What is Micellar Water?
What is Micellar Water?
Micellar water like NIVEA Micellar Cleansing Water is a cleanser that contains micelles, these suspended surfactant molecules are hydrophilic and oleophilic meaning they attract water, oil and the dirt that comes with them. Which when combined with a cotton pad or wipe work to remove stubborn make-up.
The unique properties of micellar water mean that, depending on your skin type, it can be used as a facial wash, make-up remover and moisturiser. You might want to combine various different moisturisers and facial washes to get the best results though.
What are Micelles?
When used with cotton pads, which are also ‘water-loving’, the outer part of the micelle sticks to the cotton pad almost like a magnet, and in effect both sweep up dirt when paired together. Using Micellar Water causes this natural phenomenon which is used to remove make-up easily and quickly, while caring for the skin and eyelashes.
Benefits of Micellar Water
Oily skin can also benefit, with micellar water acting as the first step in a skin routine followed up by a moisturising, face wash such as NIVEA Daily Essential Gentle Cleansing Cream Face Wash can round off your oily skin routine and leave your skin feeling soft and well cared for.
Acne and Micellar Water
The best micellar water for acne prone skin is one that doesn't leave residue behind.
NIVEA's Skin Breathe Micellar Water removes stubborn eye make-up (and general make-up), gently and deeply cleans and soothes without leaving a residue that blocks pores that could lead to acne.
Waterproof mascara remover
Top tips for removing eye make-up with micellar water
- Let the Micellar Water soaked cotton pad or wipe rest on your closed eyes to soften the make-up before you sweep across the face and eyes.
- Be careful not to rub or tug.
- Repeat gentle wipes until your pad or wipe comes off clean.There’s no need to use too much pressure.
- Always remove make-up from the eye before cleaning the rest of your face.
- Cleansing and toning your face is important - fortunately, Micellar Water is 3-in-1 so no need to do anything else!
Professional Micellar Make-up Remover Wipes
Micellar Gel Eye Make-up Remover
Professional Micellar Water
4 Reasons To Love NIVEA Micellar Make-Up Remover
You can remove your make-up on the go, whether at the gym, travelling or simply after a long day.
2. It has a Gentle Formula
NIVEA Daily Essentials Caring Micellar Cleansing Water with Natural Almond Oil, NIVEA Daily Essentials Sensitive Caring Micellar Water with Grape Seed oil and NIVEA Caring Make-Up Wipes with vitamin E help to nourish and care for your skin.
3. It’s efficient
Remove make-up with a swipe of your cotton pad or wipe - no smudges in sight. NIVEA Micellar Water Face Wipes make make-up removal quicker too!
4. It’s quick and easy
NIVEA Micellar make-up removers combines make-up removal, cleansing, toning and moisturising in one.
How To Use Micellar Water
Choose the right Micellar Water make-up remover for your skin type (dry, sensitive, normal).
Apply NIVEA Micellar Water to your cotton pad and wipe away the day’s make-up
Feel the gentle toning and moisturising effect on your skin.