Better to wash your face with something than with nothing at all. But if you’re wearing any makeup on your face whatsoever, whether a full beat or mere wisp of concealer, what you should really do is pick up one of the best face washes to remove makeup. These cleansers are all formulated to break down makeup, including foundation and waterproof mascara, without disrupting your skin’s pH balance or stripping it of its natural oils.
Any of these face washes would be ideal for the first step in your double-cleansing routine; then, once your makeup is very much off, you can follow it up with any water-based cleanser you’d like. (One exception: The CeraVe foaming cleanser on this list is a gel, and the rare one that's equipped to thoroughly remove makeup.)You should tailor your second cleanser to your skin type and goals — like brightening, exfoliating, oil-controlling, or calming, for instance — since that’s the one that’ll be cleaning your skin itself.
On the other hand, all the best makeup-removing cleansers featured here will work nicely for all skin types, including sensitive skin. So the best one for you will mainly come down to formula preference and budget — and from a drugstore micellar water to a luxurious cleansing oil to a cult-favorite balm, you'll definitely find something you like here.
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