Just add (micellar) water

Article by Fashion Quarterly

Micellar water

Splish, splash and supercharge your skincare regime with nature’s driving force, H2O

Drinking eight glasses of water a day is the rule of thumb when internal hydration is concerned. And when it comes to the products we use on our skin, H2O is trending big time too. Micellar waters are the hero of the moment, allowing for efficient cleansing and makeup removal without disturbing the skin’s natural balance. And nothing beats a spritz of energising face mist during our hot and humid Kiwi summer.

As a sensorial final step in your beauty routine, try a bi-phasal product that combines water with oil, such as YSL’s Forever Youth Liberator (7). Bi-phasal products have the added benefit of containing essential fatty acids from natural oils, delivered in a light-weight and highly absorbent formula.

1. Dr Hauschka Facial Toner, $55. 2. Origins A Perfect World Age-Defense Treatment Lotion with White Tea, $42. 3. Ultraceuticals Ultra B2 Micellar Solution, $49. 4. Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Youth Restoring Essence, $95. 5. Nivea Daily Essentials Sensitive Caring Micellar Water, $11.59. 6. La Mer The Mist, $140. 7. YSL Forever Youth Liberator Water-in-Oil, $150. 8. Clinique Clarifying Lotion 2, $45. 9. Estee Lauder Set and Refresh Perfecting Makeup Mist, $68. 10. Simple Dual Effect Eye Make-Up Remover, $11.99. 11. Sothys Fresh & Fix Mist, $29.90.