Micellar water – how it works, how to use it, and which one to choose


Good micellar water is a product that everyone should have in their cosmetics regimen. It combines the features of a lotion and make-up remover, and its main benefit is the light yet effective formula that thoroughly cleanses the skin. How does micellar water work, how do you choose the right one for your skin type, and when should you use it?

What is micellar water?

Micellar water contains microscopic particles – micelles. These are made of hydrophilic (water) and lipophilic (fatty) molecules. They are spherical and work like a magnet. When in contact with the skin, micelles attract impurities such as dirt, dust, and sebum, as well as make-up and cosmetics residue. These are then dissolved in an aqueous solution, making it easier to remove from the skin. So, micellar water works in two phases, and although at first glance, it looks like normal water, it has a different texture. Like a tonic, micellar water also helps the skin maintain the right acidic pH.

Micellar waters – who are they suitable for?

The short answer is: everyone, because these types of products are gentle on the skin. You'll definitely love the water if lotions are too heavy for you and you don't like the greasy film they leave behind.

How should you use micellar water? Preferably in the morning and evening. In the morning, it'll remove the sebum from your face, refresh the skin and prepare it for the application of cream and makeup. In the evening, it'll remove accumulated impurities.

The best micellar water for you – which one to choose

Recently, micellar water products have been a real sensation on the cosmetics market. There are so many types that you may be overwhelmed when choosing the right one for your skin needs, especially since they have various extras. So what should you consider when buying such water? Of course, the first thing is your skin type. For example, micellar water for acne-prone skin should be soothing, refreshing, and have a very light formula. An ingredient to look for is aloe extract. On the other hand, micellar water for couperose-prone skin may contain additional ingredients that strengthen and seal the blood vessels in the skin, and look after its natural protective barrier. Formulations enriched with cranberries will be ideal. A good option is to use an entire line of cosmetics from a given range, so that they can complement each other.

Water for special tasks – is it possible to cleanse the skin and look after your eyelashes at the same time?

If you like using makeup on a daily basis, you want a product that'll gently remove makeup. One such product is the Oil Micellar Water with chia and goji for the face and eyes, created at the Lirene Scientific Laboratory. Its carefully designed composition is great for removing makeup, and it also strengthens the eyelashes. Its dual formula based on the synergy of cleansing micelles and nutritional superfood ingredients – chia seed and goji berry extracts – effectively removes all impurities and makeup from the face and around the eyes while nourishing the skin.

Using micellar water isn't just very simple, but also helps to meet your skin's basic needs: it cleans, refreshes, moisturises and nourishes. The range is extensive, which means you'll certainly find one that will meet all your individual needs.