5 makeup removers to power up your cleansing routine

5 makeup removers to power up your cleansing routine

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Text: Angelyn Kwek

Don’t just go through the motions when it comes to your daily makeup removal. The journey to good skin starts with squeaky clean

Remember when mum used to nag about removing all your makeup before going to bed? Insert shifty look here if you're recollecting the moments when you skipped out on washing your face a time or five. For those who are guilty as charged, it's not too late to erase those skin sins as a new slew of cleansers have made their way onto the shelves that'll put the makeup removers of yesteryear to shame. Upgraded with better ingredients and efficacy thanks to improvements in technology, these next-gen products might just earn a spot right next to your beloved luxury makeup remover that you break out for special occasions. Keen to try one or all of them? Here are five options to power up your everyday cleanse:

1. Orbis Cleansing Liquid, Moomin Limited Edition, $48
Starting off cute, this Moomin-packaged makeup remover is the brand best-seller that now comes with 30 per cent more moisturising ingredients in an upsized bottle. Each pump dispenses a lotion-like texture that spreads fluidly and washes off without leaving a film. It's also completely oil-free, alcohol-free and fragrance-free, which makes it great for folks with sensitive skin.

Orbis Moomin Cleansing Liquid

2. Fancl MCO Mild Cleansing Oil, $30
Don't be misled by the 'mild' in its name because this 9th generation oil has been super-powered with 20 years of research. Boosted with nano cleansing technology, the new MCO is able to penetrate deeply to flush out stubborn makeup and grime clinging to your pores. Even better, it's been tested and proven that regular use melts down blackheads. Hello, baby complexion.

Fancl MCO Mild Cleansing Oil 

3. Philosophy Purity Micellar Cleansing Water, $31
Purity Made Simple loyalists, you may rejoice. Inspired by the iconic cleanser, this new micellar water works a similar formula: Powerful yet gentle and multi-tasking. Its micelle molecules instantly dissolves makeup, dirt and oil for a fresh, clean feel without needing a secondary rinse. Think of it as the convenient, on-the-go version of your Purity face wash ideal for popping into your gym or travel bag.

Philosophy Purity Micellar Cleansing Water

4. This Works Evening Detox Cleansing Water, $42
It does what it says on the tin: A no-nonsense night cleanser to purify and revitalise pollution-exposed skin. Containing natural actives and essential oils, it even goes beyond removing makeup to fight free radicals caused by urban pollution. An all-rounder detoxing, decongesting, resurfacing and rejuvenating cleanser, this is totes essential for us city-dwellers.

Thisworks Evening Detox Cleansing Water

5. Boscia Makeup-Breakup Cool Cleansing Oil, $47
If you love your botanicals (and a touch of zen) when it comes to skincare, Makeup-Breakup is brimming with 'em. Packed with rose hip, green tea, avocado and olive fruit oil synthesised into micro-sized particles to wick away makeup and dirt, there are also extracts of hydrangea leaf, geranium and eucalyptus to purify, de-stress and stimulate circulation.

Boscia Makeup-Breakup Cool Cleansing Oil

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