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Skin Type Concern Key Benefits Key Ingredients Texture
Makeup Removing Cleanser Balm
Makeup Removing Cleanser Balm
All Skin Types; Including Sensitive Skin Makeup Removing Double Cleansing
  • Features a velvety melting balm texture that works to effectively dissolve longwear makeup and foundation
Ceramides, Jojoba Oil Balm
Comforting Eye Makeup Remover
CeraVe Skincare Cleansers Comforting Eye Makeup Remover
Comforting Eye Makeup Remover
All Skin Types Eye Makeup Removal
  • Formulated with a gentle, milky texture which leaves your eye area feeling soothed and comforted
  • Skin will look and feel refreshed without any greasy residue left behind
Ceramides, Hyaluronic Acid Non-Greasy Cleanser
Hydrating Toner
Hydrating Toner
Normal to Dry Skin; Including Sensitive Skin Hydration
  • Softens and helps smooth dry skin while locking in moisture for refreshed, healthy-looking skin
  • Helps restore the skin’s natural protective barrier for improved hydration, and helps visibly smooth and comfort skin
Ceramides, Hyaluronic Acid, Niacinamide Liquid
Hydrating Makeup Removing Plant-Based Wipes
Hydrating Makeup Removing Plant-Based Wipes
All Skin Types, Including Sensitive Skin Makeup Removal Cleansing
  • Gentle yet effective makeup remover that can help with removing mascara, even if it's waterproof
  • Removes dirt, oil, and makeup with a non-greasy feel
Ceramides Cloths
Hydrating Micellar Water
Hydrating Micellar Water
All Skin Types Hydration. Makeup Removing Cleansing
  • 3-in-1 formula cleanses, hydrates and removes makeup without disrupting the skin barrier
  • Suitable for sensitive eyes
Ceramides, Niacinamide Liquid

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Removing your makeup at the end of each day is an essential part of maintaining healthy-looking skin. CeraVe’s makeup removers and makeup-removing cleansers gently wash away all traces of makeup, dirt, and excess oil to help keep your skin clean and free from pore-clogging materials. Formulated with three essential ceramides and key ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid and jojoba oil, CeraVe face and eye makeup removers can remove even the most stubborn longwear makeup (including waterproof mascara) without disrupting the protective skin barrier or leaving your skin feeling stripped.


As the perfect first step in your nighttime skincare routine, or a convenient option on the go, CeraVe makeup-removers are available in a variety of hydrating and nourishing formulas—including our Makeup Removing Cleanser Balm, Hydrating Makeup Removing Plant-Based Wipes, Hydrating Cream-To-Foam Cleanser, Hydrating Micellar Water, and ophthalmologist-tested eye makeup removers—like CeraVe Comforting Eye Makeup Remover. Whatever your makeup-removing needs, there’s a CeraVe makeup remover for your skin type.


  • Sometimes, cleansing alone isn’t enough to fully remove all traces of makeup. A makeup remover can help gently and effectively eliminate makeup, excess oil, and dirt from your skin. By preventing the build-up of pore-clogging materials that may lead to skin concerns like blackheads and acne blemishes, makeup removers can help support skin that appears healthy and clear. Makeup removers easily dissolve debris, therefore helping to prevent rough tugging or pulling on the skin while removing makeup. CeraVe makeup removers are available in a variety of forms to suit all skin types, including our face wipes, cleansing balm, oil-free micellar water, and Comforting Eye Makeup Remover.

  • Makeup removers are formulated with certain areas of your face in mind—as well as different skin types (such as oily, dry, sensitive, or combination skin). An eye makeup remover is formulated specifically for the delicate eye area, which is the thinnest skin on your entire body and requires special care. Alternately, a face makeup remover is intended to remove makeup on your face. Some face makeup removers are also suitable for use on the eye area, but this isn’t always the case—as some facial products may include ingredients in concentrations that are too harsh for the delicate eye area. Therefore, choosing the right product for each area is essential for optimal results.

  • CeraVe’s face and eye makeup removers offer a variety of options for all skin types, with formulas that are non-comedogenic, paraben-free, fragrance-free, alcohol-free, and allergy-tested. Our makeup removers feature beneficial ingredients, such as three essential ceramides and jojoba oil. They are focused on hydrating, nourishing, and supporting a healthy-looking complexion, while maintaining the protective skin barrier. When in doubt, consult with a board-certified dermatologist for the best advice on how to remove makeup and how to choose the ideal makeup remover for your skin type.

  • We recommend using this type of makeup remover whenever you need to completely remove makeup on your face, including foundation, blush, concealer, and bronzer. Face makeup removers should be used as the first step in your nighttime skincare routine to help remove all traces of face makeup before bed.

  • We recommend using an eye makeup remover anytime you need to remove makeup on your eyes, such as eyeliner, eyeshadow, and waterproof mascara—particularly at night before heading to bed. These gentle formulas are made specifically for the skin around your eyes, which is the thinnest (and therefore the most delicate) skin on your face. Our eye makeup removers can help thoroughly remove all eye makeup, while comforting this fragile area.

  • Makeup-removing wipes and cloths offer a convenient, portable option on the go. They combine the benefits of a gentle cleanser and makeup remover all in one easy-to-use, rinse-free product. Just like other makeup removers, CeraVe makeup-removing cleansing cloths and wipes help gently and effectively remove makeup (including waterproof mascara), excess oil, and dirt—anywhere, anytime.

  • Yes, CeraVe eye makeup removers are suitable for contact lens wearers and for use around the eye area. They are ophthalmologist-tested and allergy-tested, as well as fragrance-free, alcohol-free, and paraben-free. Always speak to your eye doctor or a board-certified dermatologist if you have specific questions or concerns.

  • Makeup removers are generally used before your facial cleanser, as the first step in your skincare regimen. Always apply makeup remover by following the instructions on the product packaging, and avoid direct contact with your eyes. Once you’ve used your makeup remover, grab your go-to CeraVe cleanser and continue with the rest of your routine as per usual: including an eye cream, serum, and moisturizer (with SPF during the daytime).

  • Yes, CeraVe makeup removers can be used to gently break down and eliminate stubborn eye makeup, like waterproof mascara and other longwear eye makeup products—without disrupting your skin barrier or leaving your skin feeling stripped. Always read the label closely to decipher which products can be used on the eye area to remove waterproof mascara.

  • No, you do not need to rinse off liquid makeup removers (like CeraVe Hydrating Micellar Water or Comforting Eye Makeup Remover) after applying, unless the product label specifically says so—such as in the case of makeup-removing facial cleansers like CeraVe Makeup Removing Cleanser Balm and Hydrating Cream-to-Foam Cleanser. Simply follow the instructions on the label and apply as directed, then follow with the rest of your skincare regimen.

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