Philosophy Just Release Me Makeup Remover

Philosophy Just Release Me Makeup Remover, 6 oz./$18 at Ulta or Sephora

I got the deal of a lifetime on this! During Ulta’s last 21 days of beauty event this was half price so I picked it up. I let it sit around for a while but when I cracked it open boy did I kick myself for not trying it sooner. It’s gentle and so effective on my eyes! I wear long wearing eye makeup so it’s hard to find something effective that isn’t so harsh that it feels like its stripping layers of skin off you know? This remover on a saturated cotton ball takes everything off easily and gently. I’m not a fan of the price but if you are looking for something when nothing else has worked this might be just the thing for you!

Just Release Me worked with every black eyeliner I currently use (I’ve been testing this out for a few months) but just know that I rarely use waterproof mascara so I’m not sure how it works on that. Wait…I have the new Maybelline Big Eyes Mascara in the waterproof version because I picked up the wrong thing and it takes that off easily so there’s one!

It doesn’t sting the eyes and I haven’t needed a ton to get my whole eye cleaned up. It’s even kind of refreshing…


What it is:
A dual-phase, extremely mild, oil-free eye makeup remover.

What it is formulated to do:
Philosophy Just Release Me™ Dual-Phase Oil-Free Makeup Remover gently yet effectively breaks down and removes the toughest eye makeup, even waterproof makeup, without irritating the eyes. Formulated with natural aloe, and chamomile and cucumber extracts, this soothing essential works to calm, clean, cool, and refresh the eye area.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Synthetic Fragrances
– Synthetic Dyes
– Phthalates

What else you need to know:
This opthalmologist-tested must-have does not contain propylene glycol or polyethylene glycol. It is safe for contact lens wearers.

Check this out at Sephora or Ulta next time they have a sale. I highly recommend it!

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  1. Mary says

    Crystal, I know you’ve used cleansing oils before. I’m using the Boscia “MakeUp-BreakUp Cool Cleansing Oil” now and I love that.

    How does this compare to the cleansing oil? Do you like it better?

    • says

      I’ve used a number of dual phase eye makeup removers and this is in the top two. I’d say this is a much cleaner way of removing eye makeup than the oil. I don’t get any of this in my eyes like cleansing oil but they are both just as effective on removing eye makeup.

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