6 of Our Favorite Makeup Removers

Have you ever thought you were doing everything right, took off your mascara before going to bed, but still somehow woke up with those unsightly raccoon eyes caused by mascara residue on your lower lash line? Me too, that’s why we scoured the web and found 6 of the top mascara removers, to completely diminish all traces of eye makeup. Feel confident you will wake up fresh-faced and bright-eyed.

6. Simple Micellar Eye Make-Up Remover Wipes, $4.19

These convenient pads will take off all traces of mascara while the dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested formula won't irritate eyes. Pro-vitamin B5 works to help nourish the sensitive skin around your eyes. These drugstore wipes are a non-liquid formula, making them perfect for travel and small enough to throw in your purse for on the go touch ups.

5. Bioderma Sensibio H2O - $14.90

You may have heard some of the hype around micellar waters, well Bioderma is the OG. They were the first dermatologically tested micellar water found to be compatible with all skin types. Bioderma not only removes all traces of mascara, eyeliner, and shadow, it also removes any makeup on your face leaving your skin feeling clean and comfortable.

Tip: Try soaking a cotton pad in Bioderma and use it before makeup application to be sure your skin is rid of any oil or impurities.

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4. Make Up For Ever Sens’Eyes, $25

This waterproof sensitive eye cleanser removes even the most stubborn mascara without having excessively tug on your skin. The easy to use formula is formulated with honey extract to leave skin feeling hydrated well after mascara removal.

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3. Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover, $4.99

Another drug store gem. The non-irritating formula from Neutrogena is made without harsh chemicals that cut through tough mascara, and won’t leave an oily residue on your skin. The aloe and cucumber extracts will leave the sensitive skin around your eyes feeling soothed and fresh.


2. Almay Eye Makeup Remover Pads, $3.50

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Oil-free, these pads are very gentle on the skin around the eyes. They are also effective at thoroughly removing mascara. Each pad has a botanical blend of aloe, cucumber and green tea.



Our Favorite - #1 is Vaseline $4.19

You can’t go wrong with Vaseline Petroleum Jelly. Seriously; even the Ophthamology Association of America recommends Vaseline for removing eye make-up.

Bottom Line

While removing makeup is much less fun than applying, it’s essential to prevent premature lines and wrinkles around your eyes. Whether you are shopping at the drug store or your favorite high-end makeup store, next time you go, be sure to check out our list of great eye makeup remover.

What about you? Which make-up removers do you prefer? Let us know in the Comments section below.


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