It’s hard enough being a redhead with sensitive skin, but to deal with itchy, watery eyes when removing eye makeup is such a pain. Sleeping with your eye makeup can cause clog the pores, resulting in breakouts and acne. It can also cause premature aging since you’re not giving your skin a chance to breathe and recover from the day. Here, we break down our favorite ‘redhead friendly’ makeup removers that are soft on the eyes.
1. Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water
An all-in-one micellar cleanser that removes makeup and refreshes the skin. Not familiar with micellar technology. Like a magnet, micelles capture and lift away dirt, oil and makeup without harsh rubbing, leaving skin perfectly clean. $4 (Shop now)
Redhead Friendly Tip: Never rub or pull the delicate area around your eyes. This can cause the eyelids to lose elasticity and become wrinkled.
2. Almay Gentle Eye Makeup Remover Pads
We love makeup pads. They are easy to use and great for traveling. Almay’s remover pads leave no greasy residue and soft enough to use around the eye area. $5 (Shop now)
3. Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover
A cult favorite makeup remover. Oil-free, non-greasy and safe for contact lens wearers and those with eyelash extensions. $8 (Shop now)
4. bliss Makeup Melt Makeup Remover
This oil-free gel formula is everything. It leaves nothing behind, including waterproof mascara. It contains chamomile extract to soothe around the eye area. $7 (Shop now)
5. Clinique ‘Take the Day Off’ Makeup Remover for Lids
Another cult favorite –– and for good reasons. It contains a fragrance-free and oil-free formula that works great on those with sensitive eyes. Don’t forget to shake before using! $19 (Shop now)
6. Lancome BI-FACIL Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover
This high-end eye makeup remover is worth every penny. The dual-layer formula is gentle enough for regular and waterproof formulas. In addition, it is infused with extra emollients to keep lids conditioned which in turn reduces the chance of eye dryness. $30 (Shop now)
7. We Love Eyes All Natural Tea Tree Eye Makeup Remover Kit
We Love Eyes has a pretty cool line of eye care products. It was created by an optometrist who noticed a group of patients with chronically uncomfortable contact lens wear and red, dry eyes. This simple two-step kit includes an all-natural makeup remover and foaming cleanser to keep eyes clean and bright. $38 (Shop now)
Take care of those sensitive peepers the same way you’d take care of your red hair. Rock it like a Redhead!