I can never have enough makeup removers. In fact, if you look at my vanity table and my bathroom, I have several – and I use all of them. As I would always say here in my blog, removing makeup is an important step in a skincare regimen because soap and water are not enough. But why do I use different makeup removers?
Not all makeup products are the same — sheer, light, heavy or waterproof. Although I prefer light makeup, I also use heavy or waterproof makeup products sometimes. Depending on the type of makeup I applied, I make sure to use the proper makeup remover that can effectively cleanse my face.
Bioré has several variants of makeup remover. Read on the type that is perfect for your lifestyle or makeup habit.
Bioré Uru Uru 2-in-1 Instant Foaming Wash
Are you the type who wears very light makeup? Maybe a brow powder and lip and cheek tint kind of girl or maybe just sunscreen? Then, this Bioré 2-in-1 Instant Foaming Wash is for you. Its ultra fine foam can melt sunscreen and light makeup.
To be honest, I’ve always believed in double cleansing — which means using a makeup remover and a different facial cleanser. But for days when I just use lip and cheek tint and brow powder or just sunscreen, I can use Bioré Uru Uru 2-in-1 Instant Foaming Wash alone. My skin feels very clean after use. If you have dry skin though, you will need to apply a good moisturizer right after.
But if I use powder foundation or any other products aside from what I mentioned above, I prefer to use another type of makeup remover.
Bioré Cleansing Oil
Cleanisng Oil is best for heavy makeup users and for those with dry skin. Note though that unlike other oli-based makeup removers, Bioré Cleansing Oil does not emulsify with water. It is a wash-off makeup remover that dissolves and removes heavy makeup, even waterproof mascara, while lifting away dirt and impurities.
In my experience, although Bioré Cleansing Oil is great in removing heavy foundation, it takes a while to lift away waterproof mascara and liner. I have to gently massage the eye area for a few more seconds. This is why I prefer to use a separate eye makeup remover for days I use waterproof eye makeup products. And because I normally use cleansing oil when I have heavy makeup, I still follow up with a separate facial cleanser afterwards to make sure that there’s no trace of makeup left.
Bioré Micellar Water
If wash-off cleansers aren’t up your alley, it’s good to consider a wipe-off make-up remover that still works on heavy and waterproof make-up.
Bioré Micellar Water is a wipe-off make-up remover that gently but effectively dissolves make-up. But don’t let its gentle formula fool you. The Bioré Micellar Water is one tough cookie, and can take most of what you need to take off in just one swipe. Those who like to wear medium and heavy coverage makeup can use this if they want a gentle cleansing routine that won’t irritate the skin. Plus, it is available in 2 variants – Moist Up (for dry skin) and Oil Control (for normal, combination or oily skin).
I tried both variants of Bioré Micellar Water. Moist Up leaves skin with more moisture – but not the oily kind. Oil Control, on the other hand, does not leave your skin feeling dry and does not control oil either. It’s just a little less moisturizing than Moist Up. Bioré Micellar Water can also remove waterproof makeup products but I make sure to soak the cotton pad with the micellar water and let it stay on my eye area for a few seconds before gently massaging. This way, the waterproof makeup comes off more easily. If you’re a little concern with the cotton pad friction though since the eye area has very thin skin and prone to wrinkles, I would still suggest using cleansing oil for your eye area.
Remember cleansing is the first step in skincare. It may be fun to put on make-up and go out and about, but leaving all of that on your skin should never be an option. And yes, the use of the PROPER makeup remover depending on the makeup products you applied is a must!