Caring for your skin is one of the most important and yet oftentimes skipped part of a healthy self-care routine. It’s not all about beauty, either. Our epidermis, the top part of the skin, is your “body’s largest and fastest-growing organ.” Yes, in case you didn’t catch that, your skin is an organ. It’s one of the most important organs too. It protects you from the cold and the heat, not to mention it “keeps all your insides in, from your heart and lungs to your blood and muscles,” and keeps all the bad stuff out such as unwanted germs. Along with protecting your entire body, your skin is riddled with nerves, therefore it’s one of the main sensory organs allowing you to feel.
So, it’s important to take care of and treat your skin well, particularly when it comes to your face, which generally sees the most sun exposure and is the most delicate.
Part of a healthy facial skin care routine is always cleansing, moisturizing, and removing makeup, especially before bed. As you sleep, your skin takes this opportunity to heal, repair, and rejuvenate. If your pores are clogged with makeup and grime from the day, it makes your skins ability to boost health almost impossible.
The product you chose to help you reset your facial palate should be decided on with care. Many makeup removers are riddled with toxic chemicals that can irritate skin and cause inflammation. Plus, many beauty products are also based around animal products. Luckily, there is a slew of companies turning towards plant-based, all-natural, animal product-free ingredients! Here is a handful of affordable makeup removers available on Amazon that are not only vegan but are also cruelty-free!
This Planted in Beauty Organic Facial Cleansing Oil & Makeup Remover is not only plant-based and certified organic, but is also 100 percent free of parabens, petroleum, GMO’s, butylene glycol, phthalates, sulfates, DEA, TEA, MEA, silicones, formaldehyde, pesticides, alcohol, PEGs, artificial dyes, synthetic fragrances and artificial preservatives. Along with being toxic-free, Planted in Beauty promises Leaping Bunny Certified vegan and cruelty-free ingredients packaged in eco-friendly wrapping and manufactured through sustainable practices. The blend of cranberry, camellia, and jojoba oils remove makeup while moisturizing, restoring, balancing, protecting, and rejuvenating skin. A 4-fluid ounce bottle costs $61.75.
Greek Weitz says “I don’t usually write reviews about products I purchased but this time I’m making an exception due to the exceptional results I’ve experienced. Even waterproof makeup comes off easily! A dab of this product on a cotton ball does the trick. I will be tossing out my old less effective makeup removers w/ingredients I know nothing about in favor of this great find.”
If you’re headed to the beach this summer, it’s a good idea to grab a jar of this Beach Organics Angel Brand Organic Makeup Remover. Beach Organics promises an all-natural and organic, non-synthetic, non-toxic, 100 percent vegan, and cruelty-free makeup removing product! This remover has been successful in carefully uprooting that stubborn mascara, as well as all other makeup residues. Beach Organics will leave your skin feeling clean and soft, the perfect feeling after a day in the sun and sand! A 4-ounce jar costs $22.50.
Theresa Abruzzo-Price says “Love, love, love this makeup remover! It removes makeup gently but effectively and without leaving a messy residue. I love the fact that it’s organic, especially since I’m using it on my face and around my eyes! I keep trying more and more products from Beach Organics and loving them all!”
This Nature’s Brand Herbal Choice Mari Organic Makeup Remover has it all in the name. This product is USDA certified organic, cruelty-free, and vegan-friendly. Nature’s Brand prides itself on providing products that are 100 percent free of chemicals including SLS, detergents, parabens, preservatives, alcohol, fragrances, dyes, propylene glycol, phthalates, and GMO’s. Plus, this makeup remover is also vegan-friendly, meaning it’s free of soy and dairy ingredients. A 3.4-fluid ounce bottle costs $19.14.
Aneta Andreeva says “No eye irritation whatsoever. Not only cleans, but it hydrates the skin as well. I use for my eyes to make up removal only, and I am extremely happy. Been using this particular one for about a year now, and I could not be happier with this product.”
4. INIKA Certified Organic Makeup Remover
A trusted, all-natural brand! This INIKA Certified Organic Makeup Remover stays true to the brand mission with 100 percent naturally derived, certified vegan ingredients that follow cruelty-free practices. This organic blend uses moisturizing and healing properties from jojoba oil, sunflower oil, vitamin E, and rosehip oil. This makeup remover is recommended for those with sensitive skin and impurities due to its nourishing and calming ingredients. A 2.36-fluid ounce bottle costs $27.00.
5. Sky Organics Organic Micellar Cleansing Water for Sensitive Skin
Sky Organics is a well-known and trusted vegan and cruelty-free brand offering an array of affordable beauty products. This Sky Organics Organic Micellar Cleansing Water is specifically formulated for sensitive skin types — no harsh rubbing required, plus it doesn’t leave pore-clogging residue — and is 100 percent vegan and cruelty-free. While this product can be used as a simple makeup remover, it’s also an incredibly effective cleanser and toner. A three in one product! This product is COSMOS Organic Certified using 99 percent all-natural non-comedogenic ingredients that are free of oils and alcohol. An 18.6-fluid ounce bottle costs $14.20.
