February 25, 2015 Diana Crisan Spotlight

Is This the French Girl's Secret to Clear Skin?

When it comes to beauty secrets of the French, we can’t help but to spill all we know! And while Parisian women have been using this complexion-clearing solution for years, it’s just now growing in popularity — making us wonder why we haven’t been using it all along. Since we consider them to be natural-born experts in the realm of all things beauty, we too, want to do as the French do! So, what’s the secret already? You’d never guess. It’s H2O! Yup, water. But, not just any kind of water …

micellar water

Micellar Water

Micellar water contains tiny, round balls of cleansing molecules (micelles) that gently and efficiently break down oil and dirt on your face on contact— completely erasing the need to rinse! Originally created in the ’90s as a cure to France’s notoriously harsh, hard water, micellar water acts as a cleanser and makeup remover in one — making it the perfect product for lazy girls, long nights, sensitive skin … OK, basically everyone.

No more excuses for not washing your face! Cleansers containing micellar water are powerful enough to remove even the most stubborn, waterproof makeup without causing irritation or that skin-tightening effect. It’s even safe to use on lips and eyelids. Now you can remove it all with a quick swipe of your cotton pad, leaving even problematic skin feeling fresh, balanced and naturally glowing.

Product Recommendations: Decléor Soothing Micellar WaterLa Roche-Posay Physiological Micellar SolutionVichy Pureté Thermale 3-in-1 Cleansing SolutionLancôme Eau Fraîche Douceur

Will you do as the French do and start using micellar water in your beauty routine? Let us know in the comments below! 

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    About the Author: Diana creates on-trend beauty content for Makeup.com readers. She stays up-to-date on the latest beauty news and product launches and tests every makeup item that comes through the door. As an employee of L’Oréal, Diana writes stories about beauty products across the entire brand portfolio.