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Micelles: the newest way to cleanse your skin

Micellar water is a revolutionary beauty product with a growing fan base each day. It's not surprising - the product makes removing make up and dirt particles super easy; in just a few swipes of a cotton pad, you're done. If you're interested in trying micellar water, but don't know how it works exactly, we're here to explain. After reading this guide micellar water should feel familiar and we're sure you'll want a bottle of your own to try.

What is micellar water?

Micellar water is a water-like substance filled with micelles, tiny cleansing molecules suspended in water. They have both hydrophilic and hydrophobic qualities. It has the ability to trap dirt on your skin like a magnet. It effectively removes makeup and cleanses.

Micellar water was originally created in Paris as a substitute to water in skin care. At the time, Parisian water was very harsh on the skin and could cause inflammation such as breakouts. Micellar water was invented as an effective means to take off makeup, dirt and oil without needing any water.

How should you use it?

Micellar water is super versatile and you can use it in a variety of ways. You can use it at the end of the day to remove your makeup or first thing in the morning to remove any sweat and dirt that may have accumulated on your face overnight. To use, [shake up the product and] pour the solution into a cotton pad and press the pad over the skin.  Let it sit for a couple of seconds before gently wiping it off. No need for back-and-forth rubbing. Micellar water is also great at spot cleaning. For makeup touch-ups, dab a q-tip into the micellar water and clean up the area with precision. Micellar water is also great to use while you're traveling - you can comfortably remove all traces of makeup without needing multiple products or water.

Are you ready to give micellar water a go? Try Garnier's Micellar Cleansing Water, there's also a version for waterproof makeup. You'll love how easy it is to use!

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