When you managed to put on your makeup flawlessly, it could leave you feeling like you’re ready to conquer the world! But whether it took you an hour or more to achieve that flawless look, while you’ve achieved world domination during the day, it’s time to unwind and take off your makeup at night.

Choosing the best makeup remover for your skin type may contribute to how effectively you can take them off. Read on to find out you can own the right one.

Why you need to use makeup removers

It’s undeniable how lazy we tend to feel when it comes to removing makeup after a long tiring day. You may think you could get away with sleeping with your makeup on for one or two days, but in the long run, it’s pretty damaging to your skin.

We need to use makeup removers in order to allow the skin to breathe while preventing your pores from getting clogged. Makeup removers will also help to remove any dirt or impurities that lies on your skin after being out and about the whole entire day.

Hate seeing random pimples pop out of nowhere? Removing your makeup by using a makeup remover helps you to prevent breakouts from occurring too! Need we say more about the importance of using makeup removers?

Of course, just like every other skincare product, you have to use the right makeup remover which suits your skin type. We rounded some of the best makeup removers with recommendations for different skin types as well.

17 best makeup remover to try in 2021

Best makeup removers for oily skin and acne-prone skin

Neutrogena Deep Clean Oil-Free Makeup Remover

Neutrogena Deep Clean Oil-Free Makeup Remover

The Neutrogena Deep Clean Eye & Lip Makeup Remover makes the best makeup remover option for those who have oily skin. When your skin is oily, all the more reason for you to use an oil-free makeup remover so that you can wipe your makeup off without having any oily residue after. You don’t have to worry about missing out on your mascara as it removes it with ease while also soothes your skin at the same time as it contains aloe and cucumber extracts.

Neutrogena Deep Clean Oil-Free Makeup Remover (112ml) retails for RM31.20. Check the link below for latest promotions.

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La Roche-Posay Effaclar Micellar Cleansing Water and Makeup Remover

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Micellar Cleansing Water and Makeup Remover

Suitable for oily skin, this micellar water is totally free from oil which makes it easier to remove all the excess oil secreted from your face. As it is also non-comedogenic, if you’re suffering from mild acne, you could also use this to prevent them from appearing often. Cleanse your makeup off with this mild cleanser that doesn’t leave your skin feeling sticky after!

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Micellar Cleansing Water and Makeup Remover (200ml) retails for RM59.90. Click the link below for latest price (discounted at the time of writing).

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Best makeup removers for dry skin

Heimish All Clean Balm

Heimish All Clean Balm

With the luxurious fragrance smell that’s similar to a spa, the Heimish All Clean Balm removes light or heavy makeup without drying out your skin after, even for those with sensitive skin. The cool thing about this solid balm is how it starts off as a normal balm, followed by an oil cleanser texture which eventually turns milky upon rinsing. Using this will make you feel like you’ve just finished a spa while removing all your makeup off!

Heimish All Clean Balm (120ml) retails for RM74. Check the link below for latest price (discounted at the time of writing). 

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BANILA CO Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm

BANILA CO Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm

Looking for something that cleanses your skin deeply? The papaya extracts blend into your skin while removing light to heavy makeup. It also comes with Zero Balanced technology which removes even your eye and lip makeup – so you don’t have to use two makeup removers!

BANILA CO Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm (180ml) retails for RM109 at Hermo. Click on the link below to check for latest price (discounted at the time of writing).

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Drunk Elephant Slaai™Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser

Drunk Elephant Slaai™Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser

The buttery soft feeling of this makeup remover makes you want to cleanse your face every night! If you’re one of those that despise removing your makeup after a long tiring day, you’ll love using this makeup remover, mainly because it leaves your skin moisturised due to the African oil blend of baobab, Kalahari melon, marula, Ximena and mongongo.

Drunk Elephant Slaai™ Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser (110g) retails for RM148 at Sephora.

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Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing Cleansing Oil

Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing Cleansing Oil

Infused with four types of beauty oil, this cleanser from Hada Labo gets rid of heavy, stubborn makeup right away! The Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil reduces the chances of pollution particles penetrating into your skin. Being water-soluble, it doesn’t leave any greasy feeling despite being an oil-based makeup remover.

Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing Cleansing Oil (200ml) retails for RM58.90. Click on the link below to check for latest prices (discounted at the time of writing).

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L'Oreal Paris Skin Expert Micellar Water Moisturizing

L'Oreal Paris Skin Expert Micellar Water Moisturizing

Soak in the french rose extract infused in this micellar water that is known to retain maximum moisture on your skin! No rinsing is needed – with the new micellar technology, you are able to remove all of your makeup residues in just a few swipes using a cotton pad.

L’Oreal Paris Skin Expert Micellar Water Moisturizing (400ml) retails for RM37.90. Click on the links below to check for latest prices (discounted at the time of writing).

