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The Best Makeup Removing Products That Actually Work—No Greasy Residue Here

The Best Gym Bag Wipe

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One of the many beauty perks of coconut oil is its ability to melt away makeup while leaving skin super-hydrated. Now you can reap those same benefits with no mess thanks to these convenient, individually wrapped wipes that are infused with 100 percent pure coconut oil. (And since coconut oil is known for its antibacterial properties, they're perfect for post-workout.) (rms beauty The Ultimate Makeup Remover Wipes; $16 for 20 wipes;

Related: The Best Workout-Friendly Products Every Sporty Girl Needs

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The Best No-Rinse Cleanser

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The beauty of micellar cleansing waters? No need to rinse. Simply apply to a cotton pad as you would a toner, press into skin, and let the magnet-like micelle molecules do the work for you to remove dirt, oil, and makeup. (Yes, even that bright red statement lip.) The new mattifying version is perfect for oily skin types. (Garnier Skin Active Micellar Cleansing Water, $9 for 13 oz;

(FYI, here are more micellar water hacks to overhaul your cleansing routine.) 

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The Best Bang for Your Buck

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This drugstore classic has been around since 1907—so you know they're doing something right. Ideal for sensitive skin, the gentle cold cream removes dirt, makeup, and even waterproof mascara and leaves skin super-soft thanks to the moisturizing formula. Best of all, one $5 jar will last you what feels like forever. (Pond's Cold Cream Cleanser, $5 for 6 oz;

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The Best Nighttime Oil

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Never thought you'd be into face oils? This product will make you a convert. Apply a few pumps of the oil to dry skin and watch all your makeup instantly dissolve—yes, even waterproof eye makeup. This formula is specifically designed to prep skin for nighttime replenishment, and the scent of evening primrose oil and lavender essential oil will have you getting into bed feeling über-relaxed. (Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil, $32;

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The Best Multipurpose Balm

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Yes, this balm deep-cleanses and removes makeup, but it goes one step further. The sulfate-free formula contains an anti-aging serum that helps ward off free radicals and pollutants for healthier, younger-looking skin—no extra product needed. (It Cosmetics Bye Bye Makeup 3-in-1 Makeup Melting Balm, $38;

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The Best One-Step Cleanser

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This cleanser melts away makeup, deep-cleans, and hydrates skin in one simple step on those days when double-cleansing just isn't in the cards. Not only is it gentle enough to remove eye makeup, it also has an amazing, not-too-cloying scent we don't ever want to be without. (And thanks to the travel-sized mini version, we don't have to!) (Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser; $24 for 8 oz;

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The Best for On-the-Go Touch-Ups

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These adorably convenient makeup remover cotton buds are perfect for fixing annoying eyeliner or lipstick smudges on the go. To top it off, the gentle formula contains soothing green tea and is both vegan and cruelty-free. (Too Cool For School Dinoplatz Magic Wand for Lip & Eye Makeup Remover, $8;

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The Best All-Around Cleansing Oil

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Don't be fooled by the gentle, 100 percent natural formula featuring nourishing ingredients like grapeseed and almond oil. Thanks to the sunflower and castor oil, it's effective at dissolving even your waterproof makeup, yet won't strip skin in the process. (Caudalie Makeup Removing Cleansing Oil, $28;

Related: 6 Easy Ways to Remove Makeup

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The Best Gel Makeup Remover

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If you hate oily makeup removers, you'll love this gel remover from cool-girl brand, Milk Makeup. The gel formula uses micellar technology and calming extracts like chamomile, green tea, cucumber, and aloe vera to remove *all* your stubborn makeup and soothe skin in the process. (Milk Makeup Micellar Gel Makeup Remover, $24;

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