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It’s time to take off the makeup-of-the-day. It can be hard to choose which product (or products) are right for the job. There are makeup remover wipes, oil cleansers, balms, and a host of other options on the market. Picking which one will be right for you and your needs can be a daunting task. Recently, a product called micellar water has been very popular makeup removal option. Many brands are starting to embrace micelles. Because of its simplicity, it’s a pretty solid option for most skin types to remove makeup and cleanse the face.
What are Micelles?
So what are micelles? Micelles are tiny molecules that are attracted to the dirt and oil that collects in the pores and on surface of the skin. Micellar water uses many of these little molecules to surround the dirt and oil on your face. Once they grab the dirt, micelles carry it away without the need to rinse with plain water. Simply soak a cotton round with the water and wipe the makeup off your face; there no need to rub! It leaves skin clean without stripping it of its necessary oils. It’s gentle enough to be used on even the most sensitive of skin.
Personally, micellar water has replaced makeup wipes in my nighttime skincare routine. I still double cleanse afterward because I usually wear a full face of makeup and I need a deep down clean to keep from breaking out. If you don’t wear as much makeup on a daily basis (maybe you only wear a tinted moisturizer, brow pencil, and mascara), then micellar water could possibly replace a harsher cleanser in your nighttime routine.
Many brands are tapping into the micellar market. A very popular and inexpensive drugstore option is the Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water (my personal favorite), which can be found at most major drugstores, Walmart, and Target. Budget beauty brand E.L.F. has recently added a micellar water to their skin care line. Sephora and Ulta both have their own versions (including pre-made wipes at Ulta), and Bioderma makes a couple of different iterations that are very highly rated. Whichever one you choose, I believe micellar water deserves a place on everyone’s vanity.
Is micellar water a part of your routine? Do you have a recommendation for one that I haven’t covered here? Feel free to start a conversation in the comments below!
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