Removing makeup is a part of my evening routine that I simply cannot skip. There's just no way for me to sleep with my makeup on. My body system just can't take it. For some reason, when I doze off with makeup on, I wake up in the middle of the night to realize this fact and I immediately drag my butt to the bathroom, no matter how sleepy I am, to cleanse.
Before my basic routine of cleanse-tone-moisturize, I use a good makeup remover to completely remove the products I have on my face. Just like choosing good skin care products, choosing a good makeup remover is a must because not all types of makeup remover suits all types of skin. In my case, since I have sensitive acne prone skin, cold creams usually don't mesh well with me. It effectively removes makeup but breaks it out the next day. I don't know if it's because of the richness of most cold creams but I find that going with cleansing lotions and oils are better suited for me.
These days, I've been loving Clinique's Take The Day Off Makeup Remover. I've used this particular product, on and off, since 2012 and time and time again, I get satisfied with its results. Clinique products' formulation usually sit well with sensitive skin like mine. It doesn't break me out and it does the job pretty well. I like to wear waterproof mascara and because this is an oil based product, it easily and gently removes stubborn makeup on the face.
While Bifesta Cleansing Lotion (Sebum) remains to be my favorite face makeup remover, Clinique has got to be my favorite lip and eye makeup remover. I use it mainly with products that are really hard to remove like mascaras (as mentioned), eyeliners and lip tints.
Normally, I wouldn't buy this product as I can only assume it has a hefty price tag but thankfully, I have an aunt who showers me with these good Clinique stuff from time to time. She's also the same person who gave me the Clinique 3 Step Skin Care system. (Thanks Tita! ^^) So if you don't mind shelling out money and if you have really sensitive skin, I highly recommend this makeup remover. I swear that it's a product that surely won't disappoint.