Philosophy is known for their purity range, which helps cleanse the skin and rid it of any dirt and grime gently. They have now finally added a micellar water to their range that is perfect for travel or quick gym sessions, where removing your makeup can be a chore. The no-rinse formula effectively removes makeup without causing any dryness or tightness. Simply soak a cotton pad and wipe your face away.
If you want speed, nothing obliterates makeup like this Mild Cleansing Oil from FANCL. A staple in their range for years, this new formula is more effective than ever as it can remove even waterproof mascara and transfer-proof liquid lipstick in a matter of seconds. The secret lies in their nano cleansing technology that goes deep to dislodge dirt and grime, whilst emulsifying immediately the moment it is in contact with water. It rinses completely clean and you’ll be left with a clean slate in under a minute.
For those who want to remove makeup quickly but suffer for dry, parched skin, cleansing balms are the way to go and none is more nourishing than this one from niche skincare brand, Farmacy. This US brand is at the forefront of the green beauty movement and uses ingredients fresh from the local farms combined with high-tech, effective formulas. This cleansing balm is enriched with plant oils and extracts to melt away makeup and dirt. Simply massage it for a good 30 seconds and wash it off with water. It’s also useful for a double cleanse thanks to its nutrient-rich formula.
Fans of a rose scent won’t be able to resist Mamonde’s cleansing balm that is enriched with Rosa Damascena extract oil to create a pleasant, albeit quick cleansing experience. The texture is great for all skin types as it is a more jelly-like oil cleanser that blankets the skin effortlessly. The easy to spread texture helps shave precious seconds off your night-time routine while effectively breaking down the day’s makeup. The balm emulsifies with water and rinses off clean, ready for the rest of your routine.
This cute pink bottle is a budget buy that does what it says on the tin. Kose Softymo’s Speedy Cleansing Oil is just that, speedy. No fuss, no fragrance. It just goes in there and gets the job done in a matter of seconds. The oil is thin and easy to spread, gentle on the eyes as well thanks to it’s scent-less formula. The pump bottle makes it completely fuss-free and the low price tag is an absolute bonus. Totally utilitarian but essential for a quick daily routine.
A collaboration with UK skincare blogger, Caroline Hirons, the PIXI Double Cleanse is basically made for fuss-free, busy individuals who can’t be bothered faffing about the sink for hours. Housed in the circular tub is 2 products, an oily balm to break down and remove makeup as well as a cream cleanser to follow after that to ensure thoroughly cleansed skin. Great for all skin types, particularly combination to dry skins, this nifty little container has your entire cleansing routine laid out for you.
Not to be confused with their Balancing Cleansing Oil that is housed in a rectangular pump bottle, this cleansing oil by THREE is their latest offering that targets specifically skin exposed to urban pollution on a daily basis. 98% derived from natural ingredients, this cleansing oil creates a sensorial, aromatic cleansing experience thanks to its formula that is packed with plant oils. Great for a quick facial massage, the cleansing oil spreads easily and a little goes a long way. The highly emollient nature of this oil makes for breezy makeup removal and it also helps destress and decongest pollution clogged skin. All this in under a minute!