I've heard of people using Extra Virgin Olive Oil as makeup remover for years but I finally tried it myself. It's supposed to remove makeup very well, be very gentle, and not dry out the skin while actually not making it super oily.
I used the olive oil as I would my normal makeup remover. I poured some of the oil onto a cotton pad and used it on my eyes, face, and lips. For everywhere but the eyes, it was fine. For the eyes, it removed everything -even waterproof makeup, but stung my eyes like no other makeup remover ever has. It was so painful that I ended up sticking my face (and eye) under cold running water for about 3 minutes straight.
Maybe it was because I only had the Costco Kirkland brand but I'm never trying this again. However, if you do try it, you should wash your face afterwards since it'll obviously be a bit oily and "greasy." Also, don't say I didn't warn you about the case of crazy burning eyes you may contract.
Thanks so much for the tip!ReplyDelete
hmm I cook with this stuff... it's not too oily? I'm scared to put it on my eyes on something I cook with everyday HAHAHA but I shall give it a try!ReplyDelete
I do use Extra Virgin Olive Oil as a makeup remover too... It didnt sting my eyes at all and removed pretty much any waterproof makeup... Even stained makeup... like =_=""" Revlon's ColorStay.ReplyDelete
But yeah :P didnt like the after-greasy feeling. Ew >.<"
Omg, that was courageous of you. I would never put evoo anywhere near my face. Thanks for testing it for us though. If I'm ever without makeup remover and need something crafty, I'll have to try this.. carefully lol.ReplyDelete
I've always wanted to try this! A little scared to hear it stung your eyes though, I have an extreme aversion to products that irritate my eyes :( Still, want to try it out sometime! Thanks for this post!ReplyDelete
@ Sydney.. You're welcome.ReplyDelete
@ Pop Champagne.. If you try it, be careful! I know it's scary using products you cooks with but I've heard a lot of ladies tell me that you can basically use most the oils you cook with on your skin. I'd do a little research beforehand though! =P
@ tramstabalaboopy.. What brand do you use? I'm thinking maybe it's the brand I tried.. Maybe I should use organic? And yea, the greasy feeling is GROSS!
@ Laura Beth.. Yea, it'll work in a jam. I've actually tried EVOO for exfoliating the skin and on the lips (sugar added) and it does a decent job. I'm just scared to get this stuff anywhere near my eyes again!!
@ Erynn.. Agh I'm scared to try it again since my first experience. Again, could be the brand since I know lots of people do this. Just in case your eyes do sting, make sure to have a sink nearby.
I have never tried using olive oil either but I've read a lot of reviews of people who do. I wonder if it would well for the rest of the face but just not the eyes.ReplyDelete
Ansa, from my experience, it removed everything from the rest of the face. The only downside is that your face will be a little greasy but that's easily fixed by washing your face afterwards.ReplyDelete
Aw, too bad it stung your eyes. I've used it to remove my eye makeup and it didn't irritate at all. I like adding a few drops of EVOO to my body lotion sometimes. It really moisturizes legs after shaving :]ReplyDelete
Hmm.. it may be the brand I used like I said before. It does really moisturize the skin though. =) I've used it (with sugar) to exfoliate my body.ReplyDelete
I use the Shiseido cleansing oil to remove my heavy waterproof sunscreen, and have never had any trouble. I'm not sure about using regular olive oil though... I'm probably too paranoid to (especially now hearing what happened to you!)ReplyDelete
Oh I've been wanting to try the Shiseido oil -is it any good? Yea, I definitely bet it's way better than the olive oil I used though.ReplyDelete
omg I can't believe your mom forced you to have a pixie cut! so mean! I'd let my kids cut their hair however they want it. Lol yeah same as you after I grew out my mushroom cut I refued to let me hair be shorter than shoulder length!ReplyDelete
Yea.. it was a LITTLE longer but it was still short like a boy's. Ugh =( LOL.. after that, I was scarred and it looks like you were too. Never going back to that!ReplyDelete
Hi Kali!!! You're actually the FIRST person who I've ever FOLLOWED in terms of a blog!!! LOL!!!I guess it's because I'm just too lazy to register for other blog sites in order to follow other people's blogs, since it just takes TOO MUCH of my time, and so, I just read whatever random blog I happen to land on, unless if there's a good reason, like your blog of course!!! =D Also, I would like to know is it scientifically proven and/or ceritified by a government agency that it removes ALL makeup like a makeup remover would? I'm not really that surprised how the olive oil burned your eyes, but not the rest of your entire face, just like how SPF lip products irritated my lips by making them itch, dry, burn, and swell, but NOT when I swatch them on my arms or on the back of my hands (not sure about the palms of my hands, etc.) as different areas of people's skin, that's on their face and body, is made up differently, which results in why there are different cosmetic products and skincare products that are made with different chemicals and which are aimed for different parts of people's skin that's for different parts of their face and/or body...plus, it even says on "www.cosmeticsdatabase.com" how olive oil may irritate our eyes and/or skin...so that means that while you're eyes are allergic to olive oil while my lips are allergic SPF, it seems like it's strange that something this rare could happen to other people like the two of us!!! So, for your case, there's really nothing that "strange" like what other people are commenting about, but as for me, I haven't gotten my case figured out just yet...lol...but hopefully soon!!! XDReplyDelete
Aww.. that's so sweet of you! Thank you so much for reading and following the blog.ReplyDelete
As for the olive oil, I don't think there's any "known fact" behind it -it's just one of those old "beauty secrets."
That's really too bad that SPF products burn your lips but I don't think it's uncommon for certain products to be totally fine on some parts of the body while it irritates other areas like crazy. And while others are totally fine using certain products, it may irritate people with more sensitive skin like you and me.
So, all in all, I believe that my eyes are sensitive to Olive Oil like you've suggested. However, it could also be the brand -but I'm so not willing to try it again (even with another brand.) It hurts too much!