Although I enjoy putting makeup on—primer, foundation, blush, you name it—I absolutely can’t stand taking it off. After a long day, the last thing I want to do is add another chore to the mix. However, removing all traces of makeup before bed is absolutely essential for the clear skin, since not doing so can lead to clogged pores. Therefore no matter how lazy I might be feeling, I always have a few makeup wipes close at hand to start the removal process off right.
Anyone who wears makeup needs some sort of remover for it, which is why I keep my eyes peeled for top-rated picks from dedicated Ulta shoppers. I know I can trust reviews from fellow beauty-obsessives who are looking for effective products at awesome prices. Read on for some of the makeup removers that customers are stocking up on right now, with at least four stars and 500 reviews each.
Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm, $30
4.7 stars, 849 customer reviews This nongreasy, fragrance-free balm not only removes the day’s makeup, but also takes off sunscreen too. One customer writes, “It doesn’t leave a film on your eyes, removes eye makeup, there is no greasy film left on your skin, and best of all there’s no scent.”
Simple Kind to Skin Cleansing Facial Wipes, $6
4.5 stars, 579 customer reviews Made with vitamins B5 and E, these sensitive skin-friendly wipes easily remove makeup without drying or irritating skin. “Don’t even waste your time trying other wipes,” one customer writes.
Dermalogica PreCleanse, $45
4.7 stars, 1,310 customer reviewsThis cleansing oil is massaged onto dry skin. “Amazing for sensitive skin, very gentle,” writes one customer. “Cannot imagine a day without using this.” Formulated with olive oil and vitamin C oil, this product transforms from an oil to a milky emulsion upon contact. It also comes in an oil-to-balm formulation for the same price.
Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Cleanser and Waterproof Makeup Remover, $9
Micellar water acts as a cleanser and makeup remover at the same time, which is great for removing dirt and oil, as well as the night’s eye makeup. This multipurpose micellar water works to cleanse skin and remove makeup on even the most sensitive skin types. “I love this stuff!” writes one customer. “It leaves my skin feeling amazing and gets everything off with very little effort. It even took off my kids’ Halloween makeup and didn’t irritate their very sensitive skin.”
Burt’s Bees Sensitive Facial Cleansing Towelettes with Cotton Extract, $6
These wipes are formulated with cotton and rice extracts, as well as aloe to soothe skin while removing makeup. “I absolutely adore these wipes!” writes one customer. “They don’t irritate my eyes, they smell great, and they get all my makeup off with ease (and I like to glam it up). I highly recommend this product!” Bonus: They wipes are fragrance-free and hypoallergenic, and the product was awarded the National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance.