The best makeup removers for clean, glowing skin

If there's one beauty rule everyone should follow, it's that you should always remove your makeup at the end of the day. The detriments of leaving foundation and mascara on when you hit the hay hardly need reiterating; and no one likes congested skin, dirty pillows and breakouts.

Below, BD has rounded up some of the best makeup removers – from micellar water to wipes and oil cleansers – to help you maintain soft, healthy, makeup-free skin as beauty innovations continue to develop.

Swisspers Cleansing Facial Wipes with Micellar and Rosewater

Swisspers Cleansing Facial Wipes with Micellar and Rosewater are cleansing wipes that quickly and gently remove makeup and cleanse the skin. The micellar is a gentle and effective cleanser, while the natural rosewater calms skin.


BIODERMA Sensibio H2O is a very gentle, fragrance-free micellar solution that cleanses impurities and removes makeup without affecting the skin's natural balance.

FRESH Seaberry Skin Nutrition Cleansing Oil

FRESH Seaberry Skin Nutrition Cleansing Oil is an omega-rich cleansing oil that removes impurities, even waterproof makeup, while maintaining natural moisture levels for a radiant complexion.

TEOXANE RHA® Micellar Solution

This three-in-one solution cleanses, tones and removes makeup. Containing a special blend of powerful, hydrating and soothing ingredients, it perfectly cleanses away surface impurities and makeup without disrupting the skin’s natural pH balance.

Essano Micellar Soothing Sensitive Wipes

These cleansing wipes gently remove dirt, oil and makeup from the skin without the need for rinsing. The wipes contain micellar cleansing molecules to remove impurities.

Skindinavia The Makeup Remover Spray

A first-of-its-kind makeup removing spray, this formulation is able to break down even the toughest of waterproof makeup, penetrating and lifting it away for effortless removal. 

Nu Colour® Waterproof Makeup Remover

This makeup remover helps to remove waterproof and long-lasting makeup. The bi-phasic formula has two distinct layers. When shaken, the combined layers activate to gently, yet effectively, remove makeup from the eyes and lips without irritating them.

Blessed by Nature Micellar Pure Cleansing Water

Blessed by Nature Micellar Pure Cleansing Water is a cleansing water that will thoroughly remove makeup and impurities while soothing the skin. Micelles help capture and dissolve dirt, oil and makeup to leave the skin clean and purified. 

Manicare erase-IT! makeup remover 2pk

This addition from Manicare is a reusable makeup remover cloth that effectively removes both stubborn and waterproof makeup with just water, leaving skin feeling fresh and clean.

Andalou Lash + Lid Makeup Remover

Andalou Lash + Lid Makeup Remover is a makeup remover with a fruit stem cell complex and vitamin C to gently nourish and condition lashes and brows.

Swisse Micellar Makeup Removing Cleansing Water

This cleansing water cleanses, hydrates and removes waterproof makeup all in one simple swipe. Enriched with cucumber extract, its natural, non-irritating, rinse-free formula delivers a soft and soothing effect.

Bobbi Brown Makeup Melter & Cleanser

Bobbi Brown Makeup Melter & Cleanser is a three-in-one cleanser, makeup remover and toner that helps to cleanse and clarify skin by removing excess oil, pollutants and long-wearing makeup.