Micellar water took over the cabinets of celebrities, models and makeup artists! Thanks to its various abilities when it comes to benefiting skin, such as cleansing, removing makeup, or toning, it has become recognized as a must-have in our cabinets. While many other makeup removers cause irritation to your skin, micellar water is famous for its capability of gently removing even the toughest makeups, even waterproof ones!
So, what is it exactly?
Even though it looks, feels and smells like regular water, it is far more than that. Micellar water contains in itself mycelles – tiny mixes of hydrating condiments and mild surfactants. These mycelles attract all the makeup, sebum, excess oil and other dirt particles and break them down. A big plus is that you are not depriving your skin of its natural oils, which the skin actually needs in order to stay hydrated.
Is it safe to use micellar water as a makeup remover, as well as a daily cleanser?
A skin specialist at Glo Skin Beauty, Amanda Von Dem Hagen states: Micellar water can replace cleansers in our routine, however, if you're using micellar water to take off your makeup as well as cleanse your skin, it’s always good to do a double cleanse to ensure your skin is squeaky clean.
Here are some products based on micellar water that we recommend:
Caudalie Micellar Cleansing Water
A real french secret, Caudalie Micellar water gently cleanses and removes make-up from the eyes and face in one step. The formula made up of micelles which trap impurities in the skin (sebum, pollution, oil & traces of make-up) so they can be wiped away easily. Delicately scented with the fresh fragrance of orange and lemon blossom, watermelon and mint leaves.
3-in-1 no-rinse cleanser, toner and make-up remover based on a micelle principle that releases cleansing agents upon contact with the skin leaving it soft and moisturized.
Gently cleanses and removes make-up without drying out the skin. Purifies the skin and regulates sebum quality. Offers an immediate sensation of freshness. Sebium Solution is the 1st specific make-up removing micellar water for combination or oily skin that mimics the natural composition of the skin for perfect make-up removal and total respect for even the most sensitive skin. Enriched with purifying agents, zinc gluconate and copper sulfate, Sebium solution purifies the skin and limits sebaceous secretion.
Gently cleanse your sensitive, normal to dry skin with the Bioderma Sensibio H2O, an ultra-mild, non-rinse micellar water cleanser, and make-up remover. Created to suit the needs of those who experience skin irritation and redness, the alcohol-free formula soothes and cools as it cleanses. Sensibio H2O guarantees cutaneous and ocular tolerance for the skin and the eyes with its physiological pH and soap-free base. Added decongesting active ingredients prevent irritation, making the skin feel instantly refreshed, perfectly clean and free from all make-up – including water-resistant mascara. The Bioderma Sensibio H2O micelle water is fragrance-free, alcohol-free, and contains no phenoxyethanol.