Micellar Cleansing Water  – What is so Great about it?

Micellar Cleansing Water – What is so Great about it?

Micellar Cleansing water has been popping up in pharmacies and beauty counters in New Zealand lately. To be honest it was not something I was familiar with until I did a little googling to see what all the fuss was about.

What do you need to know about Micellar water?

  1. Originally a french skincare product (we all know they do skin very well)
  2. A light and gentle cleansing water you can use to remove makeup and cleanse your face without water.
  3. All you need is a cotton pad and the bottle and in less than 60 seconds you are done.
  4. Very popular with makeup artists during fashion shoots to remove the makeup from their canvas and to start fresh.
  5. No need for toner – its a one stop cleansing shop.

Imagine this scenario…

It’s 11pm on Tuesday night, you have just returned home from a pub quiz (dinner or the movies) and it is taking the last amount of energy you have to throw on your jammiey’s and get into bed. You like to take care of your skin, but the thought of spending the next 15 minutes seems like a form of military torture using sleep deprivation… So you reach to your bedside table for a cotton pad and the water and take please in wiping away the grime of the day and knowing that it is all on that cotton pad and not your face. In less than 60 seconds you are cleansed and ready to catch some zzz’s.

What is it made from?

This cleansing water gets its name from Micelle which are tiny oil molecules suspended in water. Now I know you are probably going “Oil – why would I want to put oil on my face that might make me break out”. But the micellar solution never feels oily on the skin.

How is it Micellar cleansing water different to a regular cleanser?

Regular cleansers are usually filled with harsh soaps and chemicals that remove dirt and all of the oil (both good and bad) from the skin. The oil particles in Micellar water clings to the unwanted particles (without the need for harsh chemicals and soaps) and dissolve them.

So who would this be good for?

  • Gym bunnies – The perfect way to remove your makeup before you workout to avoid breakouts, or after if you don’t; want to bring your whole skincare regime to the gym
  • Camping and Travelling – For those times where there is no bathroom, a shared bathroom or you have to walk all the way to the camping ground sink to cleanse.
  • Anyone who wants to speed up their night time routine and take care of their skin

Who would it not be good for?

  • If you have very oily acne prone skin
  • If you wear waterproof heavy makeup that will not budge with a gentle cleanser.

So what are your options?


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Have you tried Micellar cleansing water before? What did you think? I would love to hear about your experiences or if you have any questions please drop me a line below.

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