Micellar water is seemingly one of the new trends in the beauty world. Many brands have come out with their own version and it’s starting to become a household word. But what exactly is it, and what are the benefits of micellar water?
Micellar water is simply micelles, which are small balls of cleansing oil molecules that are suspended in soft water. Micellar water was popular in France when the traditional plumbing wasn’t very good and ended up being harsh on skin. Micelles are attracted to dirt and oil, meaning they will draw out any impurities in your skin, while keeping it hydrated at the same time.
Here are just a few of the many benefits of micellar water:
1. It Makes a Great Makeup Remover
A bit of micellar water on a cotton ball, and your day’s makeup will glide right off without leaving behind any residue. That's one of the best benefits of micellar water.
Because there are no soaps or other harsh chemicals, your skin will not dry out using micellar water.
3. Micellar Water is Good for All Skin Types
Even sensitive skin will benefit from using micellar water on it!
4. Micellar Water Helps to Keep Your Skin Clear
Many brands often have special micellar water formulas that target acne.
5. Great for Traveling
Micellar water travels well and most brands sell a travel size. It’s great for on the spot makeup removal or to just refresh your face in the middle of the day when you don’t have access to running water.
6. Little to No Scent
Micellar water doesn’t really have a scent, so you don’t need to worry about your other products clashing when it comes to fragrance.