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Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:33 am      Reply with quote
What do you think of using oils to remove eye makeup?

Have you ever done it before, and if so, which oil did you use?
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Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:04 am      Reply with quote
Another question: could oil clog the pores around the eyes, or lead to some other type of skin issue?

I'm not sure if there are pores around the eyes, however.
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Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:14 am      Reply with quote
I've used my OCM mix to remove eye makeup, no problems. It's a mix of castor oil (30%) and apricot kernel.
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Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:31 pm      Reply with quote
There is absolutely no problem with using oil to remove eye makeup (all makeup for that matter) - it also helps to condition the eyelashes.

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Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:12 pm      Reply with quote
Keliu, are there any particular oils that you use?
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Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:08 pm      Reply with quote
VeronicaM wrote:
Keliu, are there any particular oils that you use?


I use 50/50 Castor and Olive Oil. Castor Oil is supposed to be good for hair too.

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Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:08 pm      Reply with quote
VeronicaM wrote:
Keliu, are there any particular oils that you use?


I use 50/50 Castor and Olive Oil. Castor Oil is supposed to be good for hair too.

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Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:13 am      Reply with quote
I use cosmetic mineral oil. It works great for me. Obviously more oily then an actual eye m/u remove but my cleanser washes away any remaining oil.
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Sun Aug 12, 2012 3:34 pm      Reply with quote
I wonder if there are any carrier oils that shouldn't be used around the eyes.

We already know that essential oils definitely should not be used around the eye area.
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Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:40 am      Reply with quote
For eye makeup removal, I use olive oil that is ever-so-slightly scented with vanilla eo.

Just pure oil, no emulsifiers. I've never had a problem doing this, but everyone's skin is different. I put a few drops on a cotton pad and spread them out by squeezing the mass around the pad. I use one side for one eye, then flip for the other eye.
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Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:24 am      Reply with quote
Chlorophyll,

So you use two cotton pads to remove your eye makeup?
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Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:36 am      Reply with quote
Nope. One side for one eye, the other side for the other eye. One cotton pad.

One extremely dirty cotton pad. Laughing
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Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:42 am      Reply with quote
I heard Coconut oil is amazing for your skin. YOu can swallow a couple tablespoons a day, and even put it on your skin without clogging pores. So would imagine its also great to take eye makeup off with. My friend uses it for her hair, and has really soft shiny hair.
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yassy, coconut oil is a very popular hair conditioner, especially among members of www.longhaircareforum.com.
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Fri Aug 31, 2012 5:45 am      Reply with quote
I am using a baby oil with cotton balls to remove make-up. And it does the work without spending so much money on makeup remover. After which, I wash my face with foaming gel and then moisturizer afterwards.



VeronicaM wrote:
What do you think of using oils to remove eye makeup?

Have you ever done it before, and if so, which oil did you use?
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Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:06 am      Reply with quote
I used almond oil once but it was awful Sad My eyes were full of it)) Now I'm using only special products)
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Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:09 am      Reply with quote
twinka wrote:
I used almond oil once but it was awful Sad My eyes were full of it)) Now I'm using only special products)


twinka,

Did almond oil irritate your eyes?

Did you try any other oils after that?
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Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:30 am      Reply with quote
Be careful of castor oil, and do your research on other oils that are prone to going rancid! You really don't want to be on two months of doxcycline (like i was) to get rid of the perioral dermatitis i caused myself by OCMing with castor oil. Trust me. It goes off rather easily and doesn't smell any different.

Jojoba oil is best because it's wax esters are very close to the skin's sebum in chemical composition. It is known not to clog the skin, has a perfect slip for removing makeup, and won't irritate your eyes.


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Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:42 am      Reply with quote
avalange - how can you tell if it's gone off if the smell does't clue you? should the castor oil be stored in the fridge?

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Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:17 am      Reply with quote
avalange,

What do you think of olive oil?
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Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:02 pm      Reply with quote
This is why I no longer use castor oil, you really cannot tell. Instead, you have to pay attention to expiration dates.

I'm not sure of storing it in the fridge--most oils are stable at room temp. If it is hot or cold, then the oils have a greater chance of going off.

Re: olive oil, this is a very stable oil unless used in high temp cooking, and perfect for removing makeup.

For my own purposes, I'm obsessed with Osea's Undaria Algae Oil, which removes makeup beautifully, moisturizes my skin, feeds it with all sorts of lovely nutrients, and is a real multi-purpose beauty oil. I just got around to reviewing it here:
http://www.essentialdayspa.com/forum/viewthread.php?p=6482742#6482742

A bit pricey if you are just using it to remove makeup, but it's a body oil, too.

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avalange - how can you tell if it's gone off if the smell does't clue you? should the castor oil be stored in the fridge?

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Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:34 pm      Reply with quote
avalange, thanks for your review of algae oil. I just saw it.

I didn't even know that such an oil existed.
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Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:49 am      Reply with quote
I have been using Baby Oil since I was in my teens and I jsut turned 50!
I don't use it every day since I don't wear mascara/eye shadow daily, mainly on weekends. But I have never had an issue with irritation, redness,nada!
Love the stuff, lasts forever and takes off even waterproof mascara with ease. VERY gentle.
I take a small container and pour it into to it so as to not contaminate the large bottle.
It lasts forever, doesn't turn rancid and is cheap.
I have used various makeup removers in the past, but this is my tried and true. Just have to be careful not to get it into your eyes but I have never had an issue with that.
I know it isn't for everyone but it works for me!

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Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:29 am      Reply with quote
AnnieR, why didn't you like the various (probably commercial) makeup removers that you used in the past?

Were they irritating? Did they not remove makeup as well as you would have liked? Also, were they oil-based or water-based?

Finally, do you usually wear waterproof or washable makeup?
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Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:23 pm      Reply with quote
I do wear waterproof mascara a lot of the time and my Lorac is pretty havy coverage (when I do wear makeup, which is not often). I also use Mirenesse mascara which comes off with water. So I use a combo of both. I only use the oil on my eyes and use a simple cleanser plus Clarisonic MIA on my face.
My second fave remover is Lancome, when I bother to go buy it, but that is the only one that comes close to being able to take it off easy for me.
I just like the ease of Baby oil and I use it for so many things so I always have it on hand!

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