Well, you can blame it on the French, who developed the product over a hundred years ago as an antidote to the harsh Parisian water supply. Since then, micellar water has become every French girl’s secret skincare weapon due to its cleansing yet soothing properties – and now, thanks to brands such as Garnier, creator of Australia’s #1 micellar water*, it’s available worldwide for the rest of us.
So, what is micellar water?
Don’t be fooled – you’re not spending valuable dollars just to put water on your skin: micellar water is a whole different ballgame. It’s actually made up of “micelles”, or lipid molecules which act as tiny “magnets” to help draw out dirt and impurities. This essentially means you don’t have to spend hours scrubbing at your skin to remove stubborn makeup, thereby eliminating the need for multiple products (#winning). Ergo, it’s the perfect choice for the low-maintenance girl.
When do I use it?
You can use micellar water in the morning as a safe alternative to harsh, foaming cleansers, which can strip the skin’s delicate barrier. In fact, you may have noticed a lot of celebs and supermodels jumping on the “no cleanse” bandwagon, preferring to use micellar water instead. Likewise, you can also use it at night to remove makeup, dirt and impurities from the day with one cotton pad. The best part is, micellar water is ideal for travel and on-the-go – so the next time you find yourself camping at a music festival or backpacking in Bali, you can rest assured your cleansing needs will be covered!
How do I choose the best micellar water for me?
Not all micellar waters are created equal – and this is something Garnier is well aware of. To make it easier, the brand has created three main variants for different skin tones:
Garnier’s original micellar water is ideal for normal to dry skin. If you are looking for a quick, easy and effective way to cleanse your skin, then this is the bottle to stash in your cupboard. It also comes in a handy travel size.
If you’re a fan of waterproof or longwear makeup (and let’s face it, who isn’t?) this product will remove every last inch of stubborn mascara.
If you suffer from dry, sensitive skin, it can be hard to find a suitable micellar water. This is where Garnier’s Milky Water comes in – it’s ideal for soothing, hydrating and cleansing the skin at the same time.
(*AU Grocery Scan & Pharmacy, Unit & Value Sales, YTD to 06/11/19)
Garnier Micellar Water comes in a 100% recyclable bottle (Don’t forget to remove the label.)