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micellarwatercollageThe world of skincare can be a little intimidating and it can be difficult to find products in general, as well as alternatives to expensive or hyped up products. I’ve set up a list of skincare options for people just getting into skincare as well as the skincare-obsessed looking for new product recommendations in each category. All products will have links to where you can buy them in the US, the amount of product you get (in milliliters) and the price in USD. The focus will be on products for dry/dehydrated skin, because 1) it’s winter and 2) I have extremely dry skin so I’ve done more research on them. Enjoy (:

I’m beginning with Micellar Waters – quick and easy water-like products that you apply with a cotton pad, to remove makeup, dirt, or sweat from your face before you cleanse. I swear by Bioderma (#4), but here are some other options as well:

1. Nuxe Micellar Cleansing Water with Rose Petals ($24/200ml) – “gently removes makeup, oil and impurities without upsetting your skin’s delicate pH levels. Coconut-derived micellar surfactant ensures that your skin is purified, soothed and better able to defend itself against environmental aggressors. Damascena rose petal extract provides a soft fragrance while allantoin delivers cooling moisture. Ideal for sensitive skin.”
2. Clarins Water Comfort One-Step Cleanser with Peach Essential Water ($33/200ml) – “Experience the feeling of cleansing with water; without water! This innovative new facial cleanser removes makeup and impurities, refreshes, soothes and protects in one easy step. No rinsing required! Packed with comforting peach essential water, skin will feel comfortable and clean without a fuss. Ideal for normal to dry skin.”
3. La Roche-Posay Physiological Micellar Solution ($20.99/200ml) – “Gently cleanses your skin without water to quickly removes dirt, oil and makeup without scrubbing, which means it doesn’t upset your skin’s moisture balance. Formulated with poloxamer and thermal spring water, which calms the skin and protects against free radicals. Ideal for all skin types, but especially sensitive and redness-prone skin. ”
4. Bioderma Sensibio H2O ($30/250ml, $40/500ml) – “specially formulated for the very dry sensitive skins, the micellar solution guarantees a mild cleansing of the face and eyes, and eliminates even waterproof make up. Ideal for very dry to combination skin.”
5. Avene Micellar Lotion Cleanser and Makeup Remover ($20/200ml) – “oftens as it removes pollutants, debris and all traces of makeup. Alcohol-, oil- and soap-free it promises to remain extra gentle on your skin, leaving it refreshed, moisturized and comfortable. Exclusive hydrating Avene thermal water works to soothe and smooth your skin. Suitable for all skin types.”
6. Lancome Eau Fraiche Douceur ($38/200ml, $49/400ml) – “In one step, this refreshing cleansing water with Micellar Technology and soothing Rose de France lifts and removes impurities and even waterproof, long-lasting face, eye and lip makeup. Skin is purified, toned and revitalized. Suitable for sensitive skin.”
7. Vichy Purete Thermale 3-in-1 Calming Cleansing Solution ($17/200ml) – “This delicate water-based formula effortlessly dissolves all traces of makeup, cleanses deep down and calms irritations and inflammation. Micelle technology effectively washes away surface debris, while rose phytophenol comforts your skin. Formulated to match your skin’s pH, your complexion is left clear and clean. Suitable for all skin types.”
8. Sephora Triple Action Cleansing Water ($12/150ml, $20/400ml) – “This product cleanses the face and eyes effectively in one simple step. Dispensed from a bottle with a clever pump design, its soap-free formula features cleansing spheres that effectively capture and eliminate impurities and makeup. It also includes HydroSenn+, a natural ingredient proven to deliver immediate and long-lasting hydration more effectively than hyaluronic acid. Suitable for sensitive skin, sensitive eyes, and contact lens wearers.”

What’s your favorite micellar water? Let me know in the comments!

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