Makeup remover

Makeup remover

2-in-1 Cleansing Oil and Makeup Remover for a Deep Clean That Nourishes

Table of contents:
What does a good makeup remover do.
Skin-friendly makeup remover ingredients.
The healthier alternative to toxic makeup removers.

I think you’ll agree with me when I say:

Sometimes, the “norm” needs to be challenged.

So let’s talk makeup removers. All your girlfriends use one. There might even be one in your own bathroom right now.

But isn’t it really just a cleanser with another name? Or at the very least, shouldn’t a good facial cleanser do the same thing? I encourage you to read the label on your makeup remover, then look up those ingredients and decide for yourself.

Don’t let marketers trick you into thinking you need a special product with who knows how many unpronounceable ingredients to remove your makeup.

Our plant-based Makeup Remover does the job of both a nourishing facial cleanser and a gentle, yet effective makeup remover. So you not only save money, but you can save your face from the damaging chemicals and hidden toxins lurking in most makeup removers, too.

What Does A Good Makeup Remover do?

what does cleansing oil do

If you already use a makeup remover or facial cleanser, you know it basically needs to do two things. First, it needs to dissolve makeup, dirt, and grime. Second, it needs to lift it away (aka remove it).

Our cleansing oil does both, but it doesn’t stop there. While most cleansers and makeup removers strip skin of its natural oils, Era Organics’ Cleansing Oil re-hydrates your skin, leading to softer, more supple skin.

Thanks to ingredients sourced in nature, it can:

  • Remove makeup without irritation
  • Restore your skin’s natural barrier
  • Provide antimicrobial protection
  • Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduce signs of premature aging

If you’ve been looking for a safer, toxin-free way to remove waterproof mascara, stubborn eye shadow, foundation, and everything in between, this is it. It’s strong enough to dissolve and lift away makeup in its entirety while leaving behind softer, rejuvenated skin in its place.

As a cleanser, it is gentle enough for daily use on sensitive, damaged, or dry skin. Plus, thanks to natural ingredients with anti-aging properties, it is great for aging skin as well, serving to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

Skin-Friendly Ingredients That Remove Makeup and Grime

Argan Oil

Argan oil is rich in fatty acids and vitamin E, which is what gives it its incredible moisturizing benefits as well as its ability to promote elasticity. As good news for those with dark spots or age spots, argan oil has even been shown to prevent discoloration thanks to its antioxidant concentration that prevents damage to pigment cells.

For those with oily skin, argan oil has proven useful in reducing sebum levels, leading to a less shiny complexion when used regularly.

Rosemary Extract

Rosemary is rich in nutrients like vitamin B6, iron, and calcium, which help contribute to healthy collagen levels. Another one of its nutrients, manganese, has been linked to less wrinkles and decreased signs of sun damage.

Rosemary also possesses antimicrobial and antiseptic properties that have proven helpful in skin conditions like oily skin, dermatitis, and eczema.

Sunflower Seed Oil

Sunflower Oil maintains your skin’s barrier and prevents water loss for more moisturized, supple skin. It has been proven to be effective on dermatitis and helps restore damaged skin.

Sunflower oil is a natural emollient that helps your skin retain its moisture and maintain its natural barrier. It’s rich in several nutrients like vitamin E, which is a powerful antioxidant that provides protection against UV-ray damage.

If you struggle with acne, you’ll love its vitamin A, C, and D content, which all serve to regenerate new skin cells and fight acne-causing bacteria. Sunflower oil is also useful for dry, sensitive skin thanks to its anti-inflammatory omega-6 fatty acids.

Jojoba Oil

Composed of long-chain fatty acids, jojoba oil is a fantastic way to moisturize without leaving oily residue. These same fatty acids also work to stimulate the production of collagen, so it can help decrease the appearance of cellulite while reducing wrinkles and other signs of aging.

Thanks to its nutritional makeup, which includes vitamin E and members of the vitamin B family, jojoba oil is naturally anti-inflammatory and antibacterial, helping wounds close faster. It also has the ability to treat and soothe damaged skin.

Apricot Oil

Apricot oil is unique in that it penetrates deep into skin, delivering its rich vitamin content where it’s needed most to help replenish and restore skin cell membranes.

In addition to vitamins A and E, which combat free radical damage and inflammation, apricot oil contains unsaturated fatty acids that boost elasticity by enhancing the flexibility of cell membranes.

Since it penetrates so effectively, apricot oil is great at removing cosmetics, even those stubborn oil-based varieties - all without intense scrubbing.

The Healthier Alternative to Toxic Makeup Removers

alternative makeup removers

Earlier we talked about the two primary functions of a good cleanser - to dissolve dirt and lift it away. In order to achieve this, most facial cleansers and makeup removers use harsh ingredients like surfactants, solubilizers, and chemical emulsifiers.

While they get the job done, they leave dry and damaged skin in its tracks. Just look at some of the toxins commonly found in makeup removers today:

  • Diazolidinyl Urea - used as a preservative and is directly linked to contact dermatitis and allergic reactions.
  • Mineral Oil - a petroleum byproduct used as a moisturizing agent that’s linked to organ system toxicity.
  • Benzyl Alcohol - a common component of fragrances that is also liked to organ system toxicity.
  • Benzalkonium Chloride - a surfactant and preservative with antimicrobial properties. However, its antimicrobial benefit comes at the cost of possible damage to the immune and respiratory systems.
  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate - this is the reason behind that squeaky clean feeling. It’s a surfactant that strips your skin of its natural oils, setting off a chain reaction that causes the body to produce more oil to compensate. It’s also linked to allergic reactions.

Then there’s the additional health concerns that makeup-removing wipes pose. They contain a number of chemicals, some of which are toxins, in highly concentrated amounts. Since wipes are marketed as “no need to wash or rinse,” these chemicals are left in contact with the skin for long periods of time, causing even more damage.

Our Facial Cleansing Oil, on the other hand, does everything a quality cleanser should without the damaging ingredients and effects. Instead of stripping oil, it gently removes any excess while re-hydrating skin.

As an added bonus, it doubles as a makeup remover with botanical ingredients that cut through grime, effectively removing even oil-based and waterproof makeup - all while making your skin softer and more supple with every application.


Facial cleansers and makeup removers should certainly provide a deep clean, but that doesn’t mean they should strip your skin of all oils and dry it out.

We challenge you to read the label on your makeup remover and research its ingredients. More than likely, it is harboring some nasty toxins linked to inflammation and disease.

If that’s the case, switch to plant-based version like Era Organics Cleansing Oil. Crafted with deeply nourishing ingredients like argan oil, sunflower seed oil, and jojoba oil, it’s able to clean your face and effectively remove makeup without irritation. Perfect for all skin types. Try it today!

Era Organics cleansing oil


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