When these molecules, also called surfactants, meet other oils, they pull them up from the skin. So, if you use micellar water, you don’t need to rub your skin hard – simply wipe gently and let it do the work for you, without your skin’s natural moisture barrier being disturbed.
Micellar water first originated in French pharmacies but has been in the UK for almost a decade now. It has had a real impact on the way we think about skincare, tending to be lighter than other cleansers, and a none rinse formula so that the ingredients can be absorbed and keep your skin cleansed and hydrated.
However, the right micellar water for you can depend on your skin type. The best micellar water for blemish prone skin will differ to the best micellar water for sensitive skin, for example. Here, we’ll take a look at the different skin types, so you can find out which micellar water is best for you.