Micellar Water is definitely the latest craze to hit the beauty industry. When I was first told about Micellar water and how amazing it was, I was a tad skeptical – my thoughts were ‘how can this water be tough enough to replace my make-up wipes and cleaners- it’s says it’s water!’.
Never the less, it seemed to be everywhere and had rave reviews and I’m always one to try new things, so on my travels I decided to try it in place of my makeup remover wipes.
Now, I’m going to confess my love for micellar water!
What is Micellar Water?
Developed in France (and endorsed by the world’s top makeup artists), over a hundred years ago it was originally developed to help the Parisians with the harsh elements of their water supply. It’s a watery liquid which acts like a cleanser, toner and moisturizer in one! Sounds too good to be true? I thought so too, until I used it and was so impressed with how it felt!
How does it work?
This magic potion water consists of what’s called a ‘Micelle’s a collective of molecules dispersed in a liquid. When applied to the skin, these molecules clasp onto the dirt, make-up and other impurities sitting on your skin, removing them in an effective and gentle matter. They feel and appear like a toner, and are amazing at cleaning the skin, while also leaving it feeling soft and hydrated. You don’t have to rinse after applying, which makes this so easy to use. Micellar water is fantastic for all skin types, but particularly those with oily or sensitive complexions as micellar waters efficiently clean the skin without causing irritation.
Just add a cotton pad and feel your day melt away!
Water! It’s soft and leaves skin feeling clean, hydrated and moisturized, and without the usual dry feeling which toners can bring to your skin. You’ll feel cleansed and refreshed without having to endure harsh chemicals and vigorous rubbing on your skin.
Which one did I use and love?
I started with Garnier’s Micellar Cleansing Water (400ml) which retails at around AUD $8.99 and boasts to be Ophthalmologically (testing of products around the eyes) and dermatologically tested. I’m sure that most are quite similar in the overall outcome, so really find what suits you in relation to brand!
Overall its quite amazing how what seems like a basic liquid can be so effective in removal of makeup (even waterproof!) and basic elements of your day (sweat, dirt, pollution etc). If you’re wanting something gentle, yet effective for your daily cleansing routine, then Micellar water is for you!
Have you tried it? What did you think?