Thankfully, we now have gentle and very effective formulas that will thoroughly cleanse our skin and remove our eye makeup (without us sacrificing a few eyelashes). Whether you have oily, sensitive, dry, combination or ageing skin — there's a perfect makeup remover just for you.
Shu Uemura POREfinist Anti-Shine Fresh Cleansing Oil
It seems counterintuitive to recommend a cleansing oil for oily skin types but it's actually an effective way to remove all the gunk (a.k.a makeup, sebum, pollutants) on your face, simply because oil attracts oil. Shu Uemura's formula contains cinnamon bark extract that triggers sebum regulation, which will help in reducing pimples, blackheads and whiteheads. Just massage a palm-sized amount onto the face and watch it melt down even the most stubborn makeup.
Aside from cleansing oils, you can also turn to cleansing balms to remove your daily makeup. These are cleansers that take an oil-like texture when rubbed on dry skin and help melt away oil-based impurities. Once you're sure all your makeup has been dissolved, splash some water on your face to transform the cleansing balm into a milky texture for easy rinsing. The Starskin ORGLAMIC™ Celery Juice Healthy Hybrid Cleansing Balm contains radish seed extract, celery juice and sunflower seed oil as its main makeup removers, but it also has tea tree, rosehip and camellia oil to help soothe your oily complexion.
Pond's Cold Cream Cleanser
Banila Co. Clean It Zero Revitalizing
Although those with ageing skin can also use other cleansers intended for other skin types, it's best to take advantage of makeup removers with added ingredients that will benefit mature skin. Look for makeup removers that do not need unnecessary tugging for them to work. The Banila Co. Clean It Zero Balm Revitalizing is a good option to consider. The added resveratrol is a natural antioxidant that can prevent damage from free radicals and ensure that our collagen production remains stable. Just take a pea-sized amount of this balm and massage it onto the skin.
Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm
If you have mature and sensitive skin, then the Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm is another makeup remover you can consider. It is a lightweight option that contains safflower seed oil to remove dirt and oil while leaving your skin feeling moisturised. Since mature skin also typically needs an extra boost in the cellular turnover department, this cleansing balm also has vitamin E to smooth, soothe, and hydrate skin as well as minimise the appearance of scars.
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