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7 Gentle and Effective Makeup Removers

Given all the time women put into searching for the right skincare routine and makeup products, it seems that neglecting one’s makeup remover wouldn’t quite make sense.

The act of removing your makeup in itself is so important for the health of your skin, and the products you use to remove it are nearly as important.

As far as makeup removers go, there are a few different forms. Pre-moistened cloths are the easiest and most “travel friendly,” and liquid can be used with a cotton pad. Some makeup removers are formulated as cleansing products that you apply to a wet face and then rinse off.

Personally, I use a combination of both. I use a pre-moistened cloth in order to loosen everything up and get the majority of my eye makeup off, and I finish with a swipe of liquid remover on a cotton pad to make sure there is nothing left behind.

Whether your skin is sensitive or not, it’s never a bad idea to err on the gentle side of things when you are shopping for a new skin product. Some makeup removers can leave your skin dry and tight, which can lead to breakouts or flakiness.

If you are in the market for a new makeup remover, browse the products below!

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  • Clinique Take The Day Off 2 of 8
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    This makeup remover from Clinique will work on even the toughest lipstick or mascara, removing it without leaving your skin feeling too dry!

    Buy it at Sephora for $18.00

  • Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover by Sephora 3 of 8
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    If you wear waterproof mascara daily, you've probably experienced some trouble getting it off. This remover will melt away waterproof mascara without irritating your eyes.

    Buy it at Sephora for $10.50

  • Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleansing Cloths 4 of 8
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    Philosphy is known for its gentle products, and these makeup removing cloths are gentle, but very effective. Add a little warm water for extra suds!

    Buy it at Sephora for $15.00

  • Just Release Me Dual-Phase Oil-Free Makeup Remover 5 of 8
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    If you are looking for an oil-free option, this liquid makeup remover will effectively clean your skin without leaving any greasy residue behind.

    Buy it at Sephora for $18.00

  • Laura Mercier Flawless Skin Dual-Action Eye Makeup Remover 6 of 8
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    If you love the smell of cucumbers, this gentle makeup remover will clean off your makeup and leave your skin well-hydrated.

    Buy it at Sephora for $22.00

  • Caudalie Cleansing Water 7 of 8
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    This gentle cleansing water will take off your makeup and also cleanse your skin. It smells fresh and is very gentle.

    Buy it at Nordstrom for $28.00

  • Neutrogena Extra Gentle Eye Makeup Remover Pads 8 of 8
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    If you prefer little pads that you can throw away, this gentle option will work on even the heaviest makeup.

    Buy it at Target for $6.29

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