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Yes, it sounds crazy and obviously you can’t just let dirt creep into your pores, but you can cut water out of your cleansing routine. Micellar waters let you cleanse skin, remove makeup and even treat blemishes without turning on the tap. Tiny micelle particles work to draw out impurities, cosmetics and sebum from your skin, and because no water is required ― damage from hard water is completely avoided. French brand Bioderma has two formulas to try: Bioderma Sensibio H2O and Bioderma Sébium H2O. Using a cotton pad, you simply swipe the formula over your skin as you would a makeup remover. Repeat until you don’t see any dirt or makeup on your cotton pad.

Micellar Waters

Why We Love Them

French women and models swear by micellar waters (do you need any more endorsement?) and they make getting fresh faced simple, no matter where you are. The solutions don’t contain any soap or alcohol, so they are gentler on your skin and a great alternative to cleanser-laden face wipes, which can potentially dry out or irritate your skin. Bioderma’s Sensibio H2O is perfect for sensitive, normal and dry skin and leaves your complexion free of dirt or makeup without disrupting your skin’s pH balance (meaning that your skin won’t be left vulnerable to sensitivity or dryness after cleansing). And we’re not the only ones who love it: one bottle of Sensibio H2O is sold every three seconds worldwide!

Bioderma Sébium H2O is great for oily or acne-prone skin. It cleanses just as gently as Sensibio while regulating sebum production (the oily substance that can lead to blemishes if too much is produced).

So save a little water and get clean skin without a trip to the sink or shower with a micellar water.

Bioderma Sensibio H2O 500 ml and Sébium H2O 500 ml, $26.95 at drugstores

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