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Your Guide to Natural Makeup Removers
If you love wearing makeup, removing it each night is absolutely essential! Without a great makeup remover the rest of your skin care might not do its job as well, plus think of your pillowslips! To help you decide which formula is right for you, I've put together this guide to the best natural makeup removers.
Removing your makeup thoroughly should always be the first step in your evening skin care routine, it's a non-negotiable in my book! If you don't remove your makeup, your pores could become clogged with a build-up of makeup and skin care, which means your skin is unable to breathe and restore itself overnight, and could even lead to painful and unsightly breakouts. For some, a plain facial cleanser just isn't quite enough to both remove makeup and give the pores a deep clean, so it's important to add dedicated makeup removal in there to give your skin the deepest possible clean.
Best natural eye makeup removers
Andalou Naturals Lash + Lid Makeup Remover
Eye makeup can often be the trickiest thing to remove. The eye area is so delicate so you can't be too harsh while removing your makeup, but this area is also where makeup can be the thickest, especially if you prefer waterproof mascaras. I love the Andalou Naturals Lash + Lid Makeup Remover as it removes eye makeup both gently and effectively without being harsh on skin. Nourishing Jojoba Oil, Biotin, Ginkgo Extract, Vitamin C and Rosehip Oil may also help to condition the lashes, eyelids and brows to strengthen your eyelashes and promote growth. To use, gently swipe across the eyes using a cotton pad and then wipe clean.
Dr Alkaitis Mascara & Eye Makeup Remover
Another really amazing option for stubborn eye makeup is the Dr Alkaitis Mascara & Eye Makeup Remover, which is made from Certified Organic, 100% virgin, cold-pressed edible Almond Oil to really thoroughly remove all eye and facial makeup in one go, which means no rubbing back and forth over the delicate eye area. Rich in Vitamin E, essential fatty acids, proteins and minerals, Almond Oil may also help to nourish brittle and short eyelashes, and encourage healthy growth. To use, dampen a cotton pad with warm water, apply oil, then wipe across closed eyes.
Natural makeup remover oil
Mineral Fusion Makeup Removing Oil Cleanser
Enriched with nutrient and antioxidant rich Argan Oil, Vitamin C, Cucumber and White Tea, the Mineral Fusion Makeup Removing Oil Cleanser is an oil-based formula which works to effortlessly cut through foundation and eye makeup to refresh and soften the skin. Gentle enough for sensitive skin, this Vegan and Gluten Free formula moisturises as it cleanses, leaving skin feeling smooth, hydrated and toned. Apply a small amount to dry skin and massage into skin for 1-3 minutes, then rinse with warm water.
Inika Certified Organic Makeup Remover
A great option for those with sensitive skin, the Inika Certified Organic Makeup Remover removes even the most stubborn makeup without stripping the skin of its natural oils. With a base of calming Sunflower Seed Oil, this wet-to-dry oil formula also contains nourishing Vitamin E, Jojoba and Rosehip to cut through grime and heavy makeup while replenishing skin with moisture. Fragrance free, Vegan and Certified Organic, apply to cotton pad and wipe eyes and complexion in circular motions.
Juniper Skincare Calming Makeup Remover
I also love the Juniper Skincare Calming Makeup Remover which gently melts away makeup with nourishing and hydrating Jojoba Oil, Chamomile and Calendula, leaving skin soft, smooth and supple. Suitable for all skin types, it's Vegan, Australian made and therapeutic grade. Apply to a cotton wool pad and sweep over makeup to remove even waterproof mascara.
Natural micellar water makeup remover
Swisse Micellar Makeup Remover
I'm a huge fan of the Swisse Micellar Makeup Remover as it has been formulated using tiny oil molecules suspended in Cucumber-infused water, working to trap and remove dirt and even waterproof makeup without clogging the pores or leaving an oily residue behind. One of my favourite things about this product is that it has a skin-friendly pH of 5 to 5.5, so it's very gentle and hydrating, ideal for sensitive skin. Best of all this Vegan remover is actually a rinse-free formula, so there's no need to wash it off afterwards as it's actually good for your skin. To use, soak a cotton pad and gently swipe over eyes and face to remove makeup and impurities.
Inika Micellar Cleansing Rosewater
The Inika Micellar Cleansing Rosewater uses tiny oil micelles and Rose Water to gently remove makeup while hydrating the skin, and is ideal for all skin types. Naturally scented with Rose Geranium Extract, this lightweight micellar water also contains moisturising Aloe Vera, Jojoba and Rosehip to leave skin fresh and glowing. To use, pour a small amount of liquid onto a cotton pad and massage into skin in circular motions. It can even be used in the morning as a cleanser to create a perfectly clean base for makeup application.
Best natural cleansing balm and makeup wipes
Ethique SuperStar! Cleansing Balm and Makeup Remover
A great multitasker is the Ethique SuperStar! Cleansing Balm and Makeup Remover, which actually acts as a facial cleanser, makeup remover and moisturiser all in one. It melts down to a balm consistency upon contact with your body heat and warm water, so it thoroughly removes makeup as well as cleansing the skin. With deeply moisturising Cocoa Butter, Coconut Oil and Vitamin E, this compact bar works for all skin types but is especially beneficial for dry skin, leaving it smooth and hydrated without feeling greasy. Vegan and Gluten Free, this bar has a light, fresh scent from Sweet Orange and is completely biodegradable, with compostable packaging.
Benecos Natural Care Happy Cleansing Wipes
If you just can't go past a good old facial wipe for the convenience and ease, I recommend the Benecos Natural Care Happy Cleansing Wipes. They're made from 100% natural cotton and they're infused with organic Aloe Vera, Mango extract and Sweet Orange Fruit water to softly swipe away makeup and build-up, with no need to rinse your face after use. Suitable for all skin types, these cooling wipes are Vegan and Certified Natural, and are also 100% biodegradable.
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