You May Also Like

hawaiian beauty

These products will transport you to Hawaii—no plane ticket necessary

Anna Bond Beauty VIPs

The Rifle Paper Co. founder swears by this always-sold-out product

Alo Yoga matching set

These are the top activewear trends for spring/summer ’18

Netflix announces "Glow" season 2 release date

The second season of “GLOW” is coming soon, and the teaser is full of retro-fab workout inspo

verb dry shampoo

This dry shampoo has a 2,000 person waitlist

earth-friendly beauty products

11 earth-friendly beauty products that give back to the planet

Is this the most French girl-approved way *ever* to shower?


Thumbnail for Is this the most French girl-approved way *ever* to shower?
Pin It
Photo: Stocksy/Lyuba Burakova
1/2

If there’s a beauty product you know French women use for glowy skin, wouldn’t you just want to pour it all over and use it everywhere in order to achieve an ounce of that trés parisien chicness? Well, with the case of micellar water—French women’s cleanser of choice—you can and should do just that.

For what it’s worth, micellar is the technology that contains specialized oil droplets suspended in water that trap and remove dirt. And it doesn’t just work wonders for a quick yet effective facial cleanse—this micellar technology can also be put to good use in shampoos and body products, too (without being drying on brittle or chemically processed hair or stressed-out skin).

What’s more, many dermatologists say that even though these face cleansers are usually rinseless, you can get even more benefit by washing them off and completely removing said dirt (especially for those with sensitive skin). And that’s reason enough as any to get one in the shower ASAP.

“Micellar cleansers have the benefit of being extremely mild, so even people with the most sensitive skin can use them,” says Joshua Zeichner, MD, a New York-based dermatologist. “They have their roots in France, first being used for the face—but the technology has now spread beyond the face to body cleansers and even shampoos.”

He notes, however, that they’re not as strong as traditional cleansers (they tend to have lower levels of surfactants which are what get you clean) so may not be the best choice for oily skin types. “When it comes to micellar-based shampoos, they’re a great option for people with dry or colored hair,” says Dr. Zeichner. Consider it a seasonally-appropriate option.

Keep scrolling to get yourself a micellar-stocked shower.

Get Started
2/2

Speaking of your bathroom routine, here’s the *exact* order to apply products in the shower, according to dermatologists. But this is why you don’t want to be squeaky clean afterwards

Loading More Posts...

You May Also Like

MAC x Puma lipstick-sneaker sets are coming

Calling it: Lipstick and sneakers are the new twin set

Wone activewear launch

This former Nike director’s new activewear line has *major* French girl vibes

verb dry shampoo

This dry shampoo has a 2,000 person waitlist

Well+Good - Is this the most convenient way to wash your face ever?

Is this the most convenient way to wash your face ever?

free ways to be sustainable

Ridiculously simple and free ways to live a more sustainable lifestyle

hawaiian beauty

These products will transport you to Hawaii—no plane ticket necessary