The Best Natural Makeup Removers
These clean formulas melt away everything from foundation to mascara and help prep your skin for your nighttime routine.
We never look forward to taking off our makeup. It's not because we don't want to (we understand that it's an essential task for vibrant, blemish-free skin), but removing it is nowhere near as fun as applying it. It also doesn't always feel good—certain removal formulas require scrubbing and tugging, while others, full of dyes and preservatives, can dehydrate the skin and throw off our moisture barrier.
And even after all that effort, we occasionally still wake up with traces of mascara on our lashes—or worse, on our pillowcases. Luckily, there is a way to remove the strain from this process, and it starts with choosing the correct product. Enter natural makeup removers. These clean and green workhorses are infused with tried-and-true ingredients that thoroughly remove even the longest-lasting of formulas (yes, even that stubborn matte lipstick). The best part? They take away makeup, but they don't strip your skin. Plus, they leave your complexion—whatever your skin type—feeling balanced and healthy, as opposed to bone-dry and irritated. The fact of the matter is, whether you're dry and sensitive or oily and acne-prone, there's a natural makeup remover out there for you.
But choosing the right formula can be confusing—especially if you are switching over to a natural product for the very first time. To help you on your way, we've rounded up the best natural makeup removers on the market to ensure that you never have to stress about taking off your foundation, eyeshadow, or mascara ever again.
Nordic birch sap, cloudberry fruit juice extract, and pure Arctic spring water work together in this micellar remover's formula to completely eliminate makeup and other impurities while also boosting hydration.
Shop Now: Lumene "Pure Arctic Miracle" 3-in-1 Micellar Cleansing Water, $7.99, target.com.
This cleansing balm is potted in recyclable packaging, features an innovative texture, and is packed with skin-enhancing ingredients, like turmeric to remove impurities and ginger root oil to take away makeup without over-drying your face.
Shop Now: Farmacy "Green Clean" Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm, $34, sephora.com.
Loosen makeup of all kinds with this cleansing oil, no scrubbing or tugging required. It also clears pores and prepares the skin for the next step in your routine (cleanser!).
Shop Now: True Botanicals Pre-Cleanse Oil, $48, truebotanicals.com.
Massage this cleanser, full of organic avocado oil, antioxidants, and fatty acids, into the skin to take the day away.
Shop Now: Province Apothecary Moisturizing Cleanser & Makeup Remover, $44, credo.com.
One Love Organics
With just a single ingredient (organic coconut oil), swipe away dirt, dust, and makeup. And then apply it anywhere else you need a boost of moisture.
Shop Now: Kopari Coconut Melt, $28, sephora.com.
A few swipes of a single cloth is enough to remove dried sweat (they're perfect post-workout) or makeup. Plus, they're no-rise and contain rose and geranium water.
Shop Now: Arbonne "Dissolve the Day" Facial Cleansing Cloths, $24, arbonne.com.