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July 31 2014

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Drugstore Discovery of the Week

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I’ve been way more diligent about removing my mascara before going to bed since realizing that I’m allergic to carmine, the makeup colorant that the FDA recently took action on. The crushed-up cochineal beetles in carmine are what cause the itchy irritation you might sometimes experience when you forget—or purposely neglect—to take off your makeup at the end of the day. It’s obviously way easier to pass out without applying eye-makeup remover to a cotton pad and meticulously jostling the black pigment from individual lashes. But Almay’s Hypo-Allergenic Eye Makeup Remover Pads have been making the job much more tolerable of late. The moistened pads are infused with a botanical blend of aloe, cucumber, and green tea so they condition and hydrate the eye area while they cleanse. They’re also oil-free and lack a greasy residue, so if you simply cannot maintain consciousness long enough for the full, pre-sleep face washing, no harm, no foul.

Photo: Courtesy of Almay

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