makeup · Skincare

The Battle of Makeup Removers: Micellar Water, Cleansing Oil & Cleansing Balm

The world of makeup removers can be confusing.  Are they cleansers?  Do you really need a makeup remover?  And if you do, which one should you choose?

Makeup removers are just what they claim to be – a product that removers your makeup.  They are a sort of cleanser but work best when you use them in combination with a true cleanser.  The best routine is to use your makeup remover and follow up with a traditional cleanser.  This helps make sure you remove as much of your makeup as well as the day’s grime as possible.  All of that information leads to the last question.  Which one should you choose?

Let’s go over a brief description of each.  It can help you make a decision on which makeup remover is right for you.

miscellar-water

Micellar Water- Micellar water is a makeup remover that has been formulated to go in and ‘lift’ makeup away from your face.  It’s usually used on a cotton pad and of course, has a pure liquid consistency.

cleansing-oil

Cleansing Oil- Cleansing oil is a makeup remover that’s designed to go in and break down your makeup.  You use it by massaging it into your face with your hands then going back over it with water (either on your hands or a washcloth) to rinse it away.  Cleansing oil is the one I love most of all these.

cleansing-balm

Cleansing Balm- Cleansing balm is very similar to cleansing oil.  It’s less ‘wet’ but works in a very similar manner.  You scoop a bit of cleansing balm and rub it between your hands until it melts then apply it to your face.  It melts your makeup so you can rinse it away.

Have you tried any of these?  Which is your favorite?

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