What's your current makeup removal routine?

Farmacy Green Clean to remove most of the makeup, Fresh Soy Cleanser as a second cleanse, and Shiseido Eye & Lip Makeup Remover for more targeted eyeliner removal if necessary.

— Christine


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Cameron Avatar

Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm, followed up by La Roche-Posay Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Facial Cleanser. Eyeliner does not stick to my waterline so I only have to run a wet towel under my eyes to get off anything that is stuck to my lower lash line.

Nancy T Avatar

1.) Remove eye makeup using good old aloe infused baby oil, works for dry-down matte lipsticks, too.
2.) Use First Aid Beauty Pure Skin Face Cleanser for getting almost everything else on my face off.
3.) Go in with a Simple Exfoliating wipe to get rid of any residual bits of makeup, especially since my foundation during summer is waterproof and so is my mascara and eyeliner.

Deborah S. Avatar

Tatcha Camellia Cleansing Oil over my whole face and neck. I massage that in and I remove most of it with a microfiber cloth. I then use Drunk Elephant Pekee Bar to remove the remainder of my makeup. Most nights I will apply a light coat of Nuxe Reve de Miel Cleanser over my face and leave it on for about 5 minutes and then rinse with warm water. There is something about the Nuxe that just makes my skin feel really clean and soft. I don’t always do it but more often than not it is my final cleansing step.

Ana Maria Avatar

I workout in the evenings, so before that I remove all my makeup with an oil or balm makeup remover. Currently I’m using Paula’s Choice Perfect Cleansing Oil and I love it. I put two pump in my palms, rub it on my face until all makeup melts, rinse very well, wipe my face with a clean cloth. When I get back from my workout I shower, wash my face and do my evening routine. I used to use a cleanser after the oil, but no matter how gentle the cleanser, using it 3 times a day was too much for me. But a good formulated oil or balm rinsed very well really cleanses my skin and if I feel any residue I’ll just rinse twice.

Susan Avatar

Fresh Soy Cleanser followed by a Sensibio Micellar Water saturated pad. If I have heavy mascara, I use an oil based waterproof marcara remover. It happens infrequently so I don’t recall the brand. It is likely Sephora, followed by the other two products.

bibi Avatar

I use Innisfree Melting Balm and Innisfree Mascara Remover (it comes in a tube with a brush like mascara – takes off ANY mascara easily & does not irritate my contact lenses) and remove it with a Simple sensitive wipe. Then I do a second cleanse with Shiseido Extra Rich Cleansing milk. (I have super dry mature skin)

Tine Avatar

I start of with an oil based cleanser to remove make-up. Then followed by a gentle jojoba-based facial scrub and I end with a water-based foaming cleanser.
Since switching to a local brand in my country and doing this method, my skin is so much better then before.

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