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A good makeup remover makes all the difference, especially when you’re experimenting with long-wear products (but even when you just don’t have time for endless scrubbing). So we set out to find the three hardest-working makeup removers at three different price points.

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Editors’ Pick: Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm

The Facts:

  • Easily dissolves makeup and pollution residue
  • Potent antioxidants help to even skin tone
  • Naturally exfoliating papaya extract renews the skin surface

The name says it all. One PureWow editor swears by this cleansing balm claiming, “The only thing worse than makeup residue is a remover that leaves behind a film of grease. This solid cleansing balm is luxurious to apply and effortless to remove—upon contact with water, it washes everything away in a milky lather. That, coupled with a clean formula, skin-nourishing plant extracts and a heavenly lime-bergamot scent, and I’m hooked.”

Try It ($32)

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Best Value: Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micellar Water

The Facts:

  • Soothes and clears up irritated skin
  • Cleanses and removes makeup from face and eyes without irritation
  • Easy one-step, non-rinse formula

Sometimes we just don’t have the patience to take off our makeup and then cleanse. That’s where this micellar water comes in. It instantly refreshes skin on contact, while fatty acid-packed micelles work to rebuild the skin’s natural barrier to fight free radicals. In one step, all your makeup will be dissolved (yep, even stubborn waterproof mascara), your face instantly refreshed and your time un-wasted.

Try It ($14)

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Splurge-Worthy: Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm

The Facts:

  • Cleanses, moisturizes and removes makeup
  • Doubles as a soothing and hydrating mask
  • Helps to minimize the appearance of pores

This cleansing balm is made with moisturizing moringa oil to not only remove every last trace of makeup and debris, but also penetrate deep to plump skin and create that dewy glow we all love so much. Have naturally oily skin? Don’t let the word “balm” scare you away—this cleanser purifies, rebalances and minimizes the appearance of pores. Oh, and it makes your bedtime routine feel a lot more luxe. Worth it.

Try It ($60)

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