The one thing you need to do to have acne-free, healthy skin? Take off your makeup. No matter what, even the most expensive skincare routine and facials will do you no good if you’re not taking off your makeup, especially after a long day of wearing a full face. If you are on a quest to find some of the best makeup removers in Malaysia, then you’ve come to the right place.

Every makeup enthusiast and skincare junkie knows that removing your makeup is a task as important as choosing the right makeup products for your skin type. No matter how tired you are after hitting the dancing floor all night, still, make sure to remove your makeup before bed, because your skin will repair itself while you’re sleeping. So if your face is caked in makeup, it can clog your pores and cause breakouts as well as accelerate the ageing process – and nobody wants premature wrinkles.

As people are starting to realise the importance of completely removing your makeup before bed, there are now tons and tons of makeup removers in Malaysia. Whether you prefer micellar waters, wet wipes, cleansing oils, or balms, we are sure you can find the right one that suits your preferences and skin type. To help you out,  Beauty Insider has done the research for you and picked out some of the best makeup removers in Malaysia that can make a world of difference to your future makeup days.

Best Makeup Removers in Malaysia

1. Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Oil 

One of the OGs in the game, this water-soluble cleanser by Clinique feels super light and oily on the skin but surprisingly it is oil-free. Formulated with active ingredients and emulsifiers, this cleansing oil can effectively dissolve the heavy makeup including waterproof makeup and all other impurities. It is fragrance-free and does not contain potentially irritating ingredients, which makes it suitable for all skin types.

Why we love it:

  • Paraben, fragrance and oil-free
  • Ophthalmologist-tested
  • Suitable for all skin types, including oily and sensitive

Price: RM 191

Where to buy: Clinique

2. Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water

One of the best-selling makeup removers in Malaysia and the world, the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water is the holy grail makeup remover for many Malaysian women!  With just one swipe of your cotton pad, it can remove almost all visible makeup, dirt and impurities from your face like a magnet. Using the latest micellar technology and available in many different variations, this water-based cleanser is highly suitable for all kinds of skin types and concerns.

Why we love it:

  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Convenient and easy to use
  • Gentle on the skin

Price: RM 33.70

Where to buy: Watsons

3. Bioré Whip Foam to Cream Speedy Makeup Remover

Good news for those battling with oily skin problems; you might want to try this Bioré Whip Foam to Cream Speedy Makeup Remover. With just 3 pumps of this foam cleanser, you can expect this product to remove your makeup and cleanse your skin, all while keeping your skin fresh and sebum free with no greasy film or sticky residual feeling. Due to its high cleaning whip foam texture, this makeup remover helps to dissolve long-lasting makeup, makeup leftovers, pollutants, and debris in just a single wash!

Why we love it:

  • Acts as both a makeup remover and cleanser
  • Removes trapped makeup and impurities
  • Reduces acne, sebum, and clogged pores

Price: RM 37.00

Where to buy: Watsons

4. Nivea MicellAIR Oxygen Boost

This hydrating makeup remover uses the micellar technology to keep your face clean from makeup, dirt and impurities. It is super gentle so you can even use it on your lips or around your eyes. Packed with oxygen, it can give your face a refreshing sensation while keeping it feeling moisturised. Just swipe a soaked cotton pad across the face, and you can instantly feel your skin re-moisturised and looks radiant and baby soft.

Why we love it:

  • Easily removes water-resistant makeup
  • Infused with Pearl Extract and Licorice to brighten the skin
  • Free from alcohol, paraben, fragrance, silicone, and colourants

Price: RM 24.60

Where to buy: Guardian

5. Anua Cleansing Oil Heartleaf Pore Control

This went viral on Tik Tok, and the girlies are absolutely right. The Anua Cleansing Oil Heartleaf Pore Control is incredible at removing makeup, impurities, and even excess sebum from clogged pores, ensuring that your skin is squeaky clean and ready to take on the world. It’s only slightly fragranced, and has a very light texture that turns into a milk when you rinse it off. It’s extremely lightweight, and can even remove the heaviest of makeup. Trust us, this is a good one.

Why we love it:

  • Non-comedogenic and very lightweight
  • Doesn’t sting the eyes
  • Leaves the skin feeling hydrated

Price: RM 59.90

Where to buy: Lazada

6. Estee Lauder Take It Away Gentle Makeup Remover Lotion

Take It Away | Makeup Remover Lotion | Estee Lauder Malaysia E-Commerce Site

With an advanced dual-phase formula, this luxurious makeup remover by Estee Lauder quickly dissolves and removes even the thickest and waterproof makeup with just a light sweep of a cotton pad. Infused with skin-soothing ingredients like aloe vera and other botanicals, it can help calm the skin while leaving it clean with no oily residue or greasy. Super gentle on the skin, it’s great for lip and eye makeup removal.

