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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.

Estée LauderGentle Eye Makeup Remover

ITEM: 1474972

Size: 3.4 oz/ 100 mL

57 Reviews


the only makeup remover that doesnt leave my face oily and it does an amazing...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.


Removes all makeup including mascara. No more oily removers for me!!!!!...I love not having to use greasy-feeling eye makeup removers! It irritated my skin when I used it on my whole face (I have oily, acne-prone skin), so I just use it for removing my eye makeup.

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.


Best makeup remover ever...I have tried many makeup removers and this one is the only one that removes my makeup without hurting my eyes!...It gets the makeup off gently...So often a liquid eye makeup remover stings. Or 'gentle' ones are often a bit oily.

What it is: An award-winning makeup remover that effectively cleanses away eye makeup while being gentle enough for sensitive skin and contact-lens wearers.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Formulation: Lightweight Liquid

What Else You Need to Know: This no-rinse, gentle eye-makeup remover cleanses and nourishes lashes without tugging. The lipid phase effortlessly lifts eye makeup while the water phase uses emollients to gently remove makeup residue. The formula is suitable for sensitive skin and eyes.


I apply it first without water and massage it into my skin, then add a bit of water and use my foreo. When I rinse, ALL my makeup disappears!!...It doesn’t dry my put nor make me oily. One pump onto dry skin, massage in, then add water.

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

What it is:
A two-in-one foaming face cleanser and makeup remover with acacia honey.

Solutions for:
- Dryness

If you want to know more…
Miel-en-Mousse Foaming Cleansing Makeup Remover is formulated with acacia honey and has a transformative texture for sensorial facial cleanser and makeup removal. Upon application, the honey-like texture captures makeup and impurities. Once emulsified with water, it transforms into a velvety mousse, leaving skin feeling cleansed and soft.

What else you need to know:
This product is tested under dermatological control.


Feels good on the skin. Not good at removing eye makeup....That product did nothing for me. Maybe because I have oily skin? I had to use Tarte's other soap (the gel one), which I love and will be using instead of this from now on.

What it is: A gentle, no-rinse facial cleanser that removes waterproof and long-wear makeup, excess oil, and impurities without stripping your skin’s natural moisture.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness and Dullness/Uneven Texture

Formulation: Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Babassu: Nourishes, moisturizes, and soothes.
- Green Tea Extract: Reduces redness.
- Mulberry Root Extract: Natural antioxidant.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free.

CLINIQUEAll About Clean All-in-One Cleansing Micellar Milk + Makeup Remover

Size: 6.7 oz/ 200 mL·ITEM: 2313294

Type: Combination Oily to Oily Skin

20 Reviews


It’s very gentle and it doesn’t strip the skin. I have combination skin and sometimes can be quite oily at the end of the day. ...Didn’t get any make up off and left an oily residue

What it is: A dual-usage micellar milk that cleanses skin and removes makeup in one easy step.

Skin Type: Dry, Combination, and Oily

Formulation: Rich Liquid

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and phthalates.

What Else You Need to Know: This creamy formula cleanses skin of pollution and impurities while removing face, lip, and eye makeup in one comforting yet refreshing step—without disrupting your skin‘s natural moisture balance. Appropriate for sensitive eyes and contact-lens wearers, this product is non-acnegenic and fragrance-free. The bottle is made of 96 percent plant-derived plastic, and the cap contains 25 percent post-consumer recycled material.


My combination skin is prone to acne and I am replacing the DHC cleanser with the amazing Sulwhasoo Gentle Cleansing Oil Makeup Remover. ...sensitive skin approved...More oily to get ALL of the grime of me

What it is: A decadently silky, oil-based formula with apricot kernel oil that removes impurities, including waterproof makeup, while keeping skin balanced.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, and Dullness and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Lightweight Oil

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Tangerine Peel Extract: Removes impurities.
- Apricot Kernel Oil: Nurtures skin.

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

What Else You Need to Know: This gentle cleansing oil can be emulsified and rinsed off easily without leaving buildup or residue behind. Meant to be used as the first step of a double-cleansing routine.


A little goes a long way and it removes all the makeup and oil off my face without my skin feeling dry, and super bonus it doesn’t make my eyes burn and blur when removing my eye makeup !!!!...I have very sensitive skin. This did great. All makeup easily removed in a single wash.

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.


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

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.

DiorEye and Lip Makeup Remover

ITEM: 2569762

Size: 4.2 oz / 125 mL

0 Reviews


What it is: A makeup remover made of 98 percent natural-origin ingredients to gently and effectively remove lip and eye makeup while soothing the skin.*

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Highlighted Ingredients:
- French Water Lily: Purifies the skin.
- Jojoba Oil: Comforts the skin.
- Cornflower Floral Water: Soothes the skin.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, triclosan, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance. It is also gluten-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This bi-phase Eye and Lip Makeup Remover is infuse

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