Neutrogena Eye Make-Up Remover Lotion Hydrating Review & Pictures

** This post was written by Fiona. She no longer blogs for Swatch And Learn. However, Mary still continues to blog and will be happy to reply to your comment. **

What goes up must come down. What goes on must come off. At the end of the day, one must find a way to remove the war paint – er, I mean makeup – that we spend so much time putting on in the morning. What’s your favorite method?

I’ve tried makeup wipes and makeup remover solutions by various brands; both types left me looking for better methods. The wipes tend to dry out faster than I’m able to get through them, while solutions leave a slippery film on my skin… even if they are oil-free.

So when I came across Neutrogena Eye Make-Up Remover Lotion Hydrating, I had to give it a try. BTW, I think it was very inconsiderate of Neutrogena to make the bottle so shiny and metallicky. It’s pretty, but don’t they know that’s so very hard to photograph?! Haha. I digress…

Neutrogena Eye Make-Up Remover Lotion Hydrating Pictures & Photos

Ran across with a cotton pad a few times


    Gently dissolves makeup
    Conditions eye area
    Cleans, refreshes, soothes & hydrates
    ~ Removes waterproof mascara

Key Notes

  • Name: Neutrogena Eye Make-Up Remover Lotion Hydrating
  • Amount: 88ml
  • What I Paid: $9.99 CAD
  • Price Per Unit: $0.11/ml
  • Other Neutrogena Makeup Removers Available: One Step Gentle Cleanser, Naturals Fresh Cleansing + Makeup Remover, Oil-Free Eye Makeup remover, Make-up Remover Cleansing Towelettes, Deep Clean Oil-Free Makeup Remover Cleansing Wipes, Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes – Night Calming, Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes – Hydrating, Extra Gentle Eye Makeup Remover Pads, Ultra-Soft Eye Makeup Remover Pads
  • Where to Buy: Neutrogena, ULTA, drugstores & pharmacies, big-box stores, some supermarkets

Neutrogena Eye Makeup Remover Lotion Review

Makeup Removing Abilities

Let’s start off with the most important point about Neutrogena Eye Makeup Remover Lotion. Does it dissolve makeup? My answer is ‘yes.’ It does a good job with taking off liquid liners, pencil liners, powder shadows and cream shadows – no issues there.

It has “removes even waterproof mascara” plastered on the front of the bottle, though it somewhat fails on this point. This Neutrogena Makeup Remover Lotion does take off mascara. You just have to work at it a lot longer. I think it’s a bit too “gentle” for this, so you have to go over your eye a few more times.


Even though it whomp-whomps on removing waterproof mascara, I still think this Neutrogena makeup lotion is a decent product. I love the idea behind it – removing makeup while moisturizing skin? Count me in! After I use this (not just on my eyes, but on my face as well), my skin really does feel softer and more nourished.

It may not particularly be the best representative of this double-duty concept, but it’s the best I’ve tried so far (albeit, the only one I’ve tried!). I’ll definitely be on the lookout for other products similar to this, instead of wipes and liquid removers.

How to Use

On the bottle, it says you can use a cotton ball or your fingertips. I’ve tried it with my fingers – kinda awkward. What I do is I dab a very small amount (about the same size as in the picture) on a cotton pad and gently go in circles on my eyes. I find this works best for me.

Do make sure you have your eyes closed though. I’ve gotten this Neutrogena remover in my eyes before. It doesn’t sting for me, but it’s like getting soap in your eyes. Kinda expected though.


You get about half the amount of product as you would from a remover solution. This bothered me a bit, too, especially since the price is higher. However, I’ve noticed that I use a lot less of it in comparison. I usually soak 2 cotton pads with solution to remove makeup. With the Neutrogena remover lotion, I use about 4 little dabs for both my eyes.


  • Hydrating & leaves skin soft
  • Doesn’t leave a slippery film on skin
  • Fragrance-free
  • Easily & gently removes most makeup
  • Don’t need a lot

  • Hard to remove waterproof mascara

Final Verdict: 7.9/10

I had to deduct some points for it not fully living up to its #1 claim. But I really like this remover on days when I’m not wearing waterproof mascara!

Have you tried a remover lotion before? Which brand would you recommend?


9 thoughts on “Neutrogena Eye Make-Up Remover Lotion Hydrating Review & Pictures

  1. Kee

    Lol Fiona, that’s happened to me but nothing a little rinsing can’t fix!

    I use Ponds Flawless White facial foam as my face cleanser. I’ve been using it for years and it has done wonders for my skin! Unfortunately, it’s not readily available here, you gotta go to Asian stores and such. I had stocked up when I was in the Pnilippines lol!
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    1. Fiona Post author

      Hmmm. I’ve never seen it… I’m going to HK soon; maybe I can find it there!

      Right now I use Vichy Purete Thermale Purifying Foaming Cleanser, and I really like it. Maybe I’ll try it on my eyes. I think I can rock an eye-patch like nobody’s business, so I have nothing to lose. 😛


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