Mad for micellar water
Micellar waters have been widely available in French pharmacies for many years and have more recently gained a cult following internationally as skincare enthusiasts discovered them online. Taking its name from micelles (tiny balls of cleansing molecules that float in the water), when micellar water products are applied to the skin the cleansing agents come into contact with oil and dirt on your face, allowing them to be swept away quickly and without the need for rinsing. Of course now that this well-kept beauty secret is widely available, top beauty brands are coming up with new formulations featuring this effective cleansing agent. So, say goodbye to panda eyes for good with Caudalie Micellar Cleansing Water. This product removes all traces of make-up, even stubborn waterproof mascara, while gently cleansing and toning skin with natural and nourishing ingredients. Suitable for all skin types, it can be used morning and evening and is hypoallergenic. But the best part of this non-rinse cleansing gem is its delicate fragrance, with hints of orange and lemon blossom as well as watermelon and mint leaves.
For sensitive skin, La Roche-Posay Make-up Remover Micellar Water Gel is a great option. With a fresh, bubbly texture and Thermal Spring Water, it ensures an optimal glide for gentle make-up removal while also respecting the skin's physiological pH.
Elsewhere, Clinique has introduced Take The Day Off Micellar Cleansing Towelettes for Face & Eyes. These oversized, super-saturated wipes swipe away make-up, smudges, dirt and grime and are neatly contained in a re-sealable, ready to-go package which is perfect for travel, the gym, or anywhere in-between.
And if you prefer nature-based products, Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration Nourishing Facial Water is infused with hardy, moisture-loving botanical Clary Sage, which they claim is proven to give skin an instantly nourishing, pH-balancing boost of hydration. This fast-absorbing product also features kiwifruit water and willow bark extract, doesn't leave dry patches after use, and has no tingling or tightening effect.