Simple Micellar Cleansing Water; Honest Review

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Simple Skincare is a brand I really like because of how affordable, yet effective their products are. I purchased the Simple Micellar Cleansing Water and I have been using it for some time now so, of course, it’s review time! I got it without any expectations as this was my first experience with micellar water – I was already very comfortable with oil cleansing.

Keep reading to see my honest review and how I have incorporated this product into my skincare routine.

What is micellar cleansing water?

In very simple terms, micellar water is micelles (spheres of oil/lipid molecules) suspended in soft water. It attracts dirt and oil and so it is popularly used in skincare for double cleansing and makeup removal. Asides that, it can also be used as a toner. This is due to the anti-inflammatory and hydrating properties most micellar waters have and the fact that they are usually alcohol-free. 

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Product Description (from the brand)

Simple Micellar Cleansing Water is our most advanced yet gentle facial cleanser to date. It helps remove contaminants known to irritate skin and leaves it clean and fresh, with no residue. It also instantly boosts skin hydration by 90%!

We believe in continuously working to be kinder to the planet, so our Kind to Skin Micellar Water is vegan and Simple is certified cruelty-free by PETA, we don’t test on animals anywhere in the world! Our Micellar Water is also made with a 100% post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic bottle* that is 100% recyclable with its lid!

This innovative Simple cleansing water is made with skin-loving ingredients perfect for all skin types, including Vitamin B3, Vitamin C and Triple Purified Water.

Simple Micellar Water contains no artificial perfumes, no colour or dye, and no harsh chemicals that can upset your skin, making it perfect even for sensitive skin.

Dermatologically tested and approved. Ophthalmologically tested. Hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic.


Image of the Simple Micellar Cleansing water showing the Ingredients and Product description

Aqua, Hexylene Glycol, Glycerin, PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Phenoxyethanol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Tetrasodium EDTA, Propylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Cetylpyridinium Chloride, Sodium Chloride, Niacinamide, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Panthenol

Product packaging

It comes in a transparent plastic bottle with a flip top cap to easily open/close the product. It also features a small nozzle to control the flow of the product to avoid wastage.

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As its name implies, it has a very watery texture with only a very subtle difference with actual water.

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How I use the Simple Micellar Cleansing Water

I typically use the Simple Micellar Cleansing Water as my first cleanser when I double cleanse at night. Double cleansing means using two cleansers in one routine; first an oil-based cleanser like micellar water and then a regular face wash.

Some people use the micellar water alone but I personally do not roll that way.

As described on the bottle;

Step 1: Apply a generous amount to a cotton pad

Step 2: Wipe the cotton pad around the face avoiding contact with eyes

After this, I cleanse for the second time with my regular face wash.

My Experience

If you follow my blog, you’ll know I have a preference for unscented facial products and the Simple Micellar Cleansing Water passed the test! It is super gentle to use and does not cause any form of irritation on the skin which I love. 

It also does a great job in cleansing the skin and getting rid of oil, dirt and makeup. I was actually impressed because it got rid of water proof, stubborn eye make up too with little effort.   

I also did a test on a friend’s face showing how well it worked in taking off her makeup.

Image showing before and after using the simple micellar cleansing water


  • Gentle on skin
  • Fragrance free
  • Hydrates skin
  • Removes oil, dirt and makeup easily
  • Portable
  • Affordable (I got it for about ₦‎2000/∼$5)


  • None yet


I genuinely enjoy using this product. It is very affordable and also relatively easy to access for purchase. That said, I highly recommend the Simple Micellar Cleansing Water.

Right now, I can say I am a micellar water babe. Maybe until I try cleansing balms? Till then!

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