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2020 Guide to Clean Micellar Water

Confused about what micellar water is, how to use it & which natural micellar water to choose? Find out everything you need to know in my quick guide to the best natural micellar waters for 2020.

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Cleansing your skin is an essential step in any clean beauty routine for a clear and fresh complexion. You've probably heard about micellar water, and seen some of the mainstream versions on the market, but since it's based on such a simple concept, why not opt for a natural micellar water instead? Find out exactly how micellar water works and how to use it in your daily clean skin care routine...

What is micellar water?

Micellar water is a blend of particles (called micelles) that work as magnets for dirt and oil, giving your skin an ultimate clean by dissolving and breaking down makeup, sunscreen and dirt. The micelles surround dirt particles and break them down without drying out your skin, making micellar water suitable for oily skin or anyone prone to breakouts. Usually infused with other hydrating ingredients, a natural micellar water is the ultimate hydrating and cleansing product rolled into one!

How to use micellar water

Use your micellar water with a reusable muslin cloth or makeup remover rounds – simply saturate the cloth or pad with micellar water and gently sweep all over the face and neck until it stops picking up product. If you follow a double cleansing routine, you can use your micellar water after first cleansing with a cleansing balm or oil.

Reusable cotton makeup remover pad

Top 6 clean micellar waters

100% Pure Rose Micellar Cleansing Water

The 100% Pure Rose Micellar Cleansing Water will both cleanse away all that you may have put on your skin during the day (from makeup and sunscreen to excess oil and impurities) and deliver a hydration boost thanks to soothing Rose Water. This skin-quenching formulation also contains Mallow, known for its anti-inflammatory properties, as well as brightening Lemon to help tone skin.

100% Pure rose micellar cleansing water

Ere Perez Gingko Micellar Water

This Ere Perez Gingko Micellar Water is packed with lush ingredients like Aloe Vera and Ginkgo to flawlessly remove all traces of eye and face makeup, all while cleansing and refreshing your complexion. Enriched with aloe vera this blend is seriously refreshing and hydrating - perfect for summer weather! Non-drying, it's ideal for daily use.

Ere Perez alcohol-free ginkgo micellar water

Inika Phyto-Active Micellar Rosewater

The Inika Phyto-Active Micellar Rosewater not only cleanses your skin but has the added benefit of smelling deliciously fresh, like roses! Ideal for any skin type, this cleansing rosewater blend uses oil particles to bind to dirt and leave you glowing. The beautifully scented cleansing water will hydrate and nourish your skin and is certified organic, vegan and Australian made.

Inika rosewater micellar cleanser

Raww Remove-ME Micellar Cleansing Water

This gentle cleansing water is another natural favourite, leaving skin feeling soft, hydrated, and oh-so-clean! Made with quenching Coconut Water to give you an extra hydration boost, and infused with Kakadu Plum and Witch Hazel to brighten your face, the Raww Remove-ME Micellar Cleansing Water also contains antioxidant-rich Goji Berries and Green Tea to help protect skin against signs of ageing. The perfect micellar cleanser packed with Mother Nature's finest to give your skin overall TLC.

Raww skin care coconut berry micellar water

Madara Micellar Water

What I love about the Madara Micellar Water is how it combines hydration and cleansing without drying out your dewy glow. Even those with sensitive skin can still enjoy all the benefits, as it's specially formulated to be extra gentle on all skin types. The nourishing blend of Aloe Vera, Rose Water, and Witch Hazel works to naturally soothe and tone your skin, while the addition of plumping Hyaluronic Acid helps to smooth and hydrate your complexion.

Skin Juice Multi Juice Micellar Cleansing Juice

The Skin Juice Multi Juice Micellar Cleansing Juice is a hidden favourite among Nourished Life customers, with loads of five-star reviews! Designed to act as both a cleanser and a toner, it's ideal for oily and combination skin types, containing clarifying Coconut Oil micelles suspended in hydrating Aloe Vera and Hyaluronic Acid. Natural fruit acids from Lemon, Bilberry, Sugar Maple and Sugar Cane are also included to offer a gentle exfoliation by dissolving dead skin cells.

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