8 Most Effective Makeup Removers That Are Super Gentle On Your Skin

by Debby Kwong
LIFESTYLE  |  September 12, 2018
  • These makeup removers will remove even the most stubborn makeup with a single swipe, leaving your skin thoroughly cleansed.
    1 / 9 These makeup removers will remove even the most stubborn makeup with a single swipe, leaving your skin thoroughly cleansed.

    When it comes to skincare rules, removing makeup before bed definitely ranks high along with using sunscreen religious. And the truth is, your skin will thank you for it for years to come. Whether you like a dual-function eye and lip makeup remover, or micellar cleansing water so you don’t have to wash your face again, or even makeup wipes that are great for when you’re on the go, here are eight makeup removers that are fuss-free, tough on makeup but gentle on your skin.

    (Also read: 9 Best Cleansing Oils to Remove Makeup in Seconds)

    Some quick tips to take note of: avoid tugging at your skin to remove stubborn makeup. Instead saturate a cotton pad with makeup remover and place over the lips and each eyelid, letting it soak for a few seconds before gently wiping away. Choose makeup wipes that are thicker and smoother so they don’t have any abrasive action on your skin. And look out for soothing ingredients like rose and chamomile that calm the skin.

    (Also read: How to Pick The Right Makeup Remover For Your Skin Type)

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  • Biore Cleansing Oil Cotton Facial Sheets Regular Tub ($17.90 for 44 sheets)
    2 / 9 Biore Cleansing Oil Cotton Facial Sheets Regular Tub ($17.90 for 44 sheets)

    Soaked with 20% more cleansing oil in each sheet, this dissolves even stubborn waterproof mascara with ease, reducing any pulling or tugging at your skin. Plus, they are alcohol-free and enriched with a hydrating beauty essence to leave skin hydrated, not feeling oily or sticky.

    (Also read: 6 Ways to Keep Skin Healthy and Hydrated on Long Flights)

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  • Caudalie Micellar Cleansing Water ($17 for 100ml)
    3 / 9 Caudalie Micellar Cleansing Water ($17 for 100ml)

    A soap-free micellar water that gently remove impurities and cleanses your complexion without drying out the skin. Suitable for daily use, it contains organic grape water which moisturises and decreases skin sensitivity while organic chamomile extract neutralises redness and soothes the skin.

    Photo: Caudalie

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  • Cle De Peau Beaute Eye and Lip Makeup Remover Towelettes ($40 for 50 sheets)
    4 / 9 Cle De Peau Beaute Eye and Lip Makeup Remover Towelettes ($40 for 50 sheets)

    These luxurious wipes are pre-moistened with a powerful cleansing oil enriched formula which removes particles from air pollution while the new melting oil efficiently removes all types of makeup. Bio-evening primrose oil and water-holding oil hydrate the delicate eye and lip areas, while camellia oil  helps repair and protect eyelashes.

    (Also read: This is Exactly How You Should Cleanse Your Face to Get Rid Of Dirt, Makeup & Dead Skin Cells)

    Photo: Cle De Peau

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  • Estee Lauder Take it Away Gentle Eye & Lip LongWear Makeup Remover ($52 for 100ml)
    5 / 9 Estee Lauder Take it Away Gentle Eye & Lip LongWear Makeup Remover ($52 for 100ml)

    An advanced formula that contains aloe vera and other botanical ingredients to quickly dissolves long-wear and waterproof makeup with a light sweep of a cotton pad. This dual-phase formula helps soothe the skin, leaving it clean, soft and supple, with no oily residue or greasy after-feel.

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  • Estelle & Thild BioCleanse Micellar Cleansing Water ($38 for 250ml)
    6 / 9 Estelle & Thild BioCleanse Micellar Cleansing Water ($38 for 250ml)

    A no-rinse cleanser that tones and refreshes the skin to leave you with a hydrated, dewy glow.  Infused with nourishing aloe vera and natural coconut tensides, this soothing cleansing water is specially formulated to remove makeup while keeping the skin’s natural barrier intact.

    (Also read: 7 Facial Cleansers That Cater to Every Skincare Need)

    Photo: Estelle & Thild

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  • Bifesta Cleansing Sheet Moist ($14.50 for 46 sheets)
    7 / 9 Bifesta Cleansing Sheet Moist ($14.50 for 46 sheets)

    Targeted at fighting skin dullness while removing waterproof makeup effortlessly, these cleansing sheets are great when you’re travelling or to use before your workout. Absorbent amino acid provides excellent hydration and keep skin moisturised and supple.

    Photo: Bifesta

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  • Mamonde Micro Lip & Eye Remover ($15 for 100ml)
    8 / 9 Mamonde Micro Lip & Eye Remover ($15 for 100ml)

    Your eye area has the most delicate skin, so a dual-phase oil cleanser like this is gentle yet powerful enough to remove waterproof makeup. The key ingredient is the lotus extract, which hydrates while creating a moisture barrier to prevent further drying out of the skin.

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  • Origins Dr. Weil For Origins Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief Micellar Cleanser ($60 for 200ml)
    9 / 9 Origins Dr. Weil For Origins Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief Micellar Cleanser ($60 for 200ml)

    Dr. Weil’s signature anti-inflammatory mega-mushroom blend helps boost resilience against environmental irritants along with antioxidant-rich berry ferment to help combat the damaging effects of everyday pollution. This gentle, no-rinse, oil-free formula leaves skin feeling silky-soft and clean—never irritated.

    (Also read: 10 Best Facial Cleansers For Post-Workout That Won’t Dry Your Skin)

    Photo: Origins

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