All there is to know about micellar waters
In 1995, Laboratoire BIODERMA created the world’s first micellar water: Sensibio H2O.
Working alongisde dermatologists, Bioderma conceived a product that was suited to the natural biology of the skin. Sensibio H2O micellar water. A big breakthrough, Sensibio H2O micellar water has established itself as a new cleaning action, a non-rinse single step, inspired by skin lipids. By challenging the traditional duo cleansing milk and tonic water, Sensibio H2O made women’s make-up removal routine shorter and more efficient. Today, Sensibio H2O is widely used by millions of women around the world.
This new cleansing water, a pioneering invention in the skincare domain, has revolutionized women’s make-up removal rituals worldwide. Removing one’s make-up has now become a simple, healthy procedure, shared by many women: one bottle of Sensibio H2O micellar water is sold every two seconds somewhere in the world.
To remove one’s make-up or simply cleanse the skin, our micellar waters are suited to all needs and types of skin, due to our respectful micellar technology.
Micelles… what are they and how do they work?
A surfactant has two different poles; a hydrophilic one (which means that it is soluble in water) and a lipophilic one (which captures fat particles, the latter being incompatible with water). Whenever the surfactant is aggregated, it shapes into what is called a “micelle”, a structure that has the form of an invisible microsphere.
Are all micellar waters the same?
Water alone cannot cleanse away all the dirt particles that accumulate on the skin every day, especially the fatty ones. That is the reason why most skincare products contain cleansing agents, called surfactants. There is a very large array of surfactants being used in cosmetics, and some of them can turn out to be unsuitable or too agressive for the skin. During clean-up, they interact with the diverse components of the skin. Too much cleansing, particularly with abrasive products, is often as noxious as no cleansing at all.
All of Bioderma’s micellar waters only use one single surfactant, that is non-ionic and soft to the skin — a glycerol ester — whose structure is inspired from the lipids already present in the skin. Thus, the skin’s natural barrier is delicately cleansed, in a non-aggressive way.
Why do our micellar waters not require any rinsing?
The water contained in our micellar waters guarantees respect of the skin’s natural barrier, even with the most sensitive skin. Made with skin-friendly elements that are carefully selected by us, Bioderma micellar waters do not need to be rinsed away. They leave no sticky or greasy film on the skin, for a sensation of natural comfort.
Micellar waters only remove make-up … or do they do more than that?
Besides removing make-up from the skin, each and every bottle of our micellar waters deeply cleanses the skin and protects it from external aggressions. Along with make-up, SensibioH2O takes away many residues such as fine particles, heavy metals, and pollen.