Can You Remove Makeup with Just Water?

If you’re fed up of endlessly repurchasing makeup removers and cleansers the moment you run out, we’ve got a solution for you. Did you know that it’s possible to cleanse your face and remove your makeup with just water? Yes, it is actually that simple. Women spend thousands of dollars in their whole lifetime on makeup removers and cleansers, but it turns out that with these new innovative inventions, that may be an unnecessary waste. The secret lies in the material of the microfiber cloth. The fibres are so tiny that they are able to penetrate oil films on the skin. These fibres are even thinner than a single strand of human hair. Now, take a moment to imagine that! When combined with water, these fibres break the tension of the oils that bond makeup to the skin, then emulsifies it into something that can be easily wiped away.

Products like these allow you to cleanse your face without any harsh chemicals or any additional facial cleansers. They also do away with the need to purchase different types of makeup remover for different parts of the face. This ultra-soft cloth removes all types of makeup, including waterproof makeup, theatrical, sports and stage makeup. You can even use it to clean your makeup brushes by gently rubbing it over the cloth.

Here are some of our favourite makeup removal cloths:

1. Kangboer Makeup Remover Glove

This cleansing glove will replace your facial cleansing products and makeup removers. With just water, it quickly removes dirt, makeup and sunblock. It is also made with hypoallergenic silver ion microfibers, which are even thinner than human hair, allowing it to easily penetrate oil films. Regular use of this glove improves the skin’s health by stimulating blood circulation and improving the skin’s acid mantle. It also removes dead skin cells and unclogs pores.

2. The Original Makeup Eraser

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Since its launch, this cult favourite bright pink cloth has sold over 10 million packages worldwide. Thanks to its specially knitted polyester and silk fibre fabric, it is able to physically lift makeup and dirt off the skin’s pores, rather than just smearing it around the face. Each tiny strand creates a hydro-mechanical process that draws impurities from the pores when dipped in warm water. It is double-sided, removing makeup on one side, and exfoliating with the other. It can be washed up to 1000 times before it needs to be replaced.

3. Sephora Collection Water Cleansing Glove

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This wallet-friendly cleansing glove is as soft as a plush toy and works like magic. Dip it in water to activate the microfiber fabric, which will gently remove everything from long-wearing and waterproof makeup to impurities and dirt. It is so soft that it is suitable for those with sensitive skin, and even gentler than a cotton pad. Fans also love using this cleansing glove to wipe off face masks that are hard to remove like clay masks.