeshadows and non-waterproof mascara, they actually did okay. They may not remove my makeup as gracefully as some of the other drugstore removers I’ve tried, like Almay’s Eye Makeup Remover Pads, but they still get the job done, and they do it naturally.
I didn’t get to do my dance of makeup joy over these, but I still have to give Physicians Formula props for making a green product and keeping it affordable. Now, if they’re able to elevate its eye makeup removing game, I’ll climb aboard. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: C-
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,