Science behind Micellar Water

What Is The Science Behind Micellar Water?

Micellar Water is the product on every beauty expert’s lips. But do you know how it works? Explore the science of Micellar Water and find out how it can benefit you and your skin.

What is Micellar Water?

Find out about the latest product beauty experts can’t stop talking about. Discover what Micellar Water does and how it can transform your skincare routine.
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The Kindest Way to Cleanse

Micellar Water is an easy and gentle way to cleanse skin and remove make-up. In effect, it is caring and also mild enough to use on the sensitive area around your eyes. The formula effectively targets dirt and grime without smudging or requiring rubbing and rinsing. All you need is a cotton pad and your NIVEA Daily Essentials Caring Micellar Cleansing Water.
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What is Micellar Water and how does it work?

NIVEA Caring Micellar Water cleanses and tones with a simple swipe of a cotton pad. In scientific terms, the ‘fat-loving’ centre of the micelle attracts and binds oil-like dirt particles, removing dirt and make-up with ease.

What are micelles?

Micelles are virtually invisible concentrated molecules that are both ‘water-loving’ (hydrophilic) and ‘fat-loving’ (lipophilic). This means they can remove dirt which is water-soluble and fat-soluble because they are naturally attracted to oil and water based substances. Micelles envelop oil and wax based dirt particles within their existing lipophilic centre, so that they can be easily removed without the need to rub or cause irritation.

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. 

Give yourself some TLC with Micellar Water

From pores to lashes and eyelids - discover the facial cleanser that efficiently removes dirt and make-up while also toning and moisturising.

Caring Ingredients

To keep the natural beauty and glow of the skin, you need an effective facial cleanser to remove the remains of the day. This can be anything from dirt and pollution to make-up, and is very important after a long day. The gentle and caring formulas in our NIVEA Micellar Water range contains ingredients such as Vitamin E, Grape Seed Oil, Dexpanthenol and Natural Almond Oil which cater to the needs of different skin types. 

Micellar Water focuses on three key areas: deep cleansing, toning and make-up removal. The technology contains precious ingredients which let the skin breathe freely again and avoid irritations or redness.
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Lucious Lashes

The Micellar Water from NIVEA is formulated with your lashes in mind. The water gently yet thoroughly removes make-up from the eyes, face and lips – without rubbing and without the need to rinse. Micellar Water is gentle to the lashes and protects them.
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