Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog!
I know I haven’t posted in quite some time, but I’m back and trust me, the content I have in my diary for the next few months is really good!
Let’s kickstart it off with a skincare post which is all about micellar water and why it is an absolute must have because let’s face it, where would we be without our beloved micellar water?
What is Micellar Water?
I get what you’re probably thinking – micellar water looks like normal water? But what if I told you it was packed with a whole host of ingredients and cleansing benefits for your skin! Micellar water is made from purified water which is then infused with hydrating ingredients and mild surfactants. The molecules of these mild surfactants join to form micelles that helps pull dirt and oil from the skin. Micelles dissolve the impurities which makes it easy for us to wipe them away! Micellar water is not only gentle but also highly effective at removing dirt, makeup, and oil to help clear out your pores while toning the skin.
The Benefits of Micellar Water
- Easily removes makeup
- No rinsing required
- Gentle on the skin
- Promotes skin hydration
- Most formulas are alcohol-free
- Good for all skin types
- Micelles draw out pore-clogging oils
You can use micellar water as a makeup remover, cleanser or toner, which is of course a huge selling point, but personally the best thing about it is the fact it’s so easy to use! You don’t need to stand over a sink to remove your makeup! It’s also a great alternative if you don’t want to scrub your face or use a harsh cleanser everyday! Grab a reusable cotton pad and sweep it across your face to remove makeup – sounds easy, right?
Like any product, there will be a downside so let’s discuss! Although micellar water works well as a cleanser, some individuals may find that it’s not as effective or thorough as other cleansers and a face cloth! Obviously, the more makeup you wear, the more thorough your cleansing routine needs to be, especially if you tend to wear heavy/waterproof makeup – if you do use a micellar water, it’s always best to follow it up with another cleanser after, otherwise the surfactants may build up.
So, I think it’s fair to say micellar water has some amazing benefits and it really is affordable as well – if you haven’t tried it, it’s definitely worth it! I use it every morning & night and it’s been part of my skincare routine for years!
Anyway, I think it’s time we start browsing some of the best micellar water available on the market! I have put together a few favourites for you to have a look through! Happy shopping everyone!