have you read the ingredients in your makeup remover recently? or ever for that matter?
for effect, let's review the ingredients in Neutrogena's eye makeup remover lotion, available at most drug stores + grocery stores nationwide.
here's what their Web site lists as the active ingredients in the above product: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Isononyl Isononanoate, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Isosterearyl Palmitate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG 100 Stearate, Hexylene Glycol, Sorbitan Stearate, PEG 6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Cetearyl Alcohol, Acrylates/C10 30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Sucrose Cocoate, Proplylene glycol, Cucumis Sativa (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Aloe (Aloe Barbadensis) Leaf Juice, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxide, Propylparaben, Methylparaben
so, i'm sure you recognize all those ingredients, right?
no seriously, it's time to get educated about what we are putting IN and ON our bodies! if you start to pay attention, it can get a little scary. for that reason, i now use a simple, diy make-up eraser and it works better than any makeup remover i've ever purchased.
diy make-up eraser:
-1 oz (2 tbsp) sweet almond or olive oil
-0.5 oz (1 tbsp) avocado oil
-0.5 oz (1 tbsp) jojoba oil
simply pour into a glass bottle or jar (i used a 2 oz cobalt blue glass bottle w/ a dropper attachment), shake + apply as needed to face and eyes. note: you can play with this recipe and substitute oils based on your own preference.
and once you've removed all your make-up, be sure you grab some karan's cleanser, timmy's toner + quinny's cream to complete your face regimen. your face will feel like a million bucks, that's a promise.
btw, i love hearing from you guys. tell me what works for you and how you've incorporated our recipes into your own beauty routines.