Marie Claire posted this article ‘Ditch the Cleanser: 6 reasons to make the switch to micellar water’ That’s got me saying ‘Hold up HUH?’ Had to read this rubbish and then blog about everything wrong about it!!!
Micellar waters were originally designed to be used for those occasional times when you have no access to water, like at the beach, travelling, flying, after a workout etc.
I can NOT believe or understand people who think that using these micellar water products are ‘quicker’ than washing their face. If it only takes 10 seconds using micellar to wash your face, you’re using it incorrectly. A quick swipe across the forehead is not going to do it.
Add to that the constant rubbing of cotton wool and ingredients that aren’t exactly healthy, organic or nourishing for your skin. You are literally moving dirt and makeup around your face. (no science shows the benefits of just moving makeup around your face with micellar and cotton circle and just LEAVING it there).
Marie Claire article said: ‘Plus, it’s free of soap, fragrance, alcohol, and other abrasive chemicals that can wreak havoc on your complexion daily.’
NO NO NO, JUST NOOOOO These waters are all chemical, some contain alcohol and nearly all contain fragrance.
Bottom line: Micellar waters do not emulsify oil, dirt &/or makeup, they are not better or a substitute for cleansing your face.
They can come in handy, i like to keep it in my gym bag, or to use after cleansing. It’s PERFECT for teenagers and kids that won’t or don’t like to cleanse their face daily. It’s the lazy mans product ok if you don’t wear makeup.
Most importantly don’t use just any old micellar water. Most i have looked at are a chemical sludge that are just a NO NO !
My recommendation: O Cosmedics Micellar Gel RRP $39.99
Its biomimetic, multi-protective and cleansing action neutralises the effect of pollutants (including cigarette smoke and fuel exhaust) to prevent premature aging and skin damage. Clinic studies support luminous, healthy skin in only 7 days.
Press a cotton pad onto the pump-well, wipe gel over face, eyes and lips. No need to rinse. If wearing makeup remove it first with a gentle cleanser.