Micellar water is an increasingly popular universal cleanser and moisturizer. What is included in this water and what is it for?
All types of micellar water contain micelles - tiny particles in the form of spheres filled with oils. They act like magnets, absorbing grease and impurities, safely dissolving makeup and pulling dirt out of pores.
But micellar water can contain different substances. Its first type contains classic emulsifiers and solvents (butylene glycol, propylene glycol). Cosmetic products with such a composition must be washed off the skin, otherwise they can cause peeling and irritation.
The second type is based on more gentle and more natural emulsifiers, lauryl glucoside and cocoglucoside. It is advisable to wash them off, but not necessary. they are less likely to cause irritation. Before using them, it is worth testing them on small areas of the skin.
It is the third type of micellar water that earned the inscription “does not require rinsing”. These are cosmetic products containing mild cleansing compounds - poloxamers. These are the safest makeup removers.
Micellar water can also contain glycerin and panthenol, a healing agent.
Micellar water solves several problems at once: dissolves makeup, removes impurities and oil from pores, tones and moisturizes the skin.
It is very simple to use micellar water: you need to soak a cotton pad and wipe the skin with it, including around the eyes, with light movements. As mentioned above, some types of micellar water will need to be rinsed off the skin with water afterwards, but “safe” micellar water does not require rinsing. It is suitable for all types of skin, but oily skin still requires additional cleansing and special care. For dry and sensitive skin, this cleanser can become a staple.