Micellar cleansing water is formed with micelles composed of both water and oil molecules. The oil molecule (lipophilic) of the micelle absorbs impurities and makeup from clogged pores, while the water molecule (hydrophilic) is released into your skin to keep skin hydrated. This is how micellar technology works effectively to remove impurities and increase moisture retention with deep penetration through layers of your epidermis. In easier terms, micelles draw out all the dirt from your pores like a magnet without drying out your skin in the cleansing process.
WHAT is LHA
According to The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, Lipohydroxy Acid (LHA) is a “derivative of salicylic acid with unique properties”. We’ve commonly heard of salicylic acid (SA) in skincare, but LHA may sound new to the game. Though both ingredients have a common root and goal of exfoliation, LHA is a rising star due to its gentler but still just as effective abilities.
Now that we’re past the holiday peak, we slowly get back to reality and look towards the new year. Holidays blues are real and post-holiday blues are real too. Often times, both conditions involve stress, anxiety and feelings of deflated-ness.
Simply put, our skin can be impacted how we feel, so here’s a few tips on how we handle the possible oncoming of post-holiday blues and skincare woes.
In light of the approaching cool temperatures and dry winds, let’s talk about some things that don’t need to change and some things to look out for. Additionally, having a go-to cream or moisturizer for the drier season is also an effective way to reduce confusion and chaos for our skin. In case you forgot, we have quite a collection of creams – so if you haven’t settled on a go-to cream yet, you can start your exploration right here.