So What is Micellar Water and How Do I Use It in My Skin Care Routine?
I have always loved a good micellar water, and especially now in the hot humid summer and with wearing masks it is a game changer!
It is safe to use in all skin types and is also great for getting off any sweat post workout or your makeup with just a simple swipe.
What Is Micellar Water?
Micellar water is formulated utilizing micelle technology: small, round cleansing molecules that are suspended in a solution and work together to attract, trap and gently remove impurities. It can be used to remove everything from impurities and makeup on the skin’s surface to eye makeup and mascara, all without irritation or any water. You place the water on a cotton pad and wipe. It's that simple.
Benefits of Micellar Water
In addition to the fact that micellar water is designed to be used without water, this type of cleanser isn’t harsh or drying, so it’s safe for sensitive skin. It can also be used as a makeup remover and cleanser, saving you time!
How to Use Micellar Water
To use, I recommend shaking the solution well as many formulas have a bi-phase formula that needs to be mixed for optimal results. Next, soak a cotton pad with the solution. To remove eye makeup, hold the cotton pad over your closed eye for a few seconds and then gently wipe to remove makeup and mascara. Using a new pad repeat this step over your face.
Dr. H's Favorite Micellar Waters
This product has thermal spring water and glycerin. These micelles help remove dirt, oil and makeup from the skin.
Lancome Eau Fraîche Douceur*
I love all things rose water and this micellar cleansing water is formulated rose extract which is hydrating and soothing.
Sensibio H2O by Bioderma is an absolute must have, It is gentle and hydrating. I recommend this even for patients with stressed or sensitive skin.