Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Review: Face Of Australia Gentle Makeup Remover

I’m a big fan of dual-phase makeup cleansers whether they be oil-based or otherwise. They just get the job done more effectively with a lot more products get wiped away in one go, thus saving time and causing less irritation on skin by having to go over the area fewer times.

Now I have my favourites but am always looking for a budget friendly alternatives as I can go through an entire bottle in mere weeks given I wear makeup almost every day (barring the Sunday bare face look when I’m lounging at home).

I’ve been using the Face Of Australia one for the past month and this is how it stacks up against my HG makeup remover.

Face Of Australia Gentle Make Up Remover

  • This oil-free dual phase formula needs you have to shake the bottle to emulsify 2 different density of liquids to activate it before using. It does look in the bottle to contain oil based ingredients but I checked the ingredients listing and there are none to be found.
  • Formulated to be the pH of tears , fragrance free and contains cornflower extract to sooth and reduce redness in eyes, this does not sting or irritate my eyes at all – very important feature as this is the area that I am removing most of the make up from. 
  • Tip: I soak a cotton pad with the product, press and hold it against my eyes for 10 seconds before sliding it across the eyes to easily remove the makeup
  • Over 85% of product is remove in the first wipe and this was tested against waterproof mascaras and hard-to-budge smudge-proof liquid eye liners. Another wipe across the eye area with the same cotton pad and the remaining product is usually removed. Long wear foundations are easily removed with this.  Whilst this isn’t a one cotton swipe job, I've found no product rarely is (except my HG Lancome Bi-Facil).
  • It also does a great job of dissolving eye lash glue to make removal of false lashes a breeze.
  • Does not leave face feeling dry or tight and followed up with a facial cleanser for a double cleanser to ensure any remaining traces of residue are washed off and skin is properly cleaned
Face Of Australia Gentle Makeup Remover ingredients
How well does it stacks up to Lancome's Bi-Facil?
Face of Australia is a great budget cleanser that stand up well against the higher end names like my favourite Bi-Facil. Although it doesn’t beat it in terms of swiping makeup off in one go, it comes close and is a fraction of the cost. This remover definitely have a place in my bathroom cupboard and I'll be picking up a new bottle when I run out. 

What makeup removers do you currently use?

RRP A$8.95 at Priceline, Kmart and selected Pharmacies.
This product was provided for consideration.


  1. Great review :D Thank you! Reminds me I gotta do a review on one of my make-up removers too!


  2. How good is this prod! Love cheap winners, I can buy more expensive makeup now;)


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