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What on Earth Is Micellar Water and Why Do You Need It in Your Life?

Even celebrity makeup artists are never without one.
What on Earth Is Micellar Water and Why Do You Need It in Your Life?
Even celebrity makeup artists are never without one.

Perhaps you’ve already noticed that “micellar water” has been gaining popularity in the beauty department lately. Models swear by this miracle product and celebrity makeup artists are never without one. It used to be something that you could only see at a French pharmacie, but now major beauty brands are already coming up with their own versions, adding micellar-based cleansers to their existing line of products. But before you ask yourself if you should also hop on the bandwagon, first things first—what on earth is micellar water and why do you need it in your life?

Basically, micellar water is the holy grail of makeup removers. Hailing from France, it was first designed for Parisians who were wary about letting tap water anywhere near their face. And to address their infamously harsh water supply, micellar water was born to “draw out impurities without drying out your skin.” It’s made of micelles, which are tiny oil molecules suspended in soft water, that effectively cling on to dirt, grime, oil, and makeup. This technology dissolves the dirt without stripping off your face’s natural moisture, leaving you with healthy, hydrated skin.


Oh, and we haven’t even mentioned the best part yet—it requires no rinsing! It's like the beauty heaven’s answer to the lazy girls’ prayers. And apart from being perfectly safe to use even for those with sensitive skin, micellar water can also double as your toner and moisturizer.

Sounds like a dream, right? Check out the locally available micellar water products below and see for yourself.


Avène Micellar Lotion, P735, Watsons


Wild Products Micellar Water 100ml, P693,


NUXE Micellar Cleansing Water with Rose Petals 200ml, P895, Rustan’s Makati and Shangri-La

IMAGE Maybelline

Maybelline Micellar Water 4-in-1 200ml, P199,


Biorè Micellar Water, P189,

IMAGE L'Oreal Paris

L’Oreal Paris Micellar Water Refreshing 3-in-1 250ml, P225, Department Stores

IMAGE Christian Dior

Christian Dior Dior Instant Cleansing Water 200ml, P2450, Rustan’s Shangri-La

IMAGE Happy Skin

Happy Skin Make A Clean Sweep Revitalizing Micellar Makeup Cleanser, P699,

IMAGE Bioderma

Bioderma Sensibio H20 Solution Micellaire, P650, Watsons