Did you know that a bottle of Micellar Water is sold every three seconds around the globe? From skincare experts to enthusiasts, this miracle cleansing water is used and loved by many – but other than being a magical liquid that removes makeup without having to rinse it off, exactly what is Micellar Water? Keep reading to discover what Micellar Water does, how to use it and where to find the best Micellar Water for all your cleansing needs.
What is Micellar Water?
Let’s start with the basics: what is Micellar Water? Micellar Water is a lightweight cleanser that originated in Pairs in the nineties and has since become the key skincare must-have for French women (and it’s about to become yours too!).
The name, Micellar Water, is derived from micelles oil molecules which originated in France.
What does Micellar Water do?
Unlike regular cleansers, Micellar Water doesn’t use harmful soaps or detergents. Instead, it’s formulated with suspended micelle oil molecules (from which it gets its name) that have the perfect structure for removing make-up, dirt and pollution in a highly effective and gentle manner, while still leaving the skin feeling hydrated and smooth.
Similar to your traditional face wipes, the Micellar Water doesn’t require removal (winning!) and doesn’t discriminate amongst skin types.
How to use Micellar Water
To use Micellar Water effectively, simply dispense onto a cotton pad and gentle sweep over the face (eyes included – make sure you don’t over drag or irritate the skin) until all makeup is removed. If you require a deeper ‘double cleanse’, you can follow the Micellar Water with your usual cleanser.
The best Micellar Water
Looking for the best Micellar Water? We love Sukin’s Micellar Cleansing Water. It was voted the Best Micellar Water at the 2017 Beauty Heaven Best in Beauty Awards – and there’s no questioning why! Its natural and gentle formula contains Aloe Vera to aid in soothing the skin and encouraging hydration. Chamomile and Cucumber have been added to this natural cocktail to leave your complexion feeling calm and comfortable. Oh, and did we mention the calming Vanilla scent? Like a dream!