To all who are true cleansing devotees, Micellar Water should be on your radar. If cleansing with a cotton pad and a cream or water-based cleaner has never appealed to you, this cleansing product should be more suited to your needs. You should use Micellar Water every night to effectively remove make-up and daily grime, but first you should probably understand why this is a fantastically key product for any who take pride in their beauty regimes.
A micelle or micellar water is a cleansing product that takes a microscopic cluster of oil molecules and suspends them in soft water. These molecules, or micelles, are tiny single-layer fatty bubbles which absorb other fats inside. It whips the oil off your face, absorbing them into the micelles, leaving your face clean and free of impurities. Micellar Water is a cross between a toner and a cleanser meaning that it can minimize your routine and get the job done faster as a one-stop solution. There’s no need to remove the lotion like a regular cleanser and you’ll feel refreshed immediately, so wave farewell to multi-stepped skincare and usher in this beloved simple one-step cleansing solution.
Originally formulated by a handful of luxurious French beauty brands, this product was used in France when women had to clean their faces without traditional plumbing facilities. It’s now hit the shops with a storm in the UK and is being snapped up by any who know of their great properties. Make-up artists around the globe swear by Micellar Water as an effective yet simple way to remove make-up for a quick change in looks, as the lack of oil makes it super easy to deal with when under pressure to apply make-up for multiple catwalk shows.
It is alcohol and soap-free feeling velvety and soft to apply. With minimal effort, it successfully removes makeup (although it can’t remove waterproof mascara) and leaves skin calm and glowing – no redness or blotchy skin in sight! It also draws out impurities rather than merely wiping them away.
If you have dry skin, you should use Micellar Water as the oil content also means that skin isn’t screaming out to be moisturised afterwards. In those worst case scenarios, you could get away with not moisturising at all if you find yourself without moisturiser to hand.
Products that can open your eyes to the wonder of Micellar Water is the excellent Caudalie Micellar Cleansing Water and the Nuxe Micellar Cleansing Water. If you need this to help remove your eye make-up, try the Phytomer Micellar Eye Makeup Removal Solution as it works on waterproof mascara.
Micellar Water is a handy must-have for gym bags or the travellers who just need a quick and easy way to remove daily grime, but predominantly it is the product to use when you can’t be bothered with multiple products before bed.
Have you tried it yet?