10 MICELLAR WATER PRODUCTS THAT REMOVE MAKEUP EFFECTIVELY

11 September 2019 BY The Singapore Women's Weekly
    
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At first look, micellar water might look like regular water or toner, but we assure you, it’s more than that.

Gentle on skin but tough on makeup, micellar water makes use of the molecular structure of micelles – which contain a hydrophobic tail and a hydrophillic head, arranged in a way that breaks apart on contact with skin, but rearranges itself to trap impurities, dirt and makeup after it’s lifted on skin.

To use, saturate a cotton pad with micellar water, and gentle swipe across face to remove makeup. Repeat until the cotton pad is clean and all traces of makeup are gone. Although we don’t recommend anyone skip cleansing, you can leave this by your bed to remove makeup before you hit the hay on really lazy days as micellar water doesn’t require rinsing, and doesn’t leave a sticky residue behind.