Tried and tested: micellar water
For a long time micellar water was the secret of the stylish ladies of France and make-up artists. But the secret has been let out of the bag, and micellar water has fast become the go-to way to remove the day’s dirt and grime from our faces. We test out three products to give you our verdict on how you should be taking your make-up off and keeping skin clean.
Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration Nourishing Facial Water - 4/5
This cleansing water is best used after removing make-up to clear the skin of any remnants of cosmetics and to instantly hydrate the complexion at the end of the day. Spritzing a little of the facial water onto a cotton pad, swipe over the face and neck to smooth and prepare the skin for moisturising. With gentle ingredients, including clary sage and willow bark extract, and a soft scent, this natural product is a beauty cupboard must-have.
Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water - 4/5
Make-up comes off effortlessly with this cleansing water and you're left with soft, silky skin afterwards. It promises up to 200 uses and with so little liquid going a long way, it certainly seems believable. A simple press against your face is all it takes for you to take products off and it smells lovely and fresh too.
Simple Kind To Skin Cleansing Micellar Water – 5/5
The great thing about micellar water is that it requires very little work, and that is definitely true of Simple’s version. Make-up literally melts off and it’s an effective cleanser both before and after face washing (depending how you prefer to take off make-up). It’s especially good on stubborn mascara. Simple’s version has followed suit of other brands and is now available in a 400ml version, meaning it lasts for ages!