There's practically a new trend in skin care or beauty techniques every week. First it was transforming cleansers, then it was essences, and now? Micellar water. A growing essential in daily skin care routines, micellar water is a term that is constantly popping up in the beauty world, yet its meaning is often confused and obscured – and that's where we come in.
For the beauty junkies who aren't familiar with the term, but are dying to know more about it, here is everything you need to know about micellar water.
SO, WHAT IS MICELLAR WATER?
Micellar water is a magical potion that completely removes makeup, dirt, and oil from the skin without stripping your complexion (waterproof makeup included!). As for how it works, it all comes down to little molecules called micelles. Micelles are able to absorb other fats such as sebum and oils inside, trapping impurities. By using a lipid to cleanse your skin, the oils on the surface join up and leave you squeaky-clean.
WHO CAN USE MICELLAR WATER?
Micellar waters are a dream product for lazy girls. Different from traditional cleansers that need to be applied and then removed, micellar waters are simply poured on a little cotton pad, then used to wipe skin clean – and it feels delightfully refreshing!
For those who have trouble finding a mild cleanser that isn't oily and irritating on the skin, micellar water is a great option. Because it is formulated without soap and rarely scented, it helps to maintain a balanced PH level and is suitable for all skin types. There are however, severeal different kinds of micellar waters for specific uses.
L'Oreal Paris offers three versions of the formula: the ultra-soothing Hydra Total 5 micellar water, the micellar solution Sublime gentle cleanser, and micellar eye jelly Sublime cleaner. For those with sensitive skin, opt for the Ultra-Soothing Hydra-5 Total micellar water formula that helps meet the 5 essential needs of sensitive skin.
Micellar water can be used in the morning, night, and on the face, lips, and eyes, for an all-in-one simple makeup removing solution (we're looking at you, lazy girls!). L'Oreal's micellar water gentle cleanser Sublime solution is even lighter, perfect for those with ultra-sensitive and problem skin.
As for the Jelly Calming Cleanser Sensitive Eyes, L'Oreal Paris ensures an effective makeup removal experience without irritating the skin. Are you ready to try micellar water?