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Estée Lauder Take It Away Makeup Remover Lotion

Estée Lauder Take It Away Makeup Remover Lotion

The Take It Away makeup remover’s key ingredient, aloe vera, removes makeup that has been worn for a long period of time. If you didn’t know already, aloe vera is known to provide a soothing sensation, ensuring your skin is moisturised thoroughly. No more worrying about taking too long to remove your makeup – in just one swipe, your makeup will be gone in no time!

Estée Lauder Take It Away Makeup Remover Lotion (200ml) retails for RM170. Click on the link below to check for latest promotions.

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Best makeup removers for sensitive skin

Garnier Micellar Water Even For Sensitive Skin

Garnier Micellar Water Even For Sensitive Skin

You won’t have to be rough with this makeup remover as it cleanses your face with ease, leaving it completely refreshed. The best part is that by using micellar water, your natural oils excreted from your skin will not be stripped away, preventing your skin from getting dry. Though it is highly recommended for those with sensitive skin, it works great for all skin types as well.

Garnier Micellar Water Even For Sensitive Skin (125ml) retails for RM14.90. Click in the link below to check latest price (discounted at the time of writing).

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Bioderma Sensibio H2O

Bioderma Sensibio H2O

The Bioderma Sensibio H20 removes all kinds of makeup effortlessly, leaving no residue behind. When you’re having difficulty finding a makeup remover that doesn’t leave your skin dry and tight afterward, this would do the trick! It also doesn’t contain any alcohol, oil or parabens, preventing any redness or irritation.

Bioderma Sensibio H2O (500ml) retails for RM76.40. Click the link below for latest price (discounted at the time of writing). 

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Paula's Choice Gentle Touch Makeup Remover

Paula's Choice Gentle Touch Makeup Remover

Consisting of green tea and aloe vera extract, this gentle makeup remover will remove your makeup without causing any dryness or irritation. It doesn’t come with any fragrance, which works well for all skin types, including sensitive skin. If you’re using it to remove your waterproof mascara, it would come off without any difficulty.

Paula’s Choice Gentle Touch Makeup Remover (127ml) retails for RM100. Click on the link below to check for latest promotions. 

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Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover

Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover

If you’re looking for the best makeup remover that is fragrance-free, this makeup remover from Clinique does it justice! It is also known to remove heavy makeup, making it suitable for heavy makeup users as well.

Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover (200ml) retails for RM127 at the Clinique and RM142 at Sephora. Check the links below for latest promotions.

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Simple Kind to Skin Cleansing Wipes

Simple Kind to Skin Cleansing Wipes

Packed with Pro-Vitamin B5 and Vitamin E, wipe away all of the impurities, dirt and most importantly your makeup, and leave it hydrated afterward. This cleansing wipe is gentle and easy on the eyes, making it smooth to remove waterproof mascara as well.

Simple Kind to Skin Cleansing Wipes (25 wipes) retails for RM33 for a pack of two. Click on the link below to check for latest promotions.

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Innisfree My Makeup Cleanser Micellar Oil Water

Innisfree My Makeup Cleanser Micellar Oil Water

With a combination of both micellar water and cleansing oil, upon using this makeup remover, you will be refreshed and rejuvenated! The pH-neutral formula allows you to cleanse without having any irritation to the skin, especially in the eyes area. Don’t worry about having trouble removing your waterproof makeup too, as based on reviews, it removes them all.

Innisfree My Makeup Cleanser Micellar Oil Water (200ml) retails for RM48. Click on the links below to check for latest promotions.

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Best makeup removers for normal skin

DERMA E Vitamin C Micellar Cleansing Water

DERMA E Vitamin C Micellar Cleansing Water

Are you the type that uses long-lasting makeup? The DERMA E Vitamin C cleanser is the ideal makeup remover to remove stubborn makeup and improves your complexion at the same time. You don’t even have to rinse it off as the micellar technology takes away all the dirt. This cleanser also contains anti-aging and antioxidant-rich Rooibos to completely replenish and brightening up your skin.

DERMA E Vitamin C Micellar Cleansing Water (175ml) retails for RM65. Click on the link below to check for latest promotions.

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Biore Cleansing Oil Wipes

Biore Cleansing Oil Wipes

By using just one sheet, you’ll be able to take away your makeup without any problems! Yes, that includes your waterproof mascaras and eyeliners. The scent contains Fresh Aqua Floral Fragrance, which isn’t so strong that makes you want to pull away.

Biore Cleansing Oil Wipes (44 sheets) retails for RM34. Click on the links below to check for latest prices (discounted at the time of writing).

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Lancôme Bi-Facil Double-Action Gentle Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover

Lancôme Bi-Facil Double-Action Gentle Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover

Known as the holy grail of eye and lip makeup removers, be rest assured you’ll be removing every inch of your makeup – including waterproof or stubborn ones. While the liquid phase removes the eye makeup, the water phase, with the help of unique emollients, helps to leave your skin cleansed thoroughly. Take note that it’s not recommended to be used on your whole entire face.

Lancôme Bi-Facil Double-Action Gentle Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover (125ml) retails for RM119. Check the links below for latest promotions.

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