I have tried on several occasions to find a more environmentally friendly way to remove my make up, I tried some re-usable cotton pads which I found far too fiddly and which I didn't enjoy the texture of at all. Then came your regular muslin cloth and cleansing balm which works incredibly well but and there is a big but, is it me or is it nearly impossible to get them clean once they have been covered in make up? It is so frustrating and I end up having to replace them fairly frequently because they become a hideous shade of orange and grey with the odd splodge of mascara. So every attempt eventually leads to me going back to using a cotton pad (or two!) to remove the bulk of my make up before going in with a flannel or muslin for my proper cleanse. I do find I feel guilty for the amount of cotton wool I use even if it is organic, but I have discovered a product that has solved all of these problems, introducing AmazeMitt* (£8-5) the product you can use to remove your make up with just water.
This was a product I didn't have any pre-conceived ideas about when I received it, I hadn't even read any other reviews but after giving it a really thorough test I can honestly say that it does what it says it does which is a refreshing change when so many products are hyped up to the max and fail to perform. I was sent both the large and regular AmazeMitt, the smaller size is just perfect for popping in your gym bag, I often go straight to the gym after doing the school run and I don't like having to take make up remover and cotton wool and all the other things you need, this is small and easy to use when you get there. I keep it in a resealable plastic bag and give it a wash when I get home.
To use your AmazeMitt all you have to do it run it under warm water to dampen and then use it in small circular motions to remove your make up, this copes well with all my every make up including mascara, for more heavy duty make up I found removal took a little longer but I do think for the most part it is possible to use this for all make up including most mascaras. When you are finished removing your make up I simply take a bar of soap and wash the mitt, all make up rinses off easily leaving it ready for the next use. One of the perks of Microfibre is how quickly it dries, so unlike muslin cloths you don't need lot's of these, just one of two are enough. When it came to removing very light make up I found that you could also use it dry happily, the microfibre is very soft and I didn't find it irritated my sensitive skin at all, in fact I found it gentler than other ways to remove my make up. After using my AmazeMitt I just cleanse my skin as normal with my regular cleanser.
Mineral make up and bronzer removed with a dry AmazeMitt, for heavier make up it's best to use it wet.
I would love to hear your thoughts on this product, is this something that would appeal to you?
*Sample provided for my consideration