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If you’re wondering whether you should use micellar water, you might want to read on and see what the fuss is with these new (but not so new!) types of face cleansers.
According to Huffington Post, micellar water is made up of micelles (tiny balls of cleansing oil molecules) suspended in soft water. The idea is that micelles are attracted to dirt and oil, so they are able to draw out impurities without drying out the skin. Therefore, micellar water can be used as a facial wash, makeup remover and moisturiser all in one.
It looks like water, it has the viscosity of water but when you put it on your finger and feel, it has a different texture than water.
However, the product has been around since the days when people weren’t dealing with traditional plumbing and the water in France was really harsh on the skin.
And with technology and fancy soaps, it fell by the wayside. But it has made a resurgence to become one of those on-set makeup artist and fashion show staples because it can remove an entire face of makeup without leaving oil behind like most makeup cleansers do.
Micellar water is recommended for people with dry and sensitive skin types because it is so gentle and hydrating. A typical foamy wash can strip the skin and leave behind harsh chemicals, further drying out dry and sensitive skin. And unlike many toners, micellar water does not contain alcohol and never stings. It’s best to use a super absorbent item like a cotton ball or pad when applying micellar water so that the product can more easily soak up dirt.
If you have oilier skin, you may find that this product doesn’t clean as well as you’d like. So she suggests those with oily skin, as well as individuals who are acne prone to supplement with a traditional facial cleanser.
Interested in giving micellar water a try? One of our most popular micellar waters is Guinot Instant Cleansing Water 500ml which is a makeup remover suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin.
- Gently cleanses and removes make-up with a single gesture.
- Leaves the skin soft and deeply cleansed.
- Delicately protects sensitive skin.
Using a cotton wool pad, apply morning and/or evening to the face, eyes and neck. Do not rinse.
Active component is White Lily Bulb Extract: Softens and protects the skin against harmful oxidising agents.