10 Natural Makeup Removers That Are Cruelty Free

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Using natural ingredients such as hemp, coconut oil, shea butter and aloe, these makeup removers are not only great for your skin but completely cruelty free. Removing your makeup shouldn’t have to cause damage to animals, the environment or even your skin. Choose your cruelty free alternative below.

#1 Dr. Bronner’S, Virgin Coconut Oil

The Dr. Bronner's, Virgin Coconut Oil travel product recommended by Amanda Mutchie on Pretty Progressive.

You can put a smaller amount in your bathroom and keep the rest in your kitchen. Of course, it doubles as a body moisturizer and cooking oil! However, coconut oil is comedogenic, which means it clogs pores, so I would recommend cleaning the skin after removing the makeup.


#2 Beauty Without Cruelty – Extra Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover

The Beauty Without Cruelty - Extra Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover travel product recommended by Santosh Krinsky on Pretty Progressive.

BWC is actually the first and original brand to take up the banner of “cruelty free” back in 1963 and has been leading the way ever since. The makeup remover is a great product that has a lot of positive reviews and loyal customers over the years.


#3 C’Est Moi Gentle Makeup Remover Cleansing Wipes

The C’est Moi Gentle Makeup Remover Cleansing Wipes travel product recommended by Robin Tolkan-Doyle on Pretty Progressive.

These fragrance-free, pre-moistened wipes make on-the-go makeup removal a snap! Organic aloe, glycerin, green tea and cucumber extract work to gently cleanse the skin and remove makeup from both the eyes and face. Best of all, these wipes are biodegradable, making them as kind to the environment as they are to your complexion. All C’est Moi products are cruelty free.


#4 The Better Skin Co. Lotion Kleanse – Moisturizing Shea Butter, Aloe & Soothing Green Tea

The Lotion Kleanse - Moisturizing Shea Butter, Aloe & Soothing Green Tea travel product recommended by Deborah Kerner on Pretty Progressive.

The Better Skin Co. Lotion Kleanse is a gentle, luxurious cleanse that removes impurities and assists in melting away makeup. Moisturizing Shea Butter complimented with Aloe and soothing Green Tea prep the skin for the perfect cleanse and the Seaweed trio combined with nourishing Cocoa Seed Butter soothes the skin.

Sea Buckthorn, filled with Vitamin A, C, E and Omega 7 are free radical warriors that work to protect skin while experiencing the perfect cleanse. Scented with a hint of Aloe and Rose. All Better Skin Co. products are clean formulas that are Vegan, Cruelty Free, Paraben Free, Gluten Free and made in the USA.


#5 Bella Schneider Beauty Royal Rose Oil Cleanser

The Royal Rose Oil Cleanser travel product recommended by Deborah Kerner on Pretty Progressive.

Bella Schneider Royal Rose Oil Cleanser is a luxurious face and eye wash oil that thoroughly cleanses, hydrates, and removes eye and face makeup. The light, indulgent texture cleans skin from daily build up, and also protects, replenishes, and restores the skin moisture levels without any oily residue.

Key ingredients include: Grape Seed Oil to moisturize skin; Squalane to moisturize, hydrate and plump skin; Rosa Damascena Flower Oil which contains high levels of Vitamin C and is rich in oils and proteins which help keep skin soft and moisturized and Jojoba Seed Oil to aid in the restoration of the skin’s natural lipid barrier.


#6 Maple Holistics Coconut Oil

The Maple Holistics Coconut Oil travel product recommended by Adina Mahalli on Pretty Progressive.

This therapeutic grade coconut oil by Maple Holistics makes for the perfect natural makeup remover. Just pump a little oil onto a cotton pad before wiping onto your skin. It leaves your skin moisturized and nourished thanks to a powerful blend of linoleic acid and polyphenols. Maple Holistics prides itself on their cruelty-free status, which means that you can remove your makeup with the peace of mind that you’re helping your skin and the planet.


#7 Beauty By Earth Makeup Remover

The Beauty by Earth Makeup Remover travel product recommended by Lina on Pretty Progressive.

Lina from Nail Art Gear: In this day and age, there is no reason not to buy from cosmetic companies that take a cruelty-free approach to their operations. Beauty by Earth is not only kind to animals and the planet, but also to your skin.

Using organic ingredients such as witch hazel, aloe vera, and green tea leaf extract, Beauty by Earth nurtures the skin as it whisks away makeup, dirt, and oil.

Unlike other makeup removers that I have tried in the past, this product doesn’t leave an oily residue or film on the surface of the skin. Which I love because I have oily skin as it is.

Beauty by Earth is free of alcohol and other potentially harmful ingredients. Just like it won’t turn your face into an oil slick, it won’t dry out your skin either.

This makeup remover is sustainably sourced, vegan, cruelty-free and super effective. Also, It’s affordable and you can find it on Amazon. I chose this makeup remover because of its gentle cleansing properties.

I still use it because it delivers results – and why fix what’s not broken?


#8 Miss Bud’S Hemp Eye Oil

The Miss Bud’s Hemp Eye Oil travel product recommended by Nikola Djordjevic on Pretty Progressive.

Although CBD products are relatively new, hemp oil is proving to be one of the best methods of removing makeup without all the chemicals associated with traditional makeup removal agents.

One great advantage of using hemp oil is that you apply it by gently massaging the skin as opposed to scrubbing which can cause irritation. This is much easier on the skin, not to mention the natural benefits provided by CBD

These benefits include the moisturizing and anti-inflammatory effects of using CBD on the skin. This makes it ideal for helping those that suffer from acne breakouts, eczema, and psoriasis.

Since hemp oil is naturally moisturizing and full of essential fatty acids, it also helps keep the skin glowing and healthy. Lastly, although hemp oil is an oil by definition, it doesn’t stick to the skin and therefore does not clog the pores on your skin.


#9 Nuria Hydrate Refreshing Micellar Water

The Nuria Hydrate Refreshing Micellar Water travel product recommended by Brittany Matters on Pretty Progressive.

This soap-free, no-rinse cleansing water lifts away impurities, oil, and dirt to leave your skin clean and soft with no residue. It removes water-resistant makeup and even stubborn mascara, making it your go-to cleanser for all occasions.


#10 Nuria Hydrate Nourishing Make-Up Removal Wipes

The Nuria Hydrate Nourishing Make-Up Removal Wipes travel product recommended by Brittany Matters on Pretty Progressive.

Formulated with naturally-derived ingredients including hydrating aloe, these facial wipes quickly and easily remove impurities and makeup (even long-wear and waterproof) to leave your skin bright, refreshed, and feeling naturally clean. No rinsing necessary!


The recommendations of products and books within this article where sourced from industry experts. Their names and websites are listed below.

Who contributed to this article?

Amanda Mutchie from MandieBrice

Santosh Krinsky from Lotus Light

Robin Tolkan-Doyle from CestMoi

Deborah Kerner from Charmed PR

Adina Mahalli from Maple Holistics

Lina from Nail Art Gear

Nikola Djordjevic from LoudCloudHealth

Brittany Matters from Style House

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