Any professional Esthetician will tell you that the secret to healthy, glowing skin is removing every trace of makeup nightly before turning in. But every woman experiences days when they are just too tired to make the effort to do it. This is where micellar water comes in.
Micellar water is formulated from "micelles" or oil molecules that cling to dirt and makeup and any impurities that are trapped within your skin. They leave your skin feeling squeaky clean, soft, and hydrated due to the soft water they are contained in. There is no drying alcohol in the formulation like many toners, and it's easy on sensitive skin. Micellar water is also free from chemical-laden fragrances and toxins, making it a win-win.
Micellar water is ideal for traveling because it's an all-in-one cleanser, toner and moisturizer that frees up valuable space in your makeup case. Like to stay out late in the clubs? Splash it on and fall into bed afterwards. Tend to spend all day poolside? Dab it on and dissolve all that nasty, drying chlorine. There's no need to rinse. They don't contain soap. Just pure, natural ingredients that cleanse in an instant!
You may have just started noticing the TV commercials but it's actually been around for awhile now. The French have been using it for many years. (I sure could have used it in my twenty-somethings!)
Never mind. I have it now and so can you. These are some great ones in a variety of price points right for you.
Sukin Micellar Cleansing Water. Sukin products are manufactured in Australia and are the leading brand in natural skincare there. They use the best natural ingredients to create effective, environmentally sustainable skincare products at an affordable price point. Sukin micellar water contains soothing cucumber and chamomile. Get it at health stores or online at Well.ca. $8.49
Simple Kind To Skin Micellar Water. Simple are experts in sensitive skincare. They are well known in the UK and a trusted brand with a 50 year history in providing gentle, effective skincare products to the consumer. They use pure, naturally active ingredients that result in radiant, glowing skin. Find it at better drugstores or online at Well.ca. $9.99.
Sephora Collection Triple Action Cleansing Water. Sephora's micellar water contains "HydroSenn+", a natural plant-derived ingredient that gives immediate hydration that lasts longer than hyaluronic acid. This makes it a great choice for aging skin. $15.00.
Caudalie Micellar Cleansing Water. Caudalie uses stabilized grape seed polyphenols to create their luxury "vinotherapy" line of skincare. The micellar water also contains lemon blossom, orange, watermelon, and mint leaves to thoroughly cleanse and refresh the skin. Get it at Sephora or online at caudalie.com. $30.00.
Elemis Smart Cleanse Micellar Water. Elemis uses a complex of natural surfactants derived from apple amino acids, rosehip seed oil, and Indian soapnut to gently but effectively lift dirt, makeup and impurities from the skin. It is also infused with organic English rosewater and chamomile to soothe skin and maintain it's pH level. Find it at spas that carry Elemis products or online at elemis.com. $39.00.