As people, there are two types of makeup removers. Those who feel like removing makeup is the biggest, most un-wanted task on Earth, and those who get excited each evening to fully dive into the skincare routine they’ve been working so hard to perfect.

Maybe you stand strongly with one side, maybe you dip in and out depending on the time of year and how busy your schedule is. Today we’ve collated makeup removers for every level of effort you’re willing to put in. Skincare fanatic or minimalist, your perfect product lies below.

Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm

Formula: Balm

Effort level: 5/5

Sitting on the higher end, perfect for skincare fanatics, we have this cult-favourite cleansing balm from Elemis. If you’re into your skincare and haven’t yet come across this product, where have you been? This powerful, deep cleansing balm dissolves makeup with the help of luxurious rose and mimosa waxes infused with nourishing elderberry, anti-ageing algae, optimega oils and more. This is definitely one of those cleansers you’ll spend that extra bit of time gently exfoliating the skin with your muslin cloth to fully remove the product, but the glowing, end results are more than worth it.

Lancôme Miel-En-Mousse Cleansing Makeup Remover

Formula: Honey-like oil

Effort level: 4/5

Next up, a similar product but in a tidier format and formula is Lancôme’s Miel-En-Mousse cleanser. In just a couple of pumps, you’ll have the perfect honey-like dose of products to start massaging into your skin. With just a few drops of water, this cleanser foams up to become the perfect, manageable mousse. This product also smells amazingly sweet and is perfect for leaving your skin nourished ready for the serums or moisturisers to come.

Glamglow Supercleanse

Formula: Cream

Effort level: 3/5

Moving slightly further down the effort scale on to more standard cleansers, Glamglow’s Supercleanse still offers an intriguing product but in a quick ready-to-go creamy formula. Supercleanse uses a pore-refining triple-charcoal boost complex to detoxify and absorb a range of impurities from the skin. Infused with eucalyptus leaf, Meditteranean clay, bamboo and coconut charcoals, this product is definitely one to add to any fanatic’s collection.

Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel

Formula: Gel

Effort level: 3/5

At the same level as the previous cleanser, this one from Dermalogica is great in its foaming gel form. It lathers up nicely to cleanse your skin and features calming balm mint, lavender and more to soothe the skin while foaming away toxins and debris for a super-clean surface. If heavily-scented products aren’t your vibe, Dermalogica is also great for the majority of their products being free from harsh fragrances.

NUXE Very Rose Light Cleansing Foam

Formula: Foam

Effort level: 2/5

A rich, ultra-creamy foam in a delicate floral scent. It’s as simple as that. The NUXE Very Rose cleansing foam envelops the face in a veil of softness while removing impurities without drying your skin. This product is perfect for those leaning more towards the minimalist side with its handy, little bottle and the fact you can simply wash this off with just water and your hands in place of needing a muslin cloth.

MADARA Micellar Water

Formula: Just like water

Effort level: 1/5

Finally, we have one of the easiest cleansers of all time: micellar water. They’re simple, require zero rinsing, and they get the job done. With a couple of cotton pads to hand, you’re good to go. Formulated with Hyaluronic Acid, softening Aloe Vera juice and antioxidant-rich Peony Root, this micellar water is perfect for all skin types and suitable for removing eye makeup too.

Are you a fanatic or a minimalist?

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