La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra Make-up Remover Review – My Family Ties

It’s something I do every day, and some days more than once if I am swimming – taking of my eye make up is a beauty routine I like to get right. It’s a pet hate of mine to use an eye-make up remover that does half the job, either leaving half your eye make-up on or worse making you feel like you have to drag the cotton wool harshly over the delicate eye area – a big no-no!

When I was sent the La Roche-Posay gentle eye make-up remover I was happy to see that firstly the product is formulated for sensitive skin (even contact lens wearers can use the remover) and the box comprises of 30 individual 5ml ampules of the make-up remover.

This is beneficial on many levels, firstly it lessens the transference of any bacteria that you may inadvertently add to the remover (if in a bottle) removing the worry of cross contamination. Also you know exactly how many you need for the week/month and can budget accordingly, which is really handy. Another plus is that as they are individual ampules,you can separate them and if you need to take them to the gym or swimming pool, they are easy and small to pack away into your wash-bag.

La Roche-Posay have formulated this eye make-up remover to be gentle on the skin, kept in sterile ampules for hygiene reasons and free of any synthetic fragrances or colours. I liked the fact that the remover was so gentle and I found you needn’t rub the eyes at all to remove make-up, even when you are wearing stubborn mascara and eye liner. If you hold the cotton wool ball soaked with the remover for a minute or so, and then wipe downwards and outwards it really does remove the make-up really well, a couple more gentle sweeps and it is all gone. 

The one tip I can give to get the best use from this gentle eye make-up remover is to really soak the cotton wool ball with the remover before you hold it on your eye, this is the best way to use this eye make-up remover to get every last scrap of make-up off. 

Even though you could use the ampule over 3-4 times, really for hygiene reasons and for ensuring you remove all your eye make-up in one go, I would recommend you use I ampule for both eyes each time. The only make-up I haven’t yet tried with this solution to remove is a waterproof mascara.

The only downside could be if you do find them fiddly then it would be easier to use an eye make-up remover from a bottle.  At £9.46 for 30 5ml ampules it offers good value for money and would last a month if you used them daily. 

I also got to try out a sample size of La Roche-Posay Iso-Urea Lait – a smoothing moisturising body milk, paraben and fragrance free and ideal for any rough dry skin on the body.  La Roche-posay Iso-Urea Lait is a perfect moisturising cream going into Spring because it will help you to achieve a smoother look to the skin, as it gently removes the surface skin cells to reveal renewed fresher looking skin.  

It is really emollient and suitable for psoriasis sufferer’s and with the addition of Urea in the cream, it adds to the naturally occurring urea already found in our skins tissues (about 7%) to support and maintain a healthy moisture balance, strengthen the skin’s natural barrier (acid mantle) and naturally exfoliate. You can really notice a difference after using this cream on your dry skin after just a few days use. 

Thank you for reading, I hope you have enjoyed reading about my Review of the La Roche-Posay Eye Toleriane Make-Up Remover and the La Roche-posay Iso Urea-Lait If you like what you read, subscribe to my blog by adding your e-mail address to the box on the right.  You will be the first to hear of my updates.

*The products in this post were provided for the purpose of this review although all opinions and thoughts remain my own*


  1. March 28, 2015 / 11:54 pm

    I like anything that come in those little ampules. Thats a good price too! x

  2. March 29, 2015 / 10:03 am

    First time I heard about this product. Sounds good.

  3. April 1, 2015 / 8:16 am

    Glad to see you enjoyed them as much as I appreciate a sterile ampoule with product. I wouldn't recommend not using them up in one go, just use half an ampoule for each eye and finish one up each time you use it. Waterproof makeup CAN be removed but as you already mentioned, you do need to let it soak for a bit. None of that instant wiping action. If you want to try something else, just let me know 😉

  4. April 3, 2015 / 3:16 pm

    Sounds great, I was given a fantastic tip for removing waterproof eye makeup, I keep a small travel bottle of baby shampoo and cotton buds, works great for me, just a tiny bit on your cotton bud. Sounds like this product has far more benefits and I certainly like the convenient ampules, looks very medical. Another very thorough review! Ty

  5. Tracy
    October 15, 2015 / 11:44 am

    Just been introduced to this brand – not seen this product before though!