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makeup removers for oily skin

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for makeup removers for oily skin.

The best makeup removers for oily skin are those that are gentle, but also effective. If you have oily skin, you know that the right makeup remover can make all the difference in how your skin looks and feels. Here are some of the best removers for oily skin available today.


This is an amazing product! I have oily skin and it has no problem taking off the makeup, even the stubborn eyeshadow! ...With oily skin I hate using oil based removers. Takes off my liquid lipsticks and tattoo eyeliner no problem!

What it is: An ultra-soft cloth that will erase all makeup with just water.

What Else You Need to Know: The Original MakeUp Eraser is a premium, patented, 100 percent polyester cloth that is antibacterial and great for sensitive skin. It’s double sided to erase makeup with the short-fiber side and exfoliate the skin with the long-fiber side (side with the tag). One MakeUp Eraser is equal to 3,600 makeup wipes and is re-usable and machine washable up to 1,000 times.


I just this as my first step in double cleansing, and it helps take my makeup off and leave my skin feeling clean without an oily residue....My skin feels and looks too good after using this product!

What it is: A lightweight, silky-smooth cleansing oil that melts away dirt, oil, and makeup while visibly unclogging and unblocking pores.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores

Formulation: Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Grapeseed, Jojoba Seed, Avocado, and Plum Kernel Oils: Supply essential fatty acids (like omega-9) and nourish and condition skin.
- Ceramide NP: Maintains moisture balance.
- Bisabolol: Helps skin feel comfortable.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, triclosan, and contains less than on


Perfect makeup remover & cleanser and oily girl friendly. ...Melted my makeup away!...If you have normal or oily skin you will absolutely love this makeup remover!

What it is: An oil-to-foam, two-in-one cleanser that melts makeup and cleanses in a single step, leaving skin supremely clean and makeup-free with no oily residue.

Skin Type:
Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Uneven Texture, and Acne and Blemishes

Formulation: Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Glycerin: Helps hydrate and smooth skin’s appearance.
- Calendula: Helps calm and soothe signs of distress.
- Colloidal Oatmeal: Helps calm and relieve dry or distressed skin.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.


I have super sensitive skin that is oily in the t-zone and dry around the perimeter and this cleanser not only doesn’t irritate my skin but leaves it feeling clean and moisturized. ...This cleanser has really helped my skin clear up. My skin feels refreshed after every use.

What it is: A gel cleanser that gently pulls dirt, makeup, and buildup from pores while softening the look of skin with a blend of botanical ingredients.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, and Dullness and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Hydra Capture Complex™: Delivers moisture while cleansing for well-balanced skin.
- Chestnut Shell Extract: Softens and smooths.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, and phthalates.

What Else You Need to Know: The cushiony formula lathers into a rich foam to thoroughly and comfortably cleanse while leaving skin hydrated, soft, and balanced.


This balm is for combination/oily skin to dissolve makeup and impurities. They nailed it! ...Very good makeup remover leaves my skin soft and beautiful definitely recommend

What it is: A makeup remover in a silky balm formula that gently dissolves makeup, now with detoxifying Japanese charcoal.
Skin Type: Combination and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Oiliness

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Japanese Charcoal: This purifying ingredient helps thoroughly cleanse and detoxify pores.
- Safflower Seed Oil: Works to help break up natural oil found on skin, plus dissolves makeup.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS & SLES. It is also gluten-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This lightweight makeup remover dissolves eye and face makeup and sunscreens. It detoxifies and unclogs pores, helping clear dirt, oil, pollution, and other impurities. The formula transforms from a solid ba

Estée LauderGentle Eye Makeup Remover

ITEM: 1474972

Size: 3.4 oz/ 100 mL

58 Reviews


It has happened enough times that I have purchased a makeup remover balm, that I currently prefer. I do have sensitive skin/ eyes....Best eye makeup remover out there...I've tried every brand of makeup remover and this is the best! Doesn't leave your eyes oily and removes all eye makeup without scrubbing.

What it is:
A gentle, lightweight formula that works quickly to remove powder eyeshadow and other eye makeup.

What it does:
This ultralightweight, oil-free formula works gently and efficiently to remove powder eyeshadow and other traces of eye makeup. It sweeps away without leaving an oily residue, so you can reapply eye makeup immediately after use without the worry of damaging delicate skin. And remember—never go to bed with makeup on; clean skin is healthy skin.


melts away eye makeup...I've been testing lots of makeup removers and generally I've been disappointed. just tried this one and it's like night and day. can't imagine ever using a different makeup remover ever again. thank goodness, my eyelashes will benefit....Gentle, Non-oily...Super gentle, non-oily. The perfect combo for an eye makeup remover.

Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
A gentle, effective eye makeup remover.

Solutions for:
- Dryness

If you want to know more…
This product comfortably removes heavy or waterproof eye makeup—without leaving behind an oily residue for a refreshed, clean complexion. It contains an array of ingredients to improve your skin care regimen: volatile ultra-fine oils to remove makeup, cornflower and rose water to comfort, soften, and moisturize delicate skin around the eyes, and soya proteins to help protect eyelashes.


It doubles as a cleanser and makeup remover which is a bonus. I had this gifted by Clearly Clean....The influencer girlies were right.Throw your micellar water in the trash because this is the only makeup remover you will ever need! I have extremely sensitive, allergen reactive skin, and dermatographic urticaria.

What it is: A fragrance-free, PEG-free makeup removing cleansing balm that melts away stubborn eye and long-wear makeup.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Dullness, and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Balm

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Sunflower Oil: Melts away makeup without stripping or drying.
- Moringa Extract: Remove pollutants, cleansing and refreshing skin.
- Papaya Enzyme: Gently exfoliates and cleanses pores for a fresh-looking complexion.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable pa


Works great for oily skin...It gives my skin moisture and is made of great ingredients such as Lemon Seed Oil and Lemon Butter. ...It works well for my oily skin but I feel it might be too drying for dryer types.

What it is: An intensely cleansing, vitamin C-powered formula that removes makeup and visibly clarifies skin with natural, lemon-derived ingredients.

Skin Type: Normal, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Dullness, and Oiliness

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Lemon Seed Oil and Lemon Butter: Remove long-wear makeup and impurities.
- Lemon Extract: Visibly clarifies and reduces excess surface oil.
- Vegetable-Derived Ceramides: Leave skin with a silky-smooth look and feel.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: Bring visible clarity to your skincare routine with this vitamin C-powered cleanser.


I normally don't use makeup removers, I just use makeup remover cloths but this stuff has made me a believer. ...Nudestix citrus clean makeup remover ♥️♥️✨✨...This makeup remover is a four in one multipurpose product it removes makeup, cleans skin and makes it smooth and bright.

What it is: A citrus-infused cleansing balm that removes all traces of makeup and freshly cleanses the skin while visibly brightening and softening the complexion.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Dryness, and Dullness

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Rose Hip Fruit Oil: Rich in vitamin A to hydrate skin and boost moisture and radiance.
- Rosemary Leaf Oil: Visibly tones skin and improves the look of congested pores.
- Apple Fruit Extract: A powerful antioxidant containing natural malic acid AHA that nourishes skin.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydro

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