Miceller water, according to this cosmetic scientist, contains micelles or spherical liquid crystals that “vastly reduce the irritancy of some detergents”. If your skin is sensitive at all, micellar water is a great choice for removing makeup. I’m a big fan of the Bioderma Sensibio H2O micellar water, but frustratingly, it isn’t carried by any of the stores in my area. I always buy like 2 or 3 bottles, or however many I can fit in my suitcase, whenever I travel.
About a month or so ago I found myself at the end of my supply. Panicked, I headed to Shoppers Drugmart in search of a fragrance-free makeup remover. The SA suggested Marcelle 3 in 1 Micellar Solution. Marcelle is a Canadian brand known for catering to sensitive skin, and their Micellar solution boasts that its “paraben free, oil free, alcohol free, non comedogenic, hypo-allergenic, for sensitive skin and eyes.” There is also no added fragrance.
Its pretty hard to live up to Bioderma IMO, but after using this for about the past six weeks, I think it is darn near identical to my beloved makeup remover! Other “gentle”, “fragrance-free” makeup removers I’ve tried have really stung my eyes, but the Marcelle is the only one I’ve found besides Bioderma that is gentle enough for removing eye makeup. It does a REALLY good job at removing everything quickly and without too much tugging.
One thing I’m particularly enjoying about it is the neat pump dispenser! It makes using it super easy. You can just press down on it with a cotton pad.
It hasn’t irritated my skin at all. I really like it. I will still continue to pick up some Bioderma in my travels, but its nice to know there’s a good alternative!
At Shoppers, the Marcelle 3 in 1 Micellar Solution is $22 CAD.
Are you a micellar fan?
Thanks for reading!
Nerdy Librarian Girl ❤