No-Water, No-Fuss Skincare

simpe-micellar-waterImagine washing your face properly without ever having to turn on the faucet. Well, this bottle of clear liquid is it and it's going to BLOW. YOUR. MIND. It's called micellar water (note: not a toner, an exfoliator or an astringent). Over in fancypants France, they've been using it forever. The product gets its name because it contains micelles, microscopic oil molecules that are suspended in water. These guys are your best friends, because they attract and draw out the impurities in your skin, without drying it out.

The nature of micellar water is so gentle and effective that it doesn't have to be rinsed off. Just shake a little on to a cotton pad, swipe over your face and you're done. Oil, dirt, make up -- gone.

Micellar water can be found all over Europe, but finally it's been brought stateside by Simple at the very wallet-friendly price of $6. As someone with notoriously difficult skin, I was quite dubious at its claims, but I'm eating my words one soaked cotton swab at a time.