My top cleansing oils/makeup removers.
For someone who is prone to oily skin you’d think these would be the last products i should be using but i’ve actually had great results with them, especially now its cold out and my skin has decided to be dry and eczema-prone. Plus they take off waterproof makeup like no one’s business with no rubbing/scrubbing/picking.
Boscia Make Up Break Up Cool Cleansing Oil -$26
I bought this from Sephora this weekend and tried it out before bed last night. It has a really nice consistency that glides well and you don’t need much, just rub a pump or two into your face (while dry) using finger tips in a circular motion and back and forth gently along the lash line. Once your foundation is all emulsified and your eyes are sufficiently raccoony, rinse with warm water and pat dry. It left my skin fairly moisturized and not at all oily. I just followed with a light moisturizer.
A great product to use before bed to remove all the grime & i didn’t notice it messing with my contacts either!
Josie Maran Argan Cleansing Oil -$32
This stuff lasts forever! You need 1 or 2 pumps rubbed into dry skin to emulsify all makeup then wet your face and massage it in some more until it becomes somewhat milky. Rinse and pat dry.
I have noticed this makes my contacts pretty oily/blurry for a few minutes so i’d use it with your contacts out, it does clear up, just a little annoying. Leaves your skin a little oilier than the Boscia but still nothing bad!
Boots Botanicals Organic Face Nourishing Eye Make Up Remover -$6.99
I bought this in England but Target do carry it! Works great on waterproof eye makeup and comes out more like a gel-oil than the others. Just a small squirt rubbed into your eye makeup (dry face again) then massaged in a little with water and rinsed will take it all off without a trace. Might be a little too oily to use on your whole face but this is great if you’re in a rush, use this on your eyes and wipe off with a makeup remover wipe.
Balms Away Make Up Break Up
This has been my long time love and favorite eye makeup remover i recommend to everyone (especially good to use on stubborn waterproof makeup i apply on brides so they don’t wake up a raccoony mess).
Apply a small amount onto waterproof makeup with your fingertips until your makeup is emulsified into a black mess then wipe away with a soft tissue or cotton pad to reveal totally makeup-free eyes!
Also great for on the go makeup removal in conjunction with a makeup wipe. Leaves your eyes super moisturized and soft.
Another one Sephora carry that i’ve not tried is REN No.1 Purity Cleansing Balm. Great reviews but a little pricier at $48!