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
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
100% Pure Rose Micellar Cleansing Water
I love the 100% Pure Rose Micellar Cleansing Water. It is suitable for all skin types and contains a unique blend of calming floral waters and brightening ingredients that gently yet deeply cleanse away makeup, excess oil, sunscreen and impurities. Pure water and a higher ratio of flower water provide a perfect, no-rinse cleanse in one easy step. Great for daily use with a muslin cloth or cotton pad, this formula is enriched with soothing Rose Water to leave the skin feeling clean and hydrated, anti-inflammatory Mallow, clarifying Cornflower and brightening Lemon to tone and balance the complexion.
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.