Why we love it:

  • Has a nourishing formula
  • Easily removes stubborn makeup and impurities
  • Has a rich texture

Price: RM 220

Where to buy: Estee Lauder

7.  Neutrogena Deep Clean Oil-Free Makeup Remover 

One of the popular makeup removers in Malaysia, this Neutrogena makeup remover is a dream come true for those with oily skin. This oil-free makeup remover contains ingredients that soothe the skin and lack additives such as fragrances, oils and volatile alcohols. Plus, the aloe and cucumber fruit extracts can also keep your face feeling clean and healthy without having to worry about any oily residue. 

Why we love it:

  • Suitable for oily skin
  • Contains skin-loving ingredients
  • Leaves skin feeling refreshed

Price: RM 62.70

Where to buy: Shopee

8. RMS Beauty The Ultimate Makeup Remover Wipe

Makeup Remover: Ultimate Makeup Remover Wipe | RMS Beauty | RMS Beauty

Travelling and you need something quick and easy? This RMS Beauty wipes has a set of 20 individually sealed wipes where each is infused with RMS Beauty’s signature coconut oil. Coconut oil is a star ingredient in many renowned skincare products known for its antibacterial and cleansing properties. Each of these pre-soaked wipes can deeply cleanse and soften your skin while moisturising your skin. It can effortlessly melt away stubborn makeup without irritation and great for on-the-go use. 

Why we love it:

  • Individually packed
  • Convenient
  • Leaves skin feeling moisturised

Price: RM 105

Where to buy: Sephora Malaysia

9. L’Oréal Paris Gentle Lip & Eye Make-Up Remover

This has been around for what seems like aeons, and it’s definitely held through the test of time. An affordable option, the L’Oréal Gentle Lip & Eye Makeup Remover comes in a bottle where the oil-based emulsion sits on top of the water-based liquid. All you got to do is just shake it up well to give it maximum efficacy to remove all traces of waterproof and stubborn makeup fuss-free. Super gentle on the skin, it is suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin. 

Why we love it:

  • Easily removes waterproof makeup
  • Suitable for sensitive eyes
  • Suitable for all skin types

Price: RM 35.50

Where to buy: Guardian

10.  Maybelline Micellar Water 3-In-1 Makeup Remover

The multitasking Maybelline Micellar Water can keep your skin feeling clean and refreshed with its triple acting benefits. Firstly, it can remove traces of light makeup and impurities, then cleanses your pores to remove excess sebum. Finally, it replenishes moisture back deep within your skin layer to keep it soft and bouncy. For light makeup users, this should be your go-to makeup remover.

Why we love it:

  • Nourishes and hydrates the skin
  • Dermatologist-testes
  • Suitable for all skin types

Price: RM 36.90

Where to buy: Shopee

11. Innisfree Green Tea Cleansing Water

We highly recommended this makeup remover for those with sensitive skin as it is rich in antioxidants like freshly squeezed Jeju green tea which can help to keep your skin in tip-top condition. Super gentle on the skin, the cleansing water is very hydrating and moisturising. Simply just pump a few of the liquid onto a cotton pad, swipe, and watch the magic happen.

Why we love it:

  • Hydrates and brightens the skin
  • Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive
  • Infused with 16 types of amino acids

Price: RM 50.00 

Where to buy: Innisfree

12. PIXI Hydrating Milky Makeup Remover

This gentle makeup remover is infused with coconut probiotics that can deeply cleanse your skin while keeping it soft. Apart from that, it is also super hydrating on the skin and can effectively remove the waterproof and long-wearing eye, lip, and face makeup. At the same time, it can also moisturise and balance your skin.

Why we love it:

  • Infused with coconut extract and probiotics
  • Very gentle on the skin
  • Leaves the skin feeling hydrated

Price: RM 121.00

Where to buy: Sephora

13.  Silkygirl Hydra Clean Makeup Remover

Don’t sleep on local brands! Enriched with moisturising ingredients like Vitamin E and Aloe Vera extract, this hydrating makeup remover is like an emulsion that sets out to remove light makeup, dirt and grime.  It also has skin-replenishing nutrients that will ensure your skin isn’t under stress. For a super gentle and nourishing makeup remover, you should really consider the Silkygirl Hydra Clean Makeup Remover.

