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Neutrogena Oil – free Eye Makeup Remover, 3.8 oz

Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover takes off even waterproof eye makeup without leaving an oily residue. Forget harsh tugging and pulling. This ultra-gentle dual phase formula activates when shaken to remove all eye makeup ;even waterproof mascara ;without any greasy residue. It is ophthalmologist tested, safe for contact lens wearers and oil free. Take off all your eye makeup the gentle way.

Key features

  • Dual-action formula removes even waterproof makeup
  • Oil-free
  • Non-greasy
  • Ophthalmologist tested
  • Safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers

Honest reviews


My favorite eye makeup remover

I used to use the Andrea EyeQ remover pads or the Almay remover pads which never got my waterproof mascara off all the way. I always ended up with black under my eye the next morning. This formula completely gets rid of ALL my makeup (and I use quite a bit). It does not irritate my skin, or my eyes. It does leave a slight residue but nothing that doesn’t get taken care of when I wash my face. The only downside is you have to buy pads or cotton balls, doesn’t come in a convenient pad form, but not a big deal to me since it works so well.

Lucy Sydney, FL

Works as well as Clinique

I used Clinique “Take the Day Off” for years, but at 1/3 the price, I found that Neutrogena performed almost, if not just as well. I have to rub a tiny bit more than with the Clinique, but it’s worth it for the price difference.The Neutrogena works well and doesn’t bother my eyes at all (I wear contacts). The formula does feel a little slick after you apply it, but it absorbs pretty quickly without leaving anything oily behind. If I’m in a hurry after using it, I just rinse my face with water right away. It takes off both my waterproof eyeliner and my mascara no problem. Eye shadow is a breeze. I also found thst it works better with the cotton rounds instead of cotton balls. The cotton balls absorb more of the liquid and I ended up using more product.

Esther Geddes, SD

the only eye make up remover I use

I really love this product and have used it for years. I have sensitive skin and eyes, and this was recommended to me by my optometrist.

Bessie Ledbetter, TX

Very good

Very good makeup remover, doesn’t harm my skin and I don’t need to apply it that many times for the makeup to come off.

Monika Gamerco, NM

Love this product! Saviour for the eyes after makeup!

I got this as a gift from my sister! I love it so much that before the bottle was to run out, I ordered another one! The thing which is so nice about this product is that it is SOO MILD on the eyes that you’re gonna have to love this, once you try it out! Yes, it leaves an oily residue, but for that price, you can’t have better care for the eyes…I usually wash off my face with my daily facewash (not neutrogena) and the oil comes off easily…You wouldn’t even know after washing it with any facewash that you may use, that you had some oil residue from the makeup remover! But really, it’s the perfect price and the best thing – it’s not harsh like other eye-makeup removers that are out there – which for me is the first and foremost consideration. And when that comes at such a nice price, then why not??? Some makeup removers may not feel harsh when you put them on your eyes to remove makeup, but you’d see the sign that they are… How so?? Well , here’s how you know that they are harsh…With almost all others that I have used, I would have an eyelash or two fall off, when taking the make up off! And that is one thing I don’t want since I have long lush eyelashes! But with this, no matter how heavy makeup I have on – on my eyes – it’s still so mild and smooth that never has a single eyelash fallen off while taking the makeup off. And before I know it, with a little dab on the cotton ball, the makeup is off already! Which is great!I just love it…Thats all i can say…Go ahead and buy one and you’ll know for yourself!

Teresa Waterville Valley, NH

Great Makeup Remover

I have to wear makeup everyday. Makeup remover is very important to me. I love this product as usually. It is very gentle and give me the best result. I will keep using it.

Elvira Dudley, MO

A repurchase, for sure!

This product works just as well as Lancome’s uber pricey version. It does what it says and removes eye makeup gently, without a greasy feel and it doesn’t burn the eyeballs like some I’ve tried. For waterproof mascara you’ll need to put it on a little cotton round and let it sit on the lashes for a few seconds to dissolve the mascara but it works pretty quickly and you won’t ever have to scrub at your lashes. I always forget to shake it and it still works for me 🙂 Affordable, gentle and effective. Finally a product that actually lives up to its claims!”Removes even waterproof mascara. Effective and gentle No oily residue Dermatologist developed This dual phase 100% oil-free liquid activates when shaken to gently whisk.”

