The Different Types of Makeup Remover Explained

What's the difference between the various types of makeup removers? Some will work for you, and some won't. Pick the right type for your skin/makeup.

What Kind of Makeup Remover Should You Use?

Most people wear makeup on a daily basis. There are numerous types of makeup you can wear. You can wear foundation, blush, mascara, eyeliner, or eyeshadow just to name a few. Although how you apply your makeup is really important, how you remove your makeup might be even more important. Most people don’t realize how many choices are available for makeup removal. Each type of makeup remover is a little different from the next. Keep reading to learn more!

Makeup Remover Wipes

Makeup remover wipes work well to get off stuck-on makeup. You don’t need a separate washcloth or cotton ball to apply the makeup remover, so they are a great product to travel with. They are gentle on the skin and some will even moisturize the skin as you apply it. Most makeup remover wipes are biodegradable, but some are not. So, make sure you check the product label before choosing which makeup remover wipes will best meet your needs.

Eye Remover Pads

This product does an excellent job of removing eye makeup. So, if you mostly need help removing mascara, eyeliner, and eye shadow, then this may be the product you have been looking for. They typically are thick, round pads that have a diameter of about two inches. They are free from oils and chemicals and are often packed with vitamins and minerals that restore moisture to the skin around your eye. You can usually get this product for a relatively low cost.

Makeup Remover Gel

Makeup remover gels have the same soothing, cooling effect that’s often associated with cold cream. Gels are able to dissolve hard-to-remove makeup products that gentler makeup remover products cannot. They are packed full of antioxidants that help increase circulation to the skin. Most gels are made with natural ingredients like aloe and cucumber to soothe the area around the eye. Makeup remover gel is perfect for removing waterproof eyeliner and mascara. All you will need is a washcloth to wipe the product and makeup away.

Cleansing Balm

Since this balm is relatively thick, it’s ideal for the winter months when most people are suffering from dry skin. Its formula is designed to remove makeup, nourish the skin, and keep it unclogged all at the same time. These balms are usually made with ingredients like safflower seed oil: a fatty acid that works to replenish your pores, leaving your skin smooth and clear. Balms are a little on the pricier side, so take that into consideration when deciding whether or not this is the makeup remover for you.

Micellar Water

Micellar water is one of the hippest ways to wipe your face clean. It gets its name from the micelles or the molecules of surfactants that can be found in it; these are the same type of molecules that are found in hand soap. They work hard to remove excess oil, dirt, and makeup when applied with a cotton ball. Most micellar waters are paired with soothing ingredients like chamomile or lavender. Micellar water is an excellent option for people who suffer from sensitive skin since it doesn’t strip away natural oils. However, it’s not quite strong enough for stubborn makeup, like waterproof mascara for example. A little micellar water can go a long way; this product will last you a long time!

Cleansing Oil

Cleansing oil is often made with ingredients like evening primrose and olive oil. It will hydrate your skin without leaving it oily, making it ideal for those with dry or combination skin. After using this product your skin will feel so smooth and healthy. This makeup remover can eliminate even the most difficult-to-remove makeup products, so it’s a great option for those who wear lots of makeup or for those who change their makeup throughout the day.

Wrap-Up: which type of makeup remover should you use?

As you can see, there is a myriad of options to choose from when it comes to makeup removers. Whether you want to use a wipe, a gel, or a cleansing balm is completely up to you. We hope this article will make deciding which type of makeup remover to use a little easier for you. You can check out our buyer’s guide for makeup removers to see what brands of makeup remover are best!

Resources— Fashion, Dermveda

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