Whenever possible, I try to use all natural products on my skin. After all, the skin is the body’s largest organ. It makes no sense to smear it with chemicals. There are over a dozen commonly used ingredients in eye makeup remover. Most of them are unpronounceable and some of them, if not in minute quantities, are downright dangerous. I’ve tried lots of them, from the stupidly expensive department store brands to the bargain drugstore brands. What I usually ended up with was red, burning, raccoon eyes. Apparently “washes off easily with soap and water” only applies to the lashes themselves. Mascara sticks really well to the skin all around the eyes. I have found the perfect solution. All natural, one ingredient, pure virgin olive oil. I put a small drop on a cotton ball and gently wipe off my eye makeup, including waterproof mascara. Then – voila! My eyes are clean and soft and moisturized. You can even put it in a lovely bottle like this one. Perfect!