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Micellar Water in Your Skin Care Routine

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There is plenty of cleansing, toning and refreshing beauty waters to choose from. But one stands out among the rest: micellar water. Not just your average H2O, micellar water could just be the product you’ve been missing.

So, what exactly is in this “magic” water?

Micellar water is made up of micelles, which trap impurities in the skin (sebum, pollution, oil, and traces of makeup), so they can be wiped away easily.

You can use micellar water as a light face wash. Its consistency is just that—lightweight, easy to apply, refreshing, and doesn’t leave your skin feeling oily like some of those oil-based face washes and makeup removers. Best of all? It’s so nourishing and hydrating that you don’t even have to rinse!

Micellar water is a wonderful alternative for cleaning your hands on-the-go, Simply pour a bit in your palms and rub your hands together—no rinsing required.

Last but certainly not least, you can use micellar water as a brush cleaner. What’s nice about micellar water is that it is made to get rid of dirt and oil, which helps get rid of all that buildup on your makeup brushes. Simply wet your brush, wash with Micellar water, rinse, and gently dry.

Botanical Micellar Water 

Micellar water is simply water with a  bit of a surfactant added. Micellar water lifts light makeup, oil, and impurities from the skin with the swipe of a cotton pad. A versatile multi-tasker, it can be used as a cleanser, light makeup remover and toner. It is used by applying micellar water to a cotton pad and swiping it across the face until the skin is clean.

83.1g | 83.10% distilled water
15g | 15.00% Any botanical hydrosol
0.4g | 0.40%  Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides 
0.5g | 0.50% vegetable glycerine 
0.5g | 0.50% sodium lactate
0.5g | 0.50% Liquid preservative

Weigh everything into a 120ml bottle. Cap and shake to combine. 

To use, soak a cotton pad in micellar water, and wipe it over your face. Repeat with fresh cotton until it comes away clean.

Micellar Water for Waterproof Makeup

81.72g | 68.1% distilled water
18g | 15% Aleo Vera juice
0.48g | 0.4%  Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides
0.6g | 0.5% vegetable glycerine
0.6g | 0.5% sodium lactate
18g | 15% hemisqualane 
0.6g | 0.5% liquid preservative

Weigh everything into a 200ml bottle, Cap, and shake to combine. That’s it!

To use, soak a cotton pad in micellar water, and wipe it over your face.

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