How To Remove Makeup – Sensitive Skin

Having sensitive skin can be a real pain when it comes to finding a skincare routine that works for you. Something I find particularly important is to make sure I remove all of my makeup gently but throughly. Any residue can cause my skin to breakout in spots or in a rash.

My number one tip for really sensitive skin days is to use the Jane Iredale Magic Mitt. I have been using one of these mitts since I was around 12 years old (obviously replacing it regularly) and there is nothing more gentle. You simply use warm water with it so it eliminates the need to use products which is why I think it’s great for sensitive skin. It does remove all makeup, even mascara, that being said I do like to do a second cleanse just to make sure. I use this cloth to wash my face every morning and night and couldn’t be without it.

One of my favourite sensitive skin cleansers which throughly removes makeup is Trilogy’s Make-Up Be Gone Cleansing Balm. Cleansing balms melt away your makeup without drying out your skin. Trilogy’s balm has a blend of natural ingredients and is also cruelty free. It feels so luxurious on the skin.

The Camellia & Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser by Pai has got to be one of my all time favourite cleansers, it is super gentle, feels silky soft and amazing on the skin while leaving your face clean but not stripped of its natural oils. This is one of the few cleansers I feel 100% safe using on my eyes as it truly doesn’t cause any irritation.

Finally the rechargeable Sensee Silicone Cleansing Device is the perfect partner for my Pai Cleanser. Similar to the Foreo Luna but considerably cheaper this has been a staple in my skincare routine for months. You can you any cleanser with it and simply use the device to massage the cleanser into your face. It has different vibration settings so it’s not too harsh for sensitive skin. It also has a massage function on the back which you can use when applying your moisturiser. If you haven’t tried this device I highly recommend giving it a go, you’ll be amazed at how deeply but gently it cleans your skin!

I hope I’ve introduced you to some new sensitive skin approved skincare products. What are your favourite cleansers and tips for removing makeup when you have sensitive skin? Have you tried a silicone cleansing device before?


  1. April 23, 2018 / 12:29 pm

    This is really helpful. I have super sensitive skin, so this is great. I’ve not heard of the Sensee before, but it looks pretty cool.

  2. April 23, 2018 / 5:11 pm

    I’ve never heard of Trilogy before, so I’m definitely going to look into them more as a brand! I’ve never tried a cleansing device either, but I remember seeing the Foreo on everyone’s Instagram for ages and being very put off by the price, but if this is cheaper, I may have to ingest.. 🙊

  3. April 23, 2018 / 5:25 pm

    This is really helpful! I always seem to have sensitive skin, no matter how much I work on my skincare.

  4. April 23, 2018 / 5:34 pm

    I had never heard of a silicone cleansing device before but you got me quite intrigued. My skin is super sensitive, so although i don’t wear makeup often, i still need to be careful!

  5. April 23, 2018 / 7:38 pm

    Oh this is actually SO helpful as I have pretty sensitive skin and have been wanting to change up my skincare routine for a while, but have kinda been too scared to! You know what its like when you spend a lot on skincare and then it doesn’t work for you! I haven’t even heard of any of these products so thanks for introducing them to me! I’m definitely going to look into them more, especially the trilogy cleansing balm which sounds perfect. Great post as always!

  6. April 23, 2018 / 7:53 pm

    You’ve just reminded me, I have a Trilogy balm in my bathroom drawer, I will have to dig it out and give it a go! I’ve seen so many good reports about the Sensee Silicone Cleansing Device too, I think I will have to investigate and maybe ask for it as a present in due course! Thank you for a great review and some stunning pictures, as always 🙂 x

    Lisa |

  7. April 27, 2018 / 1:10 am

    These are really great tips! I don’t use make-up all the time but on the rare occasion that I do, I usually just use wipes to remove it all off.

    cabin twenty-four

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