"What Even Is Micellar Water and Am I Using It Correctly?" — Here's Everything You Need To Know

Micellar water is one product in a skincare routine that sounds buzzy and hot when you're getting help from an eager Sephora store associate, but then it hits you when you get home: What the hell is a micellar water?

What Is Micellar Water?

Micellar water is a cleansing product that is commonly used in skincare routines. It contains tiny micelles, which are oil molecules suspended in water. These micelles attract and lift away dirt, oik and makeup from the skin without stripping it of its natural moisture. Micellar water is known for effectively cleaning the skin and removing impurities, leaving it feeling refreshed and hydrated.

How Do I Use Micellar Water?

It is typically used by applying it to a cotton pad and gently wiping it across the face, avoiding the eye area.

Can I Use It As A Cleanser?

It can be used as a standalone cleanser, makeup remover or as a first step in a double cleansing routine.

Can I use Micellar Water If I Have Acne?

Yes, it can be used on sensitive skin. Micellar Waters have gentle formulas that won't harm or irritate the skin.