With miscellar water being all the rage and several drugstore brands having their own version of the “wonder water,” I’m curious to know whether or not it makes a major difference to one’s skincare routine? Does cleansing with a miscellar water followed by a mild cleanser cause less damage to one’s skin than say a scrub followed by a cleanser?
Dr Maureen Allem from Skin, Body & Health Renewal responds:
“Hi and thank you for your question on a subject that is rapidly gaining popularity.
Micellar cleansers are designed to perform as waterless make-up removers for those who wish to quickly remove make-up with minimal effort (great for traveling and late nights!). They are composed of fatty acid esters which trap dirt and make-up for easy wiping away.
I am not sure that they have a great penetration into the pores, however, and if you have an oily skin type they probably won’t feel effective. I would reserve them for traveling if you have a drier skin type and continue to use your deep cleansing routine whenever possible rather.”
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