Lazy Girl's Guide to Make Up Removal


No matter how many Korean 10 step skin care tutorials you watch on YouTube, some of us can not resist reaching for the makeup wipe when bedtime looms after a Netflix binge. Fear not however, there are a few other options to save your skin!


Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micellar Water


While micellar water may get a bit of bad press, Bioderma Sensibio H2O is the first and only dermatological micellar water that is perfectly compatible with even the most sensitive skin. Now for the science stuff, it’s fatty acid esters which are the primary elements of micelles, are similar to the phospholipids of the skin cell membranes
. So instead of interfering with the delicate PH balance of any skin type, Sensibio H20 naturally helps rebuild the skin's hydrolipidic film. With just one swipe of a soaked cotton pad to remove the daily build up of grime and the most stubborn eye makeup, and no need to rinse it’s an excellent solution when time is tight!




The Skin Nerd Cleanse Off Mitt


A favorite here at Cara, the Cleanse Off Mitt miraculously removes all make-up in one step without the need for any other products. A microfibre mitt, the fibres used are 30 times thinner than cotton and up to 100 times thinner than a human hair! It utilises tiny loops to break the surface tension that binds oil and makeup to the skin's surface, gently hooking the oil and removing debris and all traces of makeup. As it has been developed without harsh chemicals or preservatives, it is even beneficial for those with the most sensitive skin without irritating or exacerbating any existing skin conditions. Best of all its environmentally friendly as it’s completely reusable, just pop it in the wash when you're done. Good for your beauty sleep and the planet, excellent!



Clarins’ Pure Melt Cleansing Gel


A three in one product, Clarins’ cult cleansing gel is the perfect makeup removal hack. Pure Melt is unique in that it changes texture during use, once the gel is applied to the face it transforms into an oil which melts even the heaviest eye makeup. Rinsing with water converts the product into a milk which lathers  and washes away all excess oil and impurities rinsing the skin completely clean. Infused with Marula oil, it also provides tired skin with a glow. It’s a classic for a reason and an essential in the lazy girl’s skin care arsenal!



Simple Micellar Cleansing Wipes


… and if you really can’t drag yourself to the bathroom, Simple’s new micellar wipes provide an option to remove your make-up quickly and easily with absolute minimum effort. Infused with multi-vitamins they provide cleansing and hydration without irritation for even the most sensitive skin types.





So absolutely no excuse for going to sleep with your full face on, your pores will thank you!