What are micellar waters and why you need to get one
Vogue India says:
Models swear by them, every make-up artist has one in their kit and with their no-rinse, gentle and easy-to-use formulas they’re perfect for travelling and late nights. But what are micellar waters and why are they so special?
Micellar waters first gained momentum in Paris, a city whose skin-conscious inhabitants welcomed the opportunity to swerve the bad effects that the famously hard Parisian water had on their skin. Designed to be swept away with a cotton pad rather than rinsed off, micellar water is made up of cleansing micelle particles suspended in soft water. These tiny oil particles draw make-up (including waterproof mascara), sebum and impurities from the skin without the need for harsh chemicals – no wonder they’re a must backstage at the shows. For everyday cleansing there is no match for a thorough and tailored regime, but as a first step to remove make-up or an option when you don’t have easy access to water, micellar waters are a great solution for clean skin in record time.
Unsurprisingly, the French have the market well and truly in the palm of their hand, with some of the best formulas originating from key pharmacy brands such as La Roche-Posay, Bioderma and Avène. See the 10 best micellar waters here.
Even those with the most sensitive skin should find respite in Avène’s ultra-gentle micellar formula, which includes thermal water from Avène’s own spring.
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