Ask any beauty insider their must-have makeup remover, and it will always involve Micellar, of some kind. Developed by the French (mais bien sur), micelles are tiny cleansing molecules suspended in water which leech onto debris and dissolve it.
Whilst traditional Micellar Water will always hold a place in both our hearts and our beauty bag, micellar is now manifest in a panoply of products – all of which work to cleanse and purify.
Here, four of our fave to slough away the day’s dirt. Embrace the micellar movement with open arms, face and hair.
Taking Micellar from our skin to our scalp and strands, Redken have developed a shampoo to really clean hair. The result is squeaky strands devoid of any dirt and daily build up, sans sulfates and powered by micellar technology.
Redken Clean Maniac Clean-Touch Micellar Shampoo, $33. shop now
For those nomadic souls who travel more than stay put (cheeky), these are the perfect way to embrace Micellar without the airpot security conundrum (Is it 100ml?). Soaked in Micellar, plus Australian White Cypress Oil and honey extract – for excellent makeup removal on-the-go.
Burt’s Bees Cleansing Micellar Towelettes, $10. shop now
Prefer your cleanser foamy? La Roche-Posay formulated this foaming cleanser which removes make-up and eliminates impurities, whilst respecting your skin’s pH balance. Along with the power of micellar, it also utilises the unique benefits of its signature Thermal Spring Water, for a truly deep clean.
La Roche-Posay Cleansing Micellar Foaming Water, $28. shop now
Sensitive souls take note. Not all Micellar Waters were created equal, and some irritate those sensitive types more than others. So Nivea have developed a Micellar Water just for you – dedicated to those prone to irritation, this gentle soothing formula removes makeup and dirt whilst keeping skin happy, and is gentle enough to dissolve those panda eyes.
Nivea Micellair Water For Sensitive Skin, $12. shop now
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