Makeup Removers Your Skin Will Love

By Tara Thompson Rasmus

Can we just talk for a second about how amazing it feels to wash the grime off your face after a long day of working hard and trying to look presentable? To me, there are few better feelings than washing off dried-out concealer and flaky mascara — but, to make this nightly ritual a treat rather than a chore, the perfect makeup remover is key. Ahead, I’ve rounded up the best new makeup removers that will pamper your skin while it takes everything from waterproof eyeliner to matte lipstick off—read on to find your face’s new best friend.

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Eye Makeup Remover from Bobbi Brown

For a spa-like experience, swipe on Bobbi Brown’s Ultimate eye makeup remover; it’s super-soothing with rosewater and aloe vera.

“Just Release Me” Dual-Phase Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover from Philosophy

For waterproof makeup, nothing beats this dual-phase remover, which gently but completely removes every last speck of color.

Eye Makeup Remover Pads from Yes To Cucumbers

Calling all allergy-prone ladies: these delightfully-scented cucumber pads will take off every speck of eye makeup without irritating to your peepers in the slightest.

Magic Mitt from Jane Iredale

Does everything make your face break out? I have the solution for you, and it isn’t a cleanser at all, but a high-tech microfiber mitt that uses only water to gently remove the day’s makeup, leaving skin’s natural moisture balance intact.

Acnedote Clean Treat Towelettes from Alba Botanica

If you’re acne-prone, I love these soothing yet astringent towelettes, which use a combination of willow bark extract and salicylic acid to cleanse and clear skin without leaving it overly dry.

Magic Wand for Lip & Eye Makeup Remover from Dinoplatz

For perfecting your makeup as you apply it (we’re looking at you, tricky cat eye liner), nothing beats these nifty little swabs, which are already loaded with remover to ensure that you remove only the smudges and not your expert swoop.

Makeup Remover from S.W. Basics of Brooklyn

When I travel, I love packing this tiny jar of goodness into my bag: a mix of only three ingredients (jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, and olive oil), it’s incredibly effective for being completely pure.