Micellar cleanser started as a trend in the mid 2010s but it looks like it’s now a staple in most people’s skincare routines in our region. It’s cool to see how this French pharmacy gem has now become somewhat of a supermarket star for us in the Philippines too.
But what exactly does it do and should you pick one up? Here’s everything you need to know about this skincare product.
What is a micellar cleanser?
A micellar cleanser is a skincare product that helps cleanse the skin of makeup, dirt, impurities and more. It’s given its name because it contains micelles in its formula.
There are different types of cleansers that use the ingredient, but the most popular is micellar water.
Can I use micellar water everyday?
Micellar water is gentle enough that it can be used everyday and even multiple times in a day.
Can you use micellar water as face wash?
While micellar water is effective at removing makeup and other stuff you don’t want on your face, it’s not strong enough to be used as your only form of facial cleanser. Many of these products also have surfactants that need to be washed off.
Best micellar cleansers in the Philippines
Ready to add a micellar cleanser to your routine? Here are some of the best ones to consider.
NIVEA Micellair Fair & Glow Micellar Water
This alcohol-free cleanser also contains antioxidant-rich Hokkaido Rose extracts that help give your skin radiance.
Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water
This vegan and cruelty-free cleanser is said to be strong enough to remove makeup but gentle enough for all skin types, even sensitive ones.
Celeteque DermoScience Brightening Micellar Milk
Wanna try a different type of micellar cleanser? This one in a milk format may be the one you’re looking for. The brand says it’s formulated to keep oiliness at bay and that it’s enriched with vitamin B3 that lightens dark spots.
Neutrogena Deep Clean Purifying Micellar Water
Wear waterproof makeup? This one claims to be tough enough to remove it. Made with a Triple Micellar Technology, this cleanser promises to effectively remove dirt and excess oil without stripping moisture off of your skin.
Pond’s Vitamin Micellar Water Brightening Rose
If you’re looking to get more from your micellar cleanser, this product promises to give you vitamin power on top of cleansing capabilities. It’s enriched with vitamins A, B3, B5, C, and E for a brighter, glowing complexion.
Bifesta Micellar Eye and Lip Makeup Remover
Remove your eye and lip makeup quickly with this micellar cleanser that’s also enriched with vitamins B and E for that nourish your skin and lashes.
Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micellar Water
The one that started it all. This product has reached holy-grail status for many, and for good reason. It’s simple but does the job efficiently – no bells and whistles.
Bioten Skin Moisture Micellar Water
This cleanser is made with 96% natural ingredients, including saffron which is said to be good at smoothening and brightening the skin. It’s also enhanced with prebiotics which help keep the skin’s natural health intact.
Silka Face Micellar Water
Just like other Silka products, this one promises to brighten your skin tone with the help of papaya fruit extract, bearberry leaf extract, and vitamins B3, B5 and C. But more than that, of course, it helps make it clean and free from impurities.
Luxe Organix Power Glow Micellar Cleansing Beauty Water
Amp up cleansing with hydration and brightening with the help of this micellar beauty water that’s packed with antioxidant-rich galactomyces ferment filtrate and vitamin C, and hydrating rose water.
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