It’s one of the first skincare lessons that many of us learn: always take your make up off at the end of the day. Although it seems so simple, it’s easy to break this golden rule from time to time. One too many glasses of prosecco or a long, hard day at the office make crawling into your comfy bed a much more tempting offer than standing at the bathroom mirror rubbing at your stubborn mascara. But what if make up removal didn’t have to be so hard? Here are my top picks for speedy make up removal.
The Quick Wipe: Beauté Mediterranea Micellar Water
Did you know that micellar waters were originally formulated for backstage at fashion shows when make up artists needed to remove product quickly to start a new look with no access to water? These make them the quickest option for thorough make up removal. Simply apply to a cotton pad and sweep over the skin to dissolve all traces of make up. A much less-drying equivalent to the dreaded make up wipe!
The 2-in-1: Dermaviduals Cleansing Milk
If a make up remover followed by a cleanser is too much hard work, then you need a dual-action approach. Designed as a hydrating cleanser for all skins, the Dermaviduals Cleansing Milk is gentle enough to be used on even sensitive eyes and easily cuts through make up. I like to massage into dry skin and remove with a damp flannel/muslin cloth.
The Stubborn One: Medik8 eyeCleanse
When it comes to tough waterproof mascara or super long lasting eyeliner, there’s only one product I’ll reach for – the Medik8 eyeCleanse. The dual-phase formula makes light work of even the most stubborn of make up, but unlike many powerful removers, it never irritates or dries out the skin. Despite the name, I also find this great for removing full coverage foundations and bold lipsticks.
So there you have it, no excuses!
Written for you by: Ellie, Face the Future