If there's one beauty rule we should all live by, it's removing our makeup at the end of the day. A proper cleanse in the evening not only helps get rid of the dirt from the skin, but can also help fight the impact of pollution, prep the skin for your other skincare and even encourage better cell turnover. Finding the best makeup remover is the foundation to a good skincare routine.
Our Favourite Makeup Removers
From oils and balms to gels and foams, these are some of the best makeup removers around right now:
1.Eve Lom CleanserDescribed as 'probably the best cleanser in the world' by Vogue, this multi-purpose, multi-award-winning balm by Eve Lom has been expertly balanced to suit all skin types. Combining the brand's signature blend of four aromatic plant oils (Clove, Eucalyptus, Hops and Egyptian Chamomile) the cleanser promotes glowing, radiant, smoother-looking skin. Massage the cleanser into the skin then wipe off with your Eve Lom Muslin Cloth, working it across the face in small, circular movements to encourage circulation and exfoliate dead skin. Rinse the cloth in cool water and then hold over your face and neck to close pores.
2.Bioderma Sensibio H2O Make-Up Removing Solution Sensitive SkinDeveloped specifically for sensitive skin, the Sensibio H2O Solution from Bioderma effectively removes dirt and makeup from the face and eye area without irritation. The hypoallergenic solution strengthens the skin’s natural barrier to leave it clear and protected. Apply the formula to a re-usable pad and wipe across the face to pick up dirt and makeup.
3.DHC Deep Cleansing OilPenetrating deep into the pores to eliminate dirt, build up and makeup, the DHC Deep Cleansing Oil is an antioxidant rich Olive Oil cleanser infused with vitamins to transform your complexion. The milky formula is suitable for sensitive skin whilst being highly effective. Massage the oil around your face when dry using your fingers then rinse thoroughly to remove.
4.Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing BalmThis smooth and velvety Cleansing Balm by Clinique is a potent but kind to skin cleanser that dissolves all makeup and dirt on the skin. The balm transforms into an oil when massaged into the skin to get deep into the pores, reducing the risk of breakouts and maintaining a clearer complexion. Use your fingertips to apply the oil all over your face then rinse with warm water to reveal a clean and glowing face.
5.Garnier Micellar Water Facial Cleanser and Makeup Remover for Sensitive SkinRefreshing and gently, the Garnier Skin Micellar Cleansing Water draws out dirt and impurities without drying out skin. The effective formula glides over the skin and lifts makeup without rubbing or rinsing to avoid irritation. The formula is hypoallergenic and suitable for all skin types. Apply the cleanser to a re-usable makeup remover pad and smooth over your skin.
6.ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Rose Cleansing BalmIdeal for dry skin, the Elemis Pro-Collagen Rose Cleansing balm melts away dirt and impurities and clears pores whilst intensely hydrating to promote healthy collagen production. The nourishing and lightweight formula, made up of moisturising Shea Butter and Sweet Almond Oil, transforms first into an oil and then a soothing milk to effectively cleanse and refresh skin. For the best results, warm the formula into the palms to start the transformation and then massage all over your face and neck in circular motions. Once the formula has turned into a milky texture, remove with warm water.
7.Avène Micellar LotionPerfect for removing makeup on the go or before a workout, the Avène Micellar Lotion easily wipes across the face and doesn’t require rinsing. The gentle and soothing formula contains the brand’s Thermal Spring Water that helps to nourish and hydrate the complexion whilst it removes all traces of makeup, dirt and build up.
8.La Roche-Posay Respectissime Waterproof Eye Make-Up RemoverIf you’re looking for a more targeted formula to remove stubborn eye makeup without any rubbing or irritation, try the Respectissime Waterproof Eye Make-up Remover by French pharmacy brand La Roche-Posay. The makeup remover is designed for even sensitive skin and removes the most stubborn waterproof mascara and eyeliner. Free from fragrance and parabens, the solution won’t aggravate the eyes, leaving them fresh, clean and comfortable. Shop all makeup removers on LOOKFANTASTIC here.