Julep Makeup Remover
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This Makeup-Removing Oil Makes My Skin So Soft, Hydrated, and Clean

I’ll never use anything else.
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Micellar water, makeup-removing wipes, cleansing balms, and good old-fashioned soap and water: You've likely used them all at some point to take off your makeup at the end of the day. But ask yourself  — have you ever actually loved your makeup remover? Many of us spend years vetting countless facial cleansers, moisturizers, and eye creams, stopping at nothing until we've found the ones we can't live without. Why don't we hold makeup removers to the same standard?

I didn't realize how necessary that was until Julep's Love Your Bare Face Hydrating Cleansing Oil found its way into my medicine cabinet. Truthfully, I still don't know how the oil got there (did it once belong to one of my roommates? Was it a free sample I don't remember receiving?), but I'm so glad it did. My skin has never felt softer, cleaner, or more hydrated.  

Julep Love Your Bare Face Age-Defying Cleansing Oil and Makeup Remover
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Shop now: $19; amazon.com 

I knew I'd be hooked on this seemingly magic oil immediately after the first cleanse. While my only intention was to scrub off some concealer and mascara, I noticed that it also completely removed the ultra-stubborn blackheads on my nose and cheeks. By the second use, my skin felt soft and hydrated even before applying moisturizer. That, I discovered, is thanks to the all-natural blend of rosehip seed, grape seed, and green coffee bean oils and an antioxidant-rich vitamin E kicker. Basically, this stuff sets nature loose on your skin and perfects it from the inside out. 

Apparently, I'm not the only one blown away by this $19 facial in a bottle. "Guys. This is the best makeup remover I've ever owned," one reviewer on Amazon wrote. "It cleans my skin so well and takes off all my heavy makeup! I absolutely [love] how soft and bare and clean my skin looks and feels afterwards."

While you'll see immediate results after using the oil, keep going for the stellar long-term effects. It doesn't clog pores or cause breakouts, and though it's an oil, it's non-greasy. That means your skin will only look and feel better the longer you use it. It's also great for a host of skin concerns, like hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and scarring. Pick up a bottle from Amazon for yourself and all your friends this holiday season.