It can be a daunting chore to remove your makeup every single evening, but I honestly cannot think of a time where I’ve skipped this nightly ritual. Whether it was with face wipes, micellar water or purely just a cleanser, these products worked well to remove every spot of makeup from my face. Through strenuous trial and error, here are our top four products which work wonders at removing your makeup.
1. Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm, $55
This one is for all the women who don’t have the patience of double cleansing, using a clay mask or even using makeup wipes night after night. The Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm is lightweight and works best when applied onto dry skin. Take extra care when massaging over the delicate eye area, then rinse well with warm water. Your makeup slides right off your face without any extra maintenance.
2. Bioderma Crealine H2O Cleanser & Make Up Remover 250ml, $23.99
I just can’t can’t get over Bioderma ever since they started stocking it on Australian shelves. It is gentle enough to use on a day-to-day basis, and is gentle enough to makeup from both the skin and eyes. The best way to use this micellar solution is to add a few drops onto a cotton pad and pat over the face and eyes. Soap-free, fragrance-free and gentle on skin, the solution is designed to remove makeup, bacteria and other fatty molecules. The best part? You don’t have to wash it off either.
3. The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil $26.95
This is a relatively new find, but is silky-smooth on the skin and removes makeup instantly. The sweet fragrance isn’t offensive in the slightest, and works effectively to remove even stubborn waterproof makeup. Massage two pumps of the solution over dry skin, then wash off with warm water.
4. La Roche-Posay Effaclar Foaming Gel 200ml $22.99
Another skincare saviour from the miraculous French pharmacy, Effaclar is a low maintenance cleansing solution which removes a full-face of makeup in seconds. Step away from the wipes, and simply wet your face with lukewarm water and apply a thin layer of gel onto your face. Massage into any problem areas and over the eyes, then wash off well with warm water. The formula is gentle enough for all skin types and won’t over-dry the skin, which is great for those who suffer from acne.
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By Felicia Sapountzis