S.W. Basics Makeup Remover & Eco Cotton Rounds Review

s.w. basics makeup remover
Makeup Remover, $14
A gentle yet effective eye makeup remover is on my check-list for the healthy skin in the most delicate eye area. Gentle so it doesn't feel like it's irritating my skin when wiping with a cotton and effective so it removes even the most waterproof makeup without trying. The S.W. Basics' Makeup Remover fulfills my two simple requirements for an eye (and sometimes lip) makeup remover. Plus, it comes in a beautiful, glass bottle.

I've been using the makeup remover for quite awhile now and have repurchased it so many times (almost as many times as I repurchased my must-have Acure Marula Oil). I seriously can't live without this stuff!

Organic Sweet Almond Oil, Organic Extra-Virgin Olive Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil

  • Minimal ingredients
  • Removes waterproof makeup with ease
  • Nourishes the skin
  • Nourishes the lashes and helped my sparse eyelashes grow healthier
  • Doesn't feel overly oil and doesn't make your eyeballs feel like they're swimming in oil
  • None

s.w. basics eco cotton rounds
Eco Cotton Rounds, $22
I thought I would give these re-usable cotton pads a try to help reduce my carbon footprint. These are made of organic, unbleached cotton and have a very thick texture. They feel like a super thick t-shirt.

  • Reusable
  • Comes with a small laundry bag so you can easily throw them into the wash
  • Helps reduce waste and save money on disposable cotton
  • Since the texture is super thick, it absorbs more product
  • It feels harsh on the skin, especially on the delicate eye area
  • Even after washing in the laundry, makeup residue (eyeliner and mascara to be specific) are left behind
I like the idea of being less wasteful but these are too harsh on the eye area. I will continue to use it to remove my face and lip makeup, though! If you have any recommendations for thinner, softer reusable cotton pads, let me know!

What are your favorite ways to remove makeup?


  1. Hi Linda ! How long does it usually take you to finish a bottle of the makeup remover?

    1. Hi! The bottle usually lasts me 2-3 months when I use it to remove my eye makeup (and occasionally my lip makeup). Hope that helps!


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