What if we told you to skip the makeup wipes and face wash, don’t bother toning and forget the moisturizer, we’ve got a product that will do it all? You’d be pretty excited, right? It’s no exaggeration to say that after Huda introduced the HB HQ to it, we swiftly switched up our beauty routines to include miracle-worthy micellar water. No, it’s not a fancy bottle of H20 from our basement, it’s the lazy girl’s dream to cleansing! But don’t take our word for it, it’s a staple arsenal in every makeup artists’ kit, and renowned to be a favorite among models and celebrities. Even the lifelong makeup remover wipe devotees among you will be converted!
So, what actually is micellar water? Surprise, surprise, it’s another genius beauty product created by the French. Micellar water is made of tiny balls of oil molecules called micelles, which are suspended in soft water. The clever little micelles are made of surfactants, which act as magnet to attract dirt, makeup, and sebum, lifting impurities from the skin without stripping away natural oils like harsh chemicals and alcohol can. All you need to do is soak a cotton pad in micellar water and wipe away your makeup (even tough eye-makeup) and any other grime or oil that has built up – no need to rinse because the formula draws out impurities without unbalancing your skin, and doesn’t leave behind oil. As a result, it’s incredibly hydrating for your skin, so if your skin tends to be oily, you may even find you can skip moisturizing before bed.
It’s super gentle formula makes it ideal for sensitive skin, as you can avoid oil-stripping face washes and there’s no need to rub or scrub your skin. If you’re a bb cream and mascara kinda girl, this will soon become your go-to when you don’t have the energy to wash your face. If you’re part of the oily-skinned crew or a cake face fan, you’ll need a few cotton pads to remove the layers, or wash your face and let a quick wipe of micellar water do the rest. No doubt you’ll notice a huge change in your complexion the longer you use it, and dewy skin from your first use.
HB HQ is never without Bioderma’s Sensibio H20 Micelle Solution – the original French formula to spark the trend among the beauty world – and their super cute mini versions make the perfect cleansing option for traveling! There’s a ton of options for every budget, some even contain ingredients like rose water to soothe, hibiscus to brighten, or vitamins. Our fave drugstore micellar waters include the incredibly affordable Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water and Simple’s award-winning Cleansing Micellar Water, which has vitamins B3 and C, and costs less than $6!