I Spy With My Little Eye Kate Somerville “True Lash” Lash Enhancing Eye Makeup Remover
Nowadays, women want their beauty products to be as adept at multi-tasking as they are in their own daily lives, hence the abundance of brightening and anti-aging eye creams, colorful and lip-plumping glosses, cleansing an exfoliating body washes, and so forth. Aware of the demanding expectations of today’s customer, skin care expert Kate Somerville recently released her True Lash Lash Enhancing Eye Makeup Remover ($35 at KateSomerville.com, a soap-free product that gently eliminates makeup while also stimulating lash growth, moisturizing the delicate eye area and diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
It’s definitely the I Don’t Know She Does It of makeup removers, tackling a number of feats simultaneously. To accomplish it all, the creamy formula features chamomile and aloe vera extracts to gently cleanse lids and lashes while soothing and refreshing the delicate skin in this area. Antioxidant-rich green and white teas reduce the appearance of puffiness and protect the skin from free radical damage, thereby delaying the emergence of visible aging signs. Thanks to its water-binding properties, the sodium hyaluronate in the formula helps to penetrate the skin and make it appear plumper and smoother, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles; it also binds to collagen and elastin, transporting essential nutrients to skin cells, thereby restoring overall elasticity. To tighten the skin along the eye area, True Lash includes gentle botanicals like: rose hip extract, which is believed to fight the effects of excessive sun exposure and photo aging, restore skin’s natural moisture balance, and heal wounds and scars; evening primrose oil, which boasts antimicrobial properties that keep pores unclogged and which treats dry, scaly, and irritated skin; and avocado extract, which is rich in phytonutrients and fatty acids that moisturize, soften, and improve skin tone. Last, a SymLash226 Complex promotes keratin production, which in turn stimulates lash growth and fortifies existing lashes.
To use, you simply press down on the silver-toned pump applicator at the tip of the tube, applying a small amount of the creamy white makeup remover to a cotton swab. Next, you’ll want to swipe the cotton pad across your lids. Now — and this is important — while you may be tempted to rub some of the makeup remover over your lashes, I’d refrain from doing so as the substance could easily get into you eye and burn up to high heaven (trust me: it happened to me once, when my hand slipped a bit, and I wound up sticking my head underneath a faucet to relieve the unpleasant sensation). Truh be told, the SymLash226 Complex can accomplish its goal by merely touching the roots of your lashes, right along the bottom rim of your lids, so there’s no need to swipe a cotton pad over the entire length of lashes as if it were a mascara wand.
Having used this product for over two months, I can say I’m quite pleased with its cleansing properties. Unlike other makeup removers which involve scrubbing the eye area multiple times, this one works almost immediately, with only one or two swipes necessary to remove eyeshadow, liner, and mascara (even if these are waterproof varieties). Furthermore, it doesn’t leave lids feeling oily and greasy as with, say, the Clinique Take the Day Off Eye Makeup Remover.
After removing makeup, your lids won’t feel sore nor will they look puffy or irritated. Instead, they’ll look perky and smooth thanks to the nourishing and firming botanicals in the formula.
As far as lash growth, however, I can’t say I’ve seen much of a noticeable difference. Granted, I don’t wear eye makeup every single day and, as with any lash growth accelerator, it would take time and cumulative use for effects to be pronounced, so this could very well be the reason why I haven’t seen much of a change. That being said, I have noticed that fewer lashes fall when I remove makeup — whereas I typically lose quite a few hairs when taking off my eye makeup, with the True Lash Lash Enhancing Eye Makeup Remover, I’ve experienced barely any lash loss. And, ladies, that’s good enough for me!