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Water Is the New Cleanser—Yes, You Read That Correctly


This summer, forget about the classic combination of soap and water, and try just using water. Okay, not any water will do the trick, but a new batch of cleansing waters that are infused with micelles, cleansing oil molecules that draw out impurities while also removing makeup, will get the job done.

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The inspiration: “Adult Swim,” photographed by Ben Hassett, styled by Patrick Mackie; W magazine June 2013.

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La Roche-Posay Physiological Micellar Solution, $20, larocheposay.com.

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Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water, $9, garnierusa.com.

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By Terry Micellar Water Cleanser, $55, barneys.com.

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Lancome Eau Fraiche Douceur Micellar Cleansing Water, $38, lancome-usa.com.

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Orlane Brightening Micellar Water, $85, neimanmarcus.com.

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Avène Lotion Micellar, $32, aveneusa.com.

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Diptyque Infused Facial Water, $55, diptyqueparis.com.

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La Mer Cleansing Micellar Water (out in July), $90, saks.com.

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Darphin Azahar Cleansing Micellar Water, $40, darphin.com.

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Sephora Triple Action Cleansing Water, $20, sephora.com.