Koh Gen Do Cleansing Spa Water is my holy grail makeup remover product. And I am not alone. Celebrities go gaga over this stuff. It can remove makeup and nourish sensitive skin without any irritation. It is made with thermal water from Yumura Hot Springs in Izumo, Japan. The formula also contains White Birch Sap – a rare ingreditient that contributes minerals and xylitol. And the best part is no rinsing required – literally no excuse to go to sleep with makeup on. It also comes in towelette form. I saturate a cotton pad, hold over stubborn makeup for a couple seconds and wipe.
Bioderma Créaline Micellar Water is incredibly gentle – makeup artists swear by it for NYFW when models are going through multiple looks a day. It removes even the toughest makeup. The only issue is it is hard to find without paying a tortuous markup. If you are ever in Paris, make sure to pick up a bottle. It is specially formulated for sensitive skin, and the soap-free formula balances skin. The soothing formula clears pores and is super kind to the delicate eye area.
NARS Makeup Removing Water, originally reviewed here, is soap-free, oil-free, and alcohol-free. It tones the skin while removing makeup. It is not the gentlest of the bunch, but it is super lightweight and refreshing. It is ideal for oilier skin. The botanical ingredients that leave my skin glowing and hydrated.
Klorane Soothing Eye Make-Up Remover with Cornflower is also super powerful against stubborn makeup. The formula has pH balance similar to tears so it is especially kind to the eye area. It decongests the skin without any burning. This is a relatively budget friendly buy that works on the most sensitive skin.
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