No matter how tired you feel, you should always—say it with us—remove your makeup before going to bed! But you can't just use any makeup remover; you have to consider your skin type too, or you could end up irritating or drying it out.


Dry Skin

Your skin doesn't produce enough oil and you have a few dry patches.

Formula to look for: A nourishing balm or oil is best. While both are good for your skin, we recommend going with the oil so that it will easily glide over your complexion.

Makeup remover: Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Oil, P1,650, Rustan's The Beauty Source

This gentle cleansing oil can take on heavy-duty foundations and waterproof mascaras. Once you rinse it with water, there won't be any residue left. 


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Normal Skin

You barely have any skin issues because everything is balanced.

Formula to look for: If you like wearing waterproof makeup, try a balm-to-oil formula. It has the moisturizing benefits of an oil, so you won't dry out your healthy skin. It's travel-friendly too!

Makeup remover: Banila Co. Clean It Zero, P890, Landmark Trinoma

We're not fans of scooping out product from jars, but we're making an exception for this cult fave because it comes with a spatula


Combination Skin

You have an oily T-zone and dry cheeks.

Formula to look for: A gel texture is neither too rich nor too drying; it's the perfect in-between product for this skin type since it won't disturb your complexion's moisture levels.

Makeup remover: Nuxe Reve De Miel Face Cleansing And Makeup Removing Gel, P875, Beauty Bar

The indulgent feel of the makeup remover will relax your senses, and since it's a makeup remover and cleanser in one, you'll be able to cut down the time on your regimen.


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Oily Skin

No matter how many blotting sheets you use, your skin just doesn't stop producing oil.

Formula to look for: Oil-free, of course, to leave your complexion clean and matte!

Makeup remover: VMV Hypoallergenics Oil-Free Quick & Complete Makeup Remover, P945, Robinsons Galleria

With anti-oxidants and hydrating ingredients, this makeup remover won't dry out your skin. Instead, it will leave it soft, refreshed, and protected.


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Sensitive Skin

You're meticulous when it comes to your skincare products because one wrong ingredient and you break out into rashes or acne.

Formula to look for: No-rinse micellar cleansers are a godsend for people with sensitive skin because it's like water that removes makeup and dirt from your face.

Makeup remover: Simple Micellar Water, P499, Watsons

Gentle yet thorough, Simple's version will leave your skin fresh and hydrated.


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