There has been a lot of hype about this product. It was even sold out in some stores and supermarkets here in NZ. It seems like everyone is crazy about it so I decided to give it a try and see what the fuss is about.
First of all, the bottle is huge. I bought mine at Countdown for $12.99. I have also seen it in The Warehouse, Farmers and Pak’nSave.
I have heard of other micellar water but this is the first one I have tried. I don’t really know much about micellar water but from the bottle, it says that Micells are an active cleansing ingredient that captures impurities, makeup and sebum on the skin without vigorous rubbing.
This claims to be an all-in-one cleanser that removes makeup and cleanses your face without the need for rinsing. It is meant to be suitable for all skin types and it is also fragrance free.
I expected this to be absolutely amazing because I have read so many bloggers and youtubers rave about it. However, I was disappointed.
I liked this at first. It did remove my makeup but it still requires a lot of effort. I used 3-4 cotton pads every time which to me is a bit wasteful and I still felt the need to wash my face. I don’t believe it fully cleanses the skin and I still used a facial wipe afterwards just to make sure. You’d be using more cotton pads too if you have liquid eyeliner and waterproof mascara on.
It also broke me out. I don’t have super sensitive skin but I have acne-prone skin. My skin has been okay before I used this and I didn’t change anything else in my routine either but I noticed after a week that I have small bumps/pimples which I never usually get. I get the big annoying kind so I know it wasn’t the usual for me. I’ve read a few gals on Beauty Review had similar issues too.
Overall, it’s not a horrible product but I don’t think it is as amazing as everyone says it is. It is just okay. I’ll use it to remove eye makeup from now on but not for my whole face and I’d stick to my usual facial wipes which seems to do the trick anyway.
The good thing about this product is the price. It’s fairly inexpensive so even if it didn’t work on me, it wasn’t a complete waste of money.
I’ve heard this also works as a makeup brush cleaner. I haven’t tried it out myself but next time I clean my brushes, I’ll definitely give it a go.
Another thing I bought at the same time is the Collection Cosmetics Lasting Perfection Concealer. I got the lightest shade and I’ve been using it under my eyes. I like it so far but I have to use it more to have a better opinion on it. Let me know if you want me to do a review.
Have you tried these two products? Did you like them? Leave a reply below. 🙂