Ask any lady what is the only item that never fails to be present in her vanity and micellar water would be it.. This is why almost every beauty brand out there whether pharmaceutical, cosmetic, expensive or cheap have their own version.. Come to think about it, it makes total sense, and adds a fragment of practicality in this fast-paced-beauty-pressing world!
Micellar water comes in handy for those on the go the whole time, offering a 3-in-1 bliss in the form of cleansing, toning and makeup removing properties.. However, this fashion week backstage beauty staple might be doing ur skin more harm than good.
To begin with, micellar water is a cleansing solution that’s swiped over the surface of the skin, much like traditional toners.. It has a liquid base, and contains grime traps known as micelles which remove impurities from the skin. Generally they are designed to be leave-on formulas. So far so good..
However, keep in mind these 3 disadvantages when it comes to relying on micellar water all the time..
1 || Micellar water is a surfactant.
Meaning, the way that it stays on the skin, as they’re generally designed to be leave-on formulas. Some skins adapt with this nature of micellar water and can easily resume their skin care routines. On the other hand, this might not be the case with others. Sensitive skins won’t tolerate micellar water residues as a base to continue with their skincare regimen, as it could block the next step of their routine, making serums and moisturizers less effective, and even causing breakouts..
Our tip? Wash your face afterwards. I always rinse with pure thermal water spray to remove any micellar water residue.
2 || Micellar water does not necessarily cleanse the skin thoroughly enough, which can cause issues in any skin type..
A deep cleanse is essential to any beauty routine in order to keep pores clean and oils in balance; micellar water tends to only reach the surface (and then stays there), unlike other types of face washes which arguably do a better job. So if you do want to use a micellar, it’s best to do it as part of a multi-step cleansing regime. A second cleanse with a foaming or cream wash ensures the skin surface is thoroughly clean before other active agents, e.g retinol, are applied before bed.
3 || Beware of the rest of the ingredients list on your micellar water bottle.
The fewer, the better. Always go for options free of fragrance and essential oils.. It’s simple! The cheaper the better.
CIIN provides you with a bunch of micellar water that do the job of cleansing as long as you commit to a further cleansing step afterwards!