Can you believe that until this I’d never tried a micellar water? I know, I know.. but they never appealed to me. I don’t use a makeup remover I double cleanse my face at bath time and so I didn’t think I’d appreciate a product I’d had to buy in from France so I never bothered. I heard so much about the different variations that were almost/just as good from brands more readily available here in the UK but even then.. when would I use it? I’ve never had an issue with getting ‘every scrap of makeup’ off my face anyway.
So why did you buy this? I hear you cry.. well.. I decided I wanted a toner of some kind to refresh my face pre-makeup in the mornings. My biggest beauty ‘sin’ is not washing my face when I get up, more often than not I apply my makeup on to the residue of my evening moisturiser and where I’ve never knowingly had any adverse effect from this I know it’s lazy and lets face it.. a bit grimy. So.. I decided I needed a routine I could stick to (where all else have failed) and that would have to be something I could keep by my vanity. I now use this to basically cleanse in the morning and follow up with a day cream with SPF.. huge improvement. What I was looking for in this 3-in-1 Purifying Micellar Solution was something that would cleanse, not sting my eyes and leave no residue and it ticks all of those boxes so for the purpose I am loving it but I know some of you will be looking to this as a replacement for makeup remover so.. I’ve been trialling it in the evenings too.. just for you!
I’m still cleansing as normal but I leave my eyes and use this after my bath and before my lotions and potions. It does remove all of my mascara etc and it’s extremely gentle on my eyes.. no stinging at all.. however it dissolves makeup in a way I’ve never seen before. It breaks it up in to tiny little bits and rather than seeing a wipe of black on the cotton pad I see teeny tiny dots and if you’re not diligent you will find yourself with a smattering left on your eyes.. really strange. That being said you don’t need to work to remove waterproof mascara or liner it really does dissolve them, it can just a get a little messy in the middle. Overall I really like this and because I really dislike oils or bio-phase formula’s I would pick this over any other I’ve tried but I’m not sure how it compares to other micellar waters because I’ve never tried one but if you have.. let me know how you think this holds up.
I can’t find a a link to buy online but I picked mine up on offer a few weeks ago at Asda for £3.. I believe the RRP is £4.99