Wednesday, 11 July 2012

The Jojoba Company’s 100% Natural Makeup Remover

As I have recently had a baby, I haven't worn makeup in months. At best, I am lucky to manage a shower! However, my mummy uniform of a tracksuit, bare face and occasionally brushed hair was not going to cut it at the Lancôme media briefing I attended last week. I needed a full face of makeup, and neat hair and a pretty outfit - though I brought Kiki along with me so I really could have gone in my mummy uniform as all eyes were on her, anyway. But I didn't, of course! I wore my Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24H Foundation to the event and this was over my Philosophy The Present Clear Makeup primer. On my eyes I wore colours from my Yaby palette over my Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion with NVEY ECO Volumising Mascara on the lashes.

I think it was a combination of the primers I used as well as the fact that the makeup I wore was long lasting but it didn't budge all day. That evening I was shattered (big day for me going out on the town...even if it was during the day!) so I had a nice relaxing bath. I couldn't be bothered cleansing so thought that I would just use water to wash my makeup off. Nope. Not a chance. It wasn't going anywhere. That was when I remembered that I had The Jojoba Company’s 100% Natural Makeup Remover to review. I had kind of put it aside as I just wasn't wearing any makeup, and I might have forgotten about it, but here was an opportunity to see just how good it is.

What they say: Gently dissolves makeup and surface impurities. A 100% natural jojoba based makeup remover enriched with a nutrient rich blend of natural fruit oils, kiwi, passionfruit, blood orange, musk melon , cranberry and pink grapefruit which also work as natural AHAs to gently remove dead skin cells. It will effectively remove all traces of makeup, leaving your skin clean, deeply hydrated, soft and smooth.
Skin Types: Suitable for all skin types.
Usage: Use at the end of each day to gently dissolve makeup. Apply using a makeup pad and remove as needed. Follow with a cleanser.
Key Ingredients:
Pure Australian Jojoba - antioxidant, rich in Vitamins A, D & E, hydrating
Kiwi Seed Oil -
Musk Melon - moisturising
Cranberry -
Pink Grapefruit Oil - toning, cleansing

 What I say: The Jojoba Company’s 100% Natural Makeup Remover is actually an oil cleanser, so quite different to your typical makeup remover. The Jojoba makeup remover comes in a convenient pump bottle that actually squirts out quite a generous volume of product. As I had some seriously set on makeup to remove, I used plenty of product - three pumps, which covered my face with a decent layer. I then massaged the makeup remover over my entire face, including my eyes. I probably would have massaged it for a good minuted before wiping it off with a face washer soaked in hot water. Unlike oil cleansers that are not all natural, this did not emulsify with water so it couldn't simply be rinsed off with water - the hot face washer was necessary. However, it wasn't particularly difficult to remove - three wipes and my face no longer felt oily. The directions suggested following up with a cleanser but as I mentioned, I was feeling too lazy so I didn't bother. I suspect the cleanser would have ensured that every trace of product was removed, but as it was, all of my makeup was gone - including the Urban Decay eyeshadow primer potion which can be bloody tough to remove.

Since I didn't cleanse afterwards, the oils of the makeup remover left my skin feeling moisturised. It wasn't at all tight and was lovely and soft to touch - a vast improvement on your typical makeup remover! Jojoba is incredibly beneficial for your skin, as I have discussed previously, so you can see why this is such a beautiful makeup remover.

The Jojoba Company’s 100% Natural Makeup Remover has very little scent - just the faint nuttiness of jojoba - which I don't find offensive.

The fact that The Jojoba Company’s 100% Natural Makeup Remover was able to remove all of my long wearing makeup with just 1 minute of massaging makes it a winner in my books. I will definitely continue using this every time I wear makeup.

The Jojoba Company’s 100% Natural Makeup Remover is available from The Jojoba Company in a 100ml ($29.95) bottle. As one pump goes a long way a bottle is going to last you quite a while. This link will show you where to find a stockist near you.

All opinions are my own and I received no remuneration for this post. This product was provided for consideration.