Micellar water : everything you need to know

Celebrities, models, make-up experts and dermatologists have all been raving about it. Yes, over the last few years, micellar water has become the new cult cleanser.

Micellar water is just like any other make-up remover

False : What make micellar water different from the rest of the oils, lotions and other make-up removers is its composition: water and micelles. These are tiny particles of oil which catch hold of the impurities on the skin and remove them with the water. They gently remove all impurities, make-up and excess sebum without irritating the skin.

Micellar water suits all skin types

True : It is a make-up remover that suits combination skins, as well as dry skins. As it contains no soap and often no perfume, micellar water is pH neutral, which makes it suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive. It is also ideal for acne: it deep cleanses the skin without damaging it.

Micellar water removes the most stubborn make-up

True : Micellar water has all the advantages of an oily make-up remover, while still having the refreshing feel of water. When applied, it produces an emulsion which lifts up the make-up instead of spreading it over the face like other make-up removers. Say goodbye to panda eyes !

Micellar water needs to be rinsed off with water

False : One of the great advantages of micellar water is the fact that you don't need to rinse it off ! Micelles are gentle on the skin and non-irritating. However, if you feel a tightness in the skin or have redness after removing make-up, a splash of thermal water, floral water or gentle toner should remedy the situation.