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Homemade two-phase make-up remover

Making your own makeup remover is child's play. The recipe only takes a few seconds and does not require any utensils for preparation. Apart from a bottle!

What is a makeup remover used for?

As you know, when applying make-up with conventional or organic products, make-up removal is essential! Yes, even when the laziness surprises us, it is necessary to remove make-up. This oh so important gesture removes makeup residue, impurities, particles of external pollution, sweat, in short all the elements accumulated in a day and which potentially clog pores and prevent the skin from breathing.

By making your own makeup remover, you preserve your skin by avoiding formaldehyde, parabens or other sulfates that can be found in some commercial makeup removers.

The make-up remover, whether gel, milk, cream, micellar water or two-phase, is not a product to be rubbed into the skin but rather a product to be rinsed off.

What is a bi-phase makeup remover?

The two-phase make-up remover contains an aqueous phase and an oily phase. It is very effective in capturing makeup residue since the fatty substance of vegetable oil attracts the grease of makeup and eliminates it.

The aqueous phase (the hydrosol in my recipe) will help hydrate and moisten the skin to better glide makeup residue. The hydrosol is a gentle product, usable by all. It comes from the steam distillation of plants and/or flowers.
The skin will therefore benefit from the virtues of vegetable oil and hydrosol.

My homemade makeup remover recipe

Here is the recipe for my homemade two-phase make-up remover, a little nugget tested and approved even on waterproof make-up!

Material for homemade makeup remover

  • 1 container of 100 ml

Ingredients for the preparation of homemade makeup remover

  • 50ml argan oil
  • 50 ml of rose hydrosol
  • 20 drops of Cosgard

Steps for preparing and storing homemade two-phase makeup remover

Using a funnel, pour the rose hydrosol into the bottle and then the 20 drops of Cosgard preservative. Finally, add the argan vegetable oil. After a few seconds you will see the two phases distinguish themselves. Indeed, the hydrosol does not mix with vegetable oil, hence its name of two-phase make-up remover.

How to use a homemade makeup remover?

Shake the bottle. Apply product to fingertips. Massage the eyes and all areas of the face. Don't worry, even if your little panda face surprises you, everything will go away ;)

Wipe off the excess with a reusable wipe and then rinse your face with clear water. The daily use of soap is not essential. To respect the hydrolipidic film of the skin, you can alternate with the use of the konjac sponge alone. It gently cleanses the skin deeply.

You can very well apply the product on a reusable wipe and remove your makeup with it directly.

Store the bottle away from heat and humidity. It will keep for 6 months or just a few weeks if you don't add a preservative.

The benefits of my homemade makeup remover recipe

The make-up remover based on argan and rose hydrosol is completely natural and suitable for all skin types. It will allow you to gently remove makeup without irritating the skin.

  • Argan oil is a real care for the skin. It participates in cell regeneration. Non-comedogenic, it is ideal for all skin types. Argan vegetable oil is recognized for its anti-aging properties.
  • Rose hydrosol is ideal even for the most sensitive skin. It refreshes, tones the skin and enhances the complexion. Its healing properties are also highly appreciated.
  • Cosgard is an essential natural preservative in the good preservation of products with an aqueous phase. Here it is added for the hydrosol.

This recipe is customizable according to your skin type. You can use one or more vegetable oils, the same for the hydrosol. It is even possible to replace the hydrosol with aloe vera gel.

Remove make-up with vegetable oil?

For non-DIY enthusiasts or even for people who want to, it is quite possible to remove make-up with vegetable oil only. For use it's exactly the same steps as I stated above. Make sure to always choose a non-comedogenic vegetable oil, even when preparing the make-up remover. I often hear about coconut oil as a make-up remover, but as a reminder, the comedogenic index of this oil is high. The higher the index, the more occlusive the vegetable oil. In other words, by dint of applications, it is possible that it clogs the pores and generates imperfections. By choosing a suitable vegetable oil, we break the received idea of ​​the occlusive fatty film of vegetable oil on the skin.


Disinfect utensils used for preparation. Always test products on a small area of ​​the body.

Colibri tips and recommendations

Always choose virgin, organic and first cold-pressed vegetable oils.

To your food my little hummingbirds ;)


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  • Retour O Naturel

    Bonjour AB,
    Ici je l’utilise en faible quantité et son intégration dans la recette est facultative ;) Elle permet de gainer et renforcer les cils ;)

  • Retour O Naturel

    Bonjour @Sophie,

    Merci d’avoir relevé! Tu peux utiliser l’huile de jojoba et également l’huile d’argan puisqu’elle a un indice comédogène de 0. Elle est donc adapté à tous les types de peaux. Mon premier démaquillant je l’ai fait à base d’huile de jojoba mais aujourd’hui je le fais avec l’huile d’argan de la coopérative de femmes avec laquelle je travaille et le résultat est top ;)

  • AB

    il est écrit sur la bouteille d’huile de ricin : éviter le contact avec les yeux… c’est plus pour les cheveux…

  • Provost SOPHIE

    Dans les ingrédients pour le demaquillants vous écrivez huilé d argan et dans l expliquation vous notre huilé de jojoba..
    Donc laquelle devons nous prendre
    Merci à vous et à bientôt pour une commande
    Salutations .

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