This Is the Perfect Type of Face Cleanser for Lazy Girls

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What Is Micellar Water?
“Micellar water is water with micelles, which are microscopic oil droplets infused within the water,” says Swann. “These micelles act as cleansers when they interact with things like dirt and makeup, then wash off because they are in the water.” Leftover micelles moisturize your skin, which is why people find it very hydrating and gentle to use. Sounds like a dream for those lazy people (a.k.a. all of us) who don’t feel like going though a five-step skin-care routine.

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So Can It Really Replace Cleanser and Makeup Remover?
For most people, probably not. While it does an excellent job getting rid of excess dirt and makeup, some still might want to follow up with a face wash, especially if you’ve got oily and acne-prone skin.

If you’ve got dry or sensitive skin, using micellar water as a one-step cleanser and makeup remover could be beneficial because of its simpler formula, says Hadley King, M.D., dermatologist at SKINNEY Medspa. “I think the best time to use micellar water is when you are on the go, whether it be traveling or after the gym when you want to pack light,” adds Swann.

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Want to Give It a Try?
All you have to do is apply it to your face with a cotton pad. It’s that easy. King suggests Darphin Azahar Cleansing Micellar Mater ($40, or Garnier Skin Micellar Cleansing Water ($7,