luni, 24 noiembrie 2014

Nivea Double Effect Eye Make-Up Remover - review

This evening I will tell you about the eye make-up remover I currently use. I had tried drugstore products before like Balea (DM brand) and the Romanian brand Farmec, both doing a very good job removing the eye make-up for the money (can't say they work for the water-proof mascaras since I use only regular ones). Since I am a curious person by nature I wanted to try other brands so I bought the Nivea eye make-up remover. But let's start with the beginning:
NIVEA is one of the world’s most trusted skincare brands, but it took three minds with one shared vision to make it happen. It all began in 1911, when the pharmacist and visionary entrepreneur Dr. Oscar Troplowitz recognised the potential in Eucerit, an emulsifier developed by the chemist Dr. Isaac Lifschütz. Eucerit made it possible to bind water and oil into a stable cream, and was first intended for use in the medical field.

Dermatologist Prof. Paul Gerson Unna appreciated Dr. Lifschütz’s expertise in his field and introduced him to Dr. Troplowitz, who immediately recognized that the water-in-oil emulsion would make the perfect basis for a cosmetic skin cream. All it needed now was a name. To find it, Dr. Troplowitz didn’t need to look any further than the cream itself. Inspired by its snow-white colour, he called it NIVEA – a name derived from the Latin words nix (snow) and nivis (of snow).

Finally, the years of research and creativity had paid off. In December of 1911, NIVEA was launched. The legacy of our first skincare cream was born. From the very start, it was Dr. Troplowitz’s goal to develop high quality products that were affordable to all. With NIVEA’s vast product range, which provides expert care no matter what your skin needs, Dr. Troplowitz’s vision has lived on. And it will continue to for the next 100 years.

One blue tin, 100 years of memories
When we launched NIVEA Creme in 1911, it was originally packaged in a yellow tin decorated with green art nouveau tendrils. It wasn’t until we decided to introduce a more contemporary design in 1925 that the blue tin was born. Since then, NIVEA Creme’s blue tin, unique scent and velvety texture have remained largely unchanged.

Perhaps this is why NIVEA Creme resonates so strongly with so many people. It doesn’t just provide reliable, nourishing care – it evokes the sights, smells and textures we associate with childhood, too. Whatever the reason, the blue tin has now become one of the most successful skincare products of all time.      source :
The make-up remover comes in a plastic transparent recipient with a sturdy cap (very useful since it effectively prevents leakage) and it has 125 ml of product. The composition is part water and part oil which, they say, quickly dissolves even extreme waterproof mascara without any rubbing needed.  They advise you to shake well before usage. Apply to a cotton pad and gently cleanse the eye area from the inner to the outer side of the eyes. No rubbing needed. Also suitable for contact lenses wearers.
The ingredients are : Aqua, Isododecane, Cyclomethicone, Isopropyl Palmitate, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Centaurea Cyanus Flower Extract, Sodium Chloride, Trisodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Methylisothiazolinone, CI 60725, CI 61565.

It is inded very easy to use, you have to move fast and shake it well, then fast apply it to the cotton pad (if not it will separate again), then press it gently to the eyes for a short while, then when you swipe the pad to the eye the make-up is removed. If you need, you go back again for the second time. 
The formula is indeed oily and leaves a greasy feeling to the skin. If you don't like this, try another type of eye make-up remover like micellar water. It doesn't have a scent and it doesn't irritate the eyes. 

It removes very effectively the eye make-up (and I do it all the way: base, eye shadows, eye liner, mascara). I don't mind the slight greasy feeling it leaves the skin as long as it gently cleans the eye area. It can be found in all hypermarkets and online here :  It is priced at aprox. 14 ron/3.50 pounds.

All in all, it is a very good quality eye make-up remover so I give it the A grade and I fully recommend it to you. Tell me: What other good make-up removers do you know that I can try? 
A dose of English:
leakage - a process in which material is lost through holes or defects of their containers
micellar water - what exactly is micellar water?
At its simplest, a micelle is a microscopic cluster of oil molecules suspended in soft water – the clusters are hydrophobic and oil-loving, therefore grabbing and absorbing dirt and makeup without ever breaking or upsetting the skin’s natural lipid barrier like a foaming or rinsing cleanser would. Alcohol and soap free, they can be used as a gentle makeup remover, after-cleansing toner or as a non-rinse cleanser for sensitive skins – most formulations also contain soothing and softening ingredients like glycerin, cucumber and rose that contribute to the soft, clean feel they leave behind.


  1. Si eu l-am folosit. E bunicel!

  2. Eu m-am inteles bine cu el dar tot imi place sa incerc si alte produse noi. Te astept pe blog cu drag.


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