AnneTh. says “I love this product. It is gentle, yet effective. I have incredibly sensitive skin, cannot use anything oily or with fragrance, This is lovely. If you follow the directions and apply the cleansing water on a cleaning pad and hold it over your eyes for a few seconds, your makeup will easily wipe away, using gentle pressure. The same applies for makeup removal on your face. I will definitely purchase this product in the future.”
6. Sky Organics Organic Micellar Cleansing Water for Normal Skin
If you love Sky Organics, but you don’t have sensitive skin, try out this cleansing water for normal skin! This Sky Organics Organic Micellar Cleansing Water for Normal Skin offers all of the same wonderful benefits of the sensitive skin variety, yet it’s specifically formulated for more robust skin types. Sky Organics promises 100 percent vegan, cruelty-free, and toxin-free products. Along with the previously mentioned formula, this makeup remover, cleanser, and toner is also COSMOS Organic Certified, 99 percent natural non-comedogenic ingredients and is free of oils and alcohol. An 18.6-fluid ounce bottle costs $14.20.
Amazon Customer says “I am very picky with my micellar cleansing water, I have very sensitive skin and eyes so I always stick to the same brand. I decided to try the Sky Organics one and I really loved it, it’s a really good quality product! It doesn’t irritate my skin like the other brands do, and leave it very soft and cleaned. Also great to remove makeup. Definitely recommended!”
Not a fan of the liquid? This Ethique Eco-Friendly Face Cleanser & Makeup Remover is not only environmentally friendly, but it comes in bar form! Along with removing makeup and grime, this eco-friendly bar also cleanses and moisturizes. Ethique practices cruelty-free manufacturing and promises vegan-friendly products. With a unique blend of cocoa butter, kokum butter, coconut oil, and castor oil, your skin will be super hydrated, non-greasy, and vibrant! A 3 bar pack of soap costs $17.10.
Shelly says “This is the best nighttime cleanser I’ve ever used, hands down. It removes makeup and grime like a dream and I only need a little tiny bit. And it’s SO gentle, none of that face-stripping nonsense. I don’t even need moisturizer afterward! This has seriously replaced like five products for me, which more than makes up for the cost. One final point: I actually started using this right before my usual breakout week; I didn’t get a single one. Not a one. This has never happened before! I hope they never change the formula because this is the best out there!”
You may be thinking that this is a bit expensive for a small amount, yet you’re definitely getting bang for your buck with this product! This Living Libations Organic/Wildcrafted Goodnight Oil Eye Makeup Remover not only removes makeup, but it also moisturizes, heals, and cleanses the skin. Living Libations uses only organic and wildcrafted ingredients, meaning you won’t get those harsh chemicals and toxins that many beauty products rely upon. Plus, this product promises to be cruelty-free, vegan-friendly, and free of parabens and sulfates. This remover and cleanser combines a unique blend of jojoba oil, prickly pear, castor oil, frankincense, and myrrh for a healthy glow! A 15-milliliter bottle costs $30.00.
Amazon Customer says “My go-to product every night! Takes makeup off perfectly and makes your skin feel so soft!! Highly recommend!! Living Libations is the best!! Amazing product.”
9. Beauty Without Cruelty Creamy Eye Make-up Remover
It’s all in the name with Beauty without Cruelty products such as this Beauty Without Cruelty Creamy Eye Make-up Remover. Along with being cruelty-free and fragrance-free, this product is also 100 percent vegan, paraben-free, and relies on organic ingredients. With a formula derived from plant-based ingredients, this product will gently remove makeup, cleanse skin, and moisturize. A 4-fluid ounce bottle costs $7.30.
L and G Sylvain says “I ordered this product because I wanted a creamy type of eye makeup remover that was also fragrance-free. This product did both. It is so gentle and non-drying. It works great !! It doesn’t just clean your eye makeup but also your entire face. This is such a great find, will definitely be ordering more.”
Coconut is one of the most diverse natural ingredients. It’s great for your health, great for your hair, great for your teeth, and it works wonders on your skin. This Be Fancy So, So Coco Makeup Remover & Cleanser Cream relies on the powerful antibacterial properties of coconut oil, the healing agents of vitamin E, and the soothing and moisturizing qualities of aloe juice to provide an all-in-one makeup remover, cleanser, and moisturizer. Be Fancy promises cruelty-free and 100 percent vegan beauty products that use at least 70 percent organic ingredients and are free of parabens, fragrances, and toxins. This makeup remover also promises to be hypoallergenic for those with sensitive skin types. A 5.5-ounce jar costs $13.99.
Natalie says “This cleanser is amazing!! I have very sensitive skin and So, So Coco removes my makeup without any irritation. My skin also feels so hydrated and clean after using this product. I will definitely be buying it again and recommending it to friends!”
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