Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Biotique Bio Almond Oil Soothing Face and Eye Makeup Cleanser Review

This is a review of Biotique Bio Almond Oil: Soothing Face and Eye Makeup Cleanser for Normal to Dry Skin.

Biotique Bio Almond Oil Soothing Face and Eye Makeup Cleanser Review

Quantity: 120 ml / 4.2 Fl Oz
Price: INR 149
Shelf Life: 3 Years. Since this is an ayurvedic formulation, there is no 'use within these many months of opening' limitation.
Easily available online and in pharmacies/drugstore.

Biotique Bio Almond Oil was the first 'official' makeup remover I had bought. I have it for almost 2 years now. I have hardly worn any makeup on face in the past few years, except eye makeup. So this bottle has lasted me really really long. Like most ayurvedic formulations, the color of the oil has darkened with time, but product quality is still the same.

Biotique Bio Almond Oil Makeup Remover for Oily to Dry Skin

The oil is dispensed through a hole in the mouth dart, but need to seal with cellotape while travelling, to prevent leakage. May easily spill.


I have thrown away the outer cardboard packing long back, but this is what the package description says "ALMONDS are the earliest and most nutritious of the entire world's nut crops, rich in Vitamin E and antioxidants. This soothing cleanser is blended with nourishing almond, safflower, sesame, neem and staff tree oils to dissolve heavy face and eye makeup easily and gently. Leaves skin silky-fresh."

Organically pure and preservative free
Dermatologist tested for safety
No animal testing

Biotique Bio Almond Makeup Remover


Biotique Bio Almond Makeup Remover Ingredients
Even though it is named bio almond oil and the goodness of almonds is asserted on the pack, it is actually a blend of a few essential oils, majorly castor oil, in the base of sesame oil (as you can see in the pic above). Almond Oil is more of a motivational ingredient, which is just used as a marketing strategy to motivate people to buy it under the impression of an almond based oil.

Kusumbhi (Carthamus Tinctorius) = False Saffron or Safflower Seed Oil 3ml
Arandi (Ricinus communis) = Castor Oil 32.4 ml
Neem (Melia Azadirachta) 2.16ml
Soya (Anethum Sowa) 18ml
Badam (Prunus amygdalus) = Almond Oil 3.6ml
Surajmukhi (Helianthus Annuus) = Sunflower Oil 14.94 ml
Malakanguni (Celastrus Paniculata) = Black Oil plant or Intellect tree 0.9ml
Til Tail (Sesame Indicum) Q.S.

Biotique Bio Almond Face and Eye Makeup Remover

Smells a little like castor oil but I also smell some sweet notes very similar to the Biotique Nyctanthes Hand Cream.


I have started using face makeup from last year. It easily dissolves heavy face and eye makeup with gentle rubbing, without making much effort. Even though it feels heavy while rubbing in, surprisingly it is a very very light oil, without any stickiness. It effectively removes even waterproof and water resistant makeup. Does not drip, does not create any mess while removing makeup. Skin feels really clean, moisturized, soothed and soft after washing. Leaves a cool sensation on the skin, which I really enjoy.
Biotique Bio Almond Face and Eye Makeup Remover Review
1.Revlon Colorstay Lip Pencil
2. Chambor Stay-on Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil
3. Maybelline Color Stay 18 hr lip gloss
4. Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation
5. Viviana Fiesty Fairy Lipstick
Biotique Bio Almond Oil dissolves heavy Face and Eye Makeup
It completely melted away everything except 4 and 5.
But then it never claimed to remove heavy duty lip makeup

The instructions tell you to apply on damp cotton or washcloth and wipe, but I  find this method a little harsh on my skin. Moreover, you would like to clean any makeup residue in the remaining oil on the face.

I rather take some oil in my palm and gently rub into the skin (just like cream) to dissolve face makeup. For eye makeup, I rub around and on the lash roots with my pinky/smallest finger and let the oil work for a few seconds. You need to be careful lest you may end up with the molten eyeliner or mascara residue getting into your eyes, or blurred vision due to oil.

Then I wipe with a soft paper tissue and follow it with Olay Natural White foaming Cleanser, which removes all the residual makeup effectively. 

You can use any good face wash to remove the oil and it gets washed out easily. 

That's it. Apply a toner to close the cleansed skin pores.

Even though this cleanser is for Normal to Dry skin, people with Oily skin can also use it, as the oil is not heavy and as long as you wash it out with a good face wash. 

A very very affordable chemical-free makeup remover and especially good during cold weather.

Read: L'Oreal Dermo Expertise Gentle Lip and Eye Makeup Remover Review


  1. Nice review Gagan, I am using Lakme absolute dual phase one and that works amazingly.

    1. Thanks Niesha. I did check your review on that. It works great as I saw in your demo, but the list of ingredients scared me.

  2. Hy , can we apply this Biotique almond oil for hair ?

    1. Sorry for the late reply. I just noticed this comment.

      Yes, this is just a mix of a few carrier oils so it can be used for hair but don't be misled by the name almond oil because it contains a very little amount of almond oil.


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