The 4 Best Drugstore Micellar Waters


Micellar water is something like the unicorn of skin care products. It cleanses skin gently, removes makeup better than anything else, and never leaves any sort of oily, greasy residue behind. The best part is, you don't even have to rinse it off — and it's even gentle enough to use on your eyes. Being a pretty basic skin care product, micellar water shouldn't cost ton of money. In fact, I've yet to find a high-end formula that works better than the best drugstore micellar waters.

The majority of micellar waters are made with sensitive skin in mind, making them suitable for all types of skin. Most of these micellar waters work to lightly moisturize skin, too, so they're a great choice of cleanser if you're dealing with dryness. If you have skin that's more oily or acne-prone, you can also buy specific formulas that work doubly hard to unclog pores.

While one of the main touted benefits of micellar water is that you don't have to rinse it off, I (and many dermatologists) still recommend doing so if you're aiming for a proper cleanse, especially if you have acne-prone skin. And if you're using micellar water at night to remove a full face of makeup, then you definitely want to follow up with a cleanser, so as not to leave any makeup or oily residue behind.

Below, find a handful of the best affordable micellar waters you can buy online.