Canada’s favourite brand for makeup remover
Did you know that Marcelle is the number one Canadian brand for eye-makeup remover? I’ve been using Marcelle Gentle Make-Up Remover for Sensitive Eyes for years, but have never really featured it on the blog. It’s unique and improved formula, enriched with cucumber extract, delivers a better performance and more comfort to help soothe, while leaving the skin fresh and clean. Its bi-phase formula is gentle enough for daily use, yet strong enough to remove waterproof and long-lasting makeup.
Although this bottle has gone through several changes over the years, Marcelle has finally gotten it right. It comes in a large plastic bottle with a tiny hole on the top, which deposits just the right amount of product onto your cotton pad. Simply place cotton pad over top and dip, it’s a mess free application each and every time. Make sure you shake the bottle before applying, much like water and oil, the two unique ingredients need to be mixed together to see the full results. Then simply place and hold the cotton pad over eye area for a few seconds before swiping it across the entire eyelid.
Marcelle Gentle Make-Up Remover for Sensitive Eyes has enough power to remove even the toughest waterproof and long wearing makeup, but gentle enough not to sting or irritate delicate eye areas. It really does remove all traces of makeup without pulling, tugging or rubbing too hard. It’s one of the few removers that actually removes Benefit They’re Real mascara, which I refuse to use, unless I have this on hand. The best part is your left with silky smooth skin, without a nasty or greasy residue or film that can burn and irritate the eyes. My eyes are never tight, dry or itchy, perfect for those with sensitive skin or for those that just like a clean finish.
No matter how many makeup removers I use, high or low, I keep coming back to the Marcelle Gentle Make-Up Remover for Sensitive Eyes. When it works, it works. Doesn’t hurt that it’s Canadian too. It retails for $14.95 for 150ml.
Marcelle Ultra Gentle Cleansing Gel is another great drugstore option for removing makeup, dirt and oil at the end of the day. I’ve been following up with this gel cleanser after I remove most of my daily grime with the Marcelle Gentle Make-Up Remover for Sensitive Eyes. This is an ultra-mild, non-foaming cleanser that gently, yet effectively, cleanses the skin without stripping it of its natural moisture barrier.
Marcelle Ultra Gentle Cleansing Gel comes in a large, pump-style bottle with a slightly thick and creamy, lotion like texture. I actually found it to be more of a lotion cleanser than a gel, but either way, it worked beautifully. It is gentle and fairly moisturizing on the skin, with absolutely no irritation, dry or tight feeling. It doesn’t come to a foamy lather that I’m used to in a cleanser, but does an amazing job at getting my skin squeaky clean. It washes clean away without leaving the skin feeling dehydrated, oily or greasy. It removes any leftover traces of mascara or foundation that my makeup remover may have missed without scrubbing or rubbing too hard. It works beautifully with my Clairsonic and leaves my skin feeling extremely fresh and clean. Since it also contains a small amount of salicylic acid, it seems to help control my breakouts and prevent future blemishes without stripping the skin of moisture, like other acne cleansers. This really is gentle enough to use twice a day. It retails for $12.95 for 350ml.