The Lowdown on Micellar Water

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A bathroom staple renowned for removing stubborn makeup and the perfect first cleanse, micellar water is your multipurpose minimalist hero!

But what exactly is micellar water, what are the best ways to use it, and how do you pick the formula that’s right for your skin?

Check out our ultimate guide to micellar waters and discover the best one for your skin type!

What is Micellar Water?

Classed as a skin cleanser, micellar water looks like any other clear liquid upon first glance. But inside, you’ll find a complex make-up of tiny structures known as micelles, cleansing spheres that draw makeup and impurities to them like a magnet.

Trapping them so you can sweep them from your skin (using your reusable makeup pad), this allows you to remove the bad, without disrupting your skin’s natural barrier.

What are the Benefits of Micellar Water?

Typically used in the cleansing stage, the most well-known benefit of micellar water is its ability to remove dirt and oil.

Additionally, micellar water helps promote skin hydration with the ingredient Glycerin which has restoring and enhancing qualities, along with calming irritation.

Which Micellar Water is Best for My Skin?

We’ve formulated three hero micellar waters, infused with Aloe Vera, Vitamin C and Niacinamide.

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Aloe Vera Micellar Water

Perfect for those with sensitive skin, this formula forms a complexion calming cocoon to soothe irritation and rid the skin of nasties.

Vitamin C Micellar Water

Great if you’re using as part of an established Vitamin C AM routine or as a standalone first cleanse, this water is great for dull skin – it clarifies the complexion and encourages glow!

Niacinamide Micellar Water

A hero ingredient suitable for pretty much all skin types, Niacinamide helps refine pores to reduce their appearance, as well as encourage clearer skin.

What’s the Best Way to Use Micellar Water?

The best and by far the most effective way to use micellar water is by wetting (not soaking through) a reusable makeup cloth or pad, then gently sweeping it across your face. The formula is gentle enough that it can be used on the eyes and lips too, so you’ll easily be able to remove even the most stubborn makeup!

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