Cleansing is a basic step in a skin care routine, but how many of us who apply makeup choose a cleansing product that actually removes all of the layers and build-up from the skin? While it’s easier to remove light makeup with face washes or cleansing milk, the task gets trickier with waterproof formulations. Ask makeup artists and beauty experts – the one thing they’ll swear by for such needs is micellar water. The solution, which looks and feels like water, is actually a miraculous skincare product made up of micelles suspended in soft water. These molecules attract dirt, grime, and makeup on your skin, but without foaming up or stripping off natural oils. Plus, the ‘water’ doesn’t need rinsing and so, is just great for cleansing on the go. A few drops onto a cotton pad, quick swipes, and your skin is as clean and fresh it can be. So, here are 5 great products that do the trick.
Garnier Skin Naturals Micellar Cleansing Water
A micellar solution is suitable for everyday cleansing needs. This dermatologically and ophthalmologically tested formulation removes makeup and dirt from the face, eyes, and lips while providing a soothing feel. It is free of parabens, sulphates, and alcohol and is gentle enough to use on sensitive skin.
Garnier Skin Naturals Micellar Oil-Infused Cleansing Water
A bi-phase makeup remover that wipes off waterproof makeup without the need for rubbing or rinsing. This non-sticky formula, made with argan oil, also nourishes the skin. Suitable for use on the face, eyes, and lips.
Malu Wilz Micellar Cleansing Water
A 3-in-1 solution that works as a makeup remover, daily cleanser, and toner. This micellar water captures dirt and grime, leaving the skin clean, fresh, and soothed. What’s more, it’s gentle enough for use around the sensitive eye area.
Bioderma Sensibio H2O Makeup Remover
A cleansing and makeup-removing water that respects the fragility of sensitive skin. This hypoallergenic and dermo-patented solution cleanses and soothes even the most intolerant skin types while imparting a feeling of instant freshness. It removes water-resistant makeup and can be used around the eyes as well. Even better, the makeup remover is paraben-free, alcohol-free, and fragrance-free.
Dermafique Micellar Water Makeup Cleanser
A dermatologist and ophthalmologist-tested micellar solution that rids your skin of all traces of makeup. The potent pairing of micelles and humectants helps remove waterproof makeup while keeping the moisture levels on skin intact. No alcohol. No oil.