Your daily cleansing routine can often prove to be a massive chore. So many steps, so many products, so much time! Especially after a late night, when you might be tempted to cheat with the dreaded cleansing wipe.  Well, your life just got a whole lot easier – we need you to ditch those wipes immediately and pick up a bottle of micellar water.

Women in France have been using this wondrous product for almost a century. They couldn’t bear to wash their face with the harsh Ph levels in their tap water so needed a solution. Le voila, micellar water was born.

It may look and feel like a simple make-up remover, but super tiny oil molecules called ‘micelles’ are suspended in the soft water to create this magical product. The micelles act like mini magnets and attach themselves to dirt, makeup and sebum and when dabbed onto a trusty cotton pad, sweeps it all off your skin.  No need to wash off, this water is rinse-free. Make-up artists swear by the stuff as, unlike other products which leave traces of oil behind on the skin, micellar cleans it all away.

Often, your traditional facial wash or cleanser can strip your skin and leave it dry and taught. Micellar is water based – there’s no harsh chemicals and it’s super hydrating. So that means it draws out all your impurities leaving a glowing finish and no nasty alcohol stings.

Bioderma started the trend and for a long time was only available in France. Now we all can get our hands on this dream water. It’s no surprise that our classic French pharmacy brands have this market dominated. Definitely one for overnight stays and lazy days. Grab yourself a couple of cotton pads and get sweeping!

T! favourite

garnier micellar

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water 400ml, £3

The Original

Bioderma Micellar Water

Bioderma Hydrabio H2O. £9.99

For Acne Prone Skin

vichy micellar

Vichy Normaderm Micellar Solution 3-In-1. £11

Most soothing


Eau Thermale Avène Micellar Lotion. £13;

On a budget

simple micellar

Simple Kind To Skin Micellar Cleansing Water 200ml, £4.49