This month we highlight three micellar waters that are long time favorites in Europe. This kind of product was a well-hidden secret for years but is now available to everyone and every skin type. If you have never tried micellar water, perhaps it is time you give it a chance and upgrade your skincare routine.
Micellar water is a cleansing product composed of an aqueous solution with surfactants that aggregate into clusters called micelles. Micelles emulsify impurities, dirt and make-up to remove them, without drying the skin.
This product was a secret of make-up artists in Europe for years, but it is now unveiled to the world. Make-up artists loved it because it gently removes make-up without dehydrating the skin, being suitable even for sensitive skin. Some micellar waters can even remove waterproof make-up. Nowadays micellar waters have been optimized to meet the needs of all skin types and they are just perfect to carry with you everywhere, especially when traveling. It is a practical product that simplifies the skincare routine.
Micellar water should be applied with a cotton pad, with light touches on the skin, without friction. It can be applied in the morning and evening to clean and remove make-up. It is not necessary to rinse the skin afterward.
Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micellar Water
Bioderma Sensibio H20 Micellar Water Sensitive Skin is the original micellar water and is a long-time acquaintance of French women and the secret of make-up artists. It cleans, decongests, soothes and tones the skin for a feeling of freshness.
Key benefits: soothes irritated skin, cleanses the skin, removes make-up
Main components: Biomimetic fatty acid esters and Cucumis sativus
Avène Micellar Lotion
Avène Micellar Lotion is unique because it cleanses, removes make-up and tones the skin while also hydrating. It is enriched with thermal water to soothe and hydrate the skin.
Key benefits: cleanses, removes make-up and hydrates the skin
Main components: Avène Themal Water and mild tensioactives
Caudalie Cleansing Water
Caudalie Make-Up Remover Cleansing Water is an ultra-soft formula, rich in bio grape water, that respects the natural balance of the skin, moisturizes and soothes. With a fresh fragrance, it leaves the skin clean and comfortable.
Key benefits: removes make-up, moisturizes and soothes the skin
Main components: Bio grape water and Chamomile extract
Frequently Asked Questions
What is micellar water?
Micellar water is a cleansing product composed of an aqueous solution with surfactants that aggregate into clusters called micelles.
How does Micellar Water work?
The micelles in micellar water attract and emulsify impurities, dirt and make-up to eliminate them without drying the skin. This way, as you pass the cotton pad on the skin, the impurities, dirt and make-up adhere to the cotton and are removed from the skin.
How to use micellar water?
Micellar water should be applied with a cotton pad, with light touches on the skin, without friction. It can be applied in the morning and evening to clean and remove make-up. It is not necessary to rinse the skin afterwards.