When it comes to skincare, celebrities are often asked, “What’s their secret?” We feel the need to know what products they are using to achieve such flawless skin. And of course, once we find out, we need to get our hands on that product. One skincare product raved about by many is micellar water. Such product originated in France and was considered a French beauty secret. Eventually those in other countries took notice of micellar water and spread the word. Micellar water is now considered a must-have product for women around the world.
When I first heard of micellar water, I was intrigued. I mean what the heck does micellar even mean? Should I really spend my money on a product that could really just be “glorified” water? After a little bit of research, I figured out what micellar water was and how it differed from your good ol’ tap water.
What It is
Essentially, micellar water is a non-rinse and soap-free cleanser. It removes makeup at the same time it cleanses and tones your skin. It has the same look, texture and feel as water. Its’ micelle molecules differ from the molecules in water. Such molecules are able to trap and remove oil and dirt from your face quickly and efficiently.
So I concluded, after reading and watching countless beauty blogs and vlogs, that I needed to hop on board and take the plunge into micellar water.
Why You Need It
The hype is real. Micellar water is a skincare product that I absolutely cannot live without. It is life changing for us girls with sensitive skin. And us girls who like to try out a couple of different makeup looks within the hour. And us lazy girls who don’t want to spend 20 minutes taking our make up off and washing our face. Basically, I am trying to say that it is just about the best cleanser for every girl. I highly recommend you get your hands on some.
At first, it was weird to use such a cleanser because there was no longer the need for a sink. Would just wiping my face off with a couple of cotton rounds and micellar water be enough? Yes it absolutely was. Without a doubt, my skin improved. My face was now cleansed and toned in all of 20 seconds and looked better than normal. (I do want to mention thought that on days when I wear more makeup, I use a cleansing balm beforehand and then I cleanse my face with micellar water.)
Micellar water is so gentle on the skin. It is by far the most gentle and effective skincare product I have ever used. It really feels just like water.
Brands I Recommend
My absolute favorite brand, hands down, is Bioderma. Unfortunately, it is a little pricey because it is not sold in the U.S. I have to order it from Amazon, but it is worth every penny. I like to buy the pack of 2 to save a couple of dollars.
**UPDATE! It is now sold on Beautylish for way less than it is sold for on Amazon.
If you are looking for a cheaper option, my next favorite has to be the Simple Cleansing Water. It is about $6 from Amazon.
Have you used micellar water before? What are your thoughts?