Hail micelles! Hail water!
There are makeup removers and then there’s washing your face with crazy foams and then comes a saviour and we call it, micellar water. It might sound all jazzy and pricey, but this one is actually pretty simple.
According to studies, miscellar water is made up of miscelles, which are nothing but tiny balls of cleansing oil mixed in soft water.
Certified dermatologist Hadley King of Skinny Medspa says that “The idea is that miscelles are attracted to dirt and oil, so they are able to draw out impurities without drying out the skin.” And therefore, you have this amazing potion as your all in one facial wash, makeup remover, and moisturizer.
The best part about miscellar water is that it has existed since forever. In France, when proper plumbing wasn’t set up, raw water used to be supplied for household work, and this water was harsh for the skin. And hence, miscellar water was used for the skin back then.
But you know how technology takes overs and fancy soaps started making it to the markets and even fancier face washes, while the magic of miscellar water fell wayside. Yet, technology again played its game and brought back miscellar water to the markets with fancy bottles from fancy labels. Well, we are not complaining, because this awesome potion removes makeup from the entire face without leaving any trace of oil, unlike other makeup removers.
“It looks like water, it has the viscosity of water but when you put it on your finger and feel, it has a different texture than water,” says Tabasum Mir, a skincare physician in cosmetic dermatology and cosmetic laser surgery.
And with this amazing stuff coming into the market, beauty brands like Garnier, Lancome, Borghese, etc have caught the miscellar trend and introduced this magic to the craving makeup buffs. Miscellar water is an excellent product for travelling and comes well handy for vacations, camping or visiting places where proper water isn’t available.
But every good stuff comes in with a con, and what miscellar water does not do is remove heavy foundation makeup or stubborn waterproof eye makeup. You might need a light face wash as a follow up.
Though budding Makeup Artist, Samantha Baruah says, “It’s quite good, especially on oily skin and it even removes mascara if you pour some on cotton and keep them on your lashes for some time.” Well, that is one great tip that we could follow every Saturday-after-party-scene!
Miscellar water could do wonders for dry and sensitive skin because of its mild and hydrating properties. A regular foamy wash strips away your skin, leaving behind harsh chemicals and further drying the skin. And also, unlike other toners and cleansers, miscellar water does not contain alcohol.
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