Skincare can be pretty confusing. It seems like every week, there’s a new super product to try, and a new diagnosis on what your skin type actually is. At the moment, it’s all about micellar water.
Micellar water is definitely not a fad. In fact, European women have been using it for decades. What makes this water so special is the micelle molecule, a special cell that traps dirt, oil and makeup.
Just pour some on a cotton pad and wipe over your whole face, including your eyes. You don’t even need to rinse – your skin will already be as clean as if you’d done a double cleanse with a normal face wash.
Simple has made its Kind To Skin Micellar Cleansing Water and Kind To Skin Micellar Cleansing Wipes work extra hard. For both products, the water housing the micellar cells is triple purified. This means they are super hydrating, minimise irritation and help carry key ingredients like vitamins C and B3 to your skin.
Sounds too good to be true? We got three The CLEO Society members to put them to the test…
“After a long day at work, it’s troublesome having to go through the full cleansing routine. The cleansing wipes is the lazy girl’s lifesaver! A single sheet is enough to remove my makeup. I like how it leaves my face clean and hydrated, with no greasy finish. On less hectic days, I use the cleansing water as a second step. I like that it’s a perfume-free formula, and is gentle enough on my skin that I don’t have to rinse it after.” Olivia, 22
“I was surprised to find that the cleansing wipes could easily remove mascara, eyeliner, eye shadow and even foundation while also lifting away dirt and impurities. It even removes waterproof formulas in just seconds. I find it very convenient and easy to use, as I can easily bring it with me when I travel. With it, I can go from full maquillage to clean and bare-faced without skin irritations.” Mirzi, 26
“I especially like the cleansing water because it does not leave a stinging and tight feeling that other brands do. It also does its job well and can easily remove my waterproof mascara. Best of all, it’s also affordable, so this would be my to-buy item from the pharmacy next time!” Yanshuang, 27
THE SENSITIVE MYTH
Unlike “oily” or “dry”, “sensitive” isn’t actually a skin type, but a condition that can affect anyone depending on things like stress and pollution. To help prevent skin problems before they arise, go for gentle products like Simple’s entire Kind To Skin range, which is suitable for all skin types.