3 Micellar Water Benefits Your Skin Will Thank You For

Faith Xue

We’re endlessly fascinated by French women’s beauty routines—mainly because it doesn’t seem like they really have one. No, they’re just effortlessly cooler than we’ll ever dream of being, and though we’re slowly coming to terms with that fact (kidding, we’ll never stop trying to emulate Marion Cotillard), we haven’t stopped trying to decipher every facet of their laissez-faire beauty routines.

Thus, when we stumbled on the French skincare secret that is micellar water, our Francophile hearts leapt with joy and wonder. Was this product the secret to French women’s hydrated-but-never-oily complexions? Is this why every French It girl ever interviewed always says, “Not much,” when asked about what she uses on her face?

We spoke with Simple Skincare’s advisory board member and Beverly Hills–based dermatologist Debra Luftman, MD, and Rachel Nazarian, MD, of Schweiger Dermatology Group to get their input on what this magical water does and what our skin benefits from using it over tap water. Keep scrolling to find out why micellar water is a serious beauty game changer, and shop some of our favorites ahead!

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