17 Makeup Removers Even People With the Most Sensitive Skin Can Use
Removing your makeup before bed should be an essential part of your skin-care routine, but if the product you're using to take it off is causing breakouts, irritation, or stinging, it can be counter-intuitive. For makeup-lovers with sensitive skin, it's essential to use a fragrance-free, gentle cleanser that won't dry out your skin, or worse, cause an allergic reaction.
We've selected some of the best makeup removers for your skin type so you can get that foundation and mascara off in peace. Check out the picks ahead and sleep soundly knowing you won't wake up with a red, angry face.
— Additional reporting by Sarah Siegel
Glow Recipe Papaya Sorbet Smoothing Enzyme Cleansing Balm & Makeup Remover
The Glow Recipe Papaya Sorbet Smoothing Enzyme Cleansing Balm & Makeup Remover ($32) has papaya enzymes so you can cleanse and while getting a gentle exfoliation!
Biossance Squalane + Antioxidant Cleansing Oil
The Biossance Squalane + Antioxidant Cleansing Oil ($30) is lightweight but moisturizing so your skin won't feel like it's stripped dry but it also won't feel like there is a film over it!
Sephora Collection Gentle Eye and Lip Makeup Remover
Heavy eyemakeup and waterproof mascara has got nothing on the Sephora Collection Gentle Eye and Lip Makeup Remover ($11).
Vichy Pureté Thermale Mineral Micellar Water for Sensitive Skin
The Vichy Pureté Thermale Mineral Micellar Water for Sensitive Skin ($15) is soothing and can even be used while wearing contacts!
Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Cleanser & Makeup Remover
The Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Cleanser & Makeup Remover ($12) is a best-selling favorite that does it all!
Banila Co Clean It Zero 3-in-1 Cleansing Balm
The Banila Co Clean It Zero 3-in-1 Cleansing Balm ($19) comes in five different variations according to your skin type and needs! All of them remove every ounce of makeup with just a little bit!
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Hyaluronic Marine Makeup Removing Meltaway Cleanser
If you have dry skin, the Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Hyaluronic Marine Makeup Removing Meltaway Cleanser ($30) will remove your makeup with gentle hydration.
Wishful Clean Genie Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm
Remove a days worth of impurities while keeping your skin hydrated with the Wishful Clean Genie Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm ($35).
Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm
Exfoliate and cleanse at the same time with the best-selling Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm ($34).
Make Up For Ever Sens’Eyes Waterproof Sensitive Eye Cleanser
For anyone who suffers from itchy or stinging eyes when removing their makeup, the Make Up For Ever Sens'Eyes Waterproof Sensitive Eye Cleanser ($25) will be your new hero. It's creamy and lightweight and easily wipes away even the most stubborn makeup.