You've probably heard of Micellar Water at some point, but have you ever wondered where it came from and how it works? The notoriously harsh waters in France were what originally inspired the design of Micellar Water. It has, since then, gained momentum worldwide, replacing many of the traditional makeup removers on the shelves to become somewhat of a cult trend with makeup artists and beauty bloggers alike. Experts have proven the benefits of Micellar Water when it’s used as part of a daily beauty regime; results have shown that it can leave your skin looking brighter, cleaner and less prone to breakouts. One of the things that makes Micellar Water stand out as one of the best makeup removers is its soap-free and no-rinse formula. Using the product to take off your makeup is quick, easy and gentle because of the natural ingredients found in the water. Unlike traditional makeup removers or wipes that contain alcohol and can leave the skin feeling dry, Micellar Water works on the principle that oil attracts oil. Now for the science bit; the tiny micelle particles in the water work like a magnet, attracting the impurities in your skin. The particles contain hydrophilic tails that bring forward the sebum and dirt on your skin, leaving it feeling clean and refreshed. Another bonus is that the solution doesn't contain alcohol, so you can use it on sensitive areas without any risk of that tingling feeling you may get with other products. Forget the harsh rubbing and scrubbing, Micellar Water instead simply melts away your makeup; use it with soft cotton pads for the best results.

Where does it fit in my daily routine?

Micellar Water can replace your daily and often laborious routine of removing makeup as a facial cleanser, exfoliator and toner. It’s a good makeup remover for those who travel, as it will save a lot of space in your toiletry bag. Whereas traditional makeup removers or wipes work alone to dissolve the makeup, often requiring harsh rubbing, using Micellar Water with a cotton pad is a fuss-free experience; it does not smear your makeup, instead, it sweeps it away with only a few wipes (it even removes waterproof mascara!). To use it correctly, apply to some cotton pads, hold on your eyes for a few seconds and then gently wipe your lashes from the bottom up. For the rest of your face, start with your cheeks, moving to your forehead and finish with your neck. You need not apply a large amount onto the cotton pad, so you'll see some longevity in the bottle. Plus, it's fragrance-free which makes it ideal for correcting makeup with a cotton swab - what a good makeup remover.

Is it right for me?

There are a lot of things that people take into account when choosing a new skincare product; age, environment, lifestyle, all of these play a vital role in the quality of our skin. Micellar Water has been proven to tighten pores, improve the appearance of dry or damaged skin and even has certain anti-ageing properties. It doesn't matter what skin type you have either, Micellar Water has started to become the ‘go-to’ for those of us with sensitive skin that cannot tolerate some skin care products. Not only is it a good makeup remover, Micellar Water's purified formula doesn't leave the skin feeling greasy like other traditional products tend to do, and it contains natural fatty acids that aid in the protection from bacteria and everyday environmental elements. Using a product like Garnier’s Micellar Cleansing Water will benefit you in both the short and long-term; the time saving, all-in-one formula will definitely be a welcome addition to your beauty cabinet. Cleansing, toning and moisturising at the same time, it's not hard to see why the Micellar Water trend has taken off in the UK, and why French women swear by it. It's every girl's dream to cleanse, tone and moisturise all at once and with Micellar Water, you can.

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