In my quest of searching for the best, fastest and most convenient eye makeup remover, I often stumble upon YouTubers talking about eye makeup remover pads and how it worked so well on them. One particular brand that was highly talk about is Almay, which unfortunately none of the online store ship to Malaysia except for MySale.my. I don’t think I have the will in me to wait for one and a half month though.
iHerb is a place that I often turned to for my “international brand” fix. Although iHerb does not carry Almay products but I managed to find something equally good, if not better. There are two brands available in iHerb carrying eye makeup remover pads. I chose JASON Quick Clean™ Pure Natural Makeup Remover because the other brand kept receiving comments about the pads being a bit dry.
I received JASON Quick Clean™ Pure Natural Makeup Remover not too long ago. It came without any box and worse, without any proper wrapping around it. I also couldn’t find any manufacturing date or expiry date printed on the jar. I must say, it is worrying to me not being able to tell if someone had open the jar before and if the product is still good to use. I believe they are but there wasn’t any hard evidence to back it up.
The reason why I wanted to get pre-moistened eye makeup remover pads is because sometimes I find myself too tired to do the whole routine of shaking the bi-phase eye makeup remover bottle, pour it in the form of a line, place it on my eyes and wait for one minute. Worse is when I needed to repeat the process 4-times. With pre-moistened eye makeup remover pads, all I need to do is to place it on my eyes and that’s it! *do the happy dance*. What I like about JASON Quick Clean™ Pure Natural Makeup Remover is that the product is packaged in a jar, which will prevent the pads from drying out and it’s more convenient too. Each jar comes with 75 pre-moistened pads.
I was pleasantly surprised that the pads are not the usual cotton pads that we used at home. If I can be more precise, I think these are more like cloth than pads. The rounds are not huge and definitely not thick at all. It took me a good few usage to get myself used to the smaller size and the thickness. Although these pads are pre-moistened, do not expect the jar or the whole lot of pads to be soaking wet. It is not. The amount of remover solution on each pad is just nice without any dripping and greasiness to touch. Therefore rinsing is not required. It contain moisturizing Aloe Vera, Vitamin E and refreshing Cucumber to condition and hydrate. Pretty cool concept I would say. What’s even more cool is that this is actually meant for the eyes and face. I just happen to think the pads are more suitable for the eyes than the face due to the size.
Like I said earlier, the pads are more like cloth so it is only able to stretch just a tiny bit. Just a note although I don’t find a need to stretch the pad at all. What I like about this type of material is that there is no shedding comparing to normal cotton pad. The only downside is you don’t feel the cushion-like sensation that normal cotton pad gives. I wouldn’t mind all that for the sake of convenient lol.
I bought this with a sole intention of using it to remove my eye makeup so I’m only going to review it based on what I bought it for. I’ve tested JASON Quick Clean™ Pure Natural Makeup Remover on some of my toughest and stubborn eye makeup and guess what? Nothing that the pre-moistened pads can’t remove. Everything came off on 2nd removal. I used one pad on each eye. I find that using one pad for both eyes is a bit unhygienic and inefficient. I remove my eye makeup by using the far corner from the top to bottom. Usually I like to repeat twice “place-wiggle-sweep” on each eye and use the rest of the pad for eyeshadow, eyebrow and removing any residue left from the mascara and eyeliner.
That’s the fun and easy part. Here comes the downside of JASON Quick Clean™ Pure Natural Makeup Remover. After the first use, I find bits and pieces of my eyelash on the pad. It’s quite normal to lose one or two eyelash in the process but I notice my eyelashes was broken. The next day when I put on mascara, I can see that my right eyelash (which is already pathetically short and sparse) is somehow shorter on certain parts. That could only means it was broken during the removal process. I can only conclude that the remover solution is somewhat too strong for my fine lashes. Having said that, I still continue to use it because I do like that it’s super convenient for me but I make sure I’m extra gently and do not rush with the process. On a happy note, I don’t see any broken lashes anymore.
Here is the list of ingredients. It is fragrance-free but do take note that it contain a small amount of alcohol and benzyl alcohol. I must also warn you that this sting the eye just a little bit. I had the shock of my life on my first use and I eventually gotten used to it 😀 . It also contain a few certified organic ingredients. Its Paraben-free, SLS-free and Phthalates-free 😀
I really do wish I can find pre-moistened eye makeup remover pads here in Malaysia. I know Simple in the US had one that comes in a pack. Almay’s is definitely on my to-try list. Does anyone know any place here selling eye makeup remover pads? I could have missed it and I’d love to know!
What do you think about pre-moistened eye makeup remover pads? Are you willing to try or would you prefer to stick with the good ol’ remover?
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored review. I bought the product on my own.