Skin type: oily-sensitive, acne prone
Hope all of you are enjoying the month of sawaan. However, my hubby and I often debate about observing the fasts; he against it while I support practising it. I believe fasting is a way of detoxifying our body so it does not only hold religious significance (for me) but there is science behind it. Anyway, before we start a debate here as well, let’s move on to my review. This is my first purchase from brand H2O+, and I am already convinced to try more products by this brand in future.
Price: $18 for 4 fl oz
Product Description: H2O+ Beauty Elements Shaken not Stirred Makeup Remover: Easy on The Eye. Rocket science is hard. Taking off your makeup shouldn’t be. Thanks to the powers combined within our dual-phased Shaken Not Stirred Makeup Remover, it’s a breeze. Just give it a good shake to activate, then show that makeup who’s the boss. It’s gentle on your precious eye area, hydrates lashes, and leaves skin feeling refreshed.
Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, Isohexadecane, Undaria Pinnatifida Extract, Sea Water/Maris Aqua/Eau De Mer, Copper Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Magnesium Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Glycerin, Dipotassium Phosphate, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Trisodium EDTA, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Yellow 5 (CI 19140)
My Experience with H2O+ Elements Shaken Not Stirred Makeup Remover:
The makeup remover comes in a sturdy and sleek transparent plastic bottle packaging with a twist over cap and a narrow opening. I find the packaging pretty user-friendly and travel-friendly as well. The concept “shaken not stirred” seems pretty interesting with that dual-phased liquid, separated as a white translucent oily layer at top and light turquoise liquid base. They form a slightly bubbly sea green mixture upon shaking, which can be used directly to remove eye makeup. Considering I have sensitive watery eyes and I find it hard to remove stubborn waterproof eye makeup post shoots and shows, this remover has finally brought relief in my life.
I just need a few generous drops of the liquid on a cotton pad or swab to gently tap on my eye makeup to get rid of every last trace of makeup while waterproof mascara and liner often require gentle rubbing motion. It is impressive to see that this remover dissolves every kind of heavy eye makeup efficiently in a few swipes. I do need a second round with lashes, though. But I don’t mind going for the second round with lashes as the remover is gentle enough on my lashes and dissolves most of the product in a single swipe. Moreover, I have never experienced any unexpected or unusual shedding of the lashes after switching over to this makeup remover on a regular basis. Hence, I can live with its slow efficiency.
I have been using it for a month and it has never failed to amaze me with its mild, non-stinging and non-irritating liquid which acts tough on every type of long-lasting and waterproof eye makeup. I have used this remover to remove my heavy duty makeup post my shoots and it takes me 2-3 minutes to get rid of every single trace of makeup. I just feel a bit concerned about that shiny finish it leaves on my skin post usage though I can easily wipe it off with dry or damp cotton.
In fact, it does not accentuate my oily skin as, at times, I have even skipped my cleansing routine post using this product. This makeup remover didn’t give me any discomfort or wrong results. It is just that this shiny, slimy layer on my skin irks me at times and I prefer removing it off than feel sorry. Overall, I find it pretty effective at removing even toughest of eye makeup easily. My older makeup remover also does the task, but I like how gentle this one is on my eyes and how it does not cause any irritation. If you also wear eye makeup on a regular basis and are unhappy with your current makeup remover then give this one by H2O+ a try. This one can be your next best makeup remover!
Let’s sum pros and cons:
Pros of H2O+ Elements Shaken Not Stirred Makeup Remover:
• A dual-phase makeup remover
• Formulated without parabens, phthalates and mineral oils
• Definitely gentle on the eyes and lashes
• Tough on stubborn, long-lasting and waterproof eye makeup
• Sweeps away even stubborn makeup in one single swipe
• Gives squeaky clean and makeup-free skin in two swipes
• Removes even the last trace of makeup
• Does not damage eyelashes
• Does not irritate or sting the eyes
• Quite cost effective, user-friendly and travel-friendly
Cons of H2O+ Elements Shaken Not Stirred Makeup Remover:
• Leaves a shiny layer on the skin
• Heavy makeup requires a few extra strokes
• We do get similar products at lower price
IMBB Rating: 4.5/5
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