Have you ever wished that you could just peek inside the beauty cabinet of a model, celebrity, or makeup artist?
If you did, there's a great chance that you'd see a bottle of micellar cleansing water. So, what is this new "water" that's taking the internet by storm? Is it really that different from the tap water that you use to wash your face?
Yes-- it really is that different!
Micellar (pronounced my-sell-er) water is made up of micelles (tiny balls of cleansing oil molecules) suspended in soft water.
The idea is that micelles are attracted to dirt and oil, and are able to draw out impurities without drying out the skin. When you wipe a cotton ball soaked with the cleanser along your face, the micelles adhere to the cotton while pulling makeup, sebum, and any other dirt off the skin.
Cleansing waters are so light and gentle that there's no need to rinse them off, which means that the infused moisturizing ingredients stay behind to be absorbed. This is part of what makes micellar cleansing waters so unique.Therefore, micellar water can be used as a facial wash, as a makeup remover, and as a moisturizer.
Micellar cleansing water is great for all skin types, but it is especially recommended for dry to sensitive skin types because it is so gentle and hydrating.
A typical foamy wash can strip the skin and leave behind harsh chemicals, further depleting dry and sensitive skin of its natural water reserve. Unlike many toners, micellar water does not contain alcohol and never stings.
It's best to use a super absorbent item like a cotton ball or pad when applying micellar water so that the product can more easily soak up dirt.
Overall, here are the benefits of using a micellar cleansing water:
If you're interested in trying a micellar cleansing water for yourself, Noche offers two unique micellar water formulas: