The Flash Clean Clean Express Makeup Removing Lotion
4 fl. oz. for $5.99
Last Updated:03.12.2015
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

This is a very good, soothing, fragrance-free makeup remover lotion for all skin types. Housed in a bottle, the fluid lotion works quickly to remove all types of makeup, including waterproof and long-wearing formulas—and it does so without needing to tug or pull at skin, which is always a plus.

The Moringa seed extract is a good antioxidant, but has zero ability to "remove impurities". It just sounds a lot better to say a natural ingredient is doing that rather than the truth, which is that synthetic (and perfectly safe) solvents are responsible for removing impurities! The moringa and other plant extracts this makeup remover contains are anti-inflammatory, so they help soothe sensitive skin around the eyes or elsewhere on the face (this product can be used to remove makeup regardless of where on the body it was applied).

  • Removes all types of makeup quickly.
  • Fragrance-free.
  • Contains some soothing plant extracts.
  • Inexpensive.
  • None.
3-in-1 formula breaks down and removes stubborn makeup, cleanses, and moisturizes. Moringa Seed extract removes impurities.
Aqua/Water, Isohexadecane, Isopropyl Myristate, Glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, Caprylic/ Capric Triglyceride, Caprylyl Glycol, Methylparaben, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Butylene Glycol, Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract, Hydrolyzed Opuntia Ficus Indica Flower Extract, Moringa Pterygosperma Seed Extract, Biosaccharide Gum-4, Litchi Chinensis Extract/Litchi Chinensis Pericarp Extract, Carbomer, Ethylhexylglycerin.
Brand Overview

Maybelline New York At-A-Glance

Strengths: At least one excellent product (if not several) in almost every category; many excellent foundations; superior mascaras; inexpensive makeup brushes; some terrific concealers, powders, blush, and lip color options.

Weaknesses: Lips balms tend to be a letdown; a few of the Great Lash mascaras are surprisingly average compared to other Maybelline formulas.

Maybelline is one of the best-known and most recognized mass-market makeup lines in the world—it's available in 90 countries. Throughout its long history, which began in 1915 when T. L. Wilson founded the company and named it after his sister, Mabel, and Vaseline (which he combined with coal dust to concoct a mascara for her), the company has prided itself on bringing innovative products to the marketplace. L'Oreal purchased the company in early 1996, and that's when things really started coming together for the Maybelline brand.

Specializing in a large selection of lipsticks, nail polishes, and mascaras, there is a lot to love from this drugstore brand. Many of their foundations are exceptional, and their powders, several mascaras, pencils, matte-finish concealers, and Superstay Lipcolor collection impressed us by offering a high degree of quality for their inexpensive price point.

Maybelline's latest urban image is a positive step, as many of their latest launches have been innovative without resorting to "been-there, done-that" gimmicks. Smart shoppers will note the similarities of a few of Maybelline’s formulas to products from high-end brands that are also owned by parent company L’Oreal. That just goes to show conscientious shopping can really save you money—without sacrificing quality or performance.

For more information about Maybelline New York, call (800) 944-0730 or visit their interactive Web site at www.maybelline.com.

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Non Drying and Removes Make-Up But Hard to Find!

Really like it for removing eye make-up (mascara and eyeliner too) & mildly cleansing eye area. My eye skin gets very dry/scaly all year & this is gentle enough for that before putting eye cream & medicine on. Before washing face, it removes foundation too but requires more product of course. Don't wear foundation often (my year average for makeup wear is 3 times/month) so product has last me awhile which is great since this product is so hard to find! Wish it came in bigger bottle for price!!!

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Alexis R.
Didn't do it!

Bought this for the sole purpose of removing waterproof eyeliner. The review indicated it would remove stubborn makeup, but it did not. Returned the product.

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Katherine B.
Is this a cleanser?

I'm confused if this is a make up remover or cleanser or both? Every other review I've read online says to use cleanser after. What is correct? Also is there a fragrance? Thanks!

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