DIY Eye & Face Makeup Remover – 21¢ per ounce

Finding an effective makeup remover is important, especially if you wear dark eye makeup. After trying at least a dozen different brands, I’ve gone back to Clinique’s Take the Day Off Makeup Remover, even though it’s way too expensive, because it’s the best remover I’ve found on the market… till now. Clinique’s eye makeup remover runs about $5 per ounce, but this DIY recipe costs about 21¢ per ounce! 

First, if you wear eye makeup and don’t use makeup remover (not just soap and water), it might be time to start. Not taking your makeup properly can actually cause eye irritation, puffiness, lash damage, clogged pores, discoloration, itchiness, eye infections and wrinkles.

As I work towards eating cleaner and using more non-chemical, clean products all around, I’m paying more attention to beauty products too. Not only was I paying too much for the Clinique makeup remover, but it also had quite a lot of chemicals that I didn’t recognize, which gave me reason for pause. 


Clinique Take the Day off Eye Makeup Remover

  • $5 per ounce

Isohexadecane, Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Trisiloxane, Peg-4 Dilaurate, Lauryl Methyl Gluceth-10 Hydroxypropyldimonium Chloride, Hexylene Glycol, Sodium Chloride, Potassium Phosphate, Dipotassium Phosphate, Dipotassium Edta, Phenoxyethanol

Or Use This: Aloe Vera Juice + Olive Oil = 21¢ Per Ounce!

Just pour ROUGHLY 10 parts aloe vera juice with 1 part olive oil into a shakeable container. Mix really well with the lid on and then use with cotton pads, holding the pads over your eyes for a few seconds before gently wiping. I’m telling you, it works just as well as the expensive stuff.

PreservativeFreewebsite Aloe Vera Juice

  • 22¢ Per ounce Buy Here
  • This can also be called Aloe Vera Water

0007040400116_A Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • 20¢ Per ounce 
  • I believe you can use any of your favorite oils here if you prefer

About Ande Truman

Ande has made mistakes in the kitchen since she could reach the countertop. From a restaurant head cook, to cooking meals for friends, to her own solo plate, experimenting & learning drives her. She's also a freelance graphic & web designer, photo/videographer, guitar player and wanderlust-er. In her spare time, she works a full-time 8 to 5 cubicle job. She's the creator of Broke & Healthy.

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  1. hi,
    i just tried this and it really does work, i just wanted to ask if it has to be refrigerated since the Aloe Vera Juice requires it be refrigerated after opened.. Please let me thanks truly for this amazing post! XOXO

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