Micellar water gets its name from the science behind the product. It’s made of “micelles,” which are tiny oil molecules suspended in water.
These micelles basically have the perfect composition for trapping and removing make-up, dust and pollution on the skin. And unlike most cleansers, Micellar water is non-rinse and soap-free.
“Applied with a cotton pad, it’s ideal for removing make-up and lifting impurities from the skin – all in one quick sweep,” says session make-up artist Georgia Hayes.
“It’s a quick fix for perking up dull skin and it’s brilliantly soothing too. A make-up artist friend of mine introduced me to Melvita Rose Nectar Micellar a year or so ago and it has become a must-have in my everyday make-up kit.”
Here are some to check out:
Vichy Normaderm Micellar Solution
The Vichy Normaderm Micellar Solution is perfect if you suffer from sensitive or acne prone skin. Simply use a cotton wool pad to sweep across the skin for minimal irritation.
La Roche-Posay Physiological Micellar Solution
Lightweight and chemical-free, it does exactly the same as the expensive night creams, without the hassle.
Lancôme Eau Micellaire Douceur
Loved by make-up artists, Lancôme’s Eau Micellaire Douceur gently liberates skin from impurities and deep-seated toxins. It allows all-over make-up removal with no aggravation.
L’Oréal Paris Skin Perfection 3 in 1 Purifying Micellar Solution
L’Oréal’s bargain busting three in one formula unclogs pores, removes impurities and tones and soothes skin.