I think we can all agree, it’s so important to remove our makeup at the end of the day. Even though some nights it seems like the biggest inconvenience, it makes all the difference in the quality of your skin – especially since one of our New Year’s Beauty resolutions was clear skin!
Nowadays there are so many different options when it comes to makeup removers and it can be hard to decide which one is best for your skin. We’ve taken the guesswork out trying to decide though! Here is what you need to know about all the different types of makeup removers on the market so you can remove even your boldest makeup looks with ease:
Oil Makeup Removers
Makeup removers with oil are both super effective and nourishing. They contain antioxidants that help hydrate your skin and improve its texture!
Our top picks:
Biotherm Biosource Total Renew Oil: this makeup remover will eliminate all traces of sweat, makeup, and urban impurities. It double cleanses your skin and gives it a healthy glow. The formula has an anti-pollution adhesion agent as well. Even your most long lasting makeup won’t stand a chance with this one!
Shu Uemura Anti-Oxi + Skin Refining Cleansing Oil: this limited edition cleansing oil is packed with powerful antioxidants to give you your best-looking skin yet! The formula instantly removes makeup, clears pollutants, and reduces redness to give your skin a clear, smooth finish!
Urban Decay Meltdown Makeup Removing Cleansing Oil Stick: this cleansing oil is a bit different as it comes in a stick form as opposed to liquid. The formula works to easily remove your most stubborn waterproof makeup while still being very gentle! It’s perfect for travel and you’ll love how clean and refreshed your skin feels!
Shu Uemura Porefinist Anti-Shine Fresh Cleansing Oil: this lightweight oil will leave your skin feeling clean, fresh, and refined. This one will dissolve your makeup effortlessly and simultaneously wash away excess sebum and blackheads for clearer skin! You’ll love this one, especially if you have oily and/or acne prone skin!
Shu Uemura Cleansing Beauty Oil ultime8 : this luxurious cleansing oil feels super rich and soothing on dry and/or sensitive skin. It is formulated with 8 botanical oils to improve the texture of your skin while removing makeup as well. Your skin will immediately feel moisturized and nourished while looking more radiant!
Armani Prima Oil-In-Gel Foaming Cleanser : This 2-in-1 makeup remover is a real game changer. It cleanses skin like an oil and then purifies like a gel in just one step. The formula is enriched with almond oil and Glycolic acid to enhance skin renewal. This luxurious remover is a professional makeup artist’s must-have.
This ultra-sensorial oil cleanses the face and removes even the most stubborn makeup in a flash, even from the eyes. Its novel and fine texture glides over the skin, effectively dissolving all impurities and leaving skin feeling perfectly cleansed.
Cleansing balms are a really luxurious way to remove your makeup The decadent texture feels so nice and the high oil content makes them very gentle yet effective when it comes to removing makeup. Afterward skin is plump and nourished!
Our top picks:
Biotherm Biosource Balm-to-Oil: this balm melts into a silky oil before becoming a comforting milk. It will effortlessly dissolve even waterproof makeup without leaving a greasy film on your skin! It deeply cleanses and gives your skin a boost of hydration!
YSL OR Rouge Cleansing Cream: this cleansing cream works to remove makeup and impurities with ease. The creamy texture transforms into an oil, which is sure to delight your senses! This one is a must if you have dry and/or sensitive skin!
IT Cosmetics 3-in-1 Makeup Melting Balm: this balm is a fast-acting cleanser, makeup remover, and anti-aging serum all in one easy step! The formula works to remove all traces of makeup and impurities without drying out your skin. At the same time, it provides a barrier of moisture that helps ward off free-radicals and pollutants so you’re left with healthier, younger-looking skin!
Cleansing milks work best when used to double cleanse your skin. They contain soothing, moisturizing properties to lift off makeup without drying out your skin. They are especially great for those with dry and/or sensitive skin!
Our top picks:
Biotherm Biosource Softening Cleansing Milk: this cleansing milk is refreshing and the formula respects the the delicate balance of dry skin. The gentle texture is effective and cooling, making it an essential for those with dry skin!
Vichy Pureté Thermale One Step Milk Cleanser: this cleansing milk removes makeup, cleanses the skin, and tones it all in one! You’ll love how fresh and soothed your skin feels after using this one!
La Roche Posay Physiological Cleansing Milk: this cleansing milk works well, even to remove waterproof makeup! The gentle formula is super effective without feeling harsh on the skin. You’ll adore this one if you have sensitive skin!
Micellar waters are really gaining popularity, and for good reason! They make a great choice for all skin types. They’re also super effective when it comes to removing makeup, are hydrating, and help keep skin clear!
Our top picks:
Biotherm Biosource Self Foaming Cleanser: this self-foaming cleansing water works to purify your skin and soften it. You’ll love the light texture and the fact that it brightens your skin as well!
Garnier Micellar Water: this micellar cleansing water works to remove your makeup and cleanse your skin, eyes, and lips! It will leave your skin feeling clean and refreshed, plus it won’t break the bank!
YSL Top Secrets Micellar Makeup Remover: this micellar water is the perfect choice for light makeup. It efficiently dissolves your makeup and impurities while leaving your skin feeling moisturized. You’ll also love how soft and radiant your skin is afterwards!
Vichy Pureté Thermale One Step Cleansing Micellar Solution 3-in-1: this one is formulated with micellar technology so your skin instantly feels clean and soothed. It removes eye and face makeup, cleanses, and tones the skin all in one easy step!
Lancôme Bi-Facil Face: this non-oily cleansing water instantly removes your most stubborn makeup with ease. The gentle formula feels comforting on the skin and even those with sensitive skin will enjoy this micellar water!
La Roche Posay Rosaliac Micellar Gel: this micellar gel works to both cleanse and soothe face and eyes. This one is perfect for those with delicate and/or reactive skin prone to redness. You’ll love the ultra-cooling texture as it is refreshing and soothing all at once while effectively removing all traces of makeup!
Makeup Removing Wipes
Makeup removing wipes often get a bad rap in the beauty world, but when used as a makeup remover and not a cleanser substitute, they can be really great! They’re so quick to use and are perfect for travelling since they won’t’ leak. Not only that, but they’re super effective at removing makeup!
Our top picks:
Vichy Pureté Thermale Makeup Removing Micellar Cleansing Wipes: these wipes remove all traces of waterproof makeup for face, eyes, and lips. You’ll love that they’re soothing and gentle while still being very efficient!
Garnier Micellar Water Cleansing Wipes: these wipes are perfect if you have sensitive skin! They are so gentle and soft on the skin but still do a great job of removing makeup and impurities!
L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Cleansing Wipes: these wipes will leave your skin feeling clean, reenergized, and smooth! The formula works to strengthen and revitalize your skin too. You’ll love how soft and comforted these wipes make your skin feel!
NYX Be Gone! Makeup Remover Wipes: these wipes remove your most stubborn makeup with ease! The formula is engineered to leave your skin feeling clean and fresh! You’ll love how indulgent these ones are!
Garnier Micellar water + argan oil wipes: lastly, these wipes remove longwear makeup while calming dry skin at the same time! The formula captures impurities, oil, and makeup so your skin is left feeling clean and soothed. Those with dry and/or sensitive skin will love these wipes as they’re infused with argan oil!
How do you remove your makeup each night?