The eye makeup remover I'm currently using is suited for waterproof eye makeup and contains oil. It promises to moisturise the eye area and to provide the lashes with extra care. The coconut oil I'm having is extra virgin, 100% raw and organic.
Yesterday evening I used the conventional eye makeup remover on one eye and the coconut oil on the other eye. I started off with the coconut oil which may needed to be liquified before using. I put a small amount on a cotton pad and proceeded as usual. I noticed that the removing process was a little more gentle than usually and the oil felt really good on my skin. It perfectly and easily removed my eye makeup and left an oily film on my skin. There were almost no mascara leftovers in or around my eyes. The other morning I noticed, that the lashes on the coconut oil side were more smooth and felt cleaner. My eye wasn't as swollen on that side and when I took a shower there were fewer mascara leftovers showing up.
On my other eye I used the Balea eye makeup remover which wasn't quite as gentle (I've been having irritation problems with that one before). As always there were quite a few mascara crumbles ending up in my eye but the eye makeup seemed to be perfectly removed as well. The eye area looked quite moisturised but in the morning I couldn't feel or see a difference between both sides. As you can guess from what I said above the lashes on the eye makeup remover side still felt a bit sticky and didn't look as healthy as on the other side. Furthermore there were a little more mascara leftovers showing up after have washed my face.
On the cotton pads it may look like the conventional eye makeup remover took off more makeup but it's simply more concentrated on the other pad. In conclusion I can tell you that both the eye makeup remover and the coconut oil did a great job when it comes to removing my mascara and eyeshadow even though the coconut oil was slightly more gentle and effective. What really convinced me is the care it provided to my eyelashes so I'm seriously considering not buying another eye makeup remover but sticking to a coconut remover more regularly.
score: coconut oil 1 - eye makeup remover 0
final score: drugstore beauty: 0 - household remedies: 1
Have you guys been able to try coconut oil as a makeup remover? Which other beauty products do you regularly switch for household remedies? Can you think of another interesting beauty battle I should make next?
P.S.: On Twitter I started a water drinking challenge which is based on this article. The article may or may not be a fake but I definitely want to try it for myself. That's why I took a picture of my skin this morning and also took my body measurements and weight. If you want to enter you can do so with the hashtag #CCWaterChallenge and keep us updated on your experiences and progress.