The next-generation micellar products you need to try
Add these up-and-comers to your kit, STAT
Beauty Crew Beauty Writer / March 25 2019
Guys, micellar isn’t just for removing your makeup anymore. Those tiny cleaning molecules are super powerful magnets for dirt and oil, and brands have started to realise they can be used for *so* much more than tackling that waterproof mascara.
Garnier Skin Active Micellar Cleansing Milky Water
Micellar waters can sometimes leave sensitive skin feeling tight and irritated, but this is where Garnier Skin Active Micellar Cleansing Milky Water comes in – it removes makeup and cleanses the skin without drying it out. Garnier’s Milky Water combines the benefits of a traditional micellar cleansing water with a milk to keep the skin moisturised and nourished for up to 24 hours. It’s also fragrance-free and can be used on the face, eyes and lips. Our panel of Review Crew® testers were super impressed by the formula, giving it a whopping 4.5 stars. One reviewer said, “This milky cleanser bowled over expectations within one use… it took off all my makeup with just one swipe. The milkiness of the cleanser didn't leave my skin dry and tight, so it's a thumbs up from me!”
Medik8 Micellar Mousse
Trade in your usual micellar water for this gentle, light-as-air mousse – it’s rich, creamy and perfect for sensitive skin. Plus, you can ditch the cotton pads and simply rinse it off with water for quick, simple cleansing. It features olive oil-infused micelles that work to nourish and purify the skin, breaking down all the usual suspects like dirt, oil and impurities, as well as stubborn waterproof eye makeup (say goodbye to wiping your face a bazillion times). Medik8 Micellar Mousse also contains moringa extract, an antioxidant that combats pollution and the effects of environmental damage. Sign us up.
R+Co Spiritualized Dry Shampoo Mist
Forget that powdery dry shampoo residue. R+Co Spiritualized Dry Shampoo Mist is unlike any dry shampoo we’ve ever come across. Rather than using powders to soak up oil and grease, this mist contains micellar technology to cleanse hair. The micellar molecules work to break down gunk without irritating your scalp or contributing to more build-up. It also leaves a natural-looking shine behind for that I-just-washed-my-hair look every day of the week.
Essano Micellar & Rose Water Gentle Cleansing Shampoo
Micellar shampoos work the same way as micellar skin care products in that they pull the dirt, gunk and oils off of the hair and scalp so they wash away more easily. Essano’s micellar shampoo does all of the above without stripping or drying your hair. It’s formulated with rose water, which is high in antioxidants and works to replace lost moisture to soften hair. It’s also combined with vitamin-rich aloe vera to leave your locks looking healthy and shiny.
Skinstitut Microbiome Micellar Water
Skinstitut’s new Microbiome Micellar Water is everything we never knew we needed in a cleanser, and it's about to become your skin care routine staple. Not only does it hydrate the skin and remove makeup and damaging pollution, but it contains inulin prebiotic fibre – a prebiotic that balances the skin’s microbiome. Pretty nifty, huh? It’s also loaded with other skin-loving ingredients like green tea, coconut water and vitamin B5.
3INA Cosmetics Micellar Gel
Question: What do you get when you combine micellar particles and soothing ingredients like aloe vera and chamomile extract? Answer: This micellar-gel hybrid that instantly lifts makeup while deeply cleansing and reducing the effects of pollution on skin. One step to radiant, refreshed skin? We’re sold.
Dr LeWinn’s Private Formula Vitamin Infused Micellar Cleansing Wipes
Makeup remover wipes can do more than just remove your makeup. Perfect for all skin types, these alcohol-free micellar makeup wipes are infused with vitamins A, B, C and E to give skin a vital nourishment boost and help increase radiance. Plus, they’re non-drying, so your face won’t feel like it’s going to crack off post-wipe.
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What do you think of these next-generation micellar products? Have you tried any of these before? Let us know in the comment section below.
Main image credit: Sevak Babakhani
Erin Docherty is a Beauty Writer for BEAUTYcrew, Beauty Editor for Women's Health magazine and a Grooming Writer for Men's Health magazine. She has a keen interest in cosmeceutical skin care and is currently working on minimising her 9-step skin care routine – because ain’t nobody got time for that. When she’s not writing about the latest beauty news, or applying copious amounts of serum, you can find her spending all her money in Sephora.