Micellar Water VS Makeup Remover: Let’s Compare

  1. What is Micellar Water?

Micellar water is a multipurpose skin care product that combines purified water, moisturizing compounds and extremely mild surfactants that helps to remove makeup and pollutants from your face, and is essentially an oil and water mixture. The micelles, which are very small oil droplets floating in soft water, pull away dirt, oil and filth from the skin, leaving it clean and moisturized. It is a cleansing product that simultaneously removes makeup, washes the face and moisturizes, but its main function is to get rid of dirt, oil and stubborn makeup from the face. 

  1. What is a Makeup Remover? 

Makeup removers use a combination of solvents. They can be oil-based, in which the primary ingredient is an ester, hydrocarbon, or silicone oil or they can be water-based, in which the primary ingredient is water. Its function by solubilizing or dissolving makeup, which keeps it dissolved. Therefore, it aids in removing makeup such as foundation, concealer, blush and contour. They are the best choice if you want to remove makeup that is waterproof and difficult to remove. It is not necessary to rub your skin abrasively and further harm it in order to remove makeup. The makeup will smoothly dissolve and the skin will be left clear.

Now that you know what’s the difference between micellar water and makeup remover, let’s do a comparison on how it benefits your skin and why you should add them in your skincare routine.

  1. Micellar Water  
  • It is alcohol free and contains moisturizing competents like glycerin, it may be especially helpful for people with drier or more sensitive skin. 
  • It is good for almost all skin types because it is exceptionally mild on the skin. 
  • It is easy to use and serves the purpose of cleansing the skin and takes off makeup in order to avoid having clogged pores. 


  1. Makeup Remover 
  • It is in oil form in order to wash away heavy makeup, impurities and dirt from the surface of your skin. 
  • It has emulsifying ingredients that are able to clean and rinse away sebum secreted from the oil glands in the skin. 
  • It reduces the risk of unwanted skin blemishes, such as blackheads or redness. 

As much as these products share the similarity which is to remove makeup, however, PIXY Mulberry Infused Micellar Water is more for general purposes, they are products that remove excess oil, dirt residue and light makeup from your face. While makeup remover like PIXY Eye & Lip Makeup Remover has more powerful formulas used to remove waterproof makeup after a full face makeup. 

Whether or not you decide to use micellar water or makeup remover exclusively for all of your facial cleansing needs, it is gratifying to know that all you need to do is drop a little bottle of the effective liquid and a few cotton pads into your bag and you’re ready to go for the day.