Today I’ll be reviewing one of the first natural beauty products I ever bought, the Earth Science Chamomile Green Tea Eye Makeup Remover for a new feature called “From the Hippie Aisle”. Here, I’ll review natural beauty products that you can find in the aisle that started my natural beauty obsession! You know the aisle I’m talking about. Don’t be shy, I know you’ve been there. It’s the section where you can buy organic tampons (yes, these exist) or tea that’s chock full of live bacteria (it’s delicious)! It’s my favorite spot in any local grocery store and I make a beeline for it wherever I go.
First of all, lets talk ingredients. I can barely read the list myself, but I entered the ingredients into Skin Deep and they scored a 2. So far so good. It’s fragrance free, as it should be, and very gentle so it’s not at all irritating. This is important because the skin around your eyes is the thinnest, so it tends to be the most sensitive. Many products cause burning for me in this area, but this one does not.
The consistency is not what you might expect, it’s a clear runny gel and can feel a bit drying after use. I’m usually removing eye makeup right before washing my face and moisturizing, so this is not a problem for me. In fact, this is one of the things I like best about this product. It doesn’t leave the grease slick that other removers can. I also like that this product works quickly, I don’t have to rub too much which is important in the under eye area.
The only problem I have, or more accurately, had with this product is the packaging. It used to be that the gel would dry and clog up at the opening so that the extra squeeze that you needed to get the product out would cause ALL of the product to come out. However, either they fixed this with the new packaging or this one is so new that the problem hasn’t begun. Either way, I think a regular rinse off will take care of this problem before it starts. I haven’t had any issues with my latest bottle.
The product comes in a 4 oz squeeze bottle and lasts me a very long time. In fact, it lasts much longer than traditional removers ever did for me. I purchased it at my local grocery store for around $6.00, but I’ve seen it online for even less. All in all, I say it’s a great product, and it’s a nice alternative to the greasier options that contain petroleum based mineral oils which are something I strive to avoid.
What products have you tried from your local grocery store’s all natural section? Anything you’d like to try, or like me to try? Let me know in the comments or email me at pemberleyjones [at] gmail [dot] com!
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