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S.W. Basics

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What goes on must come off. And when it comes to removing our makeup, we want the process to be as quick and painless as possible. This Brooklyn brand’s organic makeup remover removes the day’s buildup in a flash, and is mild enough for even sensitive skin. It also works as a moisturizing face oil, which means we can simply rub in the remainder—pretty sweet, right?

How it Works

This lightweight makeup remover is made with just three ingredients: organic sweet almond oil, organic extra-virgin olive oil, and nourishing jojoba oil. It removes every bit of makeup sans burning eyes or greasy residue.

How to Use

Shake well and apply with a cotton ball. Wipe away excess or gently massage into skin using your fingertips.

Organic sweet almond oil, extra-virgin olive oil and jojoba oil

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Excellent and easy
Purchased

No scrubbing needed! I put this on a cotton ball and my heavy eye makeup wipes off with one wipe. I LOVE that I don't have to scrub the heck out of my face! It also leaves my face feeling moisturized. It is a little pricey, but worth it.

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Very oily but good

This product was a little oily for me, but very good if you have sensitive eye area. I will definitely buy again if I do not find something for sensitive eye area.

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Simple Perfection!

I love this and use it nightly as an oil cleanser to remove my makeup and the grime from the day from my skin. It's light and lovely, and doesn't clog my skin.

Could I make this my self? Absolutely! SW Basics started as a DIY workshop, but the customers demanded to buy the products. I love the quality of the ingredients and the mission the founder is on to source responsible ingredients. So, until I can do the same, I will continue to buy this lovely, natural, nourishing product.

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it works, but...

Like a lot of people here -- I also found this to be heavy and oily on my eyes. It works, but I feel like I have to swipe my eyes a lot and then they feel heavy.

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Way too oily

This product was very oily on my skin. I would try to rinse it off with water but it still was stuck to my face. Maybe it would be best used as a night time makeup remover only. I would not purchase this product again.

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Will buy again

I was skeptical about using oil to clean my face. My skepticism was quickly dissolved the first time I used this product. My face broke out less and it was so fresh looking

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Not the greatest

I bought this because I recently switched all of my products to ones without chemicals. This was nothing special I could have easily used olive oil instead. Pretty expensive for "so-so" results.

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The Fixer

To remove makeup I usually go to the makeup remover cloth but sometimes need a little more attention. I just dab some on a cotton ball when I'm having a hard time removing a lip stain or waterproof mascara and eyeliners and viola! Instantly fixed. Make sure you cleanse after use as it is a very oily mixture.

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rip off

This works well to remove eye makeup, but you can purchase all of these oils used in this for a fraction of the price.

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It's just "okay"

I bought this stuff to take in my travel makeup bag. I was hoping I would be pleasantly surprised. I've tried many eye-makeup removers over the years and nothing stands up to my Lancome Bi-Facil. Including this. It has texture and the smells okay. But once you use it the makeup isn't completely removed AND you're left with an oily residue. I don't mind blending the oil into my skin as a moisturizer (which was a bonus mentioned on either the label or the website). But it also leaves an oil deposit on my lashes that blurs my vision for a short period of time. I will use it as an emergency backup but other than that, not impresses.

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