The Beauty of Cleansing Water
By Anna K. Fryxell |
When we first heard of cleansing water, we thought it had something to do with body cleanses or detoxing. However, it turns out that cleansing water is actually a multitasking skin-care product that’s here to change the way you cleanse your skin. It’s a popular product with makeup artists, a must-have for French women and it could be your new best friend.
While the name sounds pretty lackluster, cleansing water, also known as micellar water, is actually a great product to have around. It’s basically water that’s infused with tiny oil molecules, called micelles, that absorb dirt and oil versus smearing them around your face. On top of that, it’s a three-in-one product that is a cleanser, a makeup remover and a toner that can be used on all skin types (even sensitive).
To use, you simply soak a cotton ball with your cleansing water of choice and then swipe it all over your face. Here’s the best part—you don’t need to wash your face afterward, so it’s perfect for when you’re on the go.
If you want to get your cleanse on, there are a lot of really great products out there to try:
Caudalie Paris Cleansing Water ($26) is sulfate-, paraben- and phthalate-free and is powerful enough to remove mascara.
Darphin Azahar Cleansing Micellar Water ($40) is a really gentle and soothing option that’s perfect for skin that is prone to redness.
Embryolisse Cleansing Water Lotion Micellaire ($32) is a really hydrating option that contains ingredients like cornflower, chamomile and witch hazel to give you amazing skin.