French women swear by it, as do make-up artists. It sounds like some kind of detox or holy-roller potion, but it’s really a multitasking skin-care product that cleans, removes make-up, and tones.
Micelles, otherwise known as oil molecules, clean the face rather than rearranging the dirt in smears across the face. After using, there’s no need to rinse.
Anna K. Fryxell, Social Media Associate with the New Beauty blog, recommends the following brands of cleansing water:
- 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.
Thanks to New Beauty and Anna for the info!