Cleansing: the key to beautiful skin
For radiant skin it’s important to clean away two things every day:
- Excess sebum (fatty compounds)
- Residual traces of make-up (predominantly fatty compounds and pigment particles that are fatty)

But how do we do that? 

When we clean our skin, we need to use compounds that work with fatty molecules. However, these particular compounds also need to be easily rinsed off with water.
These compounds are called ‘surfactants’.

What are surfactants?

When combined with oil and water, surfactants position themselves so that the head (which is attracted to water) is in contact with water, and the body (which is attracted to oil) is in contact with the oils.

But, when combined with water only, the surfactants merge together to form a sphere, isolating the body of water and forming what we call micelles.
The residue we’re trying to clean is found in the centre of the micelles, in contact with the part attracted to oil. During rinsing, the micelle surfactants take the dirt with them.
This configuration of micelles makes them easier to be tolerated, which means they’re ideal for cleaning sensitive skin.