There’s no denying that, for years, micellar water was France’s best kept secret.

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About Micelles

But when the world cottoned onto to just how quick, easy and effective it is to use, it’s no wonder that we all quickly became obsessed. Now, micellar water is a staple in almost everybody’s routine, and we bet you’ll struggle to find somebody who hasn’t used it at least once.

However, despite the popularity of micellar water, what ‘micelles’ are and how they work is something that’s not quite as well known – so we’re here to answer all your most asked questions about skincare’s most loved products. 

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Micelles are formed of surfactants (non-soap cleansing agents). These surfactants, which are composed of a hydrophile head (water-loving) and lipophile tail (oil-loving) that come together to create micelles. The job of these micelles is to attract impurities like a magnet, by forming a sphere that surrounds them, and thus allowing their removal from the skin’s surface in an effective but gentle way. 
  • Micellar water is a formula that’s specifically optimized to cleanse skin and remove make-up. So Micellar water is not just a classic toner! It contains micelles – hence its name – which are structures invisible to the naked eye and dispersed in the water  
  • Suitable for all skin types, for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers, our Micellar Water can be used in the morning and in the evening to cleanse and refresh skin or remove make up while being gentle to the skin and without drying it 
  • Micellar water can be used in a couple of different ways – first, as a makeup remover. Use it as the first step in your evening cleansing routine to dissolve and get rid of all the foundation, eyeshadow, mascara, and sunscreen that you applied earlier in the day. It’s best if you soak a reusable pad, such as our Eco Pads, with micellar water, then sweep it across your face. 

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