If you’re not a regular reader you may have missed previous posts on My Micellar Cleansing Water series, here is a quick recap. Over the course of 12 weeks I’ll be testing 12 budget (under £5) micellar cleansers. For the past week I have been using the Superdrug Vitamin E Micellar Water morning and night to remove make up and dirt. Let’s see how this micellar water compares to the 11 micellar cleansers I’ve tested so far.
ABOUT THE PRODUCT
The Superdrug Vitamin E Micellar Water costs £2.99 for 200ml of product which is only marginally more expensive than the Superdrug Simply Pure Micellar Water I reviewed last week, but you get a whole 50ml more product. This micellar water is rich in Vitamin E and is “designed to gently but effectively cleanse away impurities and help remove make up and mascara, leaving skin feeling refreshed and hydrated. Enriched with naturally sourced Vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that will help to shield your skin against environmental damage and premature skin ageing”.
This micellar water is housed in a clear bottle with a beige lid and branding. It also comes with a functional drip feed attachment which works well to regulate the amount of product dispersed.
I need 3-4 large cotton wool pads covered in product to remove my full face of make up and I’ve used about a quarter of the bottle in 7 days. I think the full bottle would last me 4-5 weeks making it one of the most long lasting and cost effective micellar cleansers out of the ones previously tested.
The Superdrug Vitamin E Micellar Water has a gentle formula that seems to agree with my skin type, and although it states “avoid direct contact with eyes” it doesn’t sting them. It effectively removes make up, including mascara. I also found this micellar cleanser to be both refreshing and hydrating which is particularly useful as we enter the colder months.
One thing I would say about the packaging is that the drip feed attachment quite easily unscrews which is a bit of a design flaw and could be a nuisance if you were hoping to take it away when traveling.
This micellar cleanser has quite a strong scent, I actually quite like it as it genuinely smells like Summer in a bottle but some may find this off putting.
The Superdrug Vitamin E Micellar Water makes some bold claims about its formulation and as I haven’t been using this long term I can’t say whether it helps shield against environmental damage or prevent premature ageing, however I can say it has been a pleasure to use this past week. It removes my make up effectively, it is refreshing and hydrating. I also adore the smell and for just £2.99 this micellar cleanser is quite the bargain.
Other reviews in the series: Boots Botanics All Bright Micellar 3 in 1 Cleansing Solution | Boots Time Delay Daily Cleansing Micellar Cleansing Water | B. Pure Micellar Water | Dirty Works Triple Action Micellar Cleansing Water | Good Things Acai Berry Multi-Tasking Micellar Water | L’Oreal Skin Perfection 3 in 1 Purify Micellar Solution | Nivea Daily Essentials Sensitive 3 in 1 Micellar Cleansing Water | Simple Kind To Skin Micellar Water | Soap & Glory Drama Clean 5 in 1 Micellar Cleansing Water | Superdrug Simply Pure Micellar Water.