Ooh. I see that this is a trend these days – micellar cleansers. Origins is the next to jump on this bandwagon of no-rinse effective wipe-away micellar cleansing waters (others I tried include Bioderma’s Sensibio H2O, Belif’s Herb Cleansing Water, Crabtree & Evelyn’s Damask Rose Relaxing Micellar Water).
A little background according to the beautifulbuns: Micellar water is derived from micelles, which are really really minute droplets of cleansing molecules trapped / floating / suspended in the liquid (usually skincare). When applied to your skin, they pick up/ absorb/ attract the dirt, grime and oil on your face and are wiped away by your cotton pad. They are usually very gentle in nature (thus not stripping your skin and leaving it dry/taut), and yet are powerful enough to remove most makeup.
Origins introduces Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins™ Mega-Mushroom Skin-Relief Micellar Cleanser, a no-rinse cleanser that gently removes pollution, makeup and impurities. It is clinically proven to unclog pores, hydrate skin and boost radiance with its soap-, alcohol- and oil-free formula as well as Mega-Mushroom collection key ingredients including Reishi, Chaga, Ginger and Turmeric.
Without the need for water, this innovative cleanser features Micellar Technology, in which tiny molecules called micelles act like magnets to grab onto and trap unwanted oil, pollution and dirt. Impurities are easily lifted away and wiped off with a clean cotton pad, without irritating even sensitive skin.
Upon application, rice bran extract, used for centuries in Traditional Chinese Medicine, helps neutralize the effects of hard tap water, which has a high mineral content. It grabs onto residual pollution left behind on the skin and neutralizes them so they cannot harm skin.
Simultaneously, yeast berry ferment helps combat the effects of pollution. These potent berries, popular in Native American culture as natural remedies, provide a powerful blend of anti-oxidants.
The non-stripping cleanser can be used in place of a traditional cleanser to help the skin’s barrier fight against the effects of pollution while preventing redness and sensitivity caused by frequent cleansing.
Available for $53 at the following locations from October 2015 onwards:
- BHG Bugis
- Isetan Scotts
- Metro Paragon
- TANGS VivoCity
- Robinsons Raffles City
- Robinsons JEM
- Robinsons The Heeren