5 April 2014

Obsession: Micellar Waters

The first Micellar Water I purchased was the B.Pure version from Superdrug. I picked this up on a whim as it was next to the counter and I thought I would give it a go without really knowing what a Micellar Water was. From that moment on I have been hooked.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Micellar Waters they have the feeling of a toner but contain oil that cleanses the skin. To use them you just soak a cotton pad and swipe across the face and eyes. The best of Micellar Waters will remove most make-up without too much effort. You don't need to rinse, just throw away the cotton pad and moisturise as normal. I use them in addition to my L'Oreal Skin Perfection Miracle Cleansing Oil as I don't find them enough on their own.

The versions I've tried are: Vichy Normaderm Micellar Solution, L'Oreal Skin Perfection 3 in 1 Purifying Micellar Solution, B. Pure Micellar Water, Bioderma Sensibio Micellar Solution. I am currently using Avene's Cleanance Cleansing Water.

My favourite of the five is the Avene one. I have found that my spotty skin has cleared up since using it and it seems to be quite potent without drying or aggravating my sensitive skin. The others have been good in their own ways. The B.Pure was my pick of the budget ones (although I hear that the new Garnier version is a complete Bioderma dupe - it's next on my list) as it had good cleansing properties without being too wet - sounds stupid but the L'Oreal one comes out very quickly, completely soaking the cotton pad. The Bioderma product is probably the most hyped and it was good - it is my second fave - but the Avene one just pips it for the spot busting qualities. 

Overall a big thumbs up! 

Have you tried any Micellar Waters? What were your thoughts?

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