Best micellar waters that are perfect for even the most sensitive skin


After a long day at work or with the kids, sometimes you just want your evening routine to be fuss-free and easy.

The best micellar water will remove makeup and cleanse your skin in just a few simple swipes of a cotton pad, without drying it out – and without having to wash your face.

So how does this magic actually work? Micellar water is made up of tiny balls of hydrating ingredients and mild surfactants –  ingredients that break down oils – and these spheres are called micelles. They work to draw out impurities, makeup and the daily grime while leaving your skin soft and smooth.

Micellar water can also combat dry or oily skin, as well as being gentle enough for sensitive types, too; it’s a cleansing game-changer.

We’ve rounded up our favourite micellar waters below so you can experience the joy of a no-rinse night time routine. No water, no worries…

Best micellar waters

1. Nuxe Micellar Cleansing Water with Rose Petals

This luxurious micellar cleansing water with rose petals removes even the thickest makeup from face, eyes and lips.

A 3-in-1 product, it cleanses, purifies and softens, leaving skin clean, soft and comfortable. It’s such a moisturising and gentle product, it’s suitable for even the most sensitive skin.

Price: £14.50, Marks & Spencer – buy here now

2. Sukin Micellar Cleansing Water

For an all-natural, cruelty-free formula you can’t go wrong with Sukin’s micellar water.

As well as gently removing makeup and impurities, it’s also packed with skin-soothing goodies, like Aloe Vera.

There’s also a refreshing blend of chamomile and cucumber, for a brightened, boosted, glowing complexion.

Price: £5.96, Amazon – buy here now

3. Eau Thermale Avène Cleanance Micellar Water

Formulated specifically for oily, blemish-prone skin, this gently eliminates impurities from the face and eyes whilst also reducing excess sebum.

It’s infused with monolaurin, which regulates the over-production of sebum, leaving you with a softly dewy complexion instead. Hello fresh-faced, goodbye grease.

Price: £16, Boots – buy here now

4. Botanics All Bright Micellar Cleansing Solution 3 in 1

Looking for a micellar water that does more than just remove your makeup? This multitasking marvel is it. Its alcohol-free formula is enriched with hibiscus extract for a brightening boost and a hydration hit.

Your complexion will be left clean and gleaming. Move over drinking water, this micellar water is your eight hours’ sleep in a bottle.

Price: £4.12, Boots – buy here now

5. Yes To Coconut Ultra Hydrating Micellar Cleansing Water

Drift off to the scents of summer and exotic holidays with this coconut-infused all-in-one skincare hero.

Perfect for dry or dehydrated skin, it’s packed with hydrating fatty acids to restore and rejuvenate your complexion as well as gently cleanse.

Its natural ingredients will leave you looking clean and good to glow.

Price: £6.50, Amazon – buy here now

6. Florence by Mills Magic Micellar Cleansing Gel

Too tired to wash your face? Don’t worry, this magic micellar gel has got you covered.

It removes makeup, dirt and impurities thanks to those dirt-grabbing micelles, while skin-soothing vitamin E keeps your complexion dewy and fresh.

You can use it as a cleanser and rinse with water if you’re feeling fancy, but an easy swipe with cotton pads is all you need to get rid of those panda eyes.

Price: £10, Boots – buy here now

7. Caudalie Micellar Cleansing Water

There’s nothing worse than a cleanser that drags your skin, leaving it makeup residue as well as red eyes.

Suitable for even the most sensitive skin, extracts of candeia, vegetable glycerin and mint calm and soothe irritation to leave your skin feeling refreshed and nourished.

Price: £15, Look Fantastic – buy here now

8. B. Pure Micellar Water

Press refresh with this quick and effective yet extremely gentle cleanser to remove any impurities and makeup.

The dermatologically-approved water also tones and refreshes, leaving skin purified and prepared for moisturisation.

The B. Pure Micellar Water is opthalmically approved and therefore suitable for use on the delicate eye area.  And did we mention that it’s vegan-friendly and cruelty-free?

Price: £1.99 for 100ml, or £4.99 for 400ml, Superdrug – buy here now

A brilliant all-rounder for all skin types, this micellar water is a must-try.

It quickly and easily removes daily dirt build-up with it’s it easy no-rinse routine, and also boosts hydration and radiance.

What’s more, hyaluronic acid promotes natural collagen production and plumps up the volume for protection against premature ageing. Gratefully received.

Price: £12, Amazon – buy here now

10. Amazon Belei No-Rinse Micellar Water

Did you know that Amazon has its own range of skincare products? Not only is it affordable, but it’s pretty darn good, too.

This alcohol-free formula swiftly sends dirt packing, with the micelles (oil molecules) drawing out impurities like a magnet.

Suitable for normal skin types and easy night time routine fans.

Price: 6.09, Amazon – buy here now

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