This Lazy-Girl's Answer to Cleansing Is a One-Step Solution
Micellar water; it's a model and celebrity favourite, makeup artists swear by it, and it's my new daily cleanser of choice. One Bioderma H2O micellar water is sold every three seconds worldwide, which is a pretty good indication of its cult beauty status. The rinseless formula means micellar waters are ideal for any sticky situation where a tap isn't accessible — think cover shoots and fashion weeks, or for easy travelling. But not just ideal for a quick-fix, these clear cleansers are great for everyday use; they remove makeup, cleanse and tone the skin all in one. So what makes them so good?
The trend for micellar water started, unsurprisingly, in Paris where most of the greatest skincare products do, and were designed to combat the unusually hard water they have in the city. A formula that needed no rinsing, micellar waters are designed to draw makeup and dirt out of the skin, using tiny micelle particles in the formula, with just one sweep across your face on a cotton pad. Free from alcohol or soap, these formulations are incredibly gentle, making them perfect for sensitive or irritated skins — hello rosacea, psoriasis and eczema sufferers.
I've found that my dry and sensitive complexion is rejoicing in the use of something that's so well suited to delicate skin. It's removing my makeup (including my hard to budge mascara) and it's gently cleansing and toning my skin, I think I've found my new no-sink-needed go to! Scroll down to see some of our favourites below, click to buy and join in on the wonder water trend.
TIP: use one micellar-moistened cotton pad for removing your makeup and the one more to properly cleanse your skin deep down.