Girl wearing striped top holding a bottle of Simple Micellar Water

What is Micellar Water? 

Micellar water is a beauty buzzword we’ve all heard. Sure, it looks just like regular water, but in fact it’s packed with a whole host of cleansing benefits for your skin. As a super gentle (rinse free!) cleanser, it’s a beauty editor’s best friend that lifts impurities and make-up without harming your skin’s protective oil barrier.

So, how does micellar water work? Is Simple micellar water oil-free and suitable for sensitive skin? Read on for key info on this clever cleansing water.

How does micellar water work?

The science behind Simple Kind to Skin Micellar Cleansing Water is actually pretty smart - it’s our most advanced cleanser yet! Packed with tiny structures called ‘micelles’, these clever little cleansing bubbles actively attract make-up and impurities like a magnet. They trap and dissolve dirt, oil, and make-up, lifting them off your skin (via a soft, soaked cotton pad or wipe), without disrupting your skin’s natural lipid barrier. 

A diagram to show how Micellar Water works

Micellar water benefits

What are the benefits of micellar water? Oh, there are many! Unlike some foamy cleansers, which can strip our skin of its natural oils leaving it feeling dry and irritated, micellar water cleanses skin of make-up and impurities without upsetting its natural balance. It effectively removes make-up, cleanses, unclogs pores, tones, and instantly boosts skin’s hydration all in one step, no rinsing required!

“Micellar water boosts your skin’s hydration level by 90%.”

Our Simple micellar water ingredients 

Not just your regular H20, Simple micellar water’s ingredients include skin-loving triple-purified water, Pro-vitamin B5, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin C. Is Simple micellar water oil-free and alcohol free? Yes! We make our micellar waters to be as gentle as possible on your skin with no artificial perfume or colours, alcohol* or oil, and no harsh chemicals that can upset your skin. 

Simple micellar products, cotton buds on white tiled shelf
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How to use micellar water

Whether you’re starting or ending the day, micellar water makes a great cleanser or refresher. Simply soak a cotton pad in the micellar water, and sweep it over your skin to lift make-up and impurities. Stubborn make-up? No problem! It’ll work to thoroughly clean and remove make-up minus irritation. Just hold the micellar-soaked cotton pad over eyes for a few seconds before wiping away. It’s so effective you don’t have to rub. Prefer a wash-off cleanser? That’s ok! You can still follow up with a sweep of micellar water as a refreshing step 2 in your routine. Multitasker!

Girl in striped top pouring micellar water on a cotton pad

So, what is micellar water? Now you know how to use micellar water and all about its benefits, this game-changing beauty basic will become your essential skincare staple. The next question is which one to choose.

* Denatured alcohol

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