Micellar Water is a French beauty product that suggests women may never have to wash their faces again. Rather than use harsh, soapy cleansers that remove natural oils and dry out skin, French women have been liberally applying Micellar Water for generations. Micellar Water contains oil molecules that are suspended in a moisturizing soft water base.
When applied to the skin with cotton balls or towelettes, oil from the face clings to the oil molecules in the Micellar Water. This extracts unwanted oil without drying or stripping skin. Amy Nadine of The Beauty Department says that after using Micellar Water in place of her usual face washing routine for the past 5 months, her skin is "so much calmer, clearer and more balanced."