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Micellar Water

How It Works


BIODERMA invented micellar water in 1995, revolutionising the way people remove make-up and cleanse their skin daily. Today, 1 bottle of Sensibio H2O is sold every 2 seconds worldwide. Bioderma’s micellar solutions are based on micellar technology, and it is their exclusive components and formulas that make them completely unique.

  1. What is micellar water used for?
  2. What are micelles?
  3. How can I tell the difference between the various micellar waters?
  4. How are they different from water?
  5. Why are there several micellar water formulas? Is micellar water also a skin care product?

What is micellar water used for?

Micellar water removes all traces of make-up, sebum, pollutant particles PM 2.5 to PM 1 and various other impurities without stripping or damaging skin, all in one step.

Micellar water is perfect for your daily cleansing routine. Use in the morning and at night to gently cleanse while respecting even the most sensitive epidermal skin. It works especially well for people with reactive or intolerant skin for whom even rubbing with cotton wool can cause irritation.

What are micelles?

A micelle is a complex structure composed of gentle non-ionic surfactants (cleansing agents), in the form of an invisible microsphere.
Micelles have two characteristics: a hydrophilic head that is water soluble and a lipophilic tail that attracts oily materials and is incompatible with water. This double affinity allows them to attract all kinds of impurities and attach them to the cotton wool. This means they can remove external residues from the environment (make-up, impurities from air pollution, etc) and impurities related to the skin’s natural functions (sebum, sweat, desquamation, etc).

How can I tell the difference between the various micellar waters?

BIODERMA’s micellar solutions are recommended by dermatologists, advised by pharmacists around the world and professional make-up artists love them. We are the leading micellar water because our formulas are made from rigorously selected ingredients.
Benefits of Micellar Water’s Active ingredients include:
A specific fatty acid ester called glycerol ester, which is a biomimetic active ingredient that is very similar to the skin’s composition. This is why our micellar waters guarantee such high tolerance, even for sensitive skin.
Highly purified water with a unique physiological pH that is the ultra safe, offering the highest level of chemical and microbiological purity. This is why you do not need to rinse off our micellar waters.
They are also hypoallergenic and contain no alcohol, parabens, soap and colourants.

How are they different from water?

Tap water has traces of calcium and chlorine, which may irritate the skin. Thermal waters have no cleansing properties. Their composition varies, depending on the season, region and more.

Why are there several micellar water formulas? Is micellar water also a skin care product?

BIODERMA has formulated specific micellar waters based on what each skin type needs.

They provide perfect tolerance and optimal comfort for all skin types, including sensitive, intolerant, dehydrated and oily, acne-prone skin. They even have micellar water formulated specially for the delicate baby skin.