Micellar Water, where have you been all our life? That's our reaction after trying the newest skincare trend. At least it's new to Americans - it's been a favorite of European women for ages.
It may look like plain water in a bottle when you see it sitting on the drugstore shelf, but it's actually made of special dirt-attracting molecules in soft water. Soak a cotton pad with it, gently glide it over your face and you'll be astonished at how well it cleanses, removes all traces of makeup, and leaves your skin soft and hydrated. There's no need to rinse afterward and it's gentle enough for all skin types. Plus we're addicted to the fizzy feeling after using it - a perk of having sparkling clean skin.
Our favorite is Garnier SkinActive All-in-1 Micellar Cleansing Water. It has the Good Housekeeping Seal of approval and retails for $8.99.