Beauty
Apr 21, 2016

Your new & improved alternative to makeup remover

By: Victoria DiPlacido

Author: Elle Canada

Beauty
Apr 21, 2016

Your new & improved alternative to makeup remover

By: Victoria DiPlacido

 

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Your new & improved alternative to makeup remover

Micellar water: The Story

No self-respecting makeup artist shows up at Fashion Week without a bottle of micellar water; it's super-gentle and thus ideal for models who have their makeup put on and taken off upwards of five times a day. Its delicate cleaning is also great if you are sunburned or have accidentally OD'd on chemical/physical exfoliants or otherwise made your skin hate you. Saturate a cotton pad with it and then swipe and go. READ MORE: How an ELLE Canada beauty editor dealt with a surprising skin condition

By: Victoria DiPlacido Source: Getty Credits: ELLE Canada

Your new & improved alternative to makeup remover

Micellar water: The Science

Unlike makeup remover, micellar water is made up of tiny groups of molecules called "micelles" that cleanse the skin of both product and oil. There's no need to rinse, and the skin is left feeling hydrated – very convenient if the water in your area is harsh or the distance between your bed and the sink seems unreasonable. French brand Bioderma is the OG of micellar water and an editor fave, but here are lots of great options to try.   READ MORE: 10 wise ways to approach your skincare regimen

By: Victoria DiPlacido Source: Getty Credits: ELLE Canada

Your new & improved alternative to makeup remover

Micellar water: L'Oréal Paris

L'Oréal Paris Sublime Soft Gentle Micellar Solution ($12), at drugstores and mass-market retailers. READ MORE: The right way to use multiple active skincare ingredients at a time

By: Victoria DiPlacido Source: shoppersdrugmart.ca Credits: ELLE Canada

Your new & improved alternative to makeup remover

Micellar water: La Roche-Posay

La Roche-Posay Physiological Micellar Water ($22), at drugstores and mass-market retailers. READ MORE: 5 easy ways to make your smile look whiter

By: Victoria DiPlacido Source: target.com Credits: ELLE Canada

Your new & improved alternative to makeup remover

Micellar water: Bioderma

Bioderma Sensibio H2O ($26.95), at drugstores and mass-market retailers. READ MORE: 14 spray-and-go beauty products

By: Victoria DiPlacido Source: beautyboutique.ca Credits: ELLE Canada

Your new & improved alternative to makeup remover

Micellar water: Darphin

Darphin Paris Azahar Cleansing Micellar Water ($54), at darphin.com READ MORE: 12 beauty products that contain It-ingredient charcoal

By: Victoria DiPlacido Source: sephora.ca Credits: ELLE Canada

Your new & improved alternative to makeup remover

Micellar water: Garnier

Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water ($10), at drugstores and mass-market retailers. READ MORE: Can you drink your way to glowing skin?

By: Victoria DiPlacido Source: walmart.ca Credits: ELLE Canada
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