micellar face wipes

All You Need To Know About Micellar Face Wipes

Find out how to simplify your skincare routine for refreshed and beautiful skin every day with micellar face wipes.

The Science Behind Micellar Face Wipes

What is Micellar Water and why are micelles so good at gentle cleansing? Get to grips with this very popular, cleansing technology and learn why micellar face wipes are so popular.
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Micellar face wipes are incredibly mild on your skin which make them great to use on sensitive skin as well as all other skin types, as it is hydrating for your skin and non-irritating. As Micellar face wipes cleanse the face in one go without the need for water, it is the perfect on-the-go cleanser . Micellar face wipes leave your skin bright and hydrated no matter where you are. Essentially a cleaning all-rounder, it is able to remove makeup, as well as dirt, grease and excess oil from your face while providing much needed hydration and leaving your skin soft and smooth in the morning and before bed. Want to give it a try? Try the NIVEA MicellAIR Skin Breathe Micellar Cleansing Wipes, which are the best travel-friendly cleansing wipe, with soft cloths infused with Micellar technology and enriched with Vitamin E which is an antioxidant and helps to strengthen your natural skin barrier. 


Micelles are surfactants, which can lower the surface tension between two liquids as they are made up of ‘water-loving’ and ‘fat-loving’ parts. As water and oil repel each other, using water to wash your skin isn't enough as the sebaceous glands in your skin secrete oil and sebum daily which can trap dirt and dust as well as sweat. Thus, Micellar face wipes and cleansers infused with Micellar technology are essential for quick, easy and effective skin care. As the dirt and grease as well as makeup are attracted to the molecules, they can be easily wiped away with micellar face wipes - just watch it work its magic on your skin, leaving it clean, smooth and glowing.

micellar face wipes


Not only are micellar face wipes the best transportable cleansing tool but infused with Micellar technology, they improve your daily skin regimen by tenfold. The instantaneous cleanse and care that your face will thank you for – try NIVEA MicellAIR Skin Breathe Micellar Cleansing Wipes.
Or if you're looking for the best makeup wipe with Micellar technology, try NIVEA MicellAIR Professional Micellar Makeup Remover Wipes, which cares for and hydrates your skin while being able to remove waterproof makeup, leaving your skin fresh and ready for rest.


Cleansing your face every day is important, and making time for it in the morning before work, school or at night after the day’s activities when you're ready for some time relaxing can be tedious. However, it’s quite possibly the most important part of your skincare routine. 

Cleansing your face with micellar face wipes removes any build-up of sebum, oil, dirt, grease and dead skin cells from your face to leave your pores clear so you can help to prevent those painful, red spots that appear from build up of dirt and bacteria.Without cleansing, your skin can become itchy due to the grease and dirt clogging up your pores, dehydrating them. The dry skin and the mix of excess oil and sebum left on your face can create a concoction for disaster as your skin becomes more sensitive, developing spots that can become itchy or sore.

Your face is also prepped for moisturisation once you've used micellar face wipes, as your skin and pores are then ready for makeup application and the day ahead. 

When your skin is cleansed with micellar face wipes it also allows facial treatments to work their best as they don't have to battle against bacteria and dirt on the skin's surface.

4 Reasons to Include NIVEA Micellar Face Wipes in Your Skincare Routine

  1. A quick, easy cleanser and make-up remover
    With Micellar Water-based wipes, no rinsing is required. You can just wipe, dispose and go.
  2. Cleansing & Moisturising in one simple step
    Thorough cleansing, with gentle moisturising leaves you with wonderfully smooth skin - whilst being gentle on your skin.
  3. Travel Friendly
    Because these Micellar wipes cleanse, tone and moisturise, you only need one packet of wipes, instead of carrying 3 different bottles when on the go.
  4. The Perfect Make-Up Wipe
    Micellar face wipes remove make-up effortlessly, without leaving any residue, even waterproof mascara.

How Micellar Wipes Are Different from Normal Face Wipes

Special formula face cleanser

Micellar face wipes use a formula adapted from NIVEA Daily Essentials Caring Micellar Cleansing Water with Vitamin E. 

Silky Soft Texture

Micellar face wipes strike the perfect balance between cleansing performance and soft skin. In one single step they remove make-up from face and eyes while protecting your lashes. The non-woven wipes have a smooth texture that is gentle on the delicate skin of the eyes and face.

Face Friendly

NIVEA Daily Essentials 3 in 1 Cleansing Micellar Wipes are effective but very gentle. There is no need to rub your skin, making it suitable for all skin types - even those with sensitive skin.

Subtle Scent

The make-up wipes come with a subtle, typical NIVEA Cleansing scent – floral, green, citrus, woody and powdery –a perfect mix of feminine and caring.