By now we all know better than to go to bed without taking off our eye make-up. Far worse than waking up with raccoon eyes is the potential for irritation, redness, itching and even possible bacterial infection. Mascara can harden and break off, flaking into your eyes. As you toss and turn on your pillow or rub your eyes while snoozing, any bacteria lurking in liner, shadow and mascara can work its way into your eyes. All are excellent reasons to make carefully removing our eye make-up an essential part of our bedtime ritual.
Because our eyes are exquisitely sensitive to begin with, we want to make sure that the remover we choose is not only efficient at whisking away eye make-up but is also pure, safe and gentle. And when it comes to removing stubborn waterproof products we want an option that does not require rubbing and tugging. Enter Klorane Floral Gel Eye Make-up Remover with Soothing Cornflower ($16). Infused with KLORANE floral water with organically-farmed cornflower, this exceptionally mild, paraben-free formula is specially made to remove even the most resistant waterproof eye make-up without irritating the eyes. With a pH identical to that of tears, this gentle, hypoallergenic gel is safe for contact lens wearers and leaves a fresh sensation. The travel-friendly 100 mL tube is also earth-friendly, made with 100% recycled PET, another eco-conscious step KLORANE takes to shrink its carbon footprint by reducing the amount of waste going into landfills.
For more than 30 years, KLORANE Laboratories’ signature cornflower collection has been gently caring for sensitive skin and eyes. Organically-farmed cornflower — grown exclusively on parent company Pierre Fabre’s land in France — is harvested when the brilliant blue flowers are in full bloom. After the blossoms are dried in special clay ovens, KLORANE Laboratories applies its botanical expertise to produce the exceptionally soothing floral water, using a unique distillation technique that preserves the precious active ingredients and purity of the cornflower. Thanks to the power of pure cornflower, the new refreshing floral gel eye make-up remover formula naturally soothes, reduces puffiness and provides proven anti-inflammatory benefits as it quickly dissolves stubborn waterproof eye make-up. Formulated with a minimum of ingredients for maximum tolerance, the new gel is free of parabens and phenoxyethanol to optimize purity, safety and gentleness.
Just how well does Klorane Floral Gel Eye Make-up Remover with Soothing Cornflower perform? Perhaps one of the truest tests took place during the frenzy of New York Fashion Week for the 2014 fall collections, when many models arrived backstage with heavy liner and layers of mascara from the previous show. A-List make-up artists with the new floral gel formula in their kits found that a dab or two on a clean cotton pad made light work of wiping away all traces of eye make-up with no stinging or irritation. It also left the eye contour area soothed and softened. Just as it worked for models going through multiple eye make-up changes within the course of one day of back-to-back NYFW shows, Klorane Floral Gel Eye Make-up Remover with Soothing Cornflower can work for you, too, to get lashes and lids perfectly clean and the eye area beautifully refreshed in a New York nanosecond.