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A Clean Face Is a Happy Face: The Best Makeup Removers To Keep It That Way

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Top Product: Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micellar Water | $15 | 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.

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You, too, can experience this feeling with the best makeup removers that 2021 has to offer.

Best Way to Remove Makeup: Makeup Eraser

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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: Bioderma Sensibio H2O

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All the YouTube beauty gurus can get behind this product. Bioderma’s Sensibio H2O is ideal for sensitive skin and redness. Created with vitamin E, Bioderma has a non-rinse solution that produces a feeling of instant freshness. The brand has a line of clinically tested products designed to boost skin’s resistance against environmental factors.

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Best for Oily Skin: Neutrogena Makeup Remover

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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.

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Best Cleanser: Versed Baby Cheeks All-In-One Hydrating Milk

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Versed’s Baby Cheeks All-In-One Hydrating Milk is an amazing product because it accomplishes multiple aspects of your skincare simultaneously. This product removes makeup, hydrates skin, restores skin’s natural pH, and even removes hard water residue. It’s perfect for pre or post-workout, removing sweat, bacteria, and even dried mascara. The milky texture of the product is velvety thanks to the beauty of bamboo extract and coconut water. I’m feeling refreshed just thinking about it!

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Best for Acne-Prone Skin: Fresh Soy Makeup Removing Face Wash

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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.

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Best for Eye Makeup: La Roche-Posay Respectissime Waterproof

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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.

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Best Wipes: Cetaphil Gentle Wipes

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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.

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Best Drugstore: L’Oreal Eye Makeup Remover

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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.

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This story was originally published by Sheilah Villari on 09/22/2020 and updated with new information by Juliana Clark on 05/11/2021.


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