I often find that removing makeup is part of the problem of wearing it. There have been too many nights where I get home and all I want to do is just crash on the bed. …Then I remember I still have my makeup on. Ugh. Getting ready for bed should be easy, shouldn’t it? Getting ready for the day is hard enough.
I’m all about the easy path in life. If I’m going to spend time on something then it better be worthwhile, not scrubbing away at the grime of the day or stubborn mascara and foundation. All I want is an easy-to-use, reasonably priced, and effective face cleanser that can double as a makeup remover. Is that too much to ask for!? Posh has a slick new product called Face Off, which is a micellar tonic solution. Okay… Well neat, it sounds like the Posh family’s branching out. But why should I care? Better yet, why should YOU care? Buckle up because micellar water is going to blow your mind!
The perfect cleanser:
Throw away that generic facial cleanser. With this product you get a three-for-one special! Micellar water gently removes makeup and effectively cleanses, all while keeping moisture locked in without the use of excess water. These rewarding components make micellar water an ideal travel companion when camping, vacationing, or visiting other places lacking running water.
Now I’m not one for camping. Actually, I honestly believe camping should take place in a five star hotel with good plumbing, chocolate on my pillow, and a courtesy wakeup call in the mornings—not jolting awake out of fear because I’m positive there’s a bear stalking me outside the tent. With that said, I would seriously consider glamping in a cabin in the middle of the woods if micellar water is a part of my camping gear. Bring on the s’mores and dirt! I no longer have to worry about roughing it in the great outdoors. Running water or not, I can always be assured of a clean face.
I despise taking off my makeup when using a cleanser that requires running water. First off, I never seem to get the water to cleanser ratio correct. I either end up wasting some of the cleanser when washing it away, or I can’t end up spreading the severely lacking foam upon my entire face. Perhaps the most upsetting part of removing makeup and cleaning my face with water-required cleanser is that no matter how hard I try to keep the water in my hands, there’s always a significant portion that ends up soaking my pajamas. Runaway water droplets rebel against the foaming lather within my hands, creating a strong river down my arm and drenching my sleeves. I end up not only washing my face with an ill amount of cleanser but also drowning in the sorry lather up to my elbows. Somebody give me a cleanser that isn’t married to the sink! I’m tired of despising my beauty routines.
Micellar water does not actually need additional running water to cleanse makeup and dirt. Due to its gentle cleansing formula, micellar water does not dry out the skin nor does it leave an oily residue after use. Simply dowse a cotton ball, pad, or other absorbent item in the micellar solution. This will ensure maximum cleansing, making it easier to soak up dirt. A miracle in a bottle, micellar water does not need to be rinsed off after application. I can finally participate in the ultimate face off against dirt without dry drowning. This is the cleanser I’ve been waiting for!
What is it?
Originating in Europe, micellar water used to be the Parisians’ dirty little secret found in French pharmacies. Ooh lala! Apparently Paris holds the key to clean skin. Dating back to 1913, it’s a complete and utter shock this superstar formula hasn’t been widely revered in the modeling and makeup artist world until late. Micellar water was developed in a desperate attempt to combat the harsh water found in France. Many Parisians could not wash their skin comfortably due to the condition of the water. Recently, the news about this fabulous one-step cleanser has jumped off the pharmaceutical shelves and reached overseas through digital blogging and word of mouth.
But what’s in a name? The viscosity and look of this cleansing agent suggests that of water, however, it feels different. That’s the trick of it! Micellar water holds micelles—a cleansing agent in the form of beads. These small special oil molecules are suspended in soft water. Micelles draw out dirt, oils, and other impurities from the skin without drying it out. Makeup artists consider this cool, cleansing water a must-have staple for fashion shows or movie sets because of its efficiency in removing an entire face of makeup without leaving behind any nasty oils—like other facial cleansers or makeup removers do.
Many toners typically contain alcohol, which can dry out the skin and cause that stinging—almost burning—feeling. You know the one that makes your eyes water and your face feel as if you just walked through the fiery pits of Hell? Thanks to its gentle formula, micellar water will keep you far from fire and brimstone’s gates as it cleans and refreshes. It is often recommended for those with dry, sensitive skin because of its gently hydrating formula. The only thing this super-water can’t do is, unfortunately, remove thick foundations or waterproof mascara.
For those of you who, like me, desperately wish makeup was never invented due to the constant maintenance, touchups, and initially time-consuming routines required, micellar water is here to help you reconsider. An easy-to-use, quick-to-apply cleanser, this superstar will get you into bed quicker and make removing makeup, dirt, or oil a breeze! Keep to the easy path in life with Face Off. Consider your mind blown.
There’s a catch!
The Face Off Micellar Tonic is only available for a limited time. But you can get it FREE when you purchase a Posh Starter Kit and enroll as a Perfectly Posh consultant in August. Hurry! Join now on my “Join” page and get your modern-day face cleansing magic.