Micellar waters are fantastic and making our lives much easier, but what exactly they are, why they are good for us and which one is the best micellar water? I’ll tell you all in this article.
Micellar water is gentle cleansing formula that has tiny mini oil molecules (micelles) that are working like magnets and removing all impurities (excess oil, “dirt”, makeup) of the skin, without damaging it. These products are amazing for sensitive skin as they are so gentle, non-drying (or less drying) and anti aging. This non rinse formula which was well known in France (oh yeah those legendary french pharmacy brands) but just recently got picked up by the mainstream beauty world, dominated in 2015 and by this year I think I can say it’s a staple piece of almost every beauty lovers vanity.
As a makeup artist myself I was using micellar water since 2012, it is pretty basic in the industry and everyone swears to Bioderma’s Pink bottle. But as time passed by almost all brands came out with their own versions of micellar water and I can’t resist to give a try to some of them. After a few tries I stopped testing and now I stick with two great products: the previously mentioned Bioderma Sensibio Micellar Water and Garnier’s Micellar Water for sensitive skin. But which one is the best micellar water? Let’s see;
* Think Dirty® app is the easiest way to learn about the potentially toxic ingredients in your cosmetics and personal care products. You can scan the barcode of your beauty items and the application or website (available both for mobiles and PC) tells you how many unsafe or toxic ingredients are in it. Pretty useful!
As you can see the points are pretty close, and however Bioderma comes out better with the total score (only because it has 2 non safe ingredients while Garnier has 3) , I’d say – for me – Garnier is clearly the winner!