This is an excellent detergent-based eye-makeup remover for all skin types. Although not the best choice for removing long-wearing or waterproof formulas, this fragrance-free, soothing formula does the job well for all other types of makeup—and it doesn't leave a residue.
BeautiControl claims this formula strengthens lashes so they become more voluminous, but it doesn't contain anything that has research showing it can do that. Yes, this does contain conditioning ingredients that will make lashes softer, but their impact on lashes is minimal (remember, this contains cleansing agents, too, and those break down the conditioning ingredients) and incapable of strengthening lashes so they grow more "voluminous."
Although this isn't going to create stronger lashes, the soothing agents may help reduce the irritation the cleansing agents can cause, which is a nice perk. Of course, simply getting all of your eye makeup off before going to bed also goes a long way toward reducing morning puffiness!
- Gentle, fragrance-free formula.
- Leaves lashes soft.
- Doesn't leave an oily residue.
- Cannot "strengthen" lashes so they become more voluminous.
This lightweight, oil-free formula contains chamomile and cucumber extract that soothes as you gently wipe away makeup. Special lash conditioning agent helps to strengthen lashes, promoting healthy-looking lashes for more natural, voluminous eyelashes.
Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Hydrolyzed Lupine Protein, Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol, Cucumis Sativus, Anthemis Nobilis, Allantoin, Sodium Trideceth Sulfate, Glyceryl Laurate, Cetyl Triethylmonium Dimethicone PEG-8 Succinate, Triethyl Citrate, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Sodium Coco PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Isopropanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Hexylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Citric Acid, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Hydroxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate.
Texas-based BeautiControl has been around for nearly three decades and has maintained a consistent focus on skin care. Most recently they have shaped their line around the concept of creating your own in-home spa, which the company uses to entice women to host BeautiControl parties for their friends and family. Whether you find out about (or end up purchasing) these products by attending a BeautiControl party or you happen across their Web site, there are some compelling reasons to consider several BeautiControl products. Let's start with the positives.
The best face forward side of BeautiControl is that their price point is not over the top, and mostly reasonable; plus several of their products are exceptional. We also think their overall approach to taking care of skin is well-intentioned. Without question, the ingredients in their best products demonstrate they're keeping up with the state-of-the-art. If they stopped including problematic ingredients and discontinued the poorly formulated products this line would be a much stronger option for consumers looking to take excellent care of their skin while remaining brand-loyal.
BeautiControl's focus on launching more and more miracle products with incredibly misleading claims might help them sell more products, but it doesn't always make for good skin care. And how come they have so few facial moisturizers with sunscreen? Protecting skin from sunlight indisputably keeps it looking younger, firmer, smoother, and even-toned far longer than anything else you can do for skin.
BeautiControl's makeup collection has been streamlined a bit, and that's good news. The foundation colors are divided into warm, cool, and neutral tones though the warm tones (those that begin with the letter Y) are more neutral than warm, which is good news. The cool shades (those that begin with the letter P) are the least impressive. Throughout the color line are some happy surprises, such as the improved powder blush and eyeshadow trios but also some really bland products such as the eye pencil and some gimmicky primer-type products. You'll find some great products whether you want to shop BeautiControl's color line piecemeal or assemble a complete makeup wardrobe, and the prices are reasonable.
For more information about BeautiControl, call (800) 232-8841 or visit www.beauticontrol.com.
Note: We would like to acknowledge and extol how exceptionally helpful the staff at BeautiControl's main office has been in allowing my team and me to compile the information necessary to complete this review. Very few cosmetics companies extend such a high level of service and reliable information to us, and we truly appreciate it.