Thursday, 9 February 2017

Micellar - What Does It Mean?

Recently I've been noticing that the term "Micellar" seems to be everywhere at the moment. There didn't seem to be any transitional period, or at least if there was I missed it. I myself use a Micellar cleansing water as part of my daily routine and I didn't even notice! People keep asking me what it means and I have no idea, so I thought I'd find out.

It turns out that Micellar water has been around for ages and is a relatively simple idea! It is basically soft water with tiny balls of cleansing oil molecules (micelles) in it. The idea being that the micelles attract dirt and will therefore draw out impurities in your skin without drying it out or damaging it. It also doesn't contain any alcohol or any other harsh chemicals and should be appropriate for sensitive skin. 

Even though Micellar water can remove make up, it's not created to remove waterproof mascaras and any other more permanent products, so I wouldn't skip the face wash stage. Also, it's meant to be hydrating so great if you have normal to dry skin, but if you're like me and have a forehead like an oil spill, then again I wouldn't miss out the face wash!

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