If you’ve ever dealt with problem skin or acne, you’d probably run in the other direction if someone were to suggest putting oil on your face. The mantra is usually “oil free, oil free, oil free!” The logic is that “oil clogs your pores.” But what if that’s just not true? Good news –it’s not! In fact, oils can actually support your skin’s natural pH balance and help you resist breakouts. The right oil can even help to clear your skin and keep it clear. (No, really.)
Apply this in the context of eye makeup removal, then make it plant-based/vegan, and 100% certified USDA organic - and you’ve got the golden ingredients for truly bright eyes. The skin around your eyes has no sebaceous glands, and is the thinnest on your face - so it needs more protection, and oils provide that kind of valuable moisture.
Here’s how it works: When you massage oil into your skin, it actually helps to dissolve dirt and oil buildup that has accumulated throughout the day. The dermatological and scientific principle is that like dissolves like - so the oils in your makeup and the oil buildup on your skin gets dissolved and removed in this process, and replaced with nourishing, health-promoting oils. You remove the “bad” oils and replace them with the good ones - botanicals that can actually improve the texture and quality of your skin.
Oil actually dissolves oil, and even those with so-called “oily” skin produce very little sebum each day, so they don’t need to be afraid to add oil to their skincare routine. Remember that sebum and oil are natural - stripping your skin of oils is not. Not to mention, common makeup removers are full of toxic ingredients that make their way from your skin into your bloodstream, and they can even exacerbate skin issues by being too drying or harsh and inflammatory. Alcohol-based removers are drying and irritating to the skin. Preservatives like formaldehyde and synthetic fragrances can also cause allergic reactions. And this is especially true for the eye area - this is some of the most sensitive skin on your face. It’s where the first signs of aging start, and leftover makeup can cause eye infections and irritation –so it’s critical to get all your shadow, liner and mascara off, and to do so gently.
Enter the Bright Eyes Makeup Remover. This product is made of olive oil and castor oil, both nourishing oils well-known among oil cleansing enthusiasts, and prized for their anti-inflammatory and healing properties. Additionally, cold-pressed rosehip oil and steam-distilled Bulgarian rose oil bolster these ingredients and serve to add much-needed rejuvenation! The extraction methods of these ingredients ensure high quality essential oils, and the carriers of castor and olive oil ensure they won’t be harsh on your skin. Rose also has anti-aging properties and tends to be high in Vitamin C and antioxidants.
The eyes need moisture, but they also need you to keep it simple! That’s why this product has only 4 ingredients. It smells lovely, and it just does the trick. Apply around the eye area using a cotton ball, for gentle makeup removal that supports bright, youthful eyes day and night.
Have you used Bright Eyes? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!