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Micellar Water: The Lazy Girl’s Guide To Good Skin

Micellar water is about to make your skincare routine a whole lot easier. The cleaning, cleansing, toning, moisturising – there’s a lot to do if you want to have great skin. Unfortunately, we don’t all have a spare half hour in our evening to put time aside to carry out a four-step skincare regime. Which is where micellar water steps in.


What Is Micellar Water?

Originating from France, micellar water is a one-step skincare cleanser that rids the skin of daily impurities, makeup and excess sebum production without the need for washing or rinsing.

Because they are formulated without harsh cleaning agents, they gently refresh and clean without causing signs of skin irritation, like tightening and redness, making them perfect for sensitive skin.


How To Use Micellar Water

Pour onto a cotton ball and sweep across your entire face, paying close attention to the eyes if you’re wearing makeup. It’s literally that simple, there’s no need to rinse and your skin is left clean and smooth. Apply your moisturiser and you’re good to go.

With a cult following of models, beauty professionals and skincare experts, it’s no wonder they’ve gathered such a beauty buzz. During fashion week you’ll struggle to find a makeup artist backstage without one of these wonder waters in their kit. But one look in Boots and you’ll be met with shelves full – both of old favourites such as Bioderma’s Micellar Water and newbies like Garnier’s. With so much choice, it’s hard to know what’s right for you, so we’ve done the hard work for you by taking the 5 best micellar waters for each and every skin type.

Best Micellar Water For All Skin Types

Origins Dr Andrew Weil Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief Micellar Cleanser, £27.50


Best Micellar Water For Dehydrated Skin

>Ebryolisse Micellar Lotion, £16.99



Best Micellar Water For Normal/Dry Skin


Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micellar Solution, £10.20





Best Micellar Water For Combination Skin

>Garnier Cleansing Micellar Water, £4.99




Best Micellar Water For Oily Skin


La Roche-Posay Physiological Micellar Solution, £12




Best Micellar Water For Acne


Avene Clenanace Micellar Water, £16



Best Micellar Water For Sensitive Skin


Super Facialist Probiotic Micellar Cleansing Water, £6.99




Gabrielle Dyer

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