What You Need to Know about Cleansing with Micellar Water

What You Need to Know about Cleansing with Micellar Water

There’s a skin care product that has been super popular for years in Europe. Make up artists used to bring dozens of bottles in their checked luggage because it was so effective. Beauty fanatics swear by it. We’re talking about micellar water and after years of only being able to purchase this product abroad, it’s finally making a splash in the U.S.

Curious as to whether you need micellar water in your life? Here’s a handy guide to what it is and how you use it. We think you’ll want to incorporate it into your skin care routine asap.

What is Micellar Water?

Micellar water is filled with micelles, tiny cleansing molecules suspended in water. The micelles have both hydrophilic and hydrophobic qualities with the ability to wash away make-up or dirt with just a few cotton pads and by pressing the pads lightly on skin then wiping away. The formula looks just like water but when it touches your skin you’ll realize there is a lot more going on in this product. It has multiple functions — it removes make up, cleanses and moisturizes your skin.

Why it works

It lifts makeup off like a magnet:

Like a magnet, micelles capture and lift away dirt, oil and makeup without harsh rubbing, leaving skin perfectly clean, hydrated and refreshed without over-drying.

It suits all skin types:

There are very few products that suit all skin types but micellar water is one of them. Micellar water was originally created in Paris because the water in the City of Light was notoriously harsh. Micellar water is gentle and refreshing.

It maintains your skin’s balance:

Other cleansers can strip your skin of its natural barrier. Alcohol-based cleansers can dry out your skin. Micellar water does neither, in fact it leaves your skin feeling hydrated and supple.

Gets your skin extra clean:

Makeup removing wipes may leave a trace of product and film on your skin, whereas micellar water helps remove sebum and impurities from your skin leaving it feeling healthy and looking beautiful.

It’s perfect for a touch-up:

Did you mess up on your contouring? Slip with your mascara? Rather than having to wash your whole face again, micellar water can take care of your make up mishap . You only need one minute and then you can continue beautifying your face.

It travels well:

Micellar water makes packing a whole lot easier since you’ll only need one product to clean your face every night. Even better it’s really easy to fill into TSA-approved size bottles since it’s the consistency of water. You’ll never want to travel with anything else again.

There you have it — a full explanation of what micellar water is and why you need to have it in your beauty arsenal. Happy cleansing!