Julianne Wayne, WV

Best Ever Remover

I love this product, wish they sold it in a larger bottle. It is great for all kinds of eye makeup, even stubborn eye liner! Don’t hesitate.

Juana Moore, TX

not oily

it looks like oil on the bottle, but i after you take the makeup off, it absorbs fast in to the skin. Not oily after 3 minutes

Kelsey Keyser, WV

Only Makeup Remover I use!

I have been using this eye makeup remover for about 10 years but was excited to see it offered through the Subscribe and Save Program. Now I don’t have to worry about running out and the price is great. This product is definitely superior- I once tried to switch to a look alike generic brand, which burned my eyes and did not remove any makeup. Great for contact lens wearers and gentle for daily makeup removal. I don’t use waterproof stuff, so I can’t comment on how well it removes that.

Alyce Avon, MT

Oil free my behind.

It can remove any regular make up however, you have to rub it out for waterproof make up. It leaves this gross oily feeling on your face that you can see. After wiping it off, I feel that my skin still has this oily residue. I was extremely displeased with this product because it does claim to be oil free but you can clearly see the separation between the oil and liquid prior to shaking. Overall it does work, it just leaves a icky oily feeling.

Carissa Gilliam, MO

Great Remover

This is really great eye make-up remover. It doesn’t leave your skin oily (even though many eye make-up removers are labeled "oil free" many still leave an oily residue on your eyes). Putting some on a cotton ball, closing your eye, and letting it sit on your eye for about 20 seconds loosens up dirt and make-up, making it so easy to remove.I like how light this formula is and how quickly it works.This is also terrific for mistakes. Dipping a cotton swap in it and wiping off the mistake is super easy. It doesn’t disturb any make-up you’ve already applied, saving your time and work. I haven’t tried it on waterproof make-up, but since it isn’t specifically labeled for waterproof eye make-up I would try something that is. Awesome for removal of regular eye make-up – or even just lightening up that raccoon look.

Samantha Dewitt, VA

Easily Removes Make-Up!

I bought a bottle of this and I haven’t bothered to try out anything else. It says oil-free, but it does leave behind a residue. It’s not anything horrible – it’s moisturizing and helps ensure my eyes don’t get dry and itchy afterwards.It takes very little work to get make-up on. If you have a lot of make up it may take a couple applications, but it’s still very little work.The price is very reasonable for what you get, and is comparable to the fancy boutique removers. I recommend!

Lea Bells, TX

Just ok.

I’m not too thrilled with this eye makeup remover. Contrary to its claims, it does leave a greasy film. Unfortunately it also leaves behind eye makeup, particularly waterproof eyeliner and mascara.

Eula De Graff, OH

Works really well!

I usually use Sonia Kashuk’s Remove makeup remover, but I ordered this since I couldn’t get to my local Target and this had great reviews. I love it! It easily removes all of my makeup (even my waterproof stuff and my Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliners), and I don’t have to keep going over each eye to remove all of my mascara.Some reviewers mentioned that this leaves a greasy residue, but I don’t find that to be the case at all. I use oneSwisspers Premium Cotton Facial Cleansing Pad, 50-Count (Pack of 6)total, and then add a little water to the pad to wipe away any remaining residue. I no longer find mascara or black eyeliner under my eyes the next morning.It also doesn’t irritate my sensitive, allergy-prone eyes or skin.Great stuff — and it’s a great price!

Lupe Wyckoff, NJ

Love it, effective and gentle

I was using a super gentle, eco friendly brand for a long time. It was ok, though I think the ‘eco friendly’ part of it caused it to be barely effective. Neutrogena is also gentle on skin, but it really works. Even water proof mascara comes off with just gentle pressure. I primary just wear eye makeup, so I wanted something I could use quickly with just a cotton pad. You only need to use a small amount for both eyes. It has no smell that I can recall, and does leave a slight filmy and slippery feeling on the skin, but that doesn’t really bother me. I think that this is my new go to makeup remover.

