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Learn about Water-Free Cleansers

Water-free Cleansers

Getting ready in the morning can be a real hassle because there are so many steps for taking care of your complexion: cleanse, rinse, tone, moisturize, apply sunscreen. And that’s all before we even start to think about makeup. Now thanks to the French, your skin care routine is about to get a little easier.

Water-free cleansers have been a staple in the French beauty world for years, and they’re finally in vogue in the United States. Often referred to simply as “waters,” these rinse-free cleansers are liquids that purify skin. They contain micelles, which are cleansing molecules that break up dirt, oil and makeup. Water-free cleansers sweep debris from your complexion without the need to rinse the solution away with water. Simply apply a water-free cleanser to a cotton pad and wipe it across your face. That’s it!  

Water-free cleansers are great for the complexion because they eliminate the need to rinse, which can be dehydrating to skin if done too often. They are also ideal for dry, acne-prone or sensitive skin and post-treatment cleansing because water-free cleansing formulas are gentle yet effective. Plus, water-free cleansers are incredibly convenient for a quick cleanse whenever you feel your complexion is less than fresh or if you need to easily remove makeup. These solutions are great for travel or for days when you just don’t want to deal with a traditional cleanser.

If your skin is particularly sensitive, La Roche-Posay Physiological Micellar Solution is a great water-free cleansing product. While removing debris, oil and makeup, the gentle formula also calms your complexion to reduce irritation and redness. A quick swipe is all you need to rejuvenate and soothe your skin.

To gently remove eye makeup without scrubbing, try Phytomer Micellar Eye Makeup Removal Solution. This formula contains micelles and is specifically designed to dissolve makeup from your eyes and eyelashes. Infused with rose water, this eye makeup remover also provides anti-aging benefits for the delicate eye area. Safely remove the most stubborn eye makeup with this delicate, water-free solution.

NUXE Micellar Cleansing Water with Rose Petals is a fresh, delicate formula perfect for cleansing your face, eyes and lips. This alcohol-free cleanser eliminates impurities and removes makeup to leave your skin soft and comfortable. Rose petals leave your complexion looking and feeling fresh and revitalized. Apply this water-free cleanser day or night to purify without rinsing.

To achieve maximum skin care simplification, try Éminence Rice Milk 3 in 1 Cleansing Water. This gentle formula acts as a cleanser, toner and moisturizer. And it does it all without water! This water-free cleanser contains pomelo juice, witch hazel and jasmine tea to deep-clean pores and protect your skin. Rice milk moisturizes and brightens your complexion. Eliminate a few more steps from your routine with this cleansing solution.

Have you used a water-free cleanser? What did you think? Tell us in the comment section below.

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  • Best suited for dry, sensitive skin
  • 2012 Allure Best of Beauty Award Winner
  • Requires no rubbing or scrubbing
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  • Soothes an irritated complexion
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