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L'eau micellaire rend-t-elle la peau sensible plus fragile ?

Does micellar water make sensitive skin more fragile?

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Published February 20, 2024, by Maylis, Chemical Engineer — 2 min read

This depends on the composition of the micellar water in question. To remind, micellar water is a dispersion of micelles in an aqueous solution. It allows to remove makeup and cleanse the skin.

Micelles are molecular assemblies formed by surfactants. These are molecules composed of a "head" that is hydrophilic (water-loving) and a "body" that is lipophilic (having an affinity for fats). During the first stage of using micellar water, the micelles open and the hydrophilic heads attach to the cotton. Then, once the cotton is applied to the skin, the lipophilic bodies capture the fatty particles present on the skin's surface (makeup, impurities...). Thus, your skin is purified and detoxified.

Themicellar water is particularly suited to sensitive skin as it requires no rinsing step with tap water. Thus, it avoids any lime scale residues on the surface of the epidermis that could further dry it out. Moreover, micellar waters are generally formulated without alcohol and without fragrance, thereby avoiding any irritation. However, it is important that this product contains mild surfactants to preserve the hydrolipidic film present on the surface of the epidermis.

Irritating SurfactantsGentle Surfactants
Ammonium Lauryl Sulphate; Ammonium Laureth Sulphate; Cocamidopropyl Betaine; Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine; Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate; Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate; Sodium Cetearyl Sulphate; Sodium Coco Sulphate (SCS); Sodium Laureth Sulphate (SLES); Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS); Sodium Myreth Sulphate.Coco Glucoside; Decyl Glucoside; Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate; Disodium Coco-Glucoside Citrate; Glyceryl Oleate; Lauryl Glucoside; Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate; Sodium Cocoyl Hydrolysed Wheat Protein; Sodium Cocoyl Hydrolysed Wheat Protein Glutamate; Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate; Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate; Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate (SLSA); Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate; Poloxamer 184; Sodium Lauroyl Oat Amino Acids.

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