Micellar gel: What is it and what is it used for?

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Micellar water has been with us for a few years and although its acceptance by the public was initially quite slow, today there are few people who have not used it or at least heard of it. More recently some cosmetics brands (including ours) have launched micellar gels and in this blog we will explain what they are made of, what they are used for and what the differences are with respect to micellar water.

Why should we cleanse our skin?

The skin is our largest organ and it’s exposed to all kinds of external agents, cold, heat, ultraviolet rays, pollution, etc. that’s why we must look after it as much as we do with other parts of our bodies or even more. It is necessary to cleanse, moisturise and care for the skin so that it can fulfil its protective function properly.

What is a micelle?

Micelles are microscopic structures that roughly consist of two parts, one that repels water and one that attracts it. Now, what are these two parts for? The first part solubilises and traps the grease and dirt of our skin, be it from natural sources such as dead skin or sebum, or from external agents such as makeup and pollution. The second part of the micelle is responsible for magnetising the dirt collected by the first and facilitates its transport and removal when we wash our face.


What is micellar gel used for?

The micellar gel includes the magnificent properties of micellar water, which does a great job cleansing the skin gently and without irritations, so it makes it suitable for all skin types and also offers other advantages that are not possible for micellar water due to its characteristics, here are some:

  • Its higher density means that less product is needed for the same results. In other words, the gel is cheaper in the long term.
  • The micellar gel cleanses, hydrates and tones the skin. This is also possible due to its density, which allows for adding ingredients such as those in our micellar gel and that bring additional benefits to our skin.
  • It is not necessary to use cleansing discs to apply it. If you don’t have any disposable discs left or you are travelling and have forgotten your reusable ones, you can still use it.

The micellar gel prepares the skin for the application of other products, such as our anti-aging facial serum, as the pores are free of impurities and their active principles are absorbed more effectively.

What is the difference between micellar water and gel?

Both products have a water base that makes them perfect for cleansing all skin types without leaving a greasy or dry skin. The micellar gel has the added advantage of being able to include other ingredients that enhance its qualities, some of the ones we use in ours are: spearmint essential oil, which opens the pores for a deep cleansing and tones the skin. White nettle, indicated to treat irritations, is anti-inflammatory, bactericidal and antiseptic. Apricot kernel oil that provides regeneration, nourishes, hydrates, protects and calms the epidermis.

Also, micellar water is more difficult to dose, so we normally spend more than we need and if we are a little clumsy in the morning and we overturn the bottle, we would spill its contents. In this aspect the gel is also superior to the water, since the bottle has a pump that always dispenses the same amount and in case of accident, it would not result in wasted product.

In short, the micellar gel is the best option to cleanse your skin both in the morning before going to study or work and at night before moisturising it to go to bed.

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Mediterranean Spirit

In Mediterranean Spirit we elaborate natural and ecological cosmetics inspired by the beauty of the Mediterranean. We extract the best of its nature to pamper your skin. We care about our products being of high quality, being honest with the benefits of the ingredients. Mediterranean Spirit is designed for people who are aware of the environment and sustainability.