How Do I Choose the Best Eye Makeup Remover Pads?

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  • Written By: Amanda R. Bell
  • Edited By: E. E. Hubbard
  • Last Modified Date: 26 August 2019
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Choosing the best eye makeup remover pads can be difficult, especially if you have sensitive eyes or routinely wear waterproof eye makeup. To start, look for pads that are thick and extremely soft, and ones that are labeled as hypoallergenic and ophthalmologist-tested. Then, take a close look at the ingredient list to make sure that you have not had any reactions to any of the ingredients in the solution in the past, and test it out if possible.

Your lids and the skin around your eyes are typically the thinnest and most delicate areas of skin on your body. For this reason, anything that you use here should be as gentle as possible. When choosing the best eye makeup remover pads, make sure that the pad itself is soft and thick. The softness of the pad itself will help to ensure that you do not scratch the skin around your eyes, and a thick pad will help to protect this area from any pressure applied with your fingers, providing cushion-like effect. To do this, try to purchase eye makeup remover pads from a store that provides testers: this will allow you to feel the pad itself prior to purchasing it.


As your eye area is naturally delicate, it is usually best to choose products for this area that are labeled as hypoallergenic. Even if you do not have sensitive skin, treating your eye area as delicately as possible will help to protect it from damage, and may aid in keeping your eyes looking younger for longer. Likewise, any product that goes near your eyes should be labeled as ophthalmologist-tested, meaning that it is safe for use in this area, and the solution or material from which the pads are made will not cause permanent damage to your eyes. This is especially important if you wear contacts.

Once you’ve found a product with thick, soft pads that is gentle enough for your eye area, take a close look at the ingredients included in the solution in which the eye makeup remover pads are soaked. If you have had any reaction to the ingredients in the past, do not choose it, as allergic reactions in the eye area can be very serious. After you’ve looked at the ingredients, testing out the product before buying it is also a good idea if at all possible; if you experience any stinging or irritation, do not use the product again. Eye makeup remover pads are not supposed to hurt, and pain can indicate that the product is damaging your skin or eyes.



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