Micellar water isn’t a cleansing milk and it isn’t a toner – it cleanses skin and removes make-up but you don’t need to mess about rinsing it off. If you find toner dries you skin out and need something that will remove every trace of make-up then micellar water is the product for you. The secret ingredient in the water are the ‘micelles’ which are tiny round balls of specially formulated cleansing molecules that will sweep away make-up, oil and dirt and leave you with perfectly cleansed skin. Invest in some cotton pads and simply add a few drops then keep on wiping until they come away clean. Voila!
Garnier know a thing or two about skincare and their Skin Naturals Micellar Cleansing Water removes make-up, cleanses, soothes and is a great choice for sensitive skin. The micelles cleanse skin of impurities, make-up and sebum and the delicate properties leave your skin revived and refreshed. It’s dermatologically and ophthalmologically tested and doesn’t include any harsh perfume that could harm your delicate skin. It’s an absolute steal and even gets off waterproof mascara – it’s a must for every bathroom cabinet.
Oily skin and prone to breakouts? Avène Cleanance Micellar Water is the one stop skincare solution that you have been looking for. All you need to do is add a few drops to a cotton pad and all of the make-up, grime and weird stuff that’s on your skin will be wiped off. It is great for toning the skin and will make your skin visibly less oily. Get yourself a good primer (link) and you’ll really get your excess oil under control.
Bioderma ABCDerm H2O Micelle Solution is soap-free, paraben free, alcohol-free and is a dermatological-safe ultra-gentle cleanser that is even suitable for babies and children. It doesn’t sting the eyes and has been formulated to minimise the risk of allergy. It has been developed for all skin types, even the most fragile. It helps restore the skin’s hydrolipidic film (not sure what that means but it sounds good) and will leave your skin super clean and toned.
No-one likes taking off their make-up, but we all know that if we want to avoid blemishes then we’ve got to do it, however tired (or drunk) we are. Lancome’s Douceur Micellar Water removes foundation and mascara easily and doesn’t leave a residue or strip your skin of all of the good stuff. You’ll only need a little bit every time you use it so this bottle will last you a good while.
Eucerin may not go for flashy packaging or expensive ad campaigns but they really know what they’re doing when it comes to skincare. This DermatoCLEAN Micellar Cleansing Fluid is a 3 in 1 cleansing fluid that provides results for all skin types. It won’t irritate your skin and has an ultra-light formula that micro-emulsifies impurities so you can just sweep them all away with a cotton pad. You’ll be able to have fresh feeling skin without having to splash water everywhere like the girls in those Neutrogena adverts.
This micellar water is another French special, and our friends across the channel really know their stuff when it comes to skincare. It has a nice light scent that isn’t overpowering and won’t lead to any irritation of your skin. If you have extremely sensitive skin then don’t worry – it will delicately wipe away impurities from your skin and remove your make-up. It’s also great if you need to fix any little make-up mistakes- just put a little drop on a cotton bud and use it for any mess ups.
The Sensibio H2O solution is perfect for cleansing the face and eyes and its no rinse solution is ideal for a quick and easy way to leave your skin free of impurities and grime. It is gentle enough to use on blemished skin and won’t hurt or dry out any problem areas. It also comes at a great price so we really can’t complain.