Summer skin can be dehydrated, oily and sweaty, especially when wearing a mask is the new norm. To reduce the chance of breakouts, opt for a softening and lightweight cleanser that delivers hydration while removing all traces of impurities such as sunscreen and makeup. Cleansing water and micellar water, both no-rinse and mess-free cleansing options, can do wonders to your skin during hot summer days. Keep scrolling to discover our top five picks for summer.
Chanel’s Sublimage L’eau De Démaquillage is perfect for eliminating impurities thanks to its blend of antioxidant Vanilla Planifolia and purifying Harungana Extract, which leaves the skin feeling smooth and refreshed. It’s also infused with high-molecular-weight hyaluronic acid to plump and soothe the skin. — Tiffany Poon, Society Editor
As far as cleansers go, micellar water is by far the easiest to use. With just a few drops on a cotton pad, you can wipe away the stresses of the day while sitting on the couch. Drunk Elephant’s version, E-Rase, can gently remove makeup, dirt, pollution and bacteria while refreshing the skin without stripping the skin’s acid mantle. Made with ultra-mild micelles, Vitamin E, and fatty acids, the skin is still hydrated even when squeaky clean. — Dara Chau, Senior Digital Editor
La Prairie’s Crystal Micellar Water is one of the best cleanser in the market because it checks all the boxes: It’s easy to use, effective when it comes to removing makeup and impurities, and suitable for all skin type. Its combination of Liquid Crystal technology and Swiss glacier water leave the skin clean and soft, but never stripped. — Tiffany Poon, Society Editor
Within this little tub are gentle cotton pads soaked in Hungarian brand Omorovicza’s micellar solution. The gentle water is infused with microscopic micelle molecules that act as magnets to attract dirt and oil from the face without stripping it of moisture. Tough enough to remove even waterproof makeup and SPF, the cleanser is yet still delicate enough with rose extracts to tone, purify and soothe the skin. — Dara Chau, Senior Digital Editor
If the idea of cleaning your face in the morning with foam cleanser is too harsh for your liking, then this cleansing water from The History of Whoo will speak to you. Its mild and gentle formula will remove any impurities and residue without drying out the skin, making it suitable for sensitive skin. — Tiffany Poon, Society Editor