A couple of weeks ago 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 Time Delay Daily Cleansing Micellar Cleansing Water morning and night to remove make up and dirt. I’m now ready to share my thoughts on this micellar cleanser.
ABOUT THE PRODUCT
The Boots Time Delay Daily Cleansing Micellar Cleansing Water retails at £4.49 for 200ml of product (it’s currently on offer at £3.00). This micellar cleanser is described as “gentle enough to use around the eyes, remove eye make up and leave skin clean, soft and hydrated”. This micellar water is a product from the Boots Time Delay collection whereby all of the formulas are meant to be specifically formulated to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles. The bottle states that it “helps skin look younger day by day” which I think is a bold claim considering this is just a micellar water.
The Boots Time Delay Daily Cleansing Micellar Cleansing Water is housed in a clear plastic bottle with a purple screw top lid. As I’ve mentioned before, I like the clear bottles because you can easily see exactly how much product you’ve got left and can stock up before running out. What I also like about this cleanser, is that it fits perfectly in my hand making it easier to use.
This micellar water works well to remove make up, including mascara. It’s also quite refreshing which I particularly enjoy when cleansing in the morning as it helps to wake me up.
The Boots Time Delay Daily Cleansing Micellar Cleansing Water is described as fragrance free but in actual fact it has quite a strong alcoholic smell which I don’t like at all.
The 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 and I’ve used just over half of the bottle in 7 days. I think this is partly due to the design of the bottle – it doesn’t have a drip feed attachment so it’s very easy to waste product. I think the full bottle would last between 2 and 3 weeks which doesn’t seem like great value for money when compared to the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water water which costs less and lasts me up to 6 weeks.
For those of you that read my review of the the Boots Botanics All Bright Micellar 3 in 1 Cleansing Solution you’ll know that the primary reason why I didn’t get on with this cleanser was the way it made my skin feel, tight after use. Well I found the Boots Time Delay Daily Cleansing Micellar Cleansing Water to be even worse (and again it’s meant to be suitable for all skin types). It didn’t just leave my skin feeling a little tight, it left it feeling dry and uncomfortable – something that you wouldn’t expect from a micellar water that claims to have a gentle formula.
The Boots Time Delay Daily Cleansing Micellar Cleansing Water removes make up successfully. However, due to the smell and harsh formula this isn’t a product I could use long term or would repurchase as it isn’t suitable for my skin. 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 Time Delay Daily Cleansing Micellar Cleansing Water? What were your thoughts?
If you missed the first review in the series, you can catch up by reading my review of the Boots Botanics All Bright Micellar 3 in 1 Cleansing Solution. Stop by next week for the third review in My Micellar Water Test, the B. Pure Micellar Water.
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