It even tackles waterproof mascara with ease.

By Christie Calucchia
Updated December 16, 2019
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Disposable makeup remover wipes provide an easy way to take off makeup at the end of the day, but they can have a lasting negative impact on the environment. Millions of pounds of single-use wipes are used every day, and many end up in landfills. Plus, makeup remover wipes often contain ingredients like fragrances that can irritate the skin.

With this in mind, you may want to ditch your go-to wipes in favor of makeup removers that don’t produce as much waste or contain irritating ingredients. And according to Amazon, you wouldn’t be the only one looking for alternatives.

The number one best-selling eye makeup remover on Amazon isn’t a wipe at all: It’s Neutrogena’s Oil-Free Makeup Remover. Tested by dermatologists and ophthalmologists, the 100 percent oil-free liquid eye makeup remover and cleanser has a gentle formula that’s safe for people with sensitive eyes and those who wear contact lenses. It contains aloe and cucumber extracts to soothe the skin and eyes while removing makeup (even tough waterproof mascara).

Simply shake the bottle and apply a bit of the liquid remover to a washcloth for a less wasteful way to cleanse your face before bed. The formula won’t irritate your eyes or skin, but it will get the job done, and it has over 1,800 positive reviews on Amazon to prove it.

“I wear very tough waterproof mascara, so one of the reasons I stick to this remover is that it gets the mascara out easily after 10-20 seconds of soaking, without harsh rubbing. Other removers I've tried never could do that,” one reviewer wrote.

Another said it’s been one of her go-to products for years and even called it “a mascara-lover’s dream.”

One 3.8-ounce bottle of this gentle eye makeup remover costs just $5, so stock up and say goodbye to your single-use wipes.

Neutrogena Gentle Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover

To buy: $5 (was $6);