Plus, it has more than 1,300 five-star reviews on Amazon.

By Madison Alcedo
November 14, 2019
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While adjusting to a new sleep routine when traveling can be a struggle, keeping up with your multi-step beauty routine is harder, especially when TSA liquid guidelines restrict which must-haves you can have. Don’t get me wrong, I love the nightly skincare steps that I’ve trained myself to do at home (there’s a minimum of five), but when I’m traveling, there’s no telling what can happen. So when I find a travel-worthy product that can replace a few steps in my routine, it’s a win-win.

When I recently discovered Garnier’s micellar water, I knew I had found a way to remove my makeup and cleanse my face all in one without toting both makeup wipes and a cleanser in my already bulky toiletry bag. But you might be wondering: What is micellar water, exactly, and why is it having a moment among beauty gurus?

Micellar water is essentially soft cleansing water that’s made up of micelles, which are small cleansing oil molecules. Micelles attach to dirt and other impurities to pull them out of your skin without drying it out. It’s powerful enough to use as a makeup remover but also gentle on the skin, making it an ideal multi-cleanser. It may look only look like water or liquid makeup remover, but it’s actually a super effective (and fast!) way to take off a full face of makeup while also cleansing and moisturizing.

What makes Garnier’s micellar water a favorite among shoppers — it has more than 1,300 five-star reviews — is its formula that is safe for all skin types and is simple to use. After applying the micellar water to a cotton swab, you’ll have a clean face with only a few swipes. It’s one of those beauty products you can stash in your carry-on backpack and use without other passengers even noticing. And while other makeup removers can leave your face greasy, this micellar water doesn’t leave any residue after use.

Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water is available below in both a size to keep at home and a 3.4-ounce size to travel with, and you’re not going to want to book your next trip without trying it first.

Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water, 13.5-ounce

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To buy:, $7

Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water, 3.4-ounce Travel Size

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To buy:, $3