Monday, February 4, 2013

Makeup Removers for Silicone Bases

Hello! I am back with a post on the best makeup removers I have tried for Silicone based makeup. Now what do you use when you don't want to buy traditional makeup removers? I have a few products which I have personally used and want to share them with you.

Depending on the brand of the foundation it can either be a silicone and water mix or purely silicone. Silicone Foundations work by smoothing out skin tones and evening any fine lines. There are 4 silicone bases that are normally used for foundations and they are; Dimethicone, Cyclomethicone, Polysiloxane and phenyl trimethicone. The two most common being:

Dimethicone- acts as an emollient (retains moisture) and leaves skin feeling smooth and soft
Cyclomethicone- smoothes and shines

 The best makeup removers for silicone based foundations are those designed to remove long wear and/or waterproof makeup.

Acne Washes

Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash     Retail Price $5.49
Typically a face wash for acne because it contains sallycic acid, I have found that it serves as both a face wash and a good makeup remover. It does dry out the skin so I would suggest moisturizing afterwards.

Clean and Clear Morning Burst   Retail Price $5.99
Although not as good at removing makeup as the Neutrogena face wash it does remove a great deal. I would suggest washing a few times or using this product in conjunction with another one. This product also dries out the skin a bit so moisturizing afterwards is key.

Facial Soap

Cetaphil    Retail Price $4.99
Good for removing makeup and also moisturizing. It's non-comedogenic (meaning it will not clog pores) which is good since it has a moisturizing agent. Probably because of the moisturizing agent I do feel like it does a decent job but not as good as the face washes. But it is nice and gentle on the skin with or without having makeup on.

Almay    Retail Price $4.00
This is by far my favorite makeup remover. It comes for different skin types and works very well as a facial soap and for makeup removal. It removes all of my makeup and leaves my skin feeling clean. Like the facial washes it does dry out the skin but that can be easily remedied.

I wear silicone based makeup regularly which is why I wanted to write a post about what I use to get rid of my makeup. Hopefully you found this post helpful.

Have a Beauty-full day!