I had never tried micellar water, so I decided to give it a whirl and see what all the fuss was about.
So first off, what is micellar water? Micelles are tiny balls of cleansing oil molecules, which are then suspended in soft water to create micellar water.
The intended effect of micellar water is that it draws out the impurities of the skin without drying it out or leaving behind residual oils behind like some cleansers. And it can be used as a facial wash, makeup remover and moisturizer all in one.
As a cleaner, it is recommended for those with dry or sensitive skin. It is not so much recommended for oily skin. However, some brands have created special micellar water’s to target oily skin or waterproof make up.
L’Oréal Paris have suggested that in addition to using micellar water as a make up remover and cleanser, you can also use it to spot refresh make up, to freshen up or as a facial mist.
So what does using micellar water feel like? On your hands as liquid, it feels like water (although it may have a scent). Once rubbed into the skin it feels like an invisible soapy film as been left behind.
While I found it convenient for those days when I was in a rush, I didn’t feel it was as effective as my full skin regime and I still wanted to use a moisturizer.
If you are interested in trying micellar water, these are the one’s I would recommend:
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