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For times when nights out are long, effort levels are low and all you want to do is concentrate on your cheesy chips, there is a secret skincare savior: the micellar water. Contrary to popular belief, these aren’t just souped up H20; they contain little bubbles of oil – not that you’d notice them – that lift up makeup, dirt and anything on the skin. And, whether you’re dry, oily, really sensitive or just normal, their formulas are so gentle that they’ll always ‘agree’ with whatever you’ve got. In fact, they were originally created for our Parisian friends across the border, after they realized that the hard city water was wreaking havoc with their faces so city dwellers come hither!

Our Picks

Because it’s cheap: Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water, £3

Test the waters – if you’ll pardon the pun - with this budget wonder.

Because it smells good: By Terry Cellularose Micellar Water, £43

You’re paying By Terry for the most irresistible, rosewater scent; and trust me, it’s worth it.

Because all the celebrities use it: Bioderma Sensibio H20, £10.50

The Queen of health and good skin, Gwyneth Paltrow, is just one of the celebs who swears by Bioderma’s micellar.

Because it’s the original: La Roche-Posay Micellar Water, £11

Get back to the micellar’s French roots with this water by the ultimate sensitive skin brand.

Because it’s the ultimate luxury: La Mer Cleansing Water, £70

Probably the most expensive of its kind, but does make a noticeable difference to skin’s brightness.

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