Written by: Zanita Whittington

The Cleansing Micellar Water – even the name sounds refreshing right? Water revives and purifies – and is clearly the inspiration for my latest editorial in partnership with La Mer – snapped in the Swedish Archipelago in honour of all things aquatic and revitalising. 


_u6a1905It happens to be that I’m pretty particular about my cleansing. In fact, I’m so concerned with the nourishing of my skin that I’d use olive oil as a cleanser over some run of the mill soapy cleanser if left with no other choices. If I find myself in a hotel room without my toiletries, I clean my skin with the complimentary lotion and not the soap. Don’t strip out my nutrients! After reading about La Mer’s newest product, The Cleansing Micellar Water, I knew it could potentially be a new essential in my routine. Effective yet super gentle are my key search points, and this product fits right into that category. 

I’ve now been using La Mer’s The Cleansing Micellar Water for three weeks, and I’ve quickly adapted to having it part of my regimen.  One of my favourite ways to use it: sweep it across my skin before touching up my makeup, running from work to evening event. Skin so feels fresh! I hate applying more makeup onto my skin after the end of a day, but I don’t want to use my other cleansers which require a full splash of water and starting from scratch with my beauty look. The Cleansing Micellar Water works instantly with its “positively charged water molecules micro-emulsify impurities, including waterproof make-up, and completely cleanse the skin without rinsing”.  That’s what I love – a cleanser that not only leaves my skin feeling nourished, but it allows me to keep my routine simple.  

I’ve also been using The Cleansing Micellar Water before my cleansing in the shower, and even if I don’t wear any make-up, I’m always a little bit disturbed by the amount of dirt on the cotton pad. This leads me to think I should be keeping a bottle on my desk to use once during my work day, or bring some with me on the plane to freshen up mid flight. I could even be a bit cheeky with it and not put on extra moisturiser because the product is super nourishing. 

I’m genuinely surprised by the efficacy of The Cleansing Micellar Water because it just looks so inert, like actual water. Yet it’s still imbued with La Mer’s famous Miracle Broth and formulated as an antidote to harsh water. My skin is smooth but never stripped. Mineralized and hydrated – baby soft. Thanks so much La Mer for introducing me to The Cleansing Micellar Water – I can’t look back!

la mer - the cleansing micellar water

photography, Martin Petersson

concept and styling (and model!), Zanita Whittington

brought to you by La Mer Australia