Waterproof and long-wear makeup are a godsend in a hot, sticky tropical climate. However, they are harder to completely wash off. Don’t scrub vigorously (which irritates skin!) or sleep with makeup residue (which clogs pores and causes acne). Instead, take it all off with one swipe with these best cleansing oils for waterproof makeup.
- Best Singapore Cleansing Oil — Proudly Local!
- Best Anti-Ageing Cleansing Oil For Waterproof Makeup
- Best Budget Cleansing Oils for Waterproof Makeup
Best Singapore Cleansing Oil — Proudly Local!
FrankSkincare Magic Wipe Cleansing Oil
This proudly Singaporean-born skincare brand has a cult following. All their products are 100% organic, formulated for Asian weather, and were made after years of research! It has no parabens and GMO, and uses only the top quality oils!
Their Magic Wipe Cleansing Oil is really popular, and it comes with a bamboo wash cloth! “Removing makeup with feels like being in a spa without leaving your bathroom!” says Anne, a loyal customer.
This cleansing oil has skin-nourishing apricot, castor, tamanu and kiwi extract. Massage into your face and neck, then wipe it off with the wet bamboo wash cloth.
You can visit their flagship store (6 Shenton Way, OUE Downtown Gallery, Singapore 068815) or order online. They also have a pop-up store in Isetan Tampines from September 3 to October 3, 2019. Check their website for more updates!
Best Anti-Ageing Cleansing Oil For Waterproof Makeup
Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil
$55, Kiehl’s Singapore
This is one of the best cleansing oils for waterproof makeup and heavy-duty sunscreen! It breaks down all the day’s dirt and grime, and then infuses your skin with hydrating squalene and soothing lavender oil.
Like all the other products in Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery range, this cleansing oil rejuvenates the skin and helps fight ageing. It’s a winner!
Find the Kiehl’s store nearest you with their online store locator.
Three Balancing Cleansing Oil
This cleansing oil doesn’t just wipe off makeup. It contains plant extracts like laurel leaf and frankincense that strengthen your skin from the effects of pollution (and the dreaded Singapore Haze!) and stress. It has a fresh scent and is easy to rinse off, too! Suitable for sensitive skin.
“I’ve been using this cleansing oil for a month, and I love it! My skin feels much softer and looks very glowy especially when I spend time massaging it into my skin,” says Sasha, 38.
Shu Uemura Ultime8 Sublime Beauty Cleansing Oil
Shu Uemura’s cleansing oils have been around long before cleansing oils (and double cleansing) became a skincare trend. For years, it was the best kept secret of beauty insiders — that marvelous double-purpose product that took of your makeup but left tons of anti-ageing benefits.
While the Japanese skincare brand has several cleansing oils for different skin types and concerns, the Ultime8 is one of our faves for anti-ageing. It has 8 powerful ingredients that improve skin quality and radiance — loooong before your first wrinkle appears!
It’s pricey, but for many, it’s investing in your skin. Besides, you only need a little to wipe off your makeup so a bottle lasts for months!
Best Budget Cleansing Oils for Waterproof Makeup
DHC Deep Cleansing Oil
It’s one of the best cleansing oils for waterproof makeup — and wow, you can’t beat the price!
This is one of DHC’s most popular products worldwide. It gets rid of long-wear foundation and even waterproof eye makeup and matte lipstick. It rinses off really easily, thanks to its water-soluble formula.
It also has olive oil and vitamin E, to so it’s great for dry or sensitive skin. “A little goes a long way, so this tiny bottle lasts forever! Be careful when using it around the eye, because it can sting when it gets in your eye,” says one beauty review.
ZA Deep Cleansing Oil
Za is one of the most trusted yet affordable Japanese skincare brands. It’s actually owned by the Shisheido group, so its products are also based on research and testing — but are a much more pocket-friendly price!
This is a gentle yet effective cleansing oil for waterproof makeup. It’s made of plant extracts and washes off so easily. “I first started using this when I was a student and didn’t have a lot of money for skincare. But even after I started working and had more money for splurging on beauty, I still kept using Za! In my opinion, it’s just as good as the more expensive brands!” says Lei.
Kose Cosmeport Softymo Lachesca Oil
This is another affordable Japanese cleansing oil for waterproof makeup! Aside from the incredibly cute bottle, it’s also free of fragrance, dyes, parabens, alcohol, and silicons. It also contains fruit acids that can help deep clean your pores. If you don’t have acne problems but tend to get blackheads and whiteheads (especially during that time of the month) this may help!