Micellar Face Care Guide

Want to discover more about the benefits of micellar water, what it is and how micelles work? Read on for advice on the best micellar water for you.

Adding micellar water to your skincare routine

What is micellar water and how do you use it best? We explore the science of this popular product and explore how it works on the skin.

What is micellar water and how does it work?

Micellar water like NIVEA Micellar Cleansing Water is a cleanser that contains micelles, these suspended surfactant molecules are hydrophilic and oleophilic meaning they attract water, oil and the dirt that comes with them. Which when combined with a cotton pad or wipe work to remove stubborn make-up. 

The unique properties of micellar water mean that, depending on your skin type, it can be used as a facial wash, make-up remover and moisturiser. You might want to combine various different moisturisers and facial washes to get the best results though.

What can micellar cleansing water be used for?

Micellar Water is a cleanser much loved for its versatility. With its micellar technology, it acts as a face cleanser, toner, and make-up remover. Furthermore, it moisturizes the skin. Whether you want to remove the dirt from the day or take off your make-up, micellar water is always up for the job.


1. It’s Convenient
You can remove your make-up on the go, whether at the gym, travelling or simply after a long day.

2. It has a Gentle Formula
NIVEA MicellAIR Caring Sensitive SKIN BREATHE Micellar Water, Perfect & Radiant 3 IN 1 Micellar Cleansing Water are all formulated to be gentle on your skin.

3. It’s Efficient 
Remove make-up with a swipe of your cotton pad or wipe - no smudges in sight.

4. It’s Quick and Easy
NIVEA Micellar make-up removers combines make-up removal, cleansing, toning and moisturising in one.

How to Use Micellar Water

1. Select
Choose the right Micellar Water make-up remover for your skin type (dry, sensitive, normal).

2. Wipe
Apply NIVEA Micellar Water to your cotton pad and wipe away the day’s make-up.

3. Soothe
Feel the gentle toning and moisturising effect on your skin.

Kind and caring cleansing

Sensitive skin will rejoice at Gentle Caring Micellar Cleansing Water for sensitive skin. The gentle formula with ingredients like Panthenol and grape seed oil sooth your face and provides instant moisture.

Because micellar water together with a cotton pad works like a magnet, without rubbing - all it takes is a swipe.

Acne and Micellar Water

The best micellar water for acne prone skin is one that doesn't leave residue behind. NIVEA's Perfect & Radiant 3 in 1 Micellar Cleansing Water removes stubborn eye make-up (and general make-up), gently and deeply cleans and soothes without leaving a residue that blocks pores that could lead to acne.

Tips for Removing Eye Makeup

  • Let the Micellar Water soaked cotton pad or wipe rest on your closed eyes to soften the make-up before you sweep across the face and eyes.
  • Be careful not to rub or tug.
  • Repeat gentle wipes until your pad or wipe comes off clean.There’s no need to use too much pressure.
  • Always remove make-up from the eye before cleaning the rest of your face.
  • Cleansing and toning your face is important - fortunately, Micellar Water is 3-in-1 so no need to do anything else! 

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