Should we all be using Micellar water?

April 06, 2018

Should we all be using Micellar water?

The first known research on Micellar water can be traced back to the University of Bristol in 1913. Micellar water was created and used in France to combat the hard water issues they were having and to minimise the harsh damage it was doing to skin. The formula created micelles, which are small oil molecules that are suspended in soft water.

Micelles are the structures that surfactants form when they reach a certain concentration in water, the molecules clump into the centre of a ball like structure called a micelle. Attracted to oil and dirt, micelles draw out the impurities from your skin, without striping the epidermis of its own natural oils needed to keep it both smooth and hydrated.

Micellar water is applied using a makeup pad, the dirt or oil from your skin’s surface attach to the micelles so they can be suspended and then simply wiped away. The formula is so gentle, it doesn’t need to be rinsed from your face, yet it’s still strong enough to remove makeup while also cleansing your skin.

If you’re looking to add Micellar water or Micellar oil to your beauty line, we have a base formula ready to buy to sell as a stand-alone product or add a fragrance or additional ingredients to offer your product multifunctional characteristics. Contact the team at Aromatic Ingredients for all your product development needs.

What is Micellar Oil?

Micellar oil is made with a blend of fractionated coconut oil, grapeseed oil, sunflower oil and Vitamin E

With the addition of an emulsifier, Micellar oil latches onto the dirt, excess oil, makeup and other impurities so they can be washed away from the skin whilst then replacing it with fast absorbing oils with additional benefits.

The oil works deep into pores to dissolve and disperse impurities with a specifically formulated complex that gently dissolves and removes make up.

Micellar oil is a mobile liquid with a slight yellow colouring, the fine oil particles will kick-start micro circulation to boost radiance leaving complexion nourished, refreshed and revitalised.

 Great for all skin types, but particularly those with dry or sensitive complexions as micellar oil efficiently cleans the skin without causing irritation.     

What is Micellar oil?                                                                                                                        

What is Micellar Water?

Micellar water is made with a blend of aqua and Aloe barbadensis Leaf Juice.

With the addition of xylitol, betaine and glycerine to moisturise as it cleans, Micellar water leaves skin feeling refreshed and squeaky clean, without stripping the face of natural oils. 

The micelles work like a cleanser and toner in one, cleaning and dissolving make up, while keeping pores tight and skin supple.

Micellar water is a clear solution, with a slightly denser texture than water. Micellar water contains xylitol, betaine and glycerine to moisturise as it cleans, leaving skin feel soft and hydrated.

Used for dry and sensitive skin types due to its gentle and hydrating properties.

What is Micellar water?


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