The Best Micellar Water for Your Skin Type
Micellar water is a staple in every good skin-care routine. The no-rinse cleansing formula allows you to swipe away makeup, dirt and debris from your skin’s surface without the need for water or harsh scrubbing. But just like other products, including face cleansers, foundations and moisturizers that are formulated to fit a specific skin type, so are micellar cleansing waters. To find a micellar formula that will work best for your skin type, be it dry, oily, combination or normal, check out some of our favorites.
Best for Dry Skin
Dry skin requires ultra-gentle skin-care products that won’t strip it of all of its moisture and natural oils. The newly reformulated CeraVe Hydrating Micellar Water formula with ceramides and niacinamide is designed to gently remove excess oil, dirt and makeup from your skin’s surface without disrupting the protective skin barrier.
Best for Oily Skin
To keep acne and blackheads at bay, oily skin needs a deep-cleaning micellar water. The La Roche-Posay Effaclar Micellar Water for Oily Skin contains dirt-encapsulating micelles that attract dirt and oil on a microscopic level. By swiping it over your face — especially the oily areas like your T-zone — you can purify skin and remove grime before it has the chance to clog pores.
Best for Combination Skin
Combination skin can be tricky because it requires a deep clean in some areas and a lighter hand in others. The L’Oréal Paris Complete Cleanser Micellar Cleansing Water for Normal to Oily Skin is gentle enough that it won’t dry out your complexion, bu still effectively purifies the problem areas of your skin, like your T-zone.
Best for Normal Skin
The Water Rose Micellar Cleansing Water is suitable for normal to dry skin types. It’s formulated with rose water and glycerin for hydration, while also being gentle enough to remove face and eye makeup (even waterproof products).