If you follow any type of beauty regimen, chances are you've been hearing more and more about micellar water (pronounced mī-ˈse-lər). It's touted for its ability to effortlessly remove makeup, dirt and oil from the skin with just a couple swipes of a cotton ball — no water or cleanser — and leaving the skin clean and moisturized.
Once a well-kept secret among the French, micellar water has come out of obscurity in recent years and become one of the more talked-about beauty products among social media influencers.
What exactly is micellar water and where did it come from? Let's take a closer look.