Join the bandwagon and get yourself a bottle of this no-rinse cleanser!
If you consider skincare products as secret potions that prettify and better your skin, then the hottest rediscovery to hit the beauty scene is an elixir you need to have on your shelf: micellar water.
Though micellar water is a beauty innovation that has been around for years, it gained its recent resurgence because of its multipurpose use. This cleanser-cum-moisturizer, made with micelles (tiny oil molecules that are attracted to dirt, grime, and oil) suspended in water, promises to remove dirt, makeup, and any residue left on your face without drying it out. And unlike other cleansers that need to be rinsed out, micellar water can even be left on, leaving you a healthy, hydrated glow.
So reach for those cotton pads and soak in the magic potion that is micellar water!
1. Nuxe Micellar Cleansing Water with Rose Petals
For the ever-chic French girl, micellar water is nothing new to her beauty routine—it has been around in France for ages! Thus, brands like Nuxe have continuously churned out this bestseller. Sensitive enough to work around the delicate areas like the eyes, this is perfect for an overall facial cleanse.
Available for P895, Rustan’s the Beauty Source, Glorietta 4, Ayala Ave., Makati, Metro Manila
2. L’Oreal Paris Micellar Water 3-in-1
Remember what we said about multipurpose products? Well the 3-in-1 on L’Oreal’s version means it cleanses, removes makeup, and even soothes the skin. Talk about getting rid of all your other top shelf picks, this has got you covered! And at an affordable drugstore price, you won’t have to scrimp when it comes to getting off that deep-seated dirt.
Available for P225, L’Oreal Paris, Watsons
3. Happy Skin Make a Clean Sweep Revitalizing Micellar Makeup Cleanser
Though we’re in love with this local label’s lippies, their growing collection of effective skincare is gaining quite the beauty junkie following, too. This makeup remover has all the qualities of magical micellar water and refreshes your skin post-cleanse!
Available for P699, Happy Skin Cosmetics, www.happyskincosmetics.com
4. Guerlain Eau de Beaute Refreshing Micellar Solution Pure Radiance Cleanser
Admittedly the poshest of our top picks, Guerlain’s version of micellar water prides itself in containing antioxidants via the inclusion of nigella or black seed oil. Though this cleanses, tones, and hydrates in one step, it also makes a great first step to the rest of your beauty routine.
Available for P4,000, Guerlain, www.sephora.ph
5. Wild Products Micellar Water Make-Up Remover & Cleansing Water
If this apothecary-like bottle doesn’t instantly have you hooked, then its ingredients like witch hazel and glycerine, combined with micelles, will have you feeling that potion-like effect. Easily wipe away makeup, all while toning and soothing your skin in the process.
Available for P693, Wild Products, www.sephora.ph