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Jojoba 100% Natural Make-up Remover

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You know those makeup remover wipes that come in the blue packs that are like $5 at Target? Well, I swore by those wipes for years! In the last few months, however, I have noticed that they really irritate underneath my eyes! I would wipe my eye makeup off as gently as I could and yet directly underneath my eyes would become red and irritated! At first, I thought the problem was due to my purchase of the generic version of the wipes. But even when I switched back to the original wipes the problem persisted. So I wanted to switch to a more natural solution of removing my makeup. 

 

pros

  • Natural product - Not only is it 100% natural jojoba oil, this product also contains a nutrient rich blend of natural fruit oils, kiwi, passionfruit, blood orange, musk melon, cranberry and pink grapefruit.
  • The blend of natural ingredients and nutrients are also mild forms of natural AHAs, which means they may help to exfoliate the skin (FutureDerm)
  • Dissolves and removes makeup effectively
  • Non-comedogenic 
  • Good for acne prone skin (in small amounts!): Jojoba oil can increase the penetration of ingredients such as benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid into the skin. (Journal of the American Oil Chemists’ Society, 1984)
  • Does not irritate the skin in any way; leaves skin soft and smooth
  • Alcohol free
  • Smells AH-MAZING!

 

cons

  • Having to use a cotton ball or cloth instead of the convenience of a wipe
  • Slightly messy

 

I honestly cannot think of any more cons, I simply love this product! While some may consider it a little pricey, I really think it is worth it for the quality of the product. 

did you know...

... in addition to removing makeup, jojoba oil can also be used for:

  • moisturizing skin 
  • detangling hair
  • preventing split ends
  • treating a dry scalp
  • preventing razor burn if applied before shaving