This review has been a long time in the making. At the suggestion of several people, I purchased the Sonia Kashuk makeup remover.
The Website Claims:
This fresh-as-water eye makeup remover activates when shaken to gently whisk away waterproof eye makeup while conditioning and refreshing the skin
No stinging, it’s ideal for sensitive skin and contact lens wearers
Water, Cyclotetrasiloxane, Isohexadecane, Hexylene Glycol, Poloxamer 184, Sodium Chloride, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzalkonium Chloride, Ext. Violet 2.
$9.99 for 4 oz from Target
Does it live up to its claims?
Yes! It doesn’t hurt my eyes when I use it. I can use it multiple times in a day without issue. It does remove makeup easily.
Would I purchase again?
Yes! I’m actually going to go a step further with this review and tell you why it took me so long to review it. This makeup remover is actually knocking Nyx Eye & Lip makeup remover out of its place as my favorite remover for several reasons. I compared it side by side with my all time favorite from Nyx.
1. Nyx is $7 for 2.8 fl. oz from Cherry Culture but you must also pay shipping, vs. $9.99 for 4 fl. oz from Target, where you can drive to pick it up. This makes Sonia’s the better buy to me.
2. Both cleansers have very similar ingredients, which is why they work very similarly on the skin. However, the containers that they’re in are different. Nyx’s container has a very small hole at the top and is very stiff, making it somewhat difficult to saturate your cotton pad with the remover. Sonia’s container has a large open top, making it easy to saturate the cotton pad with remover.
3. When you’ve got the cotton pads saturated with remover, they both remove makeup easily, though Sonia’s is a bit better in my opinion, since it’s easier to saturate the pad (as said above). I used the cleansers side by side, one on each eye, for several weeks to compare the results with all sorts of makeup. I tend to feel like the Sonia cut through waterproof mascara easier than the Nyx, but otherwise they both worked really well with all sorts of eye makeup.
I honestly wish I’d tried this years ago, because I love how well it works. I don’t have any nasty reactions with this makeup remover. It’s truly gentle. I would recommend this to anyone wanting to try a new makeup remover. It certainly has won me over from Nyx. And I’m definitely done hunting for makeup removers. This is the best I’ve tried for my skin.
Product purchased by me. All opinions are my own.