The 10 Best Micellar Waters for Oily Skin
Looking for an amazing micellar water fit for your oily skin? Look no further! We’re sharing 10 of our favorite micellar waters—from the L’Oréal portfolio of brands—that can effectively cleanse your skin with just a few sweeps of a cotton pad.
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 formula fit for the job, consider the all-star micellar waters formulated for oily skin listed below.
THE BENEFITS OF 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 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. Want to discover some of our favorites? We’re sharing the best micellar waters for oily skin—from the L’Oreal portfolio of brands—ahead!
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Micellar Water
Oily skin types should put La Roche-Posay’s Effaclar Purifying Micellar Water on their radar for a couple of reasons. For one, its formula features the brand’s beloved thermal spring water, and 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.
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Micellar Water, $15.49 MSRP
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Micellar Water Ultra
The best cleansers are those that remove impurities without stripping the skin of moisture. If your oily skin is stripped of all traces of moisture, a hypersecretion of oil may occur to compensate for what’s believed to be a loss of natural hydration. Luckily, this 3-in-1 cleanser, makeup remover, and toner by La Roche-Posay does no such thing. Formulated with the brand’s Thermal Spring Water, this formula cleanses skin, removes makeup, purifies, and controls oil to leave the skin feeling refreshed and comfortable. The best part? You don’t have to rinse!
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Micellar Water Ultra, $19.99 MSRP
Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Mattifying
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.
Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Waterproof
Also within the Garnier SkinActive portfolio you’ll find the brand’s Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Waterproof. This bi-phase cleanser effectively cleanses and removes impurities and waterproof mascara, in addition to soothing the skin. As a result, the skin is left perfectly clean, hydrated, and refreshed. The formula is also non-comedogenic, so you don’t have to worry about it clogging your pores.
Garnier SkinActive Micellar Foaming Cleanser All-in-1 Rinse Off
Do you prefer a micellar water that foams? Garnier’s Micellar Foaming Cleanser gently foams to remove makeup, all while cleansing and refreshing the skin without over-drying. The best part? All skin types— oily included!— can benefit from this cleanser’s comfortable and hydrating formula. Feel free to use it on your face, lips, and eyes!
L'Oreal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser— Normal to Oily Skin
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.
L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser Waterproof— All Skin Types
If you wear waterproof makeup, reach for Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser Waterproof—All Skin Types instead. This cleanser works to remove stubborn waterproof mascara without harsh tugging. In just one step, this formula leaves the skin feeling hydrated and purified.
Vichy Normaderm 3-in-1 Micellar Solution
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.
Vichy Normaderm 3-in-1 Micellar Solution, $14.50 MSRP
Lancome Eau Fraiche Douceur Micellar Cleansing Water
This refreshing cleansing water—formulated with micellar technology and soothing Rose de France—lifts and removes impurities, even 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, so feel free to share it with your friends!
Lancome Eau Fraiche Douceur, $39.00 MSRP
IT Cosmetics Micellar Water 3-in-1 Tonic
Those looking to maximize the benefits of their skin care routine should turn to IT Cosmetics Micellar Water 3-in-1 Tonic. 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.
IT Cosmetics Micellar Water 3-in-1 Tonic, $38 MSRP