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The 10 Best Cleansers and Makeup Removers for Every Skin Type

Need an effective makeup remover that won't dry out your skin? One of these should work for you
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The golden rule of skin care: NEVER sleep with your makeup on.

Yes, we've all had those nights when we're so exhausted from or a night of partying that we forget and wake up with foundation and mascara smeared on our pillowcases... but we're not here to talk about our mistakes of the past.

Not removing your makeup properly can cause breakouts, irritation and dry skin, so it's very important that you use an effective removal aid, so that your skin can breathe and regenerate at night.

That said, you also need to make sure it's the best remover for your skin type and the kind of makeup you wear... which is why we've gone ahead and picked out some of our favorite cleansers and makeup removers for every skin type.

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Best for: Dry and sensitive skin

Gentle enough to use several times a day, this cleanser is formulated especially for those with dry and sensitive skin. If you're prone to itching, irritation, and redness with most cleansers, this calming lotion is the answer to your prayers.

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Best for: Dehydrated and sensitive skin

La Roche-Posay is basically a skin care staple for French It girls and its ultra-popular Toleriane line is specially designed for sensitive skin. While effective enough to remove stubborn waterproof makeup, the formulation is still very gentle, with a soothing, creamy texture. Oh, and its rinse free formula makes it great for traveling.

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Best for: Sensitive skin

This can be used as a cleanser for sensitive skin, or as a gentle pre-cleanser makeup remover. It's certified organic, cruelty-free, and vegan. You'll have no dryness, red patches or irritation as this formula's botanical extracts and oils will leave your skin feeling fresh, clean and hydrated.

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Best for: Oily skin

If you've got oily skin, this all-in-one, mattifying product removes makeup, cleanses and helps clean out those pores — all at a quite affordable price. This micellar water is oil-free, paraben-free, fragrance-free, sulfate-free and silicone-free, so you won't experience any burning, itching or drying effects — even on your delicate eye area.

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