Recently I've been talking about about how cleansing your face alone often isn't enough to remove all of the makeup and impurities left on the skin.Which led me to explore the benefits of double cleansing. That research also led me to find out more about Micellar water!
Micellar waters contain tiny molecules with a hydrophilic end that's attracted to water and a lipophilic end that's attracted to oils. When combined, these two ends work to draw out any dirt, makeup or other impurities from your pores, without leaving an oily build up on the skin! Using a micellar water may be the perfect way to remove your makeup and ensure that you achieve a thorough cleanse! It can be used alone or before your favourite natural cleanser for a fresh, glowing complexion.
What are the benefits of using Micellar water?
Different to the oil cleansing method, micellar waters are a very convenient way to remove all of your stubborn makeup! All it takes is a few swipes of a soaked cotton pad to be left fresh faced! These miracle cleansers originated in France and have become a worldwide phenomenon for good reason. The tiny oil molecules in micellar water work to trap and remove anything in your pores from foundation to pollution! Micellar waters are great to take travelling because they can replace your regular toner, makeup removers and cleansers. You'll be out the door in no time! They may also be ideal for anyone with highly reactive or acne prone skin because you can cleanse without rubbing or causing irritation.
Which Micellar water do I recommend?
Most Micellar water contains nasties, so I am pleased to find and stock this natural Micellar Makeup Remover from Swisse (and it's just $10.95). Not only toxin-free but a significantly less expensive alternative to mainstream micellar waters! With a skin-friendly pH level of 5 to 5.5, this makeup remover may even help balance your complexion and is suitable for even the most sensitive skin. With little effort it removes stubborn (even waterproof!) makeup to leave your skin clean and ready for cleansing. Rich in antioxidants, this hard working formulation contains a mild surface-active ingredient and trace minerals that may help to strengthen the skin's protective barrier, without clogging your pores. To use, simply soak a cotton pad and gently smooth over the entire face and eyes to remove makeup and impurities.
What are the active ingredients?
Free from any harsh chemicals, soaps or irritants, this product is so gentle on the skin! One of the key active ingredients in the Swisse Micellar Makeup Remover is Cucumber Extract. Containing high levels of vitamin C, vitamin E and carotenoids, it work to improve the overall health and appearance of your skin. Cucumber is very cooling and soothing on the skin, which may be perfect for anyone with skin prone to redness or sensitivity. This strengthening ingredient also contains trace minerals including magnesium, potassium and silica that are deeply hydrating! Another fantastic ingredient found in this micellar water is Carrageenan, which is a type of Seaweed extract. This may sound like a strange inclusion, but Seaweed can be very calming on the skin and helps to leave it feeling baby soft!