Monday, 14 July 2014

Orico London Streetwise Hydrating Make-Up Remover – A Multi-Tasker

A combined makeup remover for face and eyes is not something I would normally use. For every day I favour separates: a dedicated remover for the eyes (usually a liquid), and a cleanser for the face (usually a balm or foaming to use with my Clarisonic).

But for travel, especially airline with its 100ml hand luggage liquids limit, all-in-ones can’t be beat. They could even be a ‘life saver’ should your hold luggage go temporary walkabout with all your toiletries inside, as happened to my husband last summer hols (he’s not exactly big on skincare but he was without some essentials for 2 days!).

Streetwise Hydrating Make-Up Remover Face and Eyes is one such all-in-one, developed by a new organic British skincare company Orico. The brand’s philosophy is this: to create natural skincare that counters the damaging effect that modern living has on our skin, i.e. pollution, air-conditioning, heating and stress.  In other words, skin that is constantly under attack from a harsh urban environment is nursed back to health via something that is pure and natural.


This makeup remover is a deep cleansing cream, packed with a heap of moisturising and conditioning natural actives, including coconut oil (the ingredient à la mode) and aloe vera (a particular favourite of mine). It also contains vitamin E, antioxidant superstar – it protects skin from UV damage and increases the efficacy of active sunscreen ingredients (among other things).

Also included in the formula:
-    Tangerine and orange essential oils to de-congest and increase circulation
-    Salicylic acid to remove dead cells  

Does it work?

It’s a light cream with a smooth texture that applies easily. You remove it, as you would a hot cloth cleanser, with a damp face cloth or muslin.

It is not an eye stinger, hurrah! Surprising as it may seem (or perhaps you’ve seen this too), I’ve found that a number of eye makeup removers smart my eyes if I accidentally get product in them. While I didn’t test this aspect specifically (by rubbing the cream directly into my peepers), I was applying it liberally over my eyelashes, so  I’m sure if it was going to sting  I would have found out.


What impressed me is that this removed all trace of my mascara. No mean feat. As I’ve yet to find a mascara that is fully waterproof or smudge proof, I rely on my trusted Clarins Double Fix’ Mascara. With this applied over the top, no mascara is going to budge!

This remover works. I also like that it’s heavy on naturals, rather than loaded with synthetics. It leaves my face feeling soft and hydrated. But I do find the aroma not quite to my liking. It’s got a notable orange scent. You may well love that, and while I’m not adverse to a citrus smell (in fact subtle ones I like a lot) I do find it a little strong. It’s a minor point, and a personal one.

Final Thoughts


Orico London Streetwise Hydrating Make-Up Remover Face and Eyes is natural, it’s an all-in-one  and it removes eye makeup with mega staying power. If they’re the boxes you want ticking then I think you’ll love this. If like me you prefer separates for day-to-day, but are fond of a multi-tasker for travel, then I recommend packing this in your suitcase  - or should I say hand luggage!  

Orico London Streetwise Hydrating Make-Up Remover Face and Eyes costs £15 for 75ml. You can buy it here.

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17 comments

  1. very clever - this one sounds like a really sensible creation and, as you say - great for travel!

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  2. This looks like a lovely makeup remover, I love that its an all in one as Its less to carry or find space for in the bathroom or on my dressing table.
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    1. All-in-ones this size so 'handy' for your hand luggage liquids bag Tx

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  3. Sounds like a very sensible travel cleanser. Anything that hydrates my skin has got to be a winner and as I like citrus, I'd hopefully approve of the aroma too.

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    1. A good hydrator certainly, just a tad too much orange citrus scent for me (minor point though). Tx

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  4. Sounds great, even better that its natural, xoxo.

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  5. love the sound of pure and natural , I like aloe vera I know it works, couple that with a one in all travel size pack , am sold on it totally! Manjiri - http://sliceoffme.wordpress.com/

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    1. Aloe Vera me too. Such a moisture booster. Tx

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  6. ooo ive never tried a muslim cloth! i always use liquids to remove my makeup and wash my face thoroughly

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    1. A muslim is perfect for removing cleansing creams as it's slightly exfoliating. Tx

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  7. Sounds like a great product! Good to hear it's easy on the eyes. :) T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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    1. Indeed. Don't you just hate it when eye removers sting your eyes? Sounds crazy that some would but it happens :(

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  8. I hate if a product stings in my eyes- so hooray for that! I do love all citrus scents also and I am a big fan of salicylic acid- so this is a winner! I want to try it- have never seen it before- I hope it is available in the US! It is so fun to hop on other blogs and see all the goodies that are out there in the world but not so good for my wallet- lol! Kisses sweet Tracey! XOXO, Sissi www.beauty4free2u.com

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    1. I think you'd really like this product Sissi. Not sure if it's available where you are? Tx

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  9. I have a sample of their Superico face oil and that is great too x

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