The best make-up removers to wash away the day

Because sleeping with your make-up on is a major no-no

When it comes to make-up, there’s really only one golden rule: to take it all off with one of the best make-up removers (followed by your best cleanser) before you go to bed.

Yes we know it’’s a chore. And how sorely tempting it is to just fall face-first into a pillow after a heavy night out. But while it may be OK to skip using the best night cream once in a while, sleeping with a full face on is not ok (even if Kim Kardashian has admitted to sleeping with her make-up on).

Why, we hear you ask? Because this is the time your skin repairs itself, shedding dead skin while renewing your cells. By going to sleep with your make-up on, you’re stopping this process from being effective.

This in turn increase the likelihood of clogged pores, irritation, inflammation and exposure to free radicals. A pretty high price to pay for not taking a couple of minutes out of your evening to take it all off, no? Investing in the best make-up remover will cost you far less in the long run.

Best make-up removers for eyes

Lancôme Bi-Facil Make-up Remover, £23, Fabled

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If you’ve had a heavy night accompanied with heavy eye make-up, you’re going to want something that little bit stronger in your corner to take it off before bed. Enter Bi-Facil; strong enough to take off a heavy duty waterproof mascara, but won’t sting your eyes in the process.

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Best make-up removers for sensitive skin

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water, £5.99, Boots

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While there are many great, this is a frontrunner for us because it leaves no residue behind . It’s got no scent whatsoever and is really gentle on even the most sensitive of eyes – if you’re not keen on oil-based eye make-up removers, this makes light work of mascara, shadow and stubborn liner.

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Keep scrolling for the Marie Claire edit of the best make-up removers on the market.

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