Micellar water has been around for over a hundred years, first gaining momentum in France, where it was designed to help Parisians deal with the region’s infamously harsh water supply.
What is micellar water
The formula is made of micelles, which are tiny oil molecules suspended in soft water. Micelles are attracted to dirt, grime, and oil, and they draw out impurities without drying out your skin.
When applied to the skin, these molecules latch onto the dirt, make-up and other impurities sitting on your skin, removing them in an effective and gentle matter. They feel – and look – like a toner, but excel at cleansing the skin, while also leaving it feeling soft and hydrated.
How does it work
Rather than containing a foamy solution that strips your skin and leaves behind harsh chemicals, micelles cling on to the dirt and makeup so they are able to draw out and dissolve impurities without drying out the skin, leaving behind a glowing, hydrated finish.
Why use micellar water
The fact that it requires absolutely no rinsing and is suited for all skin types—especially super dry, sensitive, and acne-prone skin. And unlike many toners, micellar water does not contain alcohol and never stingsnor dries the skin out.
There’s no need to rinse after using micellar water, making it a skin-loving version of the traditional face wipe. And as You don’t need water, so at night they save you time in the cleansing ritual, very convenient and good for travel.