Spotlight | The Face Shop Green Tea Phyto Powder in Lip & Eye Makeup Remover.

After emptying my current bottle of makeup remover, I decided to visit The Face Shop here in SM San Pablo (oh yes, we have TFS here in the boondocks lol!) to see if they have a makeup remover that will perform just as good as the brand I previously had. I saw at least four different kinds of makeup remover in stock, but I settled for the Green Tea Phyto Powder for two reasons: 1) I like green tea, and 2) it's the cheapest among the bunch. Haha.
The Face Shop Green Tea Phyto Powder in Lip & Eye Makeup Remover.
Here's a brief description of the product, which you can read directly from the bottle.
"A lip and eye makeup remover with green tea which mildly and thoroughly removes super strong, water-proof makeup on sensitive skin around the eyes and lips without any stickiness or oiliness." 
Hooray for English text!
You know I'm a huge fan of waterproof mascara. (I actually wouldn't wear a mascara if it's not waterproof.) And this kind of makeup remover seems right up my alley. Plus it contains green tea, which protects the skin from sun damage and slows down skin aging.
Hangul at the back.
It has a dual-phase formula (much like my FOA Makeup Remover), so you have to shake it fully before you use it.
Dual-phase formula.
Apply a few drops on a cotton pad and place it on parts to be cleansed. Leave it on for a moment before you wipe it off. Then rinse with lukewarm water afterwards.
Comes with an easy-twist cap.
True enough, this product removes makeup pretty well. Even my hard-to-remove Fairy Drops mascara was no match for this cleanser. So yeah, taking off all that gunk on your face is just a breeze with this baby.
All that gunk on my face. :)
Don't expect it to smell like Elizabeth Arden's Green Tea, though. (Which I did. I was expecting a whiff of that oh-so-familiar green tea scent as soon as I opened the cap, but alas, there was none. Lol.) This product is fragrance-free, which is great for those who dislike overly-scented skincare products. 

What I love:
- Gentle formulation.
- Non-greasy.
- Non-drying.
- Safe for sensitive skin.
- Removes even the most stubborn, waterproof mascara.
- Affordable price - Php 325 (around $7) for a 100mL bottle.

What you might not like:
- None that I can think of. :)

Thinking of giving this product a try? Check out this list of The Face Shop branches to see if there's a store near you.


  1. Price is not bad ah. Sounds good to me I might try soona m running low on my makeup remover

  2. That isbsomething I would like to try. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I want to try this! :D I love anything Green tea! btw, does it sting?

  4. Hi Gen-zel! No, it does not sting. Very mild and gentle on the skin. :)

  5. i love the products of face shop and yes green tea is indeed very relaxing, what i have is their facial cleanser. would love to try this one too.

  6. Wow! Seems like a good makeup remover, am on a look out for new eye makeup remover haha! xD I am eyeing on this one now!! ^_^

  7. Whoa it's cheap! Will try this when I finish my Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil . :)

  8. looks really nice to me.. and feel ko ang bango niya. hihihihi :D nice makeup remover! :D

  9. I love Green Tea beauty products- so many health benefits too!

  10. Is this available in the US? Perhaps my favorite product review on your site.

  11. Definitely something I'd love to get my hands on!! I wonder if TFS is in the US.

  12. I think I would love this product! I have a few items at home with green tea in them and they always seem to make my skin super soft :).

  13. I was just thinking that I needed a gentle eye makeup remover.

  14. sounds like a product to look into =)

  15. Wow1 I haven't been to Faceshop for a while, I love their Phytogenic line and this Green Tea, I bet smells amazing. :)

    I should visit asap.

  16. The only makeup remover that I have now is the Maybelline Eye and Lip make up remover. I still settle on my argan oil facial wash. Since I use less makeup nowadays, I still might consider this pag may photo shoot. Will check this out! Thanks

  17. I haven't tried any face and skin care products from The Face Shop although I am a huge fan of their nail polish as well as their nail polish remover. Knowing how great their nail polish remover is, I am pretty sure that their makeup remover is also a good catch.


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