Last week I introduced My Micellar Cleansing Water Test which you can read all about here. Basically, over the next 12 weeks I’ll be testing 12 budget (under £5) micellar cleansers. For the past week I have been using the Boots Botanics All Bright Micellar 3 in 1 Cleansing Solution morning and night to remove make up and dirt. I’m now ready to share my thoughts on this micellar cleanser.
ABOUT THE PRODUCT
At the time of purchase the Boots Botanics All Bright Micellar 3 in 1 Cleansing Solution cost £2.24 whereas I think it’s usually priced at £4.49 for 250ml of product. This micellar cleanser is described as a 3 in 1 product with the ability to “dissolve make up, unclog pores and remove impurities in 1 easy step for all skin types”. I had high hopes for this micellar cleanser as I currently use quite a few Botanics products in my daily routine and have been very impressed by them. Let’s see if it lived up to my expectations.
Starting with the positive, the Boots Botanics All Bright Micellar 3 in 1 Cleansing Solution is housed in a clear plastic bottle with a white screw top lid. I like the clear bottle because you can easily see exactly how much product you’ve got left and can stock up before running out.
Although this micellar cleansing water is described as fragrance free, it has a slight smell which I’d say reminds me a little of suncream. It’s not an unpleasant smell, and I can’t say I mind it, especially at the moment when I’d love to be on a beach somewhere applying suncream!
The micellar cleanser itself has a water-like consistency as expected, I need 5-6 large cotton wool pads covered in product to remove my full face of make up which is why I’ve used about a third of the bottle in 7 days. I think the full bottle would last between 3 and 4 weeks which isn’t poor value for money considering the price.
The Boots Botanics All Bright Micellar 3 in 1 Cleansing Solution works well to remove make up, including mascara. I wouldn’t say this micellar water is quite as refreshing as the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water so I think this works better as an evening pre-cleanse rather than for the morning.
Unfortunately there isn’t a cap to the tube so product can just be poured out, making it very easy to waste the micellar water (especially early in the morning or late at night when you’re not necessarily fully awake).
Although this cleanser is supposed to be suitable for all skin types, I have found that it leaves my skin feeling a little tight after use, which is a tad uncomfortable. I have combination skin that can be sensitive at times, but I don’t usually have issues with cleansers unless they are particularly harsh.
After 7 days of use I have come to the conclusion that the Boots Botanics All Bright Micellar 3 in 1 Cleansing Solution is an effective micellar water and removes make up succesfully. I can overlook the fact that there isn’t a cap to the bottle but as this cleanser leaves my skin feeling slightly tight and uncomfortable after use this isn’t a product I would use long term or repurchase. Having said that, everyone’s skin will react differently and if your skin isn’t prone to sensitivity then this micellar water could be for you.
Have you used the Boots Botanics All Bright Micellar 3 in 1 Cleansing Solution? What were your thoughts?
Stop by next week for the second review in My Micellar Water Test, the Boots Time Delay Daily Cleansing Micellar Cleansing Water.
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