We’ve all been there: At the end of a very long day, the last thing you want to do is to stand at your sink, meticulously remove your makeup and massage in layers of skincare. Yet, going to bed with your makeup on is one of the worst things you can do for your skin. Just imagine the amount of makeup, sweat, sebum and dirt that have accumulated on the skin over the course of the day. Not to mention going to bed with makeup on means your skin doesn’t get a chance to regenerate itself because of an occlusive layer of gunk and grime that’s suffocating it.
Which is why the latest crop of skincare-infused makeup removers will hopefully change things for people who are too lazy to clean their skin. Not only do these makeup removers thoroughly remove makeup, they also help to maintain skin’s moisture and brighten the complexion. So if you’re looking at taking the easy way out, here are the eight brightening makeup removers to get your hands on: