6 Micellar Waters That Remove (Even Waterproof) Makeup Super Gently

by Dawn Chen
LIFESTYLE  |  August 02, 2017
  • First, what exactly is a micellar water cleanser?
    1 / 7 First, what exactly is a micellar water cleanser?

    If you haven’t gotten on board, it’s time to invest in a micellar cleanser. These gentle makeup removers are made up of micelles – tiny oil molecules suspended in water. The micelles help to attract dirt particles to themselves, drawing out impurities and makeup from your skin without drying it out. Thanks to the oil, they’re able to remove waterproof makeup as well.

    To use, soak a cotton pad with micellar water and gently wipe off all traces of sunscreen, dirt and makeup. Hold the cotton pad over your eyes to dissolve waterproof mascara and eyeliner. Your skin will feel clean and fresh afterwards without any sticky residue. Intrigued? Here are six micellar cleansers to check out!

    (Also Read: Best Makeup Removing Wipes to Clean Skin Before Your Gym Workouts)
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  • Garnier Micellar Oil-Infused Cleansing Water ($19.90, leading pharmacies)
    2 / 7 Garnier Micellar Oil-Infused Cleansing Water ($19.90, leading pharmacies)

    This new innovation from Garnier is perfect for girls with dry skin. The formula includes nourishing argan oil that’s rich in essential fatty acids and vitamin E to soothe and hydrate during use. The result? Clean, baby soft skin!

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  • Estelle & Thild BioCleanse Micellar Cleansing Water ($38, Sephora)
    3 / 7 Estelle & Thild BioCleanse Micellar Cleansing Water ($38, Sephora)

    Say hello to the newest addition in the Estelle & Thild BioCleanse range. This certified organic micellar cleansing water has a hydrating formula that’s infused with aloe vera and coconut extracts to cleanse skin while strengthening its natural barrier. The no-rinse solution also doubles up as a toner thanks to its moisturising properties.

    (Also Read: 4 Unbelievably Scary Things that Happen When You Sleep with Makeup On)

     

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  • Biore Acne Care Micellar Cleansing Water ($18.90, leading pharmacies)
    4 / 7 Biore Acne Care Micellar Cleansing Water ($18.90, leading pharmacies)

    Keep blemishes and pimples at bay with this micellar water that’s specifically designed for those with problem skin. It contains antibacterial properties that help to remove excess sebum and dirt from congested pores, as well as natural mineral water from the Northern Japanese Alps to soothe skin. The gentle formula is also free of alcohol, fragrance, artificial colouring and oil.

    (Also Read: A Dermatologist’s Guide to the Best Treatment for Every Type of Acne)

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  • Creer Cleansing Water ($13.90, Sasa)
    5 / 7 Creer Cleansing Water ($13.90, Sasa)

    Infused with the goodness of Japanese hot spring water, this gentle cleanser can also be used as a toner to soften skin and keep it supple. If you frequently wear waterproof makeup, pick the Creer Cleansing Water Oil In variant instead – it effectively rids stubborn makeup and won’t leave your skin feeling greasy.

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  • Nivea Daily Essentials Sensitive Caring Micellar Water ($11.90, leading pharmacies)
    6 / 7 Nivea Daily Essentials Sensitive Caring Micellar Water ($11.90, leading pharmacies)

    If other makeup removers tend to sting your skin, this limited edition cleanser might be just what you need. Formulated specially for those with sensitive complexions, this contains lightweight grapeseed oil which has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits to balance skin. The solution also has added pro-vitamin B5 to protect skin and encourage healing. Out from September 2017 while stocks last.

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  • Dior Hydra Life Micellar Water – No Rinse Cleanser ($62)
    7 / 7 Dior Hydra Life Micellar Water – No Rinse Cleanser ($62)

    Transform your cleansing regime into a luxe affair with this gentle micellar water. The Dior Hydra Life skincare collection is designed to hydrate skin and nourish it with naturally-derived ingredients so you can expect your complexion to exude a rosy, healthy glow after using this.

    (Also Read: Park Shin Hye Uses a Face Mask Daily to Get Her Glowing Skin)

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