It was perfect timing when I received FACE OF AUSTRALIA Gentle Make-Up Remover for reviewing as I had just finished using up my previous eye make-up remover.

FOA make-up remover, FOA

Product Description

FACE OF AUSTRALIA Gentle Make-Up Remover is an innovative “tear compatible” pH sensitive formula that is perfect for all skin types particularly those with very sensitive skin or eyes.  The dual phase formula is oil and paraben free and contains soothing cornflower extract.

Size : 125ml

RRP : $8.95 AUD

Stockists : Priceline, K-Mart, Big W and selected pharmacies

Method Of Use

1.  Shake vigorously till phases have combined, then apply liquid onto cotton pad.

2.  Wipe gently over face beginning with closed eyes, being careful not to rub make-up into the eye area.

My Opinions

When I used FACE OF AUSTRALIA Gentle Make-Up Remover for the first time, I hadn’t read the instructions (just like how guys don’t read the instruction manual when they do DIY) so it didn’t do its magic.  However, when I ACTUALLY read the instructions (which are printed on the back of the bottle), I realised that I had to “shake vigorously” to activate it.  I was like, “Pah, how annoying…

But then, I was pleasantly surprised by the results.  My make-up dissolved easily and was removed with gentle wiping (as demonstrated in the photo below).  It did not sting my eyes at all.  And the best thing was that there was no oily residue left behind.  It felt very soothing for my sensitive skin.

FOA gentle make-up remover


  • Removes all traces of make-up without excessive rubbing
  • Does not sting eyes at all
  • Extremely gentle and highly recommended for those with sensitive skin and eyes
  • Oil free formula so no oily residue


  • Having to vigorously shake it before using

Overall Rating

I am extremely impressed with FACE OF AUSTRALIA Gentle Make-Up Remover.  The Best Beauty Blog awards it 9.5 out of 10.

FACE OF AUSTRALIA is an Australian cosmetics brand which is 100% against animal testing.  For more information on this brand, please check out their website.

This product was sent to me for review purposes but all opinions are my own.

17 Comments on FACE OF AUSTRALIA Gentle Make-Up Remover

  1. Jade
    21/03/2011 at 12:57 pm (7 years ago)

    I like this one, it doesn’t sting my eyes like the Estee Lauder “gentle” eye makeup remover 🙂

    • Ling Tung
      22/03/2011 at 9:43 am (7 years ago)

      @Jade, Ooh, I also have a make-up remover which stings my eyes….nasty nasty!!

  2. Jade
    21/03/2011 at 1:06 pm (7 years ago)

    Im getting on it! Love FOA so affordable! <3

    • Ling Tung
      22/03/2011 at 9:55 am (7 years ago)

      @Jade, Yes, doesn’t do severe damage to the bank account!

  3. 25FLONDON
    22/03/2011 at 3:56 am (7 years ago)

    I like the look of this make up remover (although I’m sure it’s not available in the UK!) I especially appreciate your test images – it shows how little you had to rub to remove the liner!

  4. Wing
    22/03/2011 at 7:30 am (7 years ago)

    I bought a travel size of the Simple one last week and I’m v impressed how it takes off my eye makeup without being oily. 😉

    • Ling Tung
      22/03/2011 at 10:01 am (7 years ago)

      @Wing, I really dislike oily make-up removers

  5. nelah
    22/03/2011 at 8:34 am (7 years ago)

    This sounds really amazing and I like how clean and simple the package is too. I have been using an olive oil as my facial make-up remover (except on eyes), it works great for lightly applied make-up and dry skin.

    • Ling Tung
      22/03/2011 at 10:01 am (7 years ago)

      @nelah, But won’t olive oil clog up the pores?

  6. Kaleido Mind
    22/03/2011 at 10:10 am (7 years ago)

    wow, that’s amazing!!

  7. littlelucy
    22/03/2011 at 2:53 pm (7 years ago)

    Wow, I am amazed! Even the letters stayed intact! LOL

  8. Roxy and Roy
    10/01/2012 at 8:29 am (6 years ago)

    I’ve become a big fan of FOA products. For the price you get a lot of value and it is good to see something that can compete with the big brands at the make up counter. thanks for your review, I will be looking out for the make up remover next time I am out.

    • Ling
      12/01/2012 at 8:01 pm (6 years ago)

      @Roxy and Roy, They are pretty amazing!! I used to be a make-up snob but FOA has changed me 🙂

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