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Floracil: Gatineau’s Best Selling Solution To Stubborn Eye Makeup

Floracil Eye Makeup

After endless demands from skincare lovers, Floracil has ended a three-year hiatus to grace our lashes once again. From this month it’s available nationwide. I was lucky enough to be one of the first to bag one and it’s a product I’d definitely recommend.

Removing Eye Makeup

In an attempt to reduce waste I switched to using The Original Makeup Eraser and its Primark dupe over a year ago. Despite being incredibly effective in terms of removing standard mascara, I’ve long since learnt not to use it to tackle anything waterproof. Although it will eventually work, it requires a much more aggressive hand and has resulted in a few lost eyelashes. Dark circles are something I’ve accepted as hereditary. For that reason, I avoid other under eye issues by being as gentle as possible.

Floracil by Gatineau | £22 (200ml)

I’ve never gotten on with stand-alone eye makeup removers, preferring wipes as a less faffy alternative for stubborn makeup. However, after hearing that Floracil was once Gatineau’s best selling product of all time, my curiosity got the better of me. The product reminds me of an oil-free version of Clinique’s Take The Day Off.

What really sets it apart from the crowd is that it’s been formulated with the same pH as our tears. I don’t know about you but I find that pretty incredible attention to detail. This explains how such an effective product is simultaneously gentle enough to avoid stinging, irritation or puffiness. I’m a not-so-proud contact lens wearer and hay-fever sufferer which justifies my critical opinion on eye makeup removers generally. I can without a doubt say that this is the best I’ve ever used. I no longer have to reach for an oily cleansing balm every single time I want to remove waterproof eye makeup (which is much more often now that I’m regularly visiting the gym). Although I love balms like Emma Hardie’s, they’re typically too expensive to be using often and purely because I have no other way of removing stubborn mascara. Gently wiping Floracil across the eyes allows it to work by effortlessly melting away makeup and impurities. And it is effortless.

Floracil contains algae extract which claims to treat dark circles and stimulate micro-circulation. As someone with circles so dark that without concealer people ask if I’m ill- I regret to report that I’ve seen no noticeable improvement to my own. On a more positive note, the chamomile and cornflower do work to soothe the delicate eye area as promised.


Gatineau Eye Makeup

Final Thoughts

Every single aspect of the product justifies its status as luxury skincare. Its effectiveness is impressive but it’s the ease and experience of use which has converted me. Mine is from QVC which is double the ml of that sold by Gatineau (for less than double the price). A little of this goes a very long way so I have a feeling this will last a good while, but right now I have no doubts that I’ll be repurchasing when necessary.

*  This post contains a PR Sample which has been sent for me to review and give my honest opinion about. I was under no obligation to feature. All words, images and opinions about the suitability of the product are my own. Please read my full disclaimer for more information. 

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  • Reply Valerie

    Wow, this product sounds wonderful! I love that it is created with the same ph as tears! I definitely will be checking this product out! Thanks for sharing!

    March 27, 2019 at 9:42 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      It really is! That’s such a cool feature of it, isn’t it?! I hope you love it as much as I do x

      March 28, 2019 at 9:23 pm
  • Reply Ashley Firth

    I haven’t come across this product before. I have terrible hayfever and find that my eyes are easily irritated. This product sounds like the perfect solution for me! Thank you for sharing xxx


    March 27, 2019 at 10:42 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      I get very bad hay fever too so totally relate- I’d definitely say that this one would work for you if it does me! x

      March 28, 2019 at 9:29 pm
  • Reply Tina

    Such a lovely review, haven’t heard of it before but sounds like such a great remover 🙂


    March 28, 2019 at 7:59 am
  • Reply JustSoElina

    Ooo this sounds absolutely amazing! I personally don’t like makeup remover wipes as they irratate my eyes and skin. Do I tend to lean towards oil based removers, mainly the classic and affordable coconut oil. But from what you have said it sounds gentle enough that I could use it and really effective xx
    Elina |

    March 31, 2019 at 11:44 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      It really is wonderful! I haven’t used wipes for over a year now and definitely don’t miss them. I find oil ones leave an uncomfortable trace on my skin and they’re so uncomfortable if accidentally got in the eyes! This one is amazing x

      April 2, 2019 at 7:09 pm
  • Reply Joyce

    ooo this sounds amazing. I usually just remove everything at one go with an oil cleanser but it doesn’t remove my eye make-up entirely x


    April 3, 2019 at 3:13 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      It certainly is! I have some oil cleansers which do the job well but I just can’t get on with them as they’re far too greasy! x

      April 5, 2019 at 9:37 pm
  • Reply Nicola

    I’m so bad for constantly having panda eyes!! This looks great

    April 13, 2019 at 1:33 pm
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