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What’s Trending: Micellar Water

Skincare and beauty enthusiasts, do you have this in your stash?

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Perhaps you’ve already noticed that “micellar water” has been gaining popularity in the world of beauty lately, what with models swearing by this miracle product and celebrity makeup artists always having this product in their kits.
Micellar water used to be a product that you’d find on the shelf of a French pharmacy, but now major beauty brands have developed their own versions. Before anything else however, first thing’s first—what on earth is micellar water and why do you need it in your life?
Basically, micellar water is the holy grail of makeup removers. Hailing from France, it was first designed for Parisians who were wary about letting tap water anywhere near their face. With this concern in mind, micellar water was born to “draw out impurities without drying out your skin.” It’s made of micelles—tiny oil molecules suspended in soft water—that effectively cling on to dirt, grime, oil, and makeup. This technology dissolves the dirt without stripping off your face’s natural moisture, leaving you with healthy yet hydrated skin.
Micellar water is perfectly safe to use even for those with sensitive skin—it can also double as your toner and moisturizer. Some even feature this ingredient in other product forms like wipes, makeup removers, and facial wash, offering cleansing convenience for freshening up, removing makeup and dirt on your face, and unclogging pores on the go.
Tip: Shopping for your first micellar water product? Make sure that it is colorless, odorless, and free from harsh chemicals.
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