What is micellar water?
Micellar water is “fancy water” with scientific perks. Micellar water has been described as a miniature sponge, mopping up dirt and makeup while hydrating your skin. Micelles have an oil-loving ‘tail’ that traps dirt, oil, and makeup and a water-loving ‘head’ that allows the micelles to dissolve impurities so they can easily be wiped away.
It is known for providing a deep cleanse while eliminating impurities that exist in the skin and also makeup residues. Micellar water is a gentle cleansing option which helps lift off makeup, oil, and dirt from your skin with minimal rubbing which minimizes dryness and irritation of the skin.
How did Micellar water originate?
Micellar water is fast becoming the ‘must-have, go-to’ alternative for facial cleansing but this ‘fancy water’ was actually created in 1995 by French skincare company, BIODERMA. Working alongside dermatologists, Bioderma developed a now global product that was suited to the natural biology of the skin.
What does Micellar water do & its characteristics?
Micellar water lifts impurities from your pores like a magnet. It is non-abrasive, hydrating, and easy to use. Micellar water is a cleaning action, non-rinse single step product. Make-up removal routines became shorter and more efficient.
Aphanothece sacrum is a highly valuable plant that can only live in special regions where the water is pristine and flows slowly. “Sacran”, is a polysaccharide isolated from Aphanothece sacrum alga. It forms a gel-like film containing water which resists penetration by water and chemicals. This unique physical characteristic acts as an artificial barrier. Additional features of ‘sacran’ :
- Moisturizing effect – higher moisture retention capacity compared to hyaluronic acid
- Protective membrane formation – Functions as an artificial barrier to protect skin from external stimulus
- Anti-inflammatory effect
Who should use Micellar water?
Micellar water is a great option for people with sensitive or dry skin and anyone who wears heavy makeup or oil based sunscreen every day. It is the ideal product for anyone wanting a low maintenance skin care regime or is time poor, who so wants to restore or protect their skin’s natural moisture barrier or avoid harsh chemicals.
How to Use Micellar for Face, Eyes, Cleanser & Toner
- Makeup remover for faces: Soak a cotton pad in Micellar water or foam and gently apply where you have makeup using it like you would a regular makeup remover, don’t rinse and then follow with your favourite cleanser.
- Makeup remover for eyes: Dampen a cotton pad and press onto the eye area for a few seconds to help loosen the makeup before you sweep it away.
- As a cleanser: Dampen a cotton pad and gently wipe over your face, like a toner—no rinsing, just continue with your skincare routine.
- As a toner: Start by using a gentle cleanser on your face. Then, pour some micellar water into your hands and pat the formula into the skin.
b Micellar Water and Foam
Cleansing Foam in 50ml & 150ml
Micellar Water Refill 500ml size.
Containing the unique ‘saran’ ingredient which is derived from 100% renewable sources , b Brand Micellar water & Foam are crystal clear, natural and organic.
With repeated use, it has been shown to improve skin texture, as well as improved hydration.
Lycon SKIN Micellar Facial Cleansing Gel
A lightly foaming cleanser which gently and effectively removes makeup, excess oils, urban pollution and grime using smart micellar and *EXO-P™ technology.
It contains hard working anti-pollution *EXO-P™ Marine Extract and a trio of antioxidant rich Australian fruit extracts. Micellar Facial Cleaning Gel rinses off easily and leaves the skin feeling clean, soft, toned and refreshed.
EXO-P™ is used under license from Lucas Meyer Canada.
Vegan | Cruelty Free | Gluten Free
MineTan Micellar Water Pre Tan Eraser
Treat your skin to an unparalleled hydrated finish and remove all traces of self tan build up so you can start afresh and perfect for your next self tan.
The Micellar water latches onto dirt, oils and your old self tan, gently removing them from the skin and leaving your skin with a glowing hydrated skin finish.
Refectocil Micellar Make-up Remover
Attracts eye make-up thanks to micellar technology “magnetically”. It cleans thoroughly – no rubbing! For an ideal tinting result and long-lasting duration use RefectoCil Micellar Eye Make-up Remover before styling the eye-area.