Top 10 Makeup Removers

by Trudi Schrieber

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One of the best things women can do for their skin is to let it breathe at night. So, when we go to bed still wearing make-up, our pores are smothered by cosmetics and the skin’s regeneration is obstructed. Because soap can be harsh on the face, having an effective and gentle make-up remover is a beauty essential for any woman who wears cosmetics. Here are ten of the best:

1. Neutrogena Makeup Remover
Neutrogena is well-known for its effective facial cleansers, and its makeup remover is just as trusted. It leaves no oil behind after use, and it will cost you less than $10 at the drugstore.

2. Estee Lauder Take it Away Total Makeup Remover ($22)
A pricier option, this makeup remover gets rid of even the toughest of waterproof makeup. And it leaves your face with a light, fresh scent.

3. Bare Escentuals On the Spot ($5)
Ever put on your mascara and accidentally smudged some on your eyelid? Or had a run-away eye-pencil? These tiny swabs of eye remover on a stick are perfect for those mishaps. They allow you to pinpoint the area from which you want to remove your makeup, so that you don’t have to start all over again.

4. Clinique Take the Day Off Makeup Remover ($8.50/1.69 oz.)
An effective remover of your daily makeup, this Clinique’s formula speeds up the removal of even waterproof cosmetics.

5. Baby wipes
Yes, that’s right. Many women swear by baby wipes for removing makeup, as they are typically effective and leave no oily residue behind. If you have sensitive skin, you’ll want to select the unscented option.

6. Purity Made Simple by Philosophy ($10/3 oz.)
This deep cleanser dissolves makeup and cleanses pores. It is designed to soothe sensitive and dry skin.

7. Sephora Face Makeup Removing Wipes ($10)
If you’re traveling, these moist towlettes are a convenient and effective option.

8. Nivea Eye Makeup Remover ($6.69)
This eye makeup remover is very gentle. You’ll just need a little remover, some water, and your fingers to whisk away shadow, mascara, and eyeliner.

9. Rimmel London Gentle Eye Make Up Remover ($7.29)
To remove that pesky mascara and heavy eye makeup, Rimmel London’s gentle remover will erase all traces of your night out, without irritating your eyes or leaving you with a heavy oil feeling.

10. Korres Pomegranate Cleansing & Make Up Removing Wipes For Oily And Combination Skin ($12)
Designed specifically for oily and combination skin, these wipes are excellent for removing makeup and tightening pores.

For expert advice on ways to keep your skin healthy, set up a consultation with one of our skin care specialists, who will help you tailor your skin care regimen to your specific skin.

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