Two things you have to know about me: I like pretty things and I am lazy person. My first impression of the Avène Intense Eye Make-up Remover was that it was very pretty. So immediately, it caught my eye. The product is described as a “non-oily, bi-phase formula removes all traces of highly resistant eye make-up, while helping to condition and strengthen lashes,” which YES! I am an eyelash girl, so this was a huge plus! I don’t wear much eye make up very often, mostly because, lazy, but when I do I love doing a dramatic cat eye as well as at least two coats of mascara, which translates to a tedious removing process at the end of the day, especially when you start with a primer and end with a setting spray. And it was on one of these dramatic eye makeup days that I decided to give this guy a try.
The Avène Intense Eye Make-up Remover works FAST and a little bit goes a long way! It is called “Intense” for a reason. I am used to having to use a lot of product to get decent results so I put a couple of big drops onto my cotton pad and it was more than enough. As mentioned, at the time I was wearing eyeshadow primer, eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara, and setting spray, and the Avène Intense Eye Make-up Remover took all of that off with a single cotton pad. I used one side of the pad for one eye and the other side for the second eye. And though it is intense, it was very gentle. I did not have to do much rubbing or stretching of the pad to get the product to do its job so my lazy and tired self was grateful.
It claims to be non-oily but I would disagree. After I finished taking my makeup off, it did feel a little bit greasy. Now, you might think that this was because I maybe put too much product on the pad, but truthfully, it was not enough to leave a thin but nevertheless slick and greasy feeling to the eyes. I ended up having to wash it off afterward. It was not nearly as bad as other eye makeup removers, though, so that sets it above the competition.
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Avene Thermal Spring Water (Avene Aqua), Isododecane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Chloride, Disodium Edta, Isopropyl Palmitate, Phenethyl Alcohol, Red 40 (Cl 16035), Sodium Benzoate, Yellow 5 (Cl 19140).