Rejuvenate your skin with the Best Makeup Removers of February, 2019

Makeup Removers: Which one is best?

We spend so much time and effort putting products on our faces, the thought of removing it all can seem like too much of a chore sometimes; but what goes on must come off. Following a hard day, or a heavy night, it should be part of your night time routine; after all, you don’t put off brushing your teeth, do you?

But why is it so important to remove your makeup at night?

Because this is the time your skin repairs itself, shedding dead skin while renewing your cells. By going to sleep with your make-up on, you’re stopping this process from being effective.

This, in turn, increases the likelihood of clogged pores, irritation, inflammation and exposure to free radicals. A pretty high price to pay for not taking a couple of minutes before bed to remove it.

These are my picks for best makeup removers of February, 2019:

1) Neutrogena Makeup Removing Wipes

What Makes It Great

Such a simple way to remove makeup – just go over your face with one of these soft, moisturizing wipes. These have very little scent and seem pretty gentle between my fingers. In fact, the Neutrogena wipes have been clinically proven to remove 99.3% of makeup and residue.

With this twin pack in the bathroom there is no excuse not to remove my makeup before bed, and they work well, even on the most stubborn mascara. My face felt nice and fresh after, and still looked clear, with no blemishes, in the morning. I do have sensitive skin, so wasn’t sure what to expect, but, no, very happy with these.

Where It Could Be Improved

I found the packet dried out quickly, so tried storing it upside down (so the opening was underneath) and that worked really well – the wipes stayed moist and usable.

9.7Expert Score
The Final Verdict

A great product from a great brand. You can't go wrong.

Neutrogena Makeup Removing Wipes, 25 Count, Twin Pack

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Last update was on: September 24, 2018 6:57 am
$8.97 $11.96


2) Bioderma Sensibio Micellar Water

What Makes It Great

Micellar water is the new thing in skin cleansing; the micelles attract dirt and grease and therefore are great for removing makeup.
This doesn’t have any aroma and feels like water. It’s also a good match for my sensitive skin.

The instructions say to wipe it on, leave for a minute or two and remove.

I am always sceptical about new ‘wonder’ products, but although it takes a bit longer than a quick wipe over with a traditional cleanser, this works really well. It removed everything, leaving my skin feeling light, cool and refreshed. Obviously not water then!

Where It Could Be Improved

I did think that the bottle could do with an inner seal for transport, just in case it leaks. Mine didn’t, but I can see how it might seep out whilst packaged.

9.5Expert Score
The Final Verdict

I am a micellar water convert! From sceptical to seeing how well it cleanses, and realising how awesome it is, in one easy move.

Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micellar Water, Cleansing and Make-Up Removing Solution

Last update was on: September 24, 2018 7:01 am


3) OCuSOFT Lid Scrub Plus

What Makes It Great

When I read the packaging, I wasn’t sure how good these would be at removing waterproof mascara and liquid eyeliner. But they feel cooling and soft, so let’s see what happens.

Well, they removed the most stubborn of eye makeup, so I carried on and took off my foundation and concealer with them too – awesome. No scrubbing or rubbing, just a quick wipe and off it came.

My eyes felt relaxed and soft after, and still felt clear the following morning.

Where It Could Be Improved

Maybe they should include their makeup removing ability on the packaging.

9.8Expert Score
The Final Verdict

Despite being marketed for eyes, these removed every trace of facial cosmetics too. I’m very pleased with the result, and happy to recommend.

OCuSOFT Lid Scrub Plus, Pre-Moistened Pads, 30 Count

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Last update was on: September 24, 2018 7:05 am
$17.94 $20.86


4) Almay Oil Eye Makeup Remover Pads

What Makes It Great

I love that these come in a sturdy pot – they keep their moistness and don’t dry out at all. The pads feel lovely on my skin, very soft and soothing.

With one wipe, these little pads took off a good amount of makeup, and I could actually see the clean swathe where I’d wiped. Mascara, liquid eye liner, lip stain, and concealer all removed quickly and easily. My skin felt a little tight afterwards, but only for a minute or two before fading and leaving a lovely clean coolness.

The Almay remover is hypoallergenic and fully tested by dermatologists.

Where It Could Be Improved

My only issue with these is that the pads are a bit small, and you do need to use a couple to do a whole face.

9.2Expert Score
The Final Verdict

Makeup removal has never been so easy. These pads leave you feeling clean, fresh and moisturised. Very happy to recommend.

Almay Oil Free Eye Makeup Remover Pads,120 Count

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Last update was on: September 24, 2018 7:10 am
$5.59 $8.89


5) Mary Kay Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover


What Makes It Great

This is a more traditional type of makeup remover – a cream that you use on a cotton wool ball to take off the cosmetics, instead of the newer wipes.

The lotion is fragrance free, feels lovely and rich and you only need to use a small amount. This is also a cruelty free product – excellent.

I didn’t have to rub at all with this, mascara just slid off with one wipe across my lids. My skin felt gorgeously nourished after, and the following morning, I could still see a difference in my complexion; it appeared smooth and even. I would use this as a general moisturizer, and not just limit it to makeup removal.

Where It Could Be Improved

It’s very easy to splodge out too much onto a cotton wool ball; it would be easier if the bottle had a nozzle or similar.

9.9Expert Score
The Final Verdict

This remover is rich, creamy and does the job perfectly, with no rubbing on the delicate eye areas. I love this Mary Kay product and will be using it all the time.

Mary Kay Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover,3.75 fl. oz.

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Last update was on: September 24, 2018 7:12 am

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