Today, we’ll be tackling the topic of micellar waters and sharing our top picks for all skin types at our local pharmacies!
- What Is Micellar Water?
- 1. Bioderma Sensibio H2O Make-Up Removing Micelle Solution
- 2. Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water Even For Sensitive Skin
- 3. Bifesta Cleansing Lotion Sebum
- 4. Simple Water Boost Micellar Cleansing Water
- 5. Nivea White Acne Oil Control Micellar Water
- 6. DIOR Hydra Life Micellar Water No Rinse Cleanser
- 7. L’Oréal Micellar Water 3-In-1 Refreshing
- 8. SENKA All Clear Micellar Water Fresh
- 9. Yves Rocher Sebo Pure Vegetal Make Up Remover Purifying Micellar Water
- 10. Laneige Vitamin Brightening Cleansing Water
- 11. ORIGINS Dr. Weil For Origins Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief Micellar Cleanser
- 12. INNISFREE Green Tea Cleansing Water
What Is Micellar Water?
With origins from France, micellar water essentially consists of micelles (minute balls of cleansing molecules) suspended in soft water. When applied with a cotton pad, it is able to attract dirt and excess sebum and draw out impurities. Plus, it can remove makeup, cleanse and tone the skin all at once! Most micellar waters are alcohol-free and infused with skin-loving ingredients like Vitamin E and niacinamide to nourish the skin as it cleanses. That being said, here are 5 of the best micellar waters ever to land on our local pharmaceutical shelves!
1. Bioderma Sensibio H2O Make-Up Removing Micelle Solution
This is a Beauty Insider winner and a makeup artist favourite for a reason! Sensibio H2O is able to gently cleanse and remove all traces of makeup with minimal effort. It also effectively sanitises your skin without stripping it of its natural oils. So your skin stays balanced and hydrated long after application. This particular micellar water is most suitable for sensitive skin. This is because the micelles contained in its formula effectively raise the skin’s tolerance threshold and make your skin less reactive over time.
Buy Bioderma Sensibio H2O 500ml, RM109.40 at Watsons.
2. Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water Even For Sensitive Skin
Garnier’s Micellar Cleansing Water has garnered a major cult following over the years, and we can see why! It’s effective, gentle, and removes all traces of even waterproof makeup without stinging the eyes or burning the skin. It’s an excellent and more affordable alternative to the Bioderma Sensibio H2O.
Buy Garnier Micellar Water 400ml, RM24.64 at Watsons.
3. Bifesta Cleansing Lotion Sebum
This one by Bifesta is a great option for oily to combination skin types. It’s 100% oil-free, non-sticky, and contains hyaluronic acid to thoroughly nourish and hydrate the skin. As no rinsing is required after use, it’s perfect for days when you want to keep your routine quick and simple.
Buy Bifesta Cleansing Lotion Sebum 300ml, RM29.61 at Watsons.
4. Simple Water Boost Micellar Cleansing Water
This is one of our favourites because of how gentle it is on the skin. As it contains minerals and plant-based extracts, it’s also incredibly hydrating. Skin feels instantly soothed and refreshed after a long and tiring day. Pro tip: add a few drops of coconut oil with this micellar water onto your cotton pad to remove all traces of waterproof makeup.
Buy Simple Water Boost Micellar Cleansing Water 400ml, RM25.42 at Watsons.
5. Nivea White Acne Oil Control Micellar Water
We absolutely love this micellar water by Nivea for oily and acne-prone skin. It is completely alcohol-free and removes excess sebum and impurities without stripping the skin of its natural moisture. Moreover, if you’re looking for an extra soothing effect, simply pop it in the fridge to keep it nice and cool.
Buy Nivea White Acne Oil Control Micellar Water 400ml, RM30.90 at Watsons.
6. DIOR Hydra Life Micellar Water No Rinse Cleanser
The Hydra Life Micellar Water No-Rinse Cleanser from Dior is formulated to remove makeup without rinsing, enhancing your everyday skincare routine. The unique texture of the formula creates a rich, silky foam lather that breaks down and removes impurities (including waterproof mascara).
Additionally, it is a blend of natural extracts such as Echinacea flower extracts and Saponins gives the product its dual-action power to purify and soothe the skin, while also being naturally effective against breakouts. The gentle formula can be used every day, so your skin stays fresh – even after a full day wearing makeup. Removes makeup without rinsing
Buy DIOR Hydra Life Micellar Water No Rinse Cleanser, RM172.00 at Sephora
7. L’Oréal Micellar Water 3-In-1 Refreshing
Micellar waters are taking the cosmetics world by storm, and this one is no exception. Even after trying more notable ones out there, the one by L’Oréal has far exceeded expectations. The Micellar Water 3-In-1 Refreshing watery consistency glides smoothly on the skin, cutting through heavy makeup with ease, effortlessly rinsing away with just a little warm water. Without a doubt, your face will feel refined and hydrated after every use.
Buy L’OREAL Micellar Water 3-In-1 Refreshing, RM28.50 at Watsons
8. SENKA All Clear Micellar Water Fresh
The SENKA All Clear Micellar Water Fresh removes make-up, pollutants and impurities effectively and leaves the face feeling fresh. It is specially infused with Uji Green Tea Essence as an antioxidant to maintain the skin’s natural moisture. Additionally, White Cocoon Essence is included to rejuvenate the skin while Hyaluronic Acid, Ginkgo Extract and Aloe Vera are natural moisturizers.
Buy SENKA All Clear Micellar Water Fresh, RM29.90 at Watsons
9. Yves Rocher Sebo Pure Vegetal Make Up Remover Purifying Micellar Water
The Yves Rocher Sebo Pure Vegetal Make Up Remover Purifying Micellar Water is the no-rinse cleansing water that delivers intense freshness during the day and soft comfort night after night. Furthermore, this micellar water packs a powerful cleansing punch while calming your skin. It is specially formulated with purifying Canadian Boreal Tea and a blend of green tea that works in-depth to control shine, refines skin texture, and even out skin tone. Using this, you’ll wake up to hydrated skin that feels refreshed and ready for action.
10. Laneige Vitamin Brightening Cleansing Water
This unique cleansing water harnesses the power of antioxidants to brighten and strengthen your skin against oxidative stress. The Laneige Vitamin Brightening Cleansing Water contains acai berry, raspberry fruit, cranberry fruit, green tea and rosemary extracts, along with vitamin C and E. Moreover, this hydrating formula cleanses, nourishes and keeps your skin feeling young.
11. ORIGINS Dr. Weil For Origins Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief Micellar Cleanser
Next on our list is the ORIGINS Dr. Weil For Origins Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief Micellar Cleanser. With a powerful blend of mega-mushrooms and berries, it has added antioxidants to help protect skin from environmental aggressors. To add, it is paired with an infusion of soothing pearl, rice extracts and chamomile oil, the creamy texture of this micellar water leaves skin feeling soft and hydrated for hours on end.
12. INNISFREE Green Tea Cleansing Water
Lightweight and non-greasy, the INNISFREE Green Tea Cleansing Water is infused with antioxidant-rich green tea extract to protect your skin from external environments. Its micellar particles dissolve impurities such as make-up and dirt, without stripping skin of its essential oils. Additionally, it helps to balance out the skin’s pH level leaving the skin feeling squeaky clean and fresh.
Buy INNISFREE Green Tea Cleansing Water, RM50.00 at Innisfree
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Author Clara Siew
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