Are you looking for the perfect makeup remover? It is very important to use makeup removal products that are safe to use, that won’t damage your skin, and that will get rid of the makeup without irritating or drying your skin. Some products out there claim to do all three of these things, but not all of them are created equal. Some work better than others, and they can be hard to find if you don’t know exactly what you’re looking for. To help you out, here are four reasons why we used to make up remover:
One of the main reasons we prefer the soothing eye make-up remover is because it is one of the gentlest products we’ve ever tested. Unlike typical makeup removers, which are very abrasive and can actually harm your skin. Also, unlike typical foundations and concealers, which tend to be too greasy and thick, skincare removers are actually specifically designed to get rid of all traces of unwanted makeup, down to each tiny pore. Unlike regular cleansers, which can be too harsh and abrasive for your sensitive skin, skincare products are very gentle and only require a light touch to get your skin ready for your makeup.
1. Aloe Vera
aloe vera gel with a couple of skin-nourishing ingredients to whisk away makeup and impurities.
DIY makeup remover with aloe vera
Add 2 TBSP of your oil of choice for every 1 cup of cleanser.
Use an immersion blender to combine the ingredients until paste forms. Store in an airtight container, and be sure to keep your cleanser in the refrigerator if it contains fresh, preservative-free aloe vera.
Use a small scoop of the cleanser to remove makeup by massaging it into the skin for one to two minutes before rinsing clean with cool water.
2. Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Almond Oil
– 4 Tbsp EVOO – 3 Tbsp almond oil Well, this one I really didn’t have to try either since it’s basically just the same as my current method – straight oil. Just with different oils.
I love these oils but I need something different to take the makeup off my eyes without too much greasiness.
3. 50/50 Witch Hazel & Oil
– 1/4 cup witch hazel (alcohol-free preferred) – 1/4 cup oil ( organic almond oil jojoba oil organic olive oil are all decent choices) Note (please be careful in choosing an olive oil since many are counterfeit.
This Olive Oil has been shown in tests to be real olive oil.) This one was the first recipe I tried. My initial thought upon mixing it up was, “Isn’t this going to sting my eyes?” The first time I tried it, it didn’t.
The second time–stinging. Not good.
Rosewater makes a naturally fragrant base for this recipe. There’s some evidence that it can offer some antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties to the skin, but mostly, it’s just for a lovely scent.
My facial skin cannot tolerate essential oils, so I love the light, natural fragrance that rose water lends to products. I also find it very soothing and cooling on my skin.
That said, all fragrances have the capacity to irritate, and even rose water can cause issues for some people. If your skin is particularly sensitive, you should substitute plain distilled water instead.
5. Vegetable glycerin
A natural humectant, vegetable glycerin helps bind and attract moisture against your skin. All of the ingredients in these homemade makeup wipes are non-toxic, biodegradable, and derived from natural sources.
Personally, I love the moisturizing feel of vegetable glycerin, but some find it too sticky. If you’re not a fan of glycerin, you can also substitute propanediol, which is another humectant derived from renewable corn sugar.
How Long Do They Last?
The makeup remover should stay good for up to a month, but I would discard and start fresh a fresh batch each month.