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Micellar water

Once a cult beauty item in the U.S., micellar waters can be found everywhere now, including your local CVS or big box store.

Micellar water is often described in a simplistic way, as a “magnet” that lifts off makeup.  Lab Muffin (!) explains the science behind micellar water in a way that is simple (as opposed to simplistic) and accessible to even the lay person.  It surprised me that micellar water is essentially … soapy water.

I’m currently using Vichy Purete Thermale 3-in-1 Step Micellar Solution and Trader Joe’s Next to Godliness Micellar Cleanser & Makeup Remover Towelettes.  Trader Joe’s: believe it!  In reserve, I have Simple Cleansing Micellar Water, which I bought using a manufacturer’s coupon, and micellar water from Italian brand Rilastil, which was a sample that the lady at Bellacara, a  beauty  boutique in the DC area, tossed into my bag.

Trader Joe's Next to Godliness Micellar Cleanser & Makeup Remover Towelettes

Trader Joe’s Next to Godliness Micellar Cleanser & Makeup Remover Towelettes

I use micellar water alone when I’m not wearing a lot of makeup (especially eye makeup).  I apply it with DHC Silky Cotton pads (thanks, Marcia, for introducing me to this).  I don’t like a lot of rubbing or wiping, so when I have a full face of makeup, I do a double cleanse with DHC Deep Cleansing Oil and DHC Face Wash Powder.  Then I’ll moisten a cotton pad with micellar water to pick up any eye makeup residue.

Target’s Beauty Department to Go Upscale: Will It Catch On With Shoppers? | Fashionista

Fashionista.com has a feature about Target’s introducing higher end skin care at its stores: Target’s Beauty Department to Go Upscale: Will It Catch On With Shoppers? | Fashionista.

Target introduces high end skin care

Target introduces high end skin care

Call me skeptical, but several years ago, Target introduced skin and body care brands from all around the world.  After a lot of fanfare, shelf space for these products gradually diminished and ultimately, Target discontinued the brands.

As for me, I hope that the new concept will succeed.  One of the brands to be introduced is 29 by Lydia Mondavi.  I felt honored when Lydia Mondavi called me from the floor the day her 29 Cosmetics line was launched at Neiman Marcus in San Francisco.  Congratulations, Lydia, on the expansion of your brand.