I’m a Micellar Water Convert—Here Are the 12 Best I’ve Tried

August 30, 2020 at 08:00AM

I’m going to be really honest here: I didn’t really think micellar water had a place in my skincare regime. In my mind it was a fancy word for makeup remover, and I was happy with my oil cleanser, thank you very much. Then after everyone, their mum and Rosie HW saying how great it was, I decided to finally give Bioderma Sensibio H2O a go and honestly, it really is great. It removed all my makeup—black eyeliner, mascara, tinted moisturiser, concealer, eyebrow pencil, bronzer and blush (yes, I do wear makeup for Zooms). But it’s not just how well it removed all the dirt on my face, it’s also how it left my skin afterwards: it didn’t feel tight, and it didn’t dry it out. In fact, it felt quite smooth. I did still cleanse with my usual Elemis face wash but I liked that the micellar water had been so effective, I didn’t see any left over eyeliner on the towel when I dried my face. What I’m saying is, I’m a micellar water convert, so I decided to give you a list of my favourites. Keep scrolling for more. 

I really love Nivea’s Double Eye-Makeup Remover so knew I’d probably like this too. And I was correct. It gets rid of makeup quickly and it’s inexpensive too. 

OK, this one is a bit pricey, but I’ve never met a Shiseido product I dislike. I think what I like most about this is that it feels fresh and not heavy whatsoever on the skin. It’s not as great at removing makeup as some others but it makes my skin feel super smooth. 

Another one of those all-rounders, it’s easy on the skin and removes makeup fully. 

For just a fiver, this one is an incredible option. It removes makeup and gently cleanses skin. It’s also got an average score of 4.7/5 stars on Look Fantastic. 

The micellar water that changed my mind. This product is loved by so many of my friends as well as A-list celebrities. It’s under £20, so doesn’t seem extortionate, but ultimately it just does the job really well. Gets rid of makeup, cleanses the skin and leaves you with a fresh complexion. 

A great one for sensitive skins, Caudalie’s formula is good for helping to remove makeup gently. It’s worth noting though, that some of the other reviews say that it doesn’t remove stubborn makeup as well and best avoided if you have oily skin. 

French beauty brands really do have it nailed when it comes to micellar waters. I’ve long been a fan of Avène’s skincare and this micellar water is another to add to the long list of products I love. The thermal water used in all of the brand’s products helps to leave a subtle glow after use. 

I too am a little cynical when it comes to spending a lot on skincare, especially if it seems like all you’re getting is a jumped-up makeup remover. But let me tell you, that’s not the case here. Lancôme’s formula really feels like it’s cleansing the skin and removes all makeup entirely. 

I have sworn by Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery for years so I also wanted to try out the micellar water as the brand has performed so consistently for me. This works as a great micellar water, and I do like the herby-scent (worth noting if you don’t love strongly-smelling products). 

If you wear heavy makeup, this one isn’t for you. However, if you want a gentle cleansing water, you can’t go wrong. 

Suitable for vegans, this micellar water from French brand Nuxe is an easy way to remove makeup from the day. 

Yep, it’s another French pharmacy favourite. This micellar water includes camomile to help calm and soothe the skin, while removing dirt and makeup effectively. 

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Author Elinor Block | Whowhatwear
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