We spend so long putting on our makeup then we wipe it all off in minutes without thinking about the product, the process and how it affects our skin. Gone are the days of falling asleep in makeup or using one-and-done wipes. Now, it’s all about double cleansing or indulging in makeup removing products that cost as much as the makeup itself. We’ve rounded up some of the best products to wipe away the day. From cleansing balms and gels to makeup wipes and micellar water, there’s something for everyone.
Youth to the People Superberry Dream Cleansing Balm ($34)
This dreamy balm turns into an oil then a milk as it rubs away any traces of makeup in just a moment, It leaves your skin feeling silky soft.
Peach & Lily Ginger Melt Oil Cleanser ($29)
This oil cleanser is a no-residue, no-mess solution to makeup removal. It melts away excess oil, SPF and makeup, including stubborn mascara. The ginger, pineapple, papaya and sunflower seed and grapeseed oils make this cleanser a great booster for all skin types.
The INKEY List Oat Cleansing Balm ($11)
This cleaning balm is an absolute must in your makeup removing arsenal. It dissolves makeup quickly while also working to reduce redness and soothe skin. The colloidal oatmeal and ceramides boost the skin’s barrier and leave skin super smooth and hydrated.
The Nue Co Barrier Culture Cleanser ($42)
Sure this multi-tasking cleanser removes makeup, but it does much more than that. It uses patented technology to rebuild the topical microbiome, protect against pollution and lock in moisture.
L’Occitane Cleansing Oil-to-Milk ($26)
This luxurious oil-to-milk makeup removing cleanser doesn’t just rinse away impurities—it also gives you a natural glow and softer skin.
Neutrogena Makeup Remover Ultra-Soft Cleansing Towelettes ($5)
These makeup-removing wipes are a classic for a reason. They’re effective, affordable and great for sensitive skin. Keep these on hand for nights when you don’t feel like endeavoring on a double cleanse.
Naturally Serious Lemon-Aid Makeup-Removing Cleansing Gel ($18)
Squeeze a bit of that summer day lemonade stand goodness into your skin-care routine. This vitamin C–packed cleansing gel wipes away makeup and clarifies the skin, all while smelling like a sunny day.
Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micellar Water Makeup Remover ($10)
Micellar water’s moment in the spotlight may have come and gone, but Bioderma’s Micellar Water is eternal. It’s gentle, soothing and reliable.
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