Surprisingly I loved this all in one cleanser best drugstore makeup removers I have used. It is not drying and removes every drop of makeup. I personally love using a face wash after, but you can get away by just using this without a drop of water.The key to really effectively removing makeup is by shaking it and using a cotton path to swipe away every single drop of makeup on your face. Make sure that if you pick up a bottle of this cleanser make sure to get the one for water proof makeup. It will certainly remove the toughest of mascara and reddest of red lipstick.