So Long, Shiny Skin: 12 Oil-Free Makeup Removers that Take the Day Off

Oil-based makeup removers like thick cleansing balms and greasy cleansing oils aren’t for everyone. Perhaps you have eyelash extensions you want to keep in tip-top shape, or maybe your combination skin can’t bear the thought of adding even more shine into the mix. Whatever the case, the beauty aisle is stocked with oil-free makeup removers that remove a full face of glam just as well as any other.

So what should you look for in an oil-free makeup remover? Board-certified dermatologist Joshua Zeichner, M.D. commonly recommends micellar water formulas to patients because “they contain among the mildest cleansing ingredients on the market.” Because of that, they’re a smart choice for all skin types but will especially benefit those with a sensitive complexion. 

Ahead, we’ve rounded up 12 of the highest-rated oil-free makeup removers on the market, from micellar water to facial wipes, along with details about what makes each one unique. Take it from us: these oil-removers get the job done.