Micellar water like NIVEA Micellar Cleansing Water is a cleanser that contains micelles, these suspended surfactant molecules are hydrophilic and oilophilic 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 moisturisers and facial washes to get the best results though.
When you apply micellar water to a cotton pad, the micelles act like a magnet. They perform a triple function in a single wipe:
1. Clinging to the cotton pad
2. Collecting and removing all the pollutants and impurities from your skin
3. Replacing impurities with purified water and added hydrants