Today I'm here again to review the much covered micellar water from L'Oreal. An apparent Bioderma dupe, this promises to 'dissolve makeup', 'unclog pores and remove impurities' as well as 'tone and soothe the skin'. I know this has been reviewed many a time recently, but hopefully you'll still find this helpful!
Let's begin by talking packaging. I do actually like the rectangular shape as it is easier to store than a cylinder design. I like the white lid too!
I'll analyse each claim...
'1. Dissolves makeup' - I can agree with this one. It is very effective at removing pretty much everything accept waterproof mascara and eyeliner.
'2. Unclogs pores and removes impurities' - I don't really agree in this aspect, because I haven't noticed any difference in my pores at all.
'3.Tones and soothes skin' - I do agree this is soothing, perfect after a hot day!
Because I'm in an informative mood, here are some pictures which you might find useful!
Above I've squirted a small amount onto a cotton pad. I'm using this to remove what you'll see on my arm below, which is concealer, shimmer brick, cheek tint, waterproof mascara, black eyeshadow and a matte red lippy.
I swiped it once across my arm, and below you'll see what's left!
I don't think that's bad at all for once across my arm. With a second swipe, everything else was gone but the waterproof mascara which took around 20 to be removed fully! I expected this because it is so gentle, and not greasy at all as I find more oily removers to work much better on waterproof items for me. On the bright side, it does actually remove non waterproof mascara, which for me has been Benefit They're Real.
Usually I'll use two cotton pads to dissolve everything on my face before washing it as usual with a foaming cleanser or scrub. I don't like to leave this on my skin for too long because I find it a little sticky.
Overall, I'm quite liking this product. It removes my face makeup perfectly which is what I purchased it for and doesn't break me out of irritate my skin in any manner.
If you're not sure whether to cave into the hype yet, I would say that if you're looking for something light that will remove your makeup, then yes, give it a try!
Before I go, I'd like to share a couple of links which are of my friend Jenna's new videos on YouTube! I found them hilarious, and maybe you will too, so if you have time give them a watch! They involve her adorable Jack Russell Bailey too!
Thank you so much for reading everybody!