Prior to buying this product I had only used drug store makeup removers. They generally took a lot to ge makeup off and made my eyes sting. Although this product definitely costs more than the drug store version, I usually only need to use one cotton pad (one side per eye) and so I am not buring through it as quickly as drug store products. I think other reviews have complained about it being oily, but that just makes my eyes feel soothed and moisturized rather than dry and irritated. Will likely buy again after I run out.