Proper makeup removal is an essential step of any skincare routine; getting that gunk and product off is important to keeping skin fresh, prevent breakouts and get rid of dirt buildup after a long day out. From oil cleansers to micellar water makeup removers to cleansing gels, here are all the heavy lifters from our Teenage Beauty Awards 2017!
Browhaus Erase Make-up Remover, $18.90Having trouble finding a makeup remover that’s gentle enough for sensitive skin and powerful enough to melt away stubborn makeup, the fragrance- and paraben-free Browhaus Eraser Make-up Remover does the job effectively. This oil-based makeup remover is easy to use too – simply emulsify three to four pumps of the formula with water, massage all over your face and rinse thoroughly – no tugging required!
Curél Makeup Cleansing Gel, $19.80Curel’s Makeup Cleansing Gel thoroughly removes makeup from deep within your pores, including long-wearing makeup. Suited for all skin types, this gentle yet effective makeup remover helps to soothe your complexion without drying it out.
Senka Perfect Water Cleansing, $17.90
The oil-free, dermatologist-tested and colorant-free Perfect Water Cleansing contains Natural Silk Essence Complex and Double Hyaluronic Acids that rejuvenates and nourishes the skin with essential nutrients. This water-based cleanser makes the removal of makeup an easy task by dissolving impurities and excess sebum, while cleaning up any residual dirt and oil along the way. Best part? There’s no need for an extra step of rinsing.
Estelle & Thild BioCleanse Micellar Cleansing Water, $38
An organic micellar water that’s infused with aloe vera and coconuts, this lightweight no-rinse cleanser effectively lifts away impurities and gives skin a healthy glow. To refresh skin, simply saturate a cotton pad and gently wipe away all traces of makeup and dirt, then pat dry with a towel.
ASTALIFT Lunamer AC Cleansing Oil, $35
The formula of ASTALIFT’s Lunamer Cleansing Oil is far lighter than most oils, and it does not clog up your skin over time whilst still removing your eye makeup thoroughly. It eliminates pore-clogging sebum and any clogged gunk too. Infused with orange oil, this helps to purify and tighten your skin at the same time. This way, you can say bye to enlarged pores and say hi to clearer skin!
Biore Acne Care Micellar Cleansing Water, $18.90
The Biore Micellar Cleansing Water contains an ultra gentle yet effective makeup removal formula – natural mineral water from Japanese Alps with Micellar Watery Technology for the thorough removal of makeup. Micellar water contains micelle molecules that latch onto dirt, make-up and other impurities sitting on your skin for effortless removal. On top of that, it contains an anti-bacterial formula that prevents further pimples and outbreaks, and minimizes pores for a clearer and more refined complexion.
Eucerin Acne and Makeup Cleansing Water, $39.90
A micellar water that’s perfectly suited for acne-prone skin, all products under the Eucerin DermoPURIFYER range are compatible with commonly used acne medication and suitable for all needs (minor blemishes, combination skin, oily skin, blemished skin, acne). They have been scientifically proven; people who’ve used it demonstrated a significant improvement in their acne symptoms, which means you can trust Eucerin to help manage any of your existing and potential outbreaks.
NIVEA White Oil Control Make Up Clear Micellar Water, $18.90In the NIVEA Make Up Clear Micellar Water, it is incorporated with Superior Micellar Cleansing Technology that easily removes oil, dirt and heavy makeup without stripping the skin of moisture and that is thanks to the Oxygen Boost technology, which hydrates the skin while cleansing. You’ll be happy to know its free from alcohol, parabens, fragrances and silicones too.
Sephora Micellar Cleansing Gel, $9
Travel- and wallet-friendly, this Micellar Cleansing Gel is part of Sephora’s skincare line that’s sounds good enough to be eaten. Massage the gel directly onto your face and you will notice how it melts into your skin to remove your makeup. Sephora’s new skincare line features other cleansing creams and micellar cleansing water too that can help cater to your skin’s different needs.
Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil, $55
A clear winner amongst many makeup removers is Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Cleansing Oil. The lightweight and slippery elixir is enriched with an aromatic blend of pure botanical oils, including squalane – a plant-derived lipid with a natural affinity for skin – evening primrose oil – rich in Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids – and lavender essential oil. These oils leave your skin feeling replenished and rejuvenated and yet it’s non-comedogenic, which means it does not clog your pores too. The natural formula of this cleansing oil is what makes it so attractive because you know what’s exactly going onto your face without a ton of other foreign ingredients.
Garnier Oil-Infused Micellar Water, $19.90
For the first time, Garnier’s Micellar Water is formulated with oils. This helps you cleanse your face thoroughly because it attracts all your makeup like a magnet, while the oil in the formula strips off even the toughest of water-proof mascaras and eyeliners easily. The bottle of Micellar Oil-infused Cleansing Water claims there are 200 uses, which makes this an excellent beauty buy without the hefty price tag. This affordable, drugstore makeup is easily one of your skincare staples.