You've heard about it, maybe even used it, but do you know what micellar water actually is?

Micellar water–also called micellar cleansing water–seems to be that mystery skincare product that leaves many of us scratching our heads

Micellar water has little tiny micelles suspended in it. Micelles surround dirt particles and break them down—they can clean the skin without drying it out

Micelles, if you're wondering, are tiny balls of cleansing oil molecules that attract dirt and oil naturally

It gets rid of the big stuff like makeup, oil, and dirt while the gentle non-soap cleanser takes care of the nitty-gritty grime hiding deep in the pores

Irritating soaps strip the skin of natural oils and proteins; micellar water helps to keep the barrier in tact, translating into healthy skin

If you're thinking about trying micellar water, Bioderma Sensibo H2O Micellar Water has been a staple of mine for two years and has yet to let me down

Since it's growing in popularity, everyone has been jumping on the micellar water train, and believe me, you don't want to miss out