Top Product: Earth Science - Chamomile & Green Tea Natural Eye Makeup Remover | $17 | Amazon
Taking care of your skin can be challenging, especially when you’re stressed.
However, one thing that can improve your skin’s health is by taking off your makeup every day. Since I first decided to routinely take off my makeup at the end of each day, I’ve felt refreshed and accomplished.
You, too, can experience this feeling with the best makeup removers that 2021 has to offer.
Best Way to Remove Makeup: Makeup Eraser
Before we even get into makeup removing products, let’s commit to being eco-conscious. Snag one of these reusable MakeUp Erasers, which is a much more sustainable solution than disposable cotton pads. I buy one of these every year, and not only have I saved money but it’s much kinder on my sensitive face.
Best for Sensitive Skin: Earth Science - Chamomile & Green Tea
Earth Science - Chamomile & Green Tea Natural Eye Makeup Remover is one of my favorite skincare products. This alcohol-free, cruelty-free product is a reusable and eco-friendly alternative to makeup wipes. It’s super gentle and highly effective, especially for removing pesky waterproof mascara. Formulated with chamomile and green tea extracts, this makeup remover is suitable for all skin types.
Best for Oily Skin: Neutrogena Makeup Remover
I keep this Neutrogena makeup remover in every makeup and sports bag. Affordable and efficient, these towelettes won’t break the bank and are perfect after a long workout or day of work. Instantly after applying them, I feel absolutely refreshed and ready to relax.
Best Cleanser: EltaMD Deep Pore Facial Cleanser (8 fl. oz.)
EltaMD Deep Pore Facial Cleanser has a beautiful light foaming texture that can remove everything from makeup to excess oil and impurities. Perfectly balanced with no harsh chemicals, this cleanser will leave your skin feeling smooth, soft, and perfectly clean! Plus, it’s perfect for those of us with sensitive skin types.
Best for Acne-Prone Skin: Fresh Soy Makeup Removing Face Wash
If you’re all about clean beauty, this Fresh’s soy face cleanser is one of the top choices out there. Great for all skin types, this 3-in-1 cleanser wipes away all makeup, deep cleans pores, and balances it all out. Customers have noted its lightweight formula is helpful for calming oily skin and problem areas. Cucumber extract and rosewater leave shoppers with healthier, more supple skin after just one month of use.
Best for Eye Makeup: La Roche-Posay Respectissime Waterproof
There are some waterproof eye makeup removers that don’t do a great job of removing stubborn makeup. There are others that strip away some of your skin’s essential nutrients. Rest assured knowing that the La Roche-Posay Respectissime Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover is neither! This product will not only remove makeup but will also soften and improve your skin’s texture. Note that the formula is activated when shaken.
Best Wipes: Cetaphil Gentle Wipes
Made with aloe vera, chamomile, and green tea, the Cetaphil Gentle Makeup Removing Wipes provide a soft and soothing experience for both your travel and home skincare needs. Tested by dermatologists and ophthalmologists, these wipes are clinically proven to remove all types of makeup, including long-wear and waterproof.
Best Drugstore: L’Oreal Eye Makeup Remover
The L’Oreal Eye Makeup Remover is a great drugstore find, simultaneously conditioning the eye area and leaving it makeup-free. Its oil-free formula is perfect for those of us with sensitive eyes that are adverse to greasy products. Additionally, this item is both dermatologist and ophthalmologist-tested to leave both your mind and skin at ease.
This story was originally published by Sheilah Villari on 09/22/2020 and updated with new information by Juliana Clark on 07/19/2021.