The genesis of micellar cleansers is Paris, where the infamous hard water is packed with skin and hair-damaging calcium and magnesium and has been wreaking havoc for years.
Micellar cleansers come in water, oil and foam forms. They’re designed to wipe away daily grime with the swift sweep of a cotton pad – no rinse needed. Made up of cleansing micelle particles suspended in soft water, these miniature oil particles draw out impurities, oil and the most smudge-proof eye makeup without harsh chemicals. They’re so skin-friendly, that even contact lens wearers can drench the delicate skin around the eye without having to worry about irritation.
Micellar cleansers are a must-have in hand luggage, overnight bags, gym kits and makeup artists’ arsenals. They cannot, and should not, replace a dedicated skin ritual but as a pre-cleansing step or an option when there isn’t readily available water, a micellar cleanser can be skin-changing so we’ve curated 10 that we love.
Caudalie Micellar Cleansing WaterBuy now with free delivery
Caudalie’s soap-free cleansing water effectively removes makeup and simultaneously tones and moisturizes the skin. Bursting with orange, lemon, watermelon and mint, this cleansing water also leaves behind a fresh fragrance so your skin feels extra clean.
Decléor Micellar OilBuy now with free delivery
Add a little aromatherapy into your cleansing routine with Decléor’s cult Micellar Oil. Watch as makeup makes like magic and disappears. This oil leaves nothing behind except soft, smooth supple skin.
Vichy Purete Thermale 3-in-1 Calming Micellar Cleansing SolutionBuy now with free delivery
From one of our favorite French pharmacy brands, Vichy’s Purete Thermale One Stepgently cleanses and removes make-up while calming and comforting skin. This micellar cleanser contains a rose extract rich in phytophenol, which is known for its soothing properties, and the antioxidant, mineral-rich Vichy Thermal Spa Water, which was clinically proven to strengthen skin’s natural protective function.
Filorga Anti-aging Micellar Cleansing SolutionBuy now with free delivery
Discover superior cleansing with the Filorga Anti-Aging Micellar Cleansing Solution; an effective 2-in-1 cleanser and makeup remover.
By simply applying to a cotton pad and sweeping over the face, the innovative formula effortlessly melts away makeup, daily dirt and oil without stinging the delicate eye area. Working in seconds, the gentle yet effective liquid not only removes makeup, but hydrates and soothes the complexion, while pore-plumping ingredients ensure the face feels clean, clear and refreshed.
Expect skin that is thoroughly cleansed and comfortable, without redness or tightness.
NUXE Eau De Mousse Micellar Foam CleanserBuy now with free delivery
This dense and creamy foam gently cleanses skin without disturbing the skin’s hydrolipid film. Enriched with floral water extracts from petals of rose damascena and allantoin, this cleanser helps to provide a reinforced soothing and softening action to sensitive skins.
Dr Botanicals Wild Water Mint Micellar CleanserBuy now with free delivery
Sweep away make-up and impurities with the Wild Water Mint Micellar Cleanser from Dr Botanicals. The Cleansing Water has advanced cleansing agents to remove dirt from the skin’s surface and leave skin feeling invigorated and revitalised.
The facial cleanser is enriched botanical extracts including: wild water mint and honey, which help to avoid stripping the skin of its natural oils and leave the skin feeling fresh and rejuvenated; and red algae, which brightens and refines the complexion.
La Roche Posay Micellar Solution CleanserBuy now with free delivery
La Roche Posay 3-in-1 micellar water cleanses, tones, and removes makeup.With dirt-encapsulating micelles to cleanse while respecting skin’s natural physiological balance and a gentle, mildly scented texture that wipes off with a cotton pad. Use as a 3-in-1 no-rinse solution: cleanses, tones and removes make-up.
Yon-Ka Paris Skincare Eau Micellaire Cleansing WaterBuy now with free delivery
This micellar water combines expert make-up removing agents and anti-aging prevention elements. In a single wipe, it gently captures impurities and removes make-up perfectly from the face, eyes and lips. No rinsing is required. High tolerance: suitable
Phytomer Micellar Eye Make-up Removal SolutionBuy now with free delivery
Phytomer’s Micellar Water Eye Makeup Removal Solution is a delicate, cleansing makeup remover infused with rose water. This formula contains micelles, which attract impurities and makeup, effectively removing them from the skin’s surface. Lashes and delicate skin is preserved and it won’t dry out skin.
Sothys Micellar Cleansing WaterBuy now with free delivery
A 2-in-1 cleanser with lotus extracts to gently remove eye make-up and cleanse in one step while softening and comforting the skin.
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