Saturday, November 14, 2015

[Review] Rohto Lycee Eye Wash Cleanse & Refresh Lotion

Hi all~
I have a couple of drafts that I really need to finish >_< but I recently started using this eye wash from Rohto, and I HAD TO WRITE ABOUT IT FIRST. I'll be quick and to the point though...maybe.
It contains 3 vitamins, including vitamin B6, B12, and E, Hyaluronic acid Na, and more for eye nourishing, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammation performance. You can feel your eyes instantly refreshing and comfortable after used. It is also a good idea to use when getting eye discomfort, tiredness, after swimming, and after eye makeup removal.

If you've used the Rohto Lycee Eye Drops before, this eye wash has the same refreshing and cool feeling without the stinging.

Yes, this might be super random, but for those that wear lenses you may feel my pain and frustration of accidentally putting on your contacts on top of leftover gunk. I always seem to have residue in my eyes :< whether it be makeup remnants or just morning eye mucus (is that correct term for it)'s quite frustrating.

Check out these gross pictures showing what could be left in our eyes:

Honestly, when I hear of "eye wash", I automatically feel uneasy. I hate getting water in my eyes, much less voluntarily swishing unknown liquid in there. Still, with the great reviews from Amazon, I knew I still had to try. Also come to find out, it doesn't have a lotion consistency at all unlike the name states. Trickery. But thank goodness, because I wouldn't put any lotion directly into my eyes.

It comes with a rubber/silicone cup where you squeeze the wash into. It works as a suction up and swishes the cleanse back and forth to your eye. I suppose the step guide pictures might be from a previous version, because now the cup is upgraded to be sturdier looking.
How to use:
  1. When you look at the suction cup, you will see "fill" line where you fill the solution up to.
  2. Tilt your head forward and position the cup in to your eye. When you have comfortably fitted it on top your eye area, go ahead put your head back into regular position (or you can still have your head slightly tilted forward if you're afraid you might spill the first time using)
  3. Repeatedly squeeze the bottom portion of the cup. This causes the solution to swish back and forth to your eye. Do this for approximately 10 seconds.
  4. Depending on your preference, you can open and close your eye while swishing the liquid. I like to keep mine open while moving my eye side to side, up and down.
  5. Discard liquid and repeat on other eye.
And just a side note: When I first opened it, I thought it was necessary to snip the top of the solution bottle in order for the liquid to come out of. Before cutting it, I squeezed the bottle pretty hard to double check, not really thinking anything would happen. I ended up squeezing out a good portion of it -_-' The small hole is located on the side, not at the top. So no cutting necessary.
Does it work?
Yes! This has now become part of both my night and morning routine. Right after I was my face, I take the time to use this before going into my skincare regime. It's a great extra step to ensure all the mascara and eyeliner particles I just washed off aren't stuck in my eyes. It also makes my eyes feel refreshed and rehydrated after a long day of wearing my lenses.

In the morning right before I put on my contacts, I also like to use the eye wash. Not only does it wake me up, it cleans any further residue that I might have gotten while I was sleeping or showering. I have microbeads in my morning face wash and ONE bead always seems to find its way in my eye. A problem no more!

Cleaning the cup:
One of the complaints that I read about was that it should've come with more than one cup to use, one for each eye. While I do agree, it's understandable why they would only give us one. Since we're essentially removing the bacteria and nasties in our eye, it's important to always clean after us. After using, I like to pour in 70% isopropyl alcohol into the cup and leave it in there for a few minutes and then discard. I place it somewhere safe, away from where it can get dirty and let it air dry.

I wish it was cheaper considering how often I use it, but then again the nicer eye drops and contact solution brands tend to be rather pricey as well. At 450 ml, I'm thinking this will most likely last me a little over a month, and spending $20 a month on this is well worth it. Surprisingly enough, you don't really use that much product at all when you fill it up to the line each time.

Where to buy:

  1. Amazon, $20.48 (purchased from here because it was on Prime and received it in 2 days)
  2. Imomoko, $18.99 (plus shipping, US based)
  3. eBay, $18-$20 (free shipping, mostly Japan based)
Here is a commercial for it that somewhat demonstrates how to use it (different suction cup, same product):

Final Verdict: 

I'm obsessed with this...that is all.

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