Micellar water is a product that has become very popular within the past year or so. It’s nothing new; brands Lancome and Bioderma have had a cleansing water for several years. Now drug store brands have come out with more affordable options so this product has gotten a lot of attention.
If you’re not familiar, micellar water is a cleansing liquid; it’s soft water that contains micelles which are cleansing oil molecules. It’s great to take on the go and use before or after the gym, at the beach, or if you’re somewhere and not able to use the restroom.
I use micellar water as a makeup remover. It works great to take off mascara, long lasting foundation, and matte lipsticks. I do not use it as a cleanser. I’ll use it to remove my makeup first, then cleanse, tone, and moisturize my face.
If you haven’t worn makeup for the day and need to cleanse your skin, are exhausted, or just having a lazy moment (we all have them) then using a micellar water as a cleanser would be better than not using anything. Just pour a little on a cotton pad and swipe across your face. Easy, right?!?!?
However, if you wear makeup, using miceallar water alone is not going to cleanse your skin the way it needs to be.
I use the Garnier Micellar Water and I love it. It’s about $7 at Walmart and a little goes a long way so the 13.5 oz bottle can last for quite a while. The one with the pink top is the regular formula which has the consistency of water. There is one with a blue top, which is for waterproof makeup and is more oil based.
The Simple brand also has an affordable Micellar Water. I’ve tried it and I’m not a fan. It felt like I was using just regular water. And the Garnier is a better value. Simple is 6.7oz for $5.39 at Walmart. They also sell the micellar makeup remover wipes for the same price.
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