We’ve all been there. You stumble home at the wrong side of 2am, crash down on your bed plastered in makeup which is now less sultry smoky and more blurry-eyed panda. But the prospect of standing hunched over your bathroom sink, while you scramble your way through your usual cleansing routine is just unthinkable. Despite that pesky little voice inside warning you of the impending zits and blackheads. Ssshhh! Enter micellar water to save the day.

These lotions work brilliantly to lift away even the heaviest of makeup and dirt, quickly and effectively, no rinsing required. Most importantly, they’ve been developed with mild surfactants to minimise the risk of irritation of sensitive skin. No wonder micellar cleansers have long been a makeup artist go-to product and a backstage Fashion Week favourite. As even with multiple makeup changes, it’s the gentlest cleansing option.

Three of the Best

Yes, micellar water is brilliant but I wouldn’t recommend using it everyday. In short, it’s no substitute for a good deep cleanse using a cream and cloth or gel and facial brush. Nevertheless, here are three of my favourites that are definitely worth a try whatever your skin type.


Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micelle Solution

This is the cult classic that kicked off the trend, and there’s a good reason that a bottle of this is sold once every three seconds. Firstly, it removes the most stubborn of waterproof mascara, and secondly, it’s both alcohol- and fragrance-free.

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Avene Cleanance Micellar Water

Similarly, this paraben-free formula deeply cleanses skin and unblocks pores. As a result, it’s a great option if you suffer from acne and blemishes on a regular basis.

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Caudalie Vinoclean Cleansing Micellar Water

With grape and chamomile, this cleanser removes every trace of makeup, whilst soothing easily-inflamed skin. Like all Caudalie products, this one smells incredible. In addition, Caudalie products are widely available in Sephora, as well as high end pharmacies.

Have you tried any of these? What do you think?

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