Come Clean: 4 Gentle Eye Makeup Removers
The eye contour area is thin and fragile, and it should be handled with care. That means no aggressive pulling, tugging, or rubbing should be taking place—not even to remove that stubborn smoky eye you spent hours perfecting. When it comes to taking makeup off at the end of the day, formulas that wipe away your makeup easily and don’t irritate the sensitive eye area are ideal. Here, four gentle eye makeup removers that won’t sting and strip your skin.
KIEHL’S SUPREMELY GENTLE EYE MAKEUP REMOVER
This lightweight and non-greasy lotion is specifically designed to gently remove makeup without irritating the eye area. It contains cooling cucumber gel, antioxidants, and apricot kernel oil, which can help to moisturize and soften the skin. Apply a small amount of remover to a pad and lightly glide it over your eyelids and eyelashes.
L’ORÉAL PARIS CLEAN ARTISTE WATERPROOF & LONG WEARING EYE MAKEUP REMOVER
Long-wearing, waterproof eyeliner and mascara are no match for this eye makeup remover. It gently conditions lashes—without the greasy after-feel—while instantly dissolving all traces of eye makeup. What’s more? It’s non-irritating and non-comedogenic.
Be prepared to say goodbye to that smoky eye in a snap. This gentle liquid will cleanse and comfort the eye contour area while whisking away unwanted residue. It’s oil-free too, so no need to worry about a greasy film covering your lids post-use.
Lancôme Effacil, $30
THE BODY SHOP CAMOMILE GENTLE EYE MAKEUP REMOVER
Watch your eye makeup gently melt away with this gentle cleanser. Suitable for all skin types—including sensitive skin and contact lens wearers—the vegan and paraben-free formula will leave your lashes and lids feeling soft and clean.