Over 3 months ago I introduced My Micellar Cleansing Water Test – