The Best Micellar Waters for Oily Skin
If you have oily skin, you know how important it is to choose the right product to cleanse your skin with. In addition to gently (yet thoroughly) removing dirt and impurities from the surface, your cleanser should also keep excess oil in check. If you’re having trouble finding a product that works for you, consider a micellar water.
Micellar water has been a French pharmacy staple for years, and since landing Stateside the buzz has yet to die down. This multi-tasking product utilizes micelle technology where tiny, round cleansing molecules suspended in water work together to effectively remove traces of makeup, dirt, impurities, oil and more. Best of all? Most micellar water formulas don’t require rinsing, which can not only cut down time spent on your routine, but also provide a feasible option for quick and easy cleansing while on the go. What’s more, some micellar waters can act as a cleanser, toner and makeup remover all-in-one, able to benefit all skin types. Long story short: This stuff is the real deal.
Micellar waters come in all shapes, sizes and formulations — some are even tailor-made for oily skin types. Many of these micellar waters boast basic cleansing benefits, plus the ability to keep excess oil in check. Check out some of our favorite micellar waters for oily skin, ahead.
Oily skin types should put La Roche-Posay’s Effaclar Micellar Water on their radar for a couple of reasons: For one, its formula features the brand’s beloved thermal spring water, and it excludes potential irritants like alcohol and parabens. What’s more, the elixir can help eliminate surface impurities and excess sebum, leaving the skin feeling clean and fresh.
Formulated specifically for normal to oily skin types, this cleanser gently removes makeup, dirt and excess oil in one fell swoop, leaving the skin purified and looking matte. Smooth over eyes, lips and face with a cotton pad until skin is completely clean.
This refreshing cleansing water — formulated with micellar technology and soothing Rose de France — lifts and removes impurities, including waterproof and long-lasting face, eye and lip makeup. The result is skin that’s purified, toned and revitalized. Plus, the formula is safe for all skin types, including oily.
Suitable for oily and sensitive skin, Garnier Skinactive Micellar Cleansing Water effectively removes makeup, cleanses and helps purify pores. Like a magnet, micelles lift away dirt, oil and makeup without any harsh rubbing, leaving skin perfectly clean and refreshed without a greasy residue left behind.
Those looking to maximize the benefits of their skin-care routine should turn to IT Cosmetics Miracle Water. The formula — enhanced with fermented ingredients — is a skin-brightening radiance booster, an anti-aging essence and skin-softening micellar cleanser all in one. Use it morning and night after cleansing — or in place of your cleanser — to purify and hydrate your skin.
Formulated with the brand’s Mineralizing Thermal Water, Vichy’s Normaderm 3-in-1 Micellar Solution soothes the skin while cleansing away sebum, impurities, and makeup. The result? Clean, purified, and comfortable skin.