So what is Micellar Water? Micellar water is made up of micelles (which are little tiny balls of cleansing oil molecules) which are suspended in soft water. Still confused? Don’t worry I was too! While it looks like water and has the same consistency of water if you were to feel it, it does have a texture that is different from the water that comes out of your faucet. The tiny oil molecules that are suspended in the water don’t make your skin feel oily and does not sting your eyes (yay!)
The way this works is that the micellar is able to absorb other fats; like the sebum on your face! An example I was given was olive oil and balsamic vinegar. If you pour them together they are separate from each other but the two can blend. While washing your face with soap and/or a foaming cleanser can sometimes strip your skin of too much oil, the teeny tiny molecules in micellar water grip the dirt and grime aka makeup that are on your face and dissolve them.
I have tested three micellar waters in the past few months and over the next week I’ll be sharing with you what I thought about them and which worked best for me.