Micellar Water is a cleansing agent for the skin with special particles – micelles, dissolving makeup and gently eliminating dirt, but keeping hydrolipid balance. This is a reasonable compromise between a thick texture of cosmetic milk that clogs the pores and a wash gel that can dry and irritate the epidermis.
Is it good to wash your face with Micellar Water?
Yes, definitely good. Micellar Water is free of alcohol, soap, parabens, and silicones and possesses physiological pH. Therefore, it does not injure the hydrolipid layer, does not dry the epidermis and does not irritate the eyes.
It contains the smallest particles of fatty acids that attract dirt and make-up residues. It can wash off even water-resistant cosmetics, you just need to apply a cotton disk with micellar water for a few seconds longer.
Benefits of Micellar Water
The active ingredient in Micellar Water is micelle – microscopic compounds that form surfactants at a certain concentration in water.
Micelles have the following properties:
- Reduce the action of the irritating components of cleaning agents;
- Deactivate harmful chemicals;
- Bind and remove the smallest parts of fat particles.
Using Micellar Water
Micellar Water will easily replace the usual makeup remover. It is easy and convenient to use – just apply a small amount of it on a cotton pad and wipe your face. Repeat until the cotton pad is completely clean. Unlike many cleaning agents, micellar water is non-aggressive and suitable for sensitive skin.
Micellar Water is the perfect choice for acne-prone skin because it does not make a cover on the skin. For oily skin, you should choose a product that adds minerals, for example, zinc, which reduces secretion.
You don’t have to wash off a Micellar Water
The purifying components, the micelles, are related to the epidermis’ hydrolipid mantle, so they clean the skin so gently and without irritation.
If after applying the product you have discomfort and irritation on the skin, then you need to change the product, and it does not fit your type or condition of skin at the moment. Read the article on the website Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology about sensitive skin and micellar water.
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Garnier brand offers Garnier skin active micellar cleansing water for all skin types with special ingredients: hexylene glycol, glycerin, disodium. Very gently without harm to your skin removes makeup and impurities from the skin.
The Bioderma brand offers Bioderma sensibio h2o micellar water for sensitive skin for daily use.
The Burt’s Bees brand offers Wipes with Rose Water and with micelles to remove makeup and clean the face. Disposable napkins clean and moisturize your skin. Ideal for travel when you need a quick cleanse.