Cleansing: the key to beautiful skin
For radiant skin it’s important to clean away two things every day:
- Excess sebum (fatty compounds)
- Residual traces of make-up (predominantly fatty compounds and pigment particles that are fatty)

But how do we do that?

When we clean our skin, we need to use compounds that attract fatty molecules. However, these particular compounds also need to be easily rinsed off with water. 
These compounds are called ‘surfactants’.

What are surfactants?

In the presence of oil and water, surfactants position themselves so that the head (which is attracted to water) is in contact with water, and the body (which is attracted to oil) is in contact with the oils.

But, in the presence of water only, the surfactants merge together to form a sphere, isolating themselves from the water and forming what we call micelles.

Impurities are captured in the centre of the micelles. During rinsing, the micelle surfactants take the captured impurity with them. 

This configuration of micelles means they’re ideal for cleaning sensitive skin.