There may be some confusion as to “what is micellar water and how is it different to toner”. However, there are critical differences between toner and micellar water. So, what are the differences?
Micellar water is an excellent multi-purpose product generally used as a cleanser, the first step in removing any impurities, makeup, and dirt built up throughout the day. Due to its formula, micellar water also adds hydration back into the skin, just like a moisturiser, as well as helping restore the skin's pH balance, the role of a toner.
While micellar water can be used as a face wash, makeup remover, toner and moisturiser, the roles aren’t reversed when it comes to toner. Toners are in place to be used after cleansing to restore the skin’s pH and prep the skin for further products; however, a toner cannot be used as a cleanser or makeup remover. So, that is the difference between toner and micellar water.