Lauren Conrad's makeup artist tells us the *one* skin care product we're missing from our routine

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In the past few months there’s been a real push-back from beauty experts when it comes to skin cleansing โ€” gone are the days of using harsh scrubs and foaming cleansers that strip your skin anytime you use them. Gentler, more natural methods, like oil cleansing, are sweeping the scene, but few techniques have grown in popularity quite like the rise of Micellar Water. Up until quite recently, our options here in the states have been quite limited, but thanks to Amy Nadine’s new Micellar Cleansing Water, jumping on the bandwagon is as easy as taking a quick trip to your friendly neighborhood Costco.

Amy Nadine’s Micellar Cleansing Water is now available for $14.99.

This three-in-one micellar water cleanses, tones your skin, and removes makeup all in one go. It’s formulated with white tea, which is rich in anti-oxidants and coconut water to hydrate and replenish your skin.

Accordingย to Amy Nadine, micellar water is the one thing we ~need~ to add to our skin care routine.

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Here’s the thing: she is a celebrity makeup artist whose work you’ve seen in every major fashion magazine in the past few years. She’s worked with Lauren Conrad, Susan Sarandon, and Krysten Ritter, to name a few. And she knows what she’s talking about when it comes to beauty.

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So why did the celeb makeup artist come out with a micellar water instead of a makeup product?

Let’s just say Amy is all about gorgeous skin, and she believes using micellar water is what we’re missing from our skin care routine. She told HelloGiggles,

“My husband is French, and every time we spend time at his friends’ home in Paris, I talk to the women about their gorgeous skin. When it comes to makeup we mostly use the same products but in regards to skin care, none of them believe in “washing their faces” โ€” no face wash, no splashing with water until it’s squeaky clean. That concept seems really weird and foreign to them while to us, it seems crazy not to wash our faces!”

She explains that instead of washing their faces with traditional cleansers like we do, they use micellar water. While the use of micellar water may be a new concept on this side of the pond, it’s a total no-brainer with the fine folks in France.

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Whether your skin is oily, flaky, irritated, dry, or acne-prone, micellar water will do it some major good.

Amy thinks it’s a total lifesaver,

“I added it to my routine two years ago and my skin is so much calmer, clearer, and more balanced. My skin is actually cleaner than when I’ve used face wash. If you don’t believe me, wash your face, exfoliate it, and then wipe a cotton pad soaked in my micellar water and inspect it afterward. You’ll die at what it picked up that the face wash and scrub left behind! It’s wild that something so moisturizing is also so powerful at cleansing.”

We love when makeup artists develop their own lines, because who better to know what skin needs and how best to care for it? Amy noted that her work as a makeup artist influences the kind of products she makes, and she works to keep her clients’ skin looking radiant and alive.

“Every product I pitch has to have skin care properties in it. And any skin care products I create have to keep the skin happy and hydrated. Skin is everything!”

Few things make us as happy as when women create accessible, affordable products that help us feel good and keep our skin healthy. Off to Costco we go, because Amy has made a serious case for micellar water, and now we must add it to our routine.

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