Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, & diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

All Natural Makeup Remover— Throw Away Your Store-Bought Shit

April 23, 2013

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, & diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

F store-bought makeup removers.

So over them.

Here’s a little story: a couple years ago I went to a holistic skin specialist. I asked her why there were small white dots under my eyes. Even though they were teeny-tiny- they were so annoyinggggg!!

Turns out the dots were from using store-bought makeup remover.


So she recommended all natural grapeseed oil instead of MU remover…hmmm.

Guess what? It works. Not only does it work, it works way better than the chemical-filled shit from CVS. Seriously, serious- I’ve been using it to remove all my face MU for the past two years everyday.

Other benefits? The oil helps to prevent pesky acne, sun spots, certain cancers, wrinkles ( <<< yay! ), diabetics, rheumatoid arthritis, stretch marks, & high blood pressure. Oh…& hemorrhoids too.

TMI? Whatever.

Try it out & LMK your thoughts. More au naturel grape seed oil info can be found at Home Remedies..



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  1. Sarah

    Does it get off waterproof mascara? and have you tried josie maran’s oil face cleanser? thoughts?

  2. leslie

    the small white dots you had…. were they like tiny whiteheads? i have those under/around they drive my facialist crazy because we could never figure out what they were from! this is such a relief that you figured this out. also, can you recommend a specific type/brand of grapeseed oil that is good to get?

  3. Jen

    I use pure jojoba oil from Trader Joes as make-up remover and it’s amazeballs. I will have to try grapeseed oil sometime.

  4. Annie

    Hi Lauryn, do you apply grapeseed oil all over your face.. ? at night ?.. or morning?.. and would you say that olive oil would be almost the same ?


  5. Jacqui

    I definitely want to try this out!! Do you just put it on a cotton ball and wipe it over your entire face? Or just your eyes?

  6. RaeLyn

    I have those little white dots too! I have never used makeup remover!! How did you get rid of them?

    1. Lauryn

      If you have the small white dots & have never used makeup remover, try switching to all natural skincare products. If they’re still there, try going to a holistic skin specialist. Good luck babe! x.

  7. Nicole

    Wow – I have had those white dots (Milia) for several years. I have heard so many different ways to get rid of them from removing dairy from my diet to wiping them with a hot cloth? I’ve had them removed but they just come back and have learnt to deal with them but after reading your post I am going to give the grapeseed a go… I use shop-bought make up wipes everyday so this really sent alarm bells! Thanks for the post xx
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  8. Maureen J.

    I swear by grapeseed oil for make-up removal. It also works really well as a sub for shaving cream! Makes those legs so sexy smooth.

  9. Lauren

    This is a great idea, thanks! I sometimes use Vaseline to remove heavy eye makeup and it works great. Thoughts?

  10. Andrea

    I have been using grapeseed oil as a moisturizer and makeup remover for about a year now. My skin used to always feel so dry and I always felt like my moisturizer just sat on top of my skin rather than sinking in and doing its job. My skin has stayed very clear and my dry patches have disappeared. I love applying a nice thin layer of grapeseed oil right after a steamy shower.

  11. Lauren

    I have never heard of this before and it sounds amazing! I learn something new all the time for your blog – love it! Question though…the grapeseed oil does not irritate your eyes at all when removing your eye makeup?

  12. Molly

    apparently grapeseed oil is also great lube as well, sorry that may be TMI but heard from my cousin who’s a doula that its the best.

  13. Faith

    Started trying this yesterday– works SO much better than even “high end” makeup remover and doesn’t dry out the skin around my eyes!

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  19. Natascha

    Iv been using Grapeseed oil as part of the oil cleansing method. Its the best thing I have ever used (and iv tried everything under the sun) my skin is clear, soft and oil free during the day. Wish I had found this out sooner…

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  26. Maya

    Is the “diabetics, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure & hemorrhoids” part in regard to ingesting it or just using it on your face? I’ve been meaning to get some grapeseed oil– one of my girlfriends is really into it too!!

    Totally agree on hating makeup remover!! It always hurts so badly if you get it in your eyes and it doesn’t work as well as oils. I use Trader Joes jojoba oil or their “vitamin E” (which is actually diluted: soybean + E but good as a lightweight cleansing oil). Time to add another to the cabinet…

    xox Maya

  27. pamela ap

    A recent skin issue prompted me to look for a quality facial cleanser with only natural ingredients (no chemicals). I went with the Made from Earth Green Tea Cleanser because it removes makeup (including eye) without irritating my eyes. My face is clean and smooth, no taunt feeling. As stated, only a small amount of cleanser is required. The scent is fresh, spa like botanical.