5 Of The Best Micellar Cleansing Waters You Can Buy

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If you’ve ever longed for a cleanser or makeup remover that removes all traces of the day, but doesn’t leave your skin feeling tight or squeaky, then micellar water is the product for you. 

Micellar (pronounced my-sell-er) water is gentle, alcohol-free and made up of micelle molecules which attract dirt, oil, sweat and other debris your skin collects during the day. It’s an effective no-rinse cleanser that’s long been a trusted product among dermatologists, skin experts, models and celebrities. 

Keep scrolling for five of the best micellar waters on the market. 

Minenssey Micellar Water

Best Micellar Cleansing Waters On The Market

This multipurpose micellar water is enriched with Australian botanicals to provide a dose of skin soothing, as well as cleansing. The formula includes calming chamomile, calendula and white tea which, together, help to reduce any inflammation and dryness. It’s a gentle and nourishing cleanser that’s good for all skin types, but ideal for acne sufferers and anyone whose skin could do with a little extra nourishment after winter. Use it day and night on its own, or followed by a cream or foaming cleanser for a deeper clean as part of an at-home facial routine. 

$34, available at

Omorovicza Peachy Micellar Cleanser Discs


Omorovicza’s micellar water-infused discs are ideal for travel (domestic road trips still count) or keeping at a partner’s place. The high-end Hungarian brand is known for its skin-loving formulas, but it’s the peach and patchouli scent that makes these pre-soaked pads standout.

$83, available at MECCA

Bioderma Sensibio H20 Micelle Solution

Best Micellar Cleansing Waters On The Market

Bioderma’s micellar cleansing water may be one of the most recognisable; it’s largely considered the product that popularised micellar water outside of France. It comes in different varieties based on skin type, and concerns, as well as different sizes making it an ideal way to dip your toe (or face) into the micellar market.

$23.99, available at Priceline

CHANEL L’eau Micellaire

Best Micellar Cleansing Waters On The Market

CHANEL’s take on micellar water involves micro-algae and marine salicornia which work to remove free radical-loaded pollutants (which can accelerate skin ageing) and also strengthen the skin. It’s a premium price point and is best suited to those concerned with premature ageing and sensitive skin. 

$64, available at David Jones

La Roche-Posay Micellar Water Sensitive and Reactive Skin

Best Micellar Cleansing Waters On The Market

La Roche-Posay are known and loved for their fuss-free approach skincare. Tailored for sensitive and reactive skin, the brand’s micellar water is a beneficial buy for those who have to be more discerning about the skincare products they use and don’t want to aggravate their skin when cleansing.

$27.95, available at ADOREBEAUTY

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