Amie Stoughton, WI

Great, Inexpensive Product

I bought this last week based on all the good reviews. Takes off all the eyemakeup without having to rub. I follow up with a splash of water. I’ll bet the bottle lasts the whole year.

Tamika Sweet Briar, VA


I have been using this for about 10 years now and I absolutely love it! Once time, I decided to go cheap and bought a knock off version of this, BIG REGRET! Ever since, I stock up on these. They don’t ever run out at my house. Another reason I love this is because my face is really prone to acne and this product has NEVER broke me out. 🙂

Aline Idaville, IN

Best makeup remover!

Love this because it has a non-greasy feeling and doesn’t make me breakout when I use it. Takes the makeup right off too!

Magdalena Navasota, TX

It’s OK

I tried it because the reviews were encouraging, and it does work on water proof eye liner if you let it set for a half a minute or so. BUT the smell is truly awful, and I will not be buying this stuff again. I have found it to be irritating on my eye lids, maybe because I’m in my 50s? Could be. Sorry ladies, but in a pinch I think cold cream works better.

Vicki Big Creek, CA

better than high end products imo

i love this makeup remover. i literally run it through once or twice and my waterproof makeup melts off. i’ve tried high end makeup removers from MAC and sephora but i end up having to rub my face multiple times with those products to get my makeup off.i actually use this all over my face lol it does the job. it does leave a little residue behind but i always wash my face after using any type of makeup remover. all that matters is that this product does not irritate my eyes or cause me to break out. i’m always switching to different products but always come back to this, or the wipes, they’re both amazing :)*side note, when it says “oil-free” it just means it’s made with lab created oils so it will less likely clog your pores and cause less acne. remember that all skin types are different so everyone will have different experiences.

Joy Moran, WY

Good stuff!

I get this through the Amazon subscribe and soem otehr items we get, this is not for me but my wife.having had to search for it with no success in a grocery store, and her not being able to find it at a drug store,Amazon came to the rescue.although I don’t use it, she says this is one of the better goops out there.just to let you all know, the price she had to pay (when available) at a drug store was a lot more than we pay on Amazon.

Leila Timblin, PA

One of the best!

I love this eye makeup remover. I have tried and used more than 15 different products over the years, and I’ve always liked Clinique’s eye makeup remover, but it’s a little pricy for someone who wears eye makeup everyday like me. This neutrogena product removes my eye makeup very well (I wear waterproof mascara and eyeliners everyday), and it is not greasy or irritating at all. It’s super affordable so give it a try, you won’t regret it.

Francis Frostburg, PA



Enid Hilliard, OH

Pretty good

This is an overall good product at a good price.It’s oild free remover so gentle on the eyes and can be used with eyelash extensions.I would prefer a smaller opening to control the amount of product dispensed.Other than that I’m pretty happy with it.

Antoinette Dallas, NC

Too much scrubbing and pulling on the eye area

Tried this and even dousing different materials I found that it required way too much scrubbing and pulling on the eye area. Back to Estee Lauder I guess 🙁

Colleen Bokchito, OK

A staple in my beauty supplies

While I have tried other eye makeup removers, I ALWAYS come back to Neutrogena’s eye makeup remover. This products never fails me. I love to wear lots of eye makeup and some eyeliners I wear have very strong staying power; soap and water will not wash it off. However, my eye makeup comes off in a cinch with this product and a little goes a long way.

Gina Horseshoe Bend, AR

I love it.

I love this product. unequivocally think this is the best eye makeup remover there. I recommend it! Now some of my friends have asked and are equal to or more happy than me for the purchase.

Jean Fonda, IA

This stuff is the best

This item is really awesome and the price was great. It came earlier than I expected. It was exactly what I expected.

Goldie Etowah, TN

Works like an eraser

I use this to remove concealer and waterproof mascara. It works VERY WELL, and only takes a swipe or two with the cotton ball to remove everything. It is a little obnoxious to use on the eyes because it leaves an oily/greasy base behind (I don’t want to say it’s a residue – it’s not as gross as that. You can feel it, but you won’t feel dirty). I usually use it right before I get in the shower, so the water washes it right off.I use it every day and it’s already lasted me two months. My only complaint is that I can’t take it on airplanes with me, but that’s my own problem!

Callie Mora, NM