What is Micellar Water, and how do you use it?

Young lady standing in front of mirror, applying face lotion or cream to take care of her skin [Thumbnail image]

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.

Micellar Water properties


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.

Sample of cosmetic transparent gel on a blue background.

Effects 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.

How to use 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.

Make up remover. Woman with sponge and micellar water. Skin care and beauty

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.

Micellar Water products

Garnier brand offers Micellar 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.

garnier skinactive micellar cleansing water for all skin types

The Bioderma brand offers Micellar Water for sensitive skin for daily use.

bioderma sensibio h2o micellar water makeup remover cleanser face cleanser for sensitive skin

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.

face wipes burts bees facial cleansing makeup remover towelettes with rose water 3 in 1 hydrating micellar cleanser
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