Micellar Water – 6 best options and where to find them

I think it’s fair to say that micellar water started its big beauty journey in France when Bioderma launched their first game-changing product: Bioderma Micellar Water. Quickly, this product became the supermodel skin secret that we all need in our lives. After micellar water became such a popular product for removing makeup, many companies jumped on the train and today it can be tricky to choose from so many options.

What is micellar water?

While it looks and feels like plain water, this product is actually made out of ‘micelles’ – tiny oil particles that are attracted to dirt, and they are able to cleanse the skin without irritating it. That’s particularly why micellar water is so great for all skin types. Here are some of my favorite micellar waters, from high-end to budget-friendly:

  1. Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water

My absolute go-to, Garnier is at the top of its game and became one of the most popular of its kind very quickly. Works great with my oily skin and it’s the first step I take before applying makeup, both on myself and on my clients.

  1. Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micelle Solution

After using Garnier for such a long time, I must admit I was a little skeptical about this one but once I tried it I understood the hype very fast. This is a French brand and the OG in this field, requires a very small amount, it’s not scented, it doesn’t cause breakouts and it’s perfect for sensitive skin types.

  1. Dior HydraLife Micellar Water

At the end of the day, micellar water is probably the most used item in my kit so pampering the complexion it’s always a good idea. So if you are on the hunt for a more high-end product, Dior Micellar Water removes makeup just as good and it is infused with Echinacea flower for soothing the skin.

  1. Origins Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief Micellar Cleanser

Origins is a great skincare brand and this product is not far from the bunch. With a no-rinse, oil, and alcohol-free formula, this micellar water was designed to boost the resilience against environmental irritants and neutralize the effects of pollution.

  1. Herbal-Infused Micellar Cleansing Water by Kiehl’s

Kiehl’s has won my heart with their ‘midnight repair’ collection so I’m always ready to try their goodies. The Herbal-infused micellar water is a great solution for dry skin and it contains 99.8% naturally-derived ingredients.

  1. Caudalie Micellar Cleansing Water

Perfect for all skin types, with a vegan and cruelty-free formula, Caudalie micellar water fights dryness and texture, while leaving your skin soft, non-sticky and hydrated due to the chamomile extract, organic grape water, and plant glycerin.

What is your favorite micellar water? Since they came on the market I don’t even remember what I used to use before. Definitely one of my favorite beauty products.

‘Till next time, stay brave & confident! XO


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