The Singapore Women’s Weekly Best Beauty Buys honours the best in skincare, makeup and body care. These are our picks for the most effective cleansers and makeup removers suitable for every skin type.
Best Cleanser – Normal Skin (Save)
The Himalaya Invigorating Lemon Face Wash, $16.90 (150 ml), is a soap-free cleanser that refines dull skin with a medley of skin-loving botanical extracts.
Best Cleanser – Normal Skin (Splurge)
Infused with stabilised vitamin C and hydrating oils, the Kat Burki Vitamin C Nourishing Cleansing Balm, $90 (60 ml), removes stubborn makeup without stripping skin of its natural moisture.
Best Cleanser – Oily Skin
Perfectly balanced to suit skin’s pH levels, the Porcelain Daily Cleansing Gel, $59 (120 ml), also has an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial formula, to deeply cleanse without being harsh on skin.
Best Cleanser - Dry Skin (Save)
Lathering to form a rich, dense foam, the ORBIS Aqua Force Mild Wash, $23 (120 g), rids skin of impurities while strengthening skin’s barrier function.
Best Cleanser - Dry Skin (Splurge)
Suitable for dry and sensitive skin, the Dr Hauschka Soothing Cleansing Milk, $69 (145 ml), contains a nutrient-rich formula to protect and restore skin barrier while being super gentle on skin.
Best Cleanser - Sensitive Skin (Save)
Effective at removing dirt and dead skin cells and free of artificial ingredients, Clair SKIN SOLUTIONS Amino Acid Facial Cleanser, $38 (120 ml), is also potent enough to double as a makeup remover.
Best Cleanser - Sensitive Skin (Splurge)
The gentle and pH-balancing RE:ERTH Clarifying Cleanser, $70 (100 ml), removes impurities and cleanses skin, all while locking in hydration.
Best Cleanser - Anti-ageing
Formulated with peptides and other skin-loving ingredients, the DrGL Cleanser Anti-Aging, $118 (50 ml), leaves skin feeling smooth without the taut sensation.
Best Eye Makeup Remover
The A-DERMA Purifying Micellar Water, $29.90 (200 ml), removes waterproof makeup effectively, yet leaves skin clean and fresh without drying it out.
Best Makeup Remover
Gentle even on the most sensitive of skins, the Bio-essence Bio-Water Micellar Water, $22 (400 ml), simultaneously soothes and lifts off impurities to leave skin feeling clean and hydrated.
Best Cleansing Wipes
The multi-functioning Cremorlab T.E.N. Cleansing Veil, $4.50 (10 Sheets) cleanses and moisturises simultaneously, leaving skin hydrated and comfortable.
The KANEBO Refreshing Powder Wash, $45 (Pack of 32), contains two types of cleansing powders and comes packed in individual capsules, so you can pack them along easily on trips.
Best Cleansing Oil
Made with 98 per cent natural ingredients, the THREE Cleansing Oil, $68 (185 ml), dissolves impurities, dirt and makeup easily without tugging at skin.
Best DIY Peel
Unlike chemical peels that use acids to exfoliate skin, the Skin Inc Pure Revival Peel, $76 (60 ml), is a gentle peeling gel that sloughs off dullness without irritating sensitive skin.