If there’s one rule everyone in the beauty world subscribes to, it’s that you need to take your makeup off before bed. The detriments of leaving your foundation and mascara on when you hit the hay hardly needs reiterating; and no one likes congested skin, dirty pillows and breakouts.
As innovations beauty removers further develop, and the likes of micellar water are taking the beauty world by storm, it’s important to stay on top of the newest advancements in cosmetic removers. Here, BD rounds up some of the best beauty removers around — from micellar waters and wipes, to oil cleansers.
Clémence Organics luxurious organic bamboo face washer
This is the ultimate face cloth for beauty removal. Made from 100% organic bamboo, this gentle cloth feels like nothing else against your skin. Perfect for cleansing the delicate skin on your face, neck and décolletage. Effortlessly removes make up without dragging or upsetting sensitive skin. Also great for cleansing babies’ and small children’s delicate skin.
Nutrimetics Professional Micellar Cleansing Water
Nutrimetics Professional Micellar Cleansing Water is a no-rinse cleanser that gently cleanses impurities and effectively removes waterproof make-up. Micellar technology solubilises in water and acts as a magnet to capture make-up and excess sebum on the skin without aggressive rubbing. The formula is enriched with emollients to keep skin hydrated and prevent it from drying, as well as a mild surfactant derived from coconut oil that captures oil and make-up on the skin. Skin is left clean, moisturised and fresh. It is suitable for all skin types.
Sisley Paris Cleansing Milk With Sage
Sisley Paris Cleansing Milk With Sage is a fine textured cleansing milk ideal for normal to combination and oily skin types. Make-up and impurities are removed and excess sebum is reduced, while skin is purified and softened. Skin is left radiant, supple and pure.
Synthesis Organics Soothe Cleansing Oil
Synthesis Organics Soothe Cleansing Oil is a facial cleansing oil that helps treat the skin as it gently dissolves make-up, excess oil and impurities. It is formulated with calming aroma-therapeutic and herbal benefits and is enriched with natural vitamins A, B, D & E, essential fatty acids, minerals and the numerous benefits of argan oil for luxuriously rejuvenated skin and eye lashes. It is 98 per cent certified organic and 100 per cent natural.
Manicare X Bec & Bridge Nail Polish Remover Pads
Manicare X Bec & Bridge Nail Polish Remover Pads are limited-edition nail polish pads that have been designed in collaboration with Australian designer Bec & Bridge. They gently remove nail polish, leaving them delicately scented. The packaging featured a neutral toned floral pattern.
QV Face Cleansing Wipes
QV Face Cleansing Wipes are formulated to effectively remove make-up and oil from the skin leaving it moisturised, clean and refreshed. The wipes are strong enough to remove waterproof make-up, yet gentle enough for sensitive skin. The wipes are lanolin, fragrance and soap free. They are pH balanced, non-comedogenic and have been carefully formulated with added vitamin E and safflower oil to replenish moisture levels. Dermatologically tested, opthalmologically tested and suitable for all skin types.
INIKA Organic Certified Organic Makeup Remover
INIKA Organic Certified Organic Makeup Remover is a makeup remover oil that removes all traces of makeup while leaving the skin glowing, hydrated and nourished. The wet to dry formula contains sunflower seed oil for easy makeup removal, jojoba seed oil to plump and hydrate the skin, as well as rosehip oil to help reduce the appearance of scarring, fine lines and wrinkles.
BIODERMA Sensibio H2O
BIODERMA Sensibio H2O is a very gentle, fragrance-free micellar solution that cleanses impurities and removes make-up without affecting the skin's natural balance. The ultra-gentle micelles help capture fatty molecules such as dirt, oil, and make-up, leaving sensitive and intolerant skin cleansed and soothed. For best use, soak a cotton pad with BIODERMA Sensibio H2O and cleanse your face and eyes. No rinsing is required.
La Roche-Posay Micellar Cleansing Water
La Roche-Posay Micellar Cleansing Water is a cleanser specifically formulated for sensitive skin and is free from soap and alcohol. Enriched with La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water, the micellar solution effectively removes makeup and eliminates impurities. The rinse-free formula limits friction on skin. Apply to cotton pad and gently sweep across dry face. Use morning and night.
Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Duet Makeup Remover
This formula combines the effectiveness of an oil phase to dissolve mascara and long-lasting lipstick with a water phase to help float it away. The gentle formula is ideal for sensitive eyes. Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Duet Makeup Remover contains aloe vera, a rejuvenating antioxidant known to heal and soothe tired skin; cucumber extract, which refreshes and reduces redness and irritation, and fennel extract, which helps balance the skin.
Medik8 eyeCleanse is a powerful yet gentle eye make-up remover formulated with a unique micellar cleansing system to remove waterproof mascara, without drying-out the delicate skin around the eyes. Chamomile and cornflower help to soothe and nourish the delicate eye area and hyaluronic acid hydrates and conditions both skin and eyelashes. eyeCleanse is ideal for those with sensitive eyes. It contains no parabens or fragrances to ensure it is non-irritating to eyes and is pH balanced for the eye area in a non-greasy liquid formula. eyeCleanse can also be used to remove lipstick and foundation if desired.
Simple Kind to Eyes Eye Make-up Remover
Simple Kind to Eyes Eye Make-up Remover removes all eye make-up including waterproof mascara with a non-greasy formula that doesn’t sting or irritate eyes. Pro-vitamin B5 restores, softens and smoothes skin and the formula is 100 per cent oil free so doesn’t leave a greasy residue. Opthalmologically tested, it’s suitable for contact-lens wearers.
Linden Leaves Natural Skincare Soothing Eye Makeup Remover
Linden Leaves Natural Skincare Soothing Eye Makeup Remover is an eye makeup remover that gently removes makeup, cleanses the delicate skin of the eye area and conditions the eyelashes. The formula is enriched with botanical extracts such as eyebright, organic white tea and chamomile to help reduce inflammation, tighten pores and soothe the skin.
Kosmea Five Minute Facial™ Muslin Cloth
Kosmea Five Minute Facial™ Muslin Cloth is a 100 per cent cotton muslin cloth designed to purify and gently exfoliate the skin during cleansing.
NIVEA Daily Essentials Sensitive Caring Micellar Water
NIVEA Daily Essentials Sensitive Caring Micellar Water is a cleansing water that works to remove makeup without any rubbing or rinsing. Micelle technology works like a magnet to attract and remove dirt to deeply cleanse the skin, while grape seed oil and pro-vitamin B5 moisturise. Available in Sensitive and Normal.