I’ll be honest. The first time I heard of micellar water, I thought it was a new flavored water (à la LaCroix). To my surprise, not only is it not a drink, it isn’t even new. Frenchwomen have reportedly been using it as a facial cleanser for a hundred years, and it's made its way to our shores much more recently. Made of molecules called micelles that attach to dirt, oil, and grime, micellar water cleans your skin without harming or drying it out. There's no rinsing or soap involved. CB's own Robin Shobin was wary about cleansing her face without water or soap, so it took her a while to get into micellar water. "Now I can't live without it," she says. " It's GREAT for lazy nights because for some reason, using a cotton ball to swipe my face clean is easier than splashing water on my face. This stuff literally gets every last bit of dirt off your face, without leaving your skin feeling stripped. "