GOOD GRAVY these sting my eyes like hellllo! I'm usually not one to waste products if I can't return them, but this one has got to go in the trash ASAP! I can't remove my eyeliner because it stings so bad. It doesn't even remove mascara well and I don't even wear much let alone a waterproof formula. Also, it feels as though it leaves a residue despite claiming its oil-free. Good thing I wash my whole face after using them. Save yourself the pain and frustration!
Oil-free stripped my eyes of natural oils
I haven't used this product for months, but I remember it taking forever to remove stubborn makeup from eyes. I felt as if I were scratching them off (the pads are not very damp), and I'm so glad I've switched to a liquid makeup remover! (I've actually been using Fresh's Soy Facial Cleanser which takes off even my most stubborn mascara in seconds). Will never be repurchasing.
Burnt the crap out of my eyes!
I can't really remember much about this product other than it stung my eyes so badly! I think it removed the eye makeup well but at the cost of burning my eyes, that's not good. I liked the packaging and the little disposable circular pads and I didn't mind that you had to tip the container upside down so the pads didn't dry out. I've had some hits, but mostly misses from Almay, and this was a total FAIL. I have sensitive eyes, so when I wear eye makeup it takes a few hours for my eyes to get used to it, especially if I haven't worn eye makeup for a while. Sometimes my eyes will water and mess up my makeup. Given that, I want a makeup remover that will cleanse my eye area AND be gentle. These were anything but that. I'll just stick to my current fave, which I'll review later.
Best so Far
I have the oil free remover as well. The remover pads are so big, so it's perfect for my eye. I got mine for $4.99 at Walgreens for an 80 count (rip off, right? Walmart has them for cheaper, so just go there). Before I used these, I was using the e.l.f. eye makeup remover pads, and although I am an e.l.f. fanatic, I feel that everyone should buy these if they want the quantity in one container, not several. They removed my eyeliner, eyebrow color, and eyeshadow so quickly and easily I was amazed, and it didn't dry out my skin. I will always get these remover pads. They are top notch and I love that I don't necessarily have to wash my face right after I remove my eye makeup because the remover pad didn't get everything. This wipes my eye clean. I am in love.
I use the Oil-Free kind (with the purple label) and I have never looked back.
They take off all of my makeup and they don't leave any residue that could clog up my pores. I cannot even fathom buying a different product to remove my makeup because of how much I adore these.
These are the only wipes I use to remove makeup that doesn't cause me to break out. I love Almay products and how it works for those with sensitive skin.
Almay Moisturizing Makeup Remover Pads are pre-soaked cotton rounds. I buy these for like $2.99 at Wal-Mart for an 80 count container (My Wal-Mart recently removed its Almay display D=). These are a good makeup remover. I mostly use them to correct mistakes, remove anything my liquid remover missed, or as quick on-the-go removers. I don't really like them for use as a daily all over makeup removers. They do a decent job at it, but it can take multiple swipes from both sides of the pad to remove 1 eye's worth of makeup, where as it only takes my liquid makeup remover one swipe to remove a whole eye's worth of makeup.
The container says these are 100% fragrance free and hypoallergenic. They do seem to be very gentle. I have no irritation or stinging from these, unless I rub too hard.
The main ingredient in these is mineral oil, which may deter some from using these, but it doesn't cause me to get oily lids or pimples. Speaking of oily lids, its best to blot off the excess oil if you plan to reapply makeup right away, or else it'll slip right off. (I checked Almay's site and these are available in an oil free version)
I find these a little moisturizing, but not significantly so. They contain aloe and cucumber extracts, and are alcohol free, so that seems to support the moisturizing claim, even if I don't feel it.
These are packaged in a white screw top jar and are available in a few different count sizes, but I always get 80. I can get multiple uses of each pad, as they're double sided. One jar usually lasts me about 4 months.
I recommend these to keep in your purse, for travel, and for touch ups and spot cleaning, but not for for all over eye makeup removing
It's A Miss for Me
These pads work for their intended purpose of removing makeup well. But the bottom line is, I cannot get past the icky oily feeling they leave behind!
You might as well douse yourself in olive oil, the feeling is terrible.
Personally, I would NOT reccomend these. There are many, many other makeup removers on the market that work equally as well without the terrible oily feeling.
Definitely not the best.
A lovely friend picked these up for me when I was going away and had forgotten to pack my eye makeup remover. I really wanted to love these, but after a month, I'm still not a fan. Both these and the oil-free pads do a very poor job of removing makeup.
For someone very young or someone who doesn't wear very much makeup, these would probably work just fine. If you're wearing any more than bare minimum makeup, though (especially more than a swipe of mascara), you'll want to look elsewhere.
I really liked the concept of these because of how convenient they are to use, but they unfortunately didn't work well for me. They did sting when I used them, but also I didn't feel like it removed my mascara well at all and I was constantly rubbing to get it off (however it removed my eyeshadow and liner just fine). I ended up having to give it to my friend who loves this stuff, so I'm still looking for the perfect eye make up remover for me.