Since it is formulated without soap or alcohol, it’s rinse-free – a total lifesaver for those late nights and for doing your makeup on-the-go.

When it comes to removing makeup, there’s now a variety of products in the market to choose from, including the typical foam cleansers; cleansing oils, gels, and balms; makeup wipes and most recently trending, micellar water.

Originally introduced in France to elude the effects of Parisian hard water, micellar water contains nano oil particles, known as micelles, that are suspended in soft water to help draw out makeup, dirt and impurities in the skin.

What makes it so popular these days is its quick and easy application, which does the job of removing makeup with just a swipe of a cotton pad.  Since it is formulated without soap or alcohol, it’s rinse-free – a total lifesaver for those late nights and for doing your makeup on-the-go.

Those with sensitive skin will benefit most from this formula because it is usually free from harsh chemical ingredients. Even if you don’t have sensitive skin, micellar water works as a gentle and effective alternative to keep your face fresh and clear on days when you’re just too tired or lazy to bother.

Here’s a round-up of five micellar waters to remove your makeup effortlessly.

Caudalie Makeup Remover Cleansing Water

For a cleanser that leaves a fresh fragrance of orange and lemon blossom, watermelon and mint leaves, try Caudalie’s micellar water. It even comes with a pump – minimal effort required! W kensapothecary.com.my

Dior Hydra Life Micellar Water

Dior’s Hydra Life range is specially formulated for the 20-something skin to retain youthful beauty, so this is a great no-rinse cleansing option for millennials. W dior.com

La Mer The Cleansing Micellar Water

Remove stubborn makeup while leaving the skin hydrated with La Mer’s powerful yet soothing sea cleanser. W lamer.com.my

Origins Dr. Weil For Origins™ Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief Micellar Cleanser

Made with a blend of mega-mushrooms and berries, this cleanser has added antioxidant boost to keep the skin healthy and protected from environmental irritants. W sephora.my

Shiseido Pureness Refreshing Cleansing Water

This formula is so gentle on the skin, it can be used at any time of day to just freshen up the skin and leave a dewy finish, aside from removing light to moderate makeup. W shiseido.com.my

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