Why we love it:

  • Affordable
  • Mild and gentle
  • Great for sensitive and dehydrated skin

Price: RM 12.90

Where to buy: Watsons Malaysia

14. Bio-Essence Bio-Water Jelly Make Up Remover

This makeup remover by Bio-Essence has a gel-like consistency that removes makeup like nothing else you’ve experienced. Just massage the jelly in a circular motion on your face to remove all traces of makeup, dead skin cells, and dirt. It also contains the Miracle Bio-Water that can soothe your skin and cushions the friction of the remover on your skin. Once you wash it off, your skin will feel plump and baby soft! 

Why we love it:

  • Has a unique jelly texture
  • Non-greasy or sticky
  • pH-balanced

Price: RM 49.90

Where to buy: Guardian

15. Laneige Perfect Makeup Cleansing Water (discontinued)

LANEIGE Perfect Makeup Cleansing Water 320ml | Shopee Malaysia

The Laneige Perfect Makeup Cleansing Water is indeed a multi-tasking makeup remover that can do it all.  Formulated with Vitamin E, it can replenish moisture and gentle exfoliate on the skin. The result is skin a fully clean without makeup traces! The makeup remover also contains mint extracts that super soothing on the skin, especially if it’s easily reactive. This is indeed a powerful makeup remover that has got us all clamouring for more.

Why we love it:

  • Gently exfoliates the skin
  • Leaves the skin feeling refreshed
  • Balances the moisture levels in the skin

Price: RM 97.24

Where to buy: iHerb Malaysia

16. iUNIK Calendula Complete Cleansing Oil

Another one of our favourites, the iUNIK Calendula Complete Cleansing Oil really does a great job at removing even heavy and waterproof makeup. It has a lightweight, non-greasy texture, and removes any excess oil, impurities, and sebum. Formulated with 94% natural oils from 6 different plants, it’s amazing at removing makeup and sunscreen in no time at all. Be sure to massage it well into the skin to experience its full effects.

Why we love it:

  • Lightweight
  • Non-greasy or sticky
  • Hydrates and moisturises the skin

Price: RM 83

Where to buy: Threebs

17. Banila Co Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm

What we love most about this cleansing balm is that there’s a variant for every skin concern! Whether you’ve got dry, oily, or clogged skin, the Banila Co Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm will be there for you to remove every trace of makeup and impurities with ease. It even comes with its own spatula for cleanliness, and plus, you’ll feel like you’re in a Vogue’s Beauty Secrets video.

Why we love it:

  • Available in different types
  • Suitable for all skin types and concerns
  • Comes with a spatula

Price: RM 109

Where to buy: Sasa

18. Heimish All Clean Cleansing Balm

Trust us, this stuff works like magic. An amazing makeup remover for sensitive and dry skin, this balm melts at the touch of your hands, and removes waterproof makeup like nothing else. It has a built-in spatula for cleanliness and ease, and it’s infused with shea balm and coconut extract to nourish the skin. It’s also dermatologist-tested, so don’t worry about it clogging your pores.

Why we love it:

  • Suitable for all skin types, including dry, acne-prone, and sensitive
  • Vegan and cruelty-free
  • Easily removes waterproof makeup

Price: RM48

Where to buy: Shopee

19. Handmade Heroes Oat Mighty Cleansing Balm

If you’re in need of something really hydrating and nourishing, the Oat Mighty Cleansing Balm by Handmade Heroes will be your new best friend. Proudly Malaysian-made and owned, this is truly one of the best makeup removers in Malaysia, hands down. It’s formulated with nourishing ingredients such as Colloidal Oats, Ceramides, Alpha-Linolenic Acid, as well as skin-loving oils. Incredibly effective at removing makeup, excess sebum, and impurities, you should definitely add this to cart.

Why we love it:

  • Infused with skin-loving ingredients
  • Melts aways makeup and impurities
  • Supports barrier function

Price: RM 58

Where to buy: Handmade Heroes

20. Skin1004 Centella Light Cleansing Oil

Wondering what the “it girls” use to make their skin so clear? It’s the Skin1004 Centella Light Cleansing Oil. An oil-based cleanser that melts away makeup and sunscreen incredibly easily, this stuff is even gentle enough to be used around the eyes and lips. It’s lightweight and has a non-greasy, non-sticky texture, and it’s even infused with Centella, which soothes the skin and replenishes the moisture levels.

Why we love it:

  • Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive and acne-prone skin
  • Calms any irritation
  • Extremely lightweight

Price: RM 89

Where to buy: Watsons

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