Can Micellar Water Replace Cleanser? Meet Your New Skin Care Staple

If you’ve ever been tempted to skip a step or two in your nightly skincare routine (haven’t we all?), then you’re going to love this simple all-in-one makeup remover and toner. Can micellar water replace cleanser? The verdict is yes, yes it can. It works by putting it on your face full-of makeup and letting the “micelles,” or tiny balls of oil molecules suspended in water, do the rest. You don’t even have to wash it off. Let's learn more about this miracle product, shall we? Oh, heck yeah!

So how on earth does this work? Well, the “micelles are attracted to dirt, grime, and oil, and they draw out impurities without drying out your skin,” dermatologist Debra Luftman tells Elle. It doesn’t ruin your complexion or irritate the skin because there’s no rubbing with a wash cloth or harsh acne-curing products involved. Simply apply it with a cotton swab and be on your way. A one-step nightly routine doesn’t sound so bad. In fact, it seems too good to be true.

But, other than the occasional persistent thick eyeliner or heavy eye shadow, micellar water seems to do the trick when it comes to cleansing a full face of makeup. According to Huffington Post, those with really oily skin may not feel as clean as they’d like after using it, and PopSugar does suggest pairing it with a face wash, making this a two-step nightly process at the most. And that still doesn’t sound half bad.

Dr.Jart+ Dermaclear Micro Water, $29, Amazon

Think of all of the magic that comes along with a one-step skincare routine. It really is worth the price, isn't it? I'd say so.

Bioderma Micelle Solution, $20, Amazon

This gentle cleansing method is great for leaving you feeling light and refreshed.

Botanics All Bright Micellar Cleanser , $7, Walgreens

You can even pick some up on your next Target run.

I don't know about you, but all signs point to me trying this out, asap! Because I'm all about anything that will leave me feeling refreshed in just one step.

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