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In micelles, all the tails come together in the middle while the heads form a sphere on the outside, like a bouquet of lollipops with their sticks all tied together on the inside.
Simple Skincare’s version skips strong surfactants for a combo of hydrating plant extracts and micelles (cleansing bubbles that attract dirt and oil without stripping skin).
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Origin and Etymology of micelle
First Known Use: 1881See Words from the same year
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