If you love playing around with makeup and beauty products as much as I do, there's one part of the process you can't skimp on - makeup removal!
Sure, there are cleansing products that claim they remove makeup as well as oil and impurities from your skin, but many of them simple scrub away the surface, instead of cleaning out the product from your pores and actually leaving them properly cleansed — and that's just sloppy business! So for review today I have three products from the Amie Naturally Kind Skincare line that all do their part in keeping my skin clear while also removing my daily 'face'.
Full disclosure: I received these products for review purposes but all opinions are my own.
Amie Petal Perfect 2-in-1 Cleanser & Toner
This is an extremely gentle cleanser — great for those with sensitive skin — that I would recommend on those 'low-to-no' makeup days. The product is a great two-in-one that gentle removes any excess dirt from your face while also doubling as a soft toner. All you need is a few squirts on a cotton pad or towel if you prefer. The toner uses witch hazel, raspberry and apple fruit water, but it leaves a very delicate and faint rose petal scent once you're done. In essence it leaves your skin feeling refreshed without being cloying or heavy.
Amie New Bloom Gentle Facial Cleansing Wipes
Let's cut to the chase, I absolutely love these day-to-day cleansing wipes. I've tried many a wipe that was dripping with scented liquid, or was so dry that it was more of an exfoliator, but this one is juuuuust right. I'm always on the hunt for lightly scented or unscented products because I have sensitive skin and I'm happy to report that I've been using these on the regular ever since I received this product. It has a very delicate scent that is barely noticable on the skin (a blend of green tea, pomegranate and cranberry) and it does an amazing job of removing even the most complicated daily makeup. It's even gentle enough to remove eye makeup with no irritation, although it does have some difficulty with the more hardcore of mascaras. More about that below.
Amie Bright Eyes Eye Makeup Remover
I wasn't a big fan of this eyemakeup remover, but I'm not entirely sure it was the product's fault. Let me explain.... My mascara of choice is Benefit's They're Real, a mascara known for giving miraculous fullness but also for being totally ridiculously difficult to remove! I've tried a variety of eyemakeup removers for my mascara but find that the best thing to remove this brand is basic coconut oil. It's unscented, non-irritating and, win, it's cheaper! For the times I DO use a 'lesser' mascara however, I usually use a gentle cleansing wipe to remove the product.
In the end, this product WILL remove a mascara like They're Real... eventually. Unfortunately it requires a lot of elbow-grease to do so and that leads to skin irritation. Basically this eyemakeup remover is just a touch too strong to use for strong mascaras because of how long it takes to remove (ironic, I know), but for a less intense mascara it's probably fine for removal purposes. For these reasons, I think this is the only product of the three that won't join my daily routine.
You can read my previous review of more from Amie's line of skincare products here, and you can find Amie Naturally Kind exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart.