It’s no secret that French women are always way ahead of the curve. Their latest obsession? Micellar water. Long a staple product for industry insiders, this wonder H2O falls somewhere between a traditional cleanser and a toner. It strips the face of makeup, dirt and oil without drying out your skin. This is a dream come true for lazy girls: Simply soak a cotton pad in the solution to use, no rinsing required. Jump on the trend with these tips and product faves below.
Rosa Centifolia Cleansing Water ($25): Pick up this 3-in-1 option at your next Sephora run. The best part? It’s made without any of that scary stuff, like parabens, sulfates, alcohol or even soap. “Micellar” refers to the tiny micelles, which are oil molecules suspended in water, that make up the micellar water. Many variations feature a plant of some sort to complete the concoction, such as soothing rose water. Why should you care about any of this? Well, the result is a pretty impressive cleanser that doesn’t have the harsh chemicals or compounds found in most options out there.
Bioderma Micellar Solution ($22): Enriched with active ingredients for deep cleansing, this affordable solution is ideal for combination or oily complexions.
Le Couvent des Minimes Eu Micellaire Mini ($8): Fancy it up with this adorable pick made with three different strains of beneficial rose water from France. The mini size makes it a great option to test out.
Micellar Cleansing Water With Rose Petals ($22): Who knew water could be so luxurious? This simple formula is sensitive enough for the delicate eye area — perfect for makeup removal.
Perricone Blue Plasma Cleansing Treatment ($45): With this option, the micellar molecules trap and lift impurities, while plasma technology infuses the skin with active ingredients to exfoliate.
Instant Cleansing Water With Pure Lily Extract ($38): With a twist on the traditional rose water, this cleanser features lily extract to fortify and protect any skin type.
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