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micellar water

Micellar water is the latest trend as a makeup remover.  Pronounced me-sell-air, it originated in France but has been around since the early 1900s.  Isn’t it amazing how old-fashioned skin care treatments are popular again!

Micellar water was designed to help Parisians deal with harsh water.  It contains micelles (tiny oil molecules suspended in water).  It follows the principle “oil-attracts-oil”.  Once applied to the skin, micellar water picks up sebum, dissolves dirt and makeup, leaving the skin clean, refreshed and hydrated.

It is great for removing makeup more completely than other products without smearing.  It is gentle to use around the eyes without causing irritation.  Application is easy and does not require rinsing off.  It is good for all skin types and a must for your makeup bag!

There are several brands on the market.  Bioderma (manufactured in France) is the industry’s favorite, but they also make the version marketed for the U.S. under the name “Simple”.  Try them all and choose the one that works best for you.

Perricone MD (4 oz. @ $39)

LaRoche-Posay (6 oz. @ $21)

Bioderma (16 oz. @ $28)

Simple (6.7 oz. @ $6.99)


To read more on this topic, click on the following link:

Lee, C. (2016). Elle, “Can micellar water replace your whole skincare routine?” Retrieved January 13, 2016, from: http://www.elle.com/beauty/makeup-skin-care-news/a27149/can-micellar-water-replace-your-whole-cleansing-and-moisturizing-routine

Elle, “5 reasons to trade in your favorite cleanser for micellar water”. Retrieved January 13, 2016, from: http://www.elle.com/beauty/news/a27477/how-to-use-micellar-water