Ok, I admit that when it comes to taking off my make up at the end of the night, I’m not as vigilant about it as I should be. So I prefer something that can get the job done without too much of a struggle, and of course I don’t want to use a product unless it’s cruelty free. At the same time, I have sensitive skin, so I try not to use stuff that’s too oily or harsh or I’m going to end up with a face crisis. Unable to find anything that fits all these requirements, for a while I’ve just been doing the best I can when washing my face at night.

Philosophy just release me

Enter Philosophy Just Release Me Eye Makeup Remover. My BFF Lisa introduced me to this product after she had a make up situation where she literally had make up on her face that wouldn’t come off. A clerk at Sephora recommended it to her and she found it worked really well, but at the same time wasn’t as harsh as most make up removers. I was intrigued.

So when I was in need of a make up remover myself, I popped over to Sephora and had a look at the ingredients of just release me. As far as I could tell, there were no animal ingredients in it. Just to be sure (and because I still wasn’t sure whether or not it was tested on animals), I figured I’d do a little Googling, and I was pleasantly surprised to find the answer was on the company’s website (for once). Those of you who have been reading my blog for a while know that companies that don’t specify their products cruelty free, or who are secretive about their ingredients and their animal testing status really grind my gears.

This is what the Philosophy website has to say regarding animal testing and ingredients:

does philosophy test on animals?

we absolutely do not conduct animal testing with philosophy products. we are fully committed to using alternatives to animal testing to ensure the safety of our products.

are any philosophy products derived from animals?

for your reference, our product development team has confirmed that the only philosophy products containing ingredients derived from animals are as follows: pure grace shower cream (contains hydrolyzed milk protein), amazing grace shampoo, bath & shower gel (contains hydrolyzed milk protein) and kiss me lip balms (contain lanolin). all other philosophy products contain ingredients that are of botanical or synthetic origin.

Having used the product for the past few months I can say that, though slightly awkward to apply, works really well and hasn’t irritated my skin a bit. Maybe I’m just a klutz though. At $20 a bottle, it’s slightly pricy, but a bottle lasts for quite a while.

So there you have it dudes and dudettes, my favourite cruelty free make up remover so far!

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