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Review: Neutrogena Makeup Remover Pads

Product: 5 out of 5
Packaging: 4 out of 5
Quality: 5 out of 5
Overall: 5 out of 5
Price: $5.99-$6.99, available at many drug and retail stores
Would I recommend/buy again: Yes, it’s actually my favorite makeup remover
In relation to my last post, on the NYX Makeup Remover w/ Green Tea, I referenced these makeup remover pads as my go-to makeup remover, so I thought id review this one as well for comparison purposes.
From their website: Ultra-Soft Eye Makeup Remover Pads enable you to effortlessly remove every last trace of eye makeup, even stubborn waterproof mascara.

Tested and safe for sensitive eyes, these pads won’t irritate or leave any oily residue. Plus, they’re bigger, thicker, and more affordable than many competitive brands.

  • No oily residue
  • Safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers
  • Ophthalmologist & Dermatologist tested
  • Ingredients: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, C13 15 Isoparaffin, Glycerin, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Palmitate, Ceteareth-20, Ceteareth 12, Coco Glucoside, Citric Acid, Tetrasodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Benzoic Acid, Fragrance (Parfum)

    PROS: 
    – Removes makeup so easily, even stubborn waterproof makeup such as mascara and eyeliner
    – I like that it’s in pad form and the makeup remover is already soaked in the pad (but it’s not dripping or anything, just moist)
    – 30 large pads in each tub, which lasts me a really long time, just use and toss. No need to carry makeup remover pads and makeup remover, this is all in one.
    – It also is a great makeup brush cleaner (for small concealer brushes) on a whim (trust!)
    – Tight screw on top keeps the pads moist, doesn’t dry out
    – Nice and light fragrance, nothing strong
    – No oily residue or feeling, no need to rinse after
    – Even though it says ‘eye makeup remover pads’ it’s soft and gentle to use as a complete makeup remover for the entire face (as I do this at times, and I have sensitive skin and have had no issues).
    – No stinging feeling
    CONS:
    – Tub may be a bit too big for travel (which is why I gave packaging 4/5), so I wish they made travel sized pouches of this stuff (I know they have makeup wipes as well but not the exact same product) but I still love it!
    Overall: This is my favorite makeup remover (next to the Mandom makeup remover but that’s in pump form). It removes all my eye makeup in one pad/step, and I like that it does not have any oils in it so there is no oily residue or feeling left behind. Light fragrance, which is what I like since I am sensitive to certain scents. There is also no stinging feeling that you may experience with other makeup removers. There is also the perfect amount of product on each pad, no dripping of product, or excess amount of product, so there is no mess. Again this is just from my experience and this is what works for me. Definitely recommend!

    Review: NYX Makeup Remover w/Green Tea

    Product: 3 out of 5
    Packaging: 4 out of 5
    Overall: 3 out of 5
    Price: $10, Cherryculture.com
    Would I re-purchase? No

    What it is: Makeup remover and cleansing oil in one infused with green tea extract, mineral oils, Vitamin A, Vitamin E to moisturize and condition skin while removing the heaviest and most resistant makeup. 

    Ingredients: 
    Poe(30) sorbitol tetraoleate, Isopropyl myristate, 2-ethylhexyl palmitate, Mineral oil, Melaleuca alternifolia, D&C green 6, BHA, Propylparaben.



    PROS:
    – I like the bottle, it doesn’t leak, has a screwed on cap and has a normal hole stopper on top of the bottle so you can easily pour it on a makeup pad for easy removal.
    – Has a nice soft scent of green tea 
    – Does remove makeup, even waterproof makeup


    CONS:
    – I found it to be quite oily for my taste, where you can still feel it on your skin afterwards. Even though no additional rinse or wipe off is required after you remove your makeup, you can feel an oily residue left behind.
    – Even though it does remove makeup, including some waterproof makeup, I felt like it was more of a struggle to make sure it really removed every last trace of makeup (had to constantly put more of the product on another makeup pad).


    Overall: I currently use Neutrogena’s Eye Makeup Remover Pads and I prefer that because it’s less mess and you don’t need to always carry the makeup remover and pads, it’s an all-in-one and easy to use since it’s already on each pad, just wipe and toss. And the best part is that it does not have an oily feel and you do not have to rinse anything off after. With the NYX remover, I just found it to be a tad but too oily for me and felt the need to wash my face or hands after because of that oily feel. I did like the soft scent of green tea and that the bottle wasn’t overly huge, but I would not re-purchase this for myself. And the fact that it’s $10, there are tons of other makeup removers out there that are cheaper and probably aren’t as oily.