Which first cleanser do I need? 7 types of makeup removers compared


For me the 2 most important things in skincare are 1) always applying sunscreen 2) thoroughly cleansing your skin at night using the double cleansing method. So now the question is, which first cleanser/makeup remover should you use?

Author: Jenny Wu
Jenny Wu

Sunflower Rings

Friday 19th of October 2018

I have been searching a makeup remover for my oil skin. I've tried cleansing oils but it gave me so many pimples. Now I am using MICELLAR WATER, it seems perfect for me. I would like to know, if cleansing oils really can cause pimples? Or it was just depends on some other factors?

Thanks, xoxo

Jenny

Friday 19th of October 2018

It would depend on the ingredients used in the cleansing oils. You can always check on cosdna to see if they have any comedogenic ingredients, or if you really want to get to the bottom of it, cross check the ingredients of all the cleansers that broke you out to see what they have in common, it's possible your skin just doesn't agree with that particular ingredient. Good luck!

Face to Curls

Thursday 11th of May 2017

I use a couple cleansers from Korean as my second cleanse – I rotate them depending on my skin needs. But for my first, I mainly use Burt’s Bees Cleansing oil. It works really well and I love it. I basically mainly use micellar water as a last cleansing step, just to make sure every trace of makeup is removed. Thank you for sharing this post Jenny!

Ann-Marie | http://facetocurls.com

Jenny

Wednesday 17th of May 2017

Oh I didn't even realize Burt's Bees has a cleansing oil, I'll need to check it out! That's interesting that you use micellar water as a second cleanser, but i love that it's versatile like that!

Gloria

Wednesday 3rd of May 2017

This is a great post for skincare and makeup beginners Jenny! I agree with balms being the best cleanser, my holy grail is the Banila Co Clean It Zero the original version. Although l've recently started testing out the Sandahwa Milk Cleansing Oil and I think it might be my all time favorite makeup remover. It smells AMAZING (like real flowers! Probably cause it's made out of camellia oil), and feels soo luxurious. It's of a much thicker consistency than other cleansing oils I've tried, which prevents it from running down my arms and also adds to the luxurious feeling. I highly recommend that you give it a try, I think you'll enjoy the experience of using it.

Jenny

Wednesday 3rd of May 2017

So glad you liked it Gloria! I still can't believe I haven't tried the Banila Co cleansing balms yet...one day! The Sandahwa Milk Cleansing Oil sounds so luxurious, and I do love products with a great scent - makes the cleansing process so much more enjoyable! Thank you for the recommendation, I'll definitely check it out :)

Amy

Wednesday 26th of April 2017

No wonder your skin is so flawless Jenny! I am terrible at applying sunscreen and washing my makeup off at night. Lately, I'm been using Bioderm micellar water and it's so convenient. Great post and products =)

Amy ❤️ http://theblushingpink.com/

Jenny

Thursday 27th of April 2017

Aww thank you Amy! :) Totally agree with you on the Bioderma micellar water, it's super easy to use and works really well!

Vanessa

Wednesday 26th of April 2017

My favourite definitely are cleansing balms and micellar water. But if I had to choose it would definitely be Bioderma micellar water

Vanessa x | www.springlilies.com

Jenny

Thursday 27th of April 2017

The Bioderma micellar water is one of my favorites as well, so gentle, effective, and easy to use!