When I first heard of eau micellaire, I thought that I was about to be introduced to some overly fragrant perfume, but it turned out the French had invented the product to take thea hair and skin care world by storm.
If you’re interested why everyone is fascinated by micellar water, then look toward board-certified dermatologist Hadley King of SKINNEY Medspa + Wellness who laid it out simply explaining to customers that micellar water is made up of micelles, or tiny balls of cleansing oil molecules suspended in soft water. She goes on to describe how the micelles function:
“The idea is that micelles are attracted to dirt and oil, so they are able to draw out impurities without drying out the skin,” she says. Therefore, originally people believed that micellar water can be used as a facial wash, makeup remover and moisturizer all in one, but it turns out the product works wonders on hair as well.
Micellar water isn’t exactly a new product, in fact, it had been around France before the days of plumbing and is sometimes even marketed as an amazing travel hack for your beauty routine. Especially if you’re a fan of camping or being outdoors where you don’t have access to running water all the time. Micellar water can take care of dirt and buildup without having to rely on a water source, this has made some people wonder why exactly Micellar water with all its benefits fell out of popularity.
Tabasum Mir, skincare physician in cosmetic dermatology and cosmetic laser surgery tries to explain what may factor in Micellar water’s sudden surge in popularity: “…With technology and fancy soaps, it fell to the wayside. But it has made a resurgence to become one of those on-set makeup artist, fashion show staples.”
The fact was that we had so many other choices for hair and skincare products that all offered to do miraculous things to improve and make our beauty routine simple, so we shoved a simple solution from the past to the side. We wanted to believe that research and progress in hair and skin products could replace something that had always been effective.
The truth is that Micellar water is every lazy girl’s dream solution, and here are some hair products that might help you see just why it’s getting rave reviews.
Devacurl Buildup Buster
This amazing product has been featured on multiple beauty sites including Marie Claire and Pop Sugar, so it should come as no surprise that we would also put it on here as a worthy choice. Devacurl Buildup Buster helps get volume and bounce back into your hair by using Micellar Technology to remove unwanted buildup and residue from damaging products, hard water and the environment. The great thing is that it will leave your hair naturally shiny without any oily residue.
If you’re interested in purchasing a bottle, you can be put on the pre-launch list to buy the product before it officially launches.
Rilastil Daily Care Micellar Solution
Rilastil released a product with a perfect formula to be used as a shampoo replacement. You just dab a small amount of the product into your hands, rub them together and smooth it out from roots to ends. It’s labeled as a makeup remover, but it’s been getting a lot of attention for its amazing effects on hair as well. It’s also a great alternative to your shampoo if you are extremely sensitive and struggle with a dry and itchy scalp. This product can be found on Amazon.com and costs $350 plus shipping for a 400 ml bottle.
MIXA Baby Very Mild Micellar Shampoo for Kids
This very mild micellar shampoo is marketed for kids, but it’s been known to work wonders for adults as well. Don’t put it to the wayside just yet, because it’s good for anyone with sensitive skin. As a kids’ product, it claims to be parabens-, alcohol- and coloring-free. The Mixa brand has been an expert in the French market for sensitive skin, which is why you may want to have a bottle of this nearby even if you’re an adult. If you would like to get your hands on a bottle of this shampoo, it may take some extra browsing and an international shipping fee, but I have seen a few bottles for sale on Amazon and Ebay that may be worth purchasing if you have extremely sensitive skin that feels uncomfortable contacting with regular commercial products.
Cosmigea Shine Micellar Shampoo for All Hair Types
Here’s another shampoo that’s popular in France but unfortunately Micellar Water hasn’t been quite as popularized in the United States for its added benefits to hair. Thankfully, we’ve discovered the benefits for skin, but we’ll still have to find hair products elsewhere or attempt to make our own versions of Micellar Water hair products. This shampoo works for all hair types by using foaming micelle particles. In case your hair lacks volume or is ultra-fine, then this shampoo will work its magic to restore it to its former health and glory. If you’re interested in purchasing a bottle, and you have a way to order from France, here’s a link. The English version of the website does not offer the shampoo product for purchase.