Tired of my skin feeling parched after cleansing, I began my search for a method to remove my make-up at nighttime, that would not dry out my skin. One word popped up over and over again...Micellar Water.
What the heck?
"It’s not a toner. It’s not a cleansing milk. It’s definitely not a face wash. Micellar water is a skincare product that removes makeup and cleanses the skin, without the need for rinsing. Micellar waters have been widely available in French pharmacies for many years, and gained a cult following internationally as skincare enthusiasts, makeup artists and bloggers discovered them through the digital grapevine. Today, this well-kept beauty secret that is now widely available to women in the UK (and in the US), who love its gentle but powerful one-step cleansing."
How does it work?
"Micellar Water takes its name from micelles, tiny round balls of cleansing molecules that float in the water. When you apply the product to your skin, the cleansing agents come into contact with oil and dirt on your face, allowing them to be swept away quickly and efficiently.
Micellar cleansing water uses very gentle but effective cleansing agents. There is no tingling or tightening effect, and it’s powerful enough to remove eye makeup, so there is no need for a separate makeup remover."
How do I use it?
Sounds great, does it work?
While conducting my research on this fascinating product, Loreal Micellar Water popped up time and time again, with great reviews. You know I love products I can buy at the drugstore, so I decided to give it a try. I followed the steps above, and I am happy to say, I love it! Makeup removed, no dryness. I do follow up with an exfoliating cleanser. I find cleansers that exfoliate, do not remove all my make-up, which is way I find Micellar Water a wonderful addition to my nightly routine. When removing waterproof mascara, or heavy eye makeup, I did need to use an eye makeup remover. I like Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover | $3.99 | Target (HERE)
Micellar Water is available from many, many labels - ranging in price from $5.50 to $90.00 and up. Here are a few of my favorite cosmetic brands, that also offer Micellar Water.
Have you tried Micellar Water?
If so, what are your thoughts?
If not, do you think you may try it?
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