Best Makeup Removers
Makeup removers are not essential but they can be very helpful (and sometimes absolutely necessary) for removing long-wearing or waterproof formulas. All of the makeup removers on the Best Products list:
- Are gentle and fragrance-free
- Do not contain irritating ingredients
- Work quickly and efficiently with minimal effort
- May be used before or after cleansing
If you routinely wear eye makeup, consider using a makeup remover around your eye area at least once weekly. Doing so can go a long way toward preventing eye irritation (including puffiness) from leaving tiny bits of makeup residue around your eyes each night (we're talking about the makeup you may have missed using your face cleanser). Over time, this buildup can become encrusted along the upper and lower lash line, leading to problems you may not think to blame on your eye makeup.
Keep in mind that a cotton swab soaked in makeup remover works great for taking off stubborn eyeliner or waterproof mascara at lash roots, and is easier to control than a cotton pad.
And lastly, remember to be gentle in the eye area: don't tug, pull, or wipe around eyes in an aggressive manner. Doing so can enhance sagging and wrinkles, two things no one one wants to see increase!