Micellar water is a beauty godsend. Treading the line between a cleanser and a makeup remover, their light formulas require no rinsing or double-cleansing; All you need is a cotton pad, a couple of swipes, and your face will be clean and moisturised in a minute! This certainly saves time when you’re rushing to work in the morning, or eager to take your glam face off in the evening and just relax ASAP.
Here’s our list of the best micellar water brands in Singapore that are affordably priced, with picks for all skin types.
Read on to check out the best micellar water brands in Singapore!
#1: Drunk Elephant - E-Rase Milki Micellar Water ($40)
Unlike most micellar waters which are watery and colourless, the Drunk Elephant E-Rase Milki Micellar Water ($40) has a semi-opaque, milky texture. This can be attributed to its formula that’s rich in Vitamin E, plant oils, and ceramide, which work together to replenish fatty acids and strengthen the skin’s barrier while cleansing.
It works just like a regular micellar water - simply pour it on a cotton pad and wipe away! It’s designed to be gentle enough for the lips and eyes, so go ahead and use it to clean off your waterproof lipstick and mascara too.
#2: Dear Dahlia - Skin Conditioning Micellar Cleansing Water ($51)
Korean brand Dear Dahlia has been gaining worldwide popularity for its cruelty-free, vegan skincare and cosmetics, and if you’re wondering about its name - it isn’t just a random pretty-sounding mash-up of words. Their products actually do contain dahlia flower extract, which has antioxidant properties to keep skin healthy and slow down the aging process.
Their Skin Conditioning Micellar Cleansing Water ($51) has a convenient push-down dispenser top that won’t have you grappling with drips and spills. Other than getting rid of dirt and grime, it can also function as a hydrating toner.
#3: Bioderma - Sensibio H20 Soothing Makeup Removing Micellar Water ($28.90)
Bioderma was the inventor of micellar water back in 1991 - safe to say that no other brand can beat them at their own game. You can’t go wrong with their Sensibio H20 Soothing Makeup Removing Micellar Water ($28.90) which has become a cult favourite - particularly the one for sensitive skin which has that unmistakable pink packaging. No parabens, soap, fragrances or alcohol are used, and its gentle formula helps soothe itchy, burning skin.
#4: Bifesta - Dual Phase Pore Clear Micellar Water ($19.90)
Bifesta’s Dual Phase Pore Clear Micellar Water ($19.90) has a special “oil in lotion” formula, whereby there’s a layer of oil with steady removal power working in tandem with a layer of moisturising micellar water. Remember to shake well before using to mix the two!
Made with a blend of sunflower, lavender, and rosemary oil, this refreshing and non-greasy formula helps strip off dead skin cells and smoothen rough skin, with minimal tugging. Worry not if you have sensitive eyes, as the ingredients used are meant to nourish the lashes and general eye area.
Get it here from Bifesta’s official Shopee Mall store.
#5: Sukin - Micellar Cleansing Water ($11.13, U.P. $15.90)
Those who are particular about what goes into their skincare can have a worry-free experience with Sukin’s Micellar Cleansing Water ($11.13 on Shopee, U.P. $15.90). Everything from this Australian brand is largely made using plant-derived ingredients and minimal chemicals, which makes it safe for all types of skin.
Among other botanical extracts, this micellar water with a natural vanilla scent includes aloe vera for removal of makeup and dirt, along with chamomile and cucumber to soothe the skin.
Get it here from Sukin’s official Shopee Mall store.
#6: Caudalie - Micellar Cleansing Water ($18)
French brand Caudalie’s Micellar Cleansing Water ($18) has 2 star ingredients: Organic grape water and chamomile for hydrating and calming the skin. 98% of its ingredient list is natural, and no parabens, phthalates, or mineral oils are used. Unlike some other cleansers which can leave your face feeling tight and dry, this one gives you comfort and a softer skin texture overall.
#7: Biore - Oil Control Micellar Cleansing Water ($18.90)
If you’re one of those people who’s always struggling with greasy skin, try the Oil Control Micellar Cleansing Water ($18.90) by Biore. Made using natural mineral water from the alps of Japan, this lightweight product dissolves even heavy eye makeup and leaves you feeling fresh, while balancing oil production and ridding your skin of excess sebum. At the same time, it also has anti-bacterial properties to prevent pimples and shrink pores.
Have dry skin? Try the Moist Up version instead, which is more hydrating.
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Text by: GirlStyle SG