Micellar water, such as NIVEA Micellar Cleansing Water Water is a cleaner that contains micelles; these suspended surfactant molecules are hydrophilic and oilophilic, which means they attract water, oil, and filth. When used in conjunction with a cotton pad or wipe, it is effective at removing stubborn make-up. Because of the unique features of micellar water, it may be used as a face cleanser, make-up remover, and moisturizer depending on your skin type. To achieve the greatest effects, you may wish to blend several moisturizers and face cleansers.
When micellar water is applied to a cotton pad, the micelles behave as a magnet.