Micellar is a facial cleanser made from micelles, tiny cleansing molecules suspended in water. The micelles have both hydrophilic and hydrophobic qualities. That means they have the ability to wash away dirt, impurities, and makeup. The formula is clear, like water, but when it touches your skin you’ll realize there is a lot more going on in this product. It has multiple functions — it removes makeup, cleanses and helps moisturizes your skin.
A micelle is a structure of grouped molecules that bond a collection of particles in a peculiar way. Through the formation of these structures is the mechanism by which some of our soaps dissolve in oil. But, how does that happen? Because we know that fat (oil) and water repel each other. Simple. The micelles form circular polarised structures, where the external part attracts the fat (the lipophilic part) while the internal part attracts the water (the hydrophilic part).
*removes 99% of long wearing foundation; it won’t cause breakouts, and is safe for sensitive skin.
How is it different from other cleansers?
While most cleansers break down impurities with surfactants, micellar cleansers contain micelles, which work like tiny Pac-Mans that gobble up all the bad stuff. When applied to the skin, the micelles break open and grab onto anything that isn’t water or skin, like makeup, dirt, oil, etc, then close back up, trapping in the gunk and easily sweeping it all away when tissued off. Because micelles only bind to the bad stuff, leaving the surface of your skin intact, your skin won’t feel stripped or dried out. You also don’t risk a greasy-skin aftermath that some oil-based makeup removers might leave behind.
Based on how you clean the external surface of the skin, without reaching the deep layers, is suitable for all skin-types.