[infobox subtitle=”Different Ways to Take Off Your Makeup” bg=”blue” color=”white” opacity=”on” space=”30″ link=”no link”]Alternatives for Face Wipes[/infobox] We’ve got some bad news for anyone who goes home after a late night out and dreads the thought of washing off a full face of makeup. Convenient and easy-to-use, makeup wipes can seem like a godsend at first, but are they too good to be true?

While makeup wipes often claim to remove up to 99% of existing makeup, dirt, and oil, they often leave unwanted residue behind and even push dirt and makeup deeper into your pores. Even worse, face wipes can lead to sagging and irritation in the sensitive eye area, wrinkles, and blemishes. Instead of truly cleaning your face of makeup, wipes tend to push dirt and grime around on your face and leave behind harsh chemicals that water normally rises off.

Thankfully, TheLoDown has gathered a few different ways to take off your makeup and keep you looking your best.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

A DIY home remedy that takes off your makeup, moisturizes your skin, and doesn’t break the bank all at the same time. Simply dip a cotton pad in extra virgin olive oil and gently remove your makeup.

Boscia Makeup Breakup Cleansing Oil

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Remove your makeup and reinvigorate your skin with Boscia’s Cleaning Oil formulated with botanicals and antioxidants.

Fresh Soy Cleanser

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Stick to the basics and remove tough eye makeup with this gentle cleanser—all without stripping your skin of essential moisture.

Clarsonic Mia 2

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Leave traditional cleaning methods behind with the Clarsonic—removing more impurities and makeup than just a washcloth alone.

Lancome Bi-Facial Double Action Eye Makeup Remover

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Ideal for contact lenses, Lancome’s Eye Makeup Remover won’t irritate sensitive skin or eyes while removing waterproof eye makeup.

Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm

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Transforming from a solid to oil, Clinique’s Cleansing Balm dissolves tough-to-remove makeup and rinses off instantly.

Makeup Eraser

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Just add warm water and the reusable cloth removes all types of makeup without any chemicals involved.

Korres Greek Yogurt 3 in 1 Make-Up Removing Emulsion

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This multitasker cleanses, tones, and removes your makeup in one step.

Koh Gen Do Cleansing Spa Water

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Made with botanical extracts, this mineral makeup remover is gentle on the skin while removing stubborn eye makeup.

Are you planning on skipping the makeup wipes? Let us know below!

Text by: Summer Lin