I got this guy with a same of the Liz Earle cleanser in a box in late 2013 (I am late to the review game!!). The cleanser has been since used up, but I still use this guy to remove eye and lip makeup. It's effective no matter the type of cleanser you use (I probably wouldn't use it with an exfoliating cleanser, though). Right now I am using it with an eye makeup remover in the shower and it really does help get every last bit of mascara and eyeliner off my face. I have even washed it in the washing machine multiple times and it still does the job!