Polaar - IcePure Micellar Water Duo

Polaar IcePure Micellar Water Duo

  • Cleansing
  • glycerin
  • laminaria digitata extract
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"The micellar cleanser instantly freshens the skin, dissolving makeup and daily grime that may be lingering on the face, eyes and lips."
WIMJ summary

This product works by removing dirt and oil from the surface of the skin. It uses a combination of mild cleansing agents (decyl glucoside, xanthan gum) and should be able to cleanse the skin gently. Still keep in mind that any cleansing can disrupt the skin barrier, and most people do not need to cleanse their skin more than once per day.

Even though this formulation is mild, the following cleansing agents could trigger an irritation or allergy for some people: decyl glucoside

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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Potential irritants


Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.1% - 6.1%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be irritating
4.3% - 6.5%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
2.7% - 4.1%
2% - 3%
A preservative
0.35% - 0.8%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.4% - 0.95%
A preservative
0.16% - 0.32%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.95% - 1.4%
0.55% - 1.25%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), but is mostly used to stabilize product formulations in cosmetics
0.45% - 1.05%
0.35% - 0.85%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.2% - 0.7%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.5%
Seaweed extract that helps the skin to attract water and make it more smooth for touch. Also shows promise of anti-aging properties, but good research is lacking at the moment
0.1% - 0.4%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.05% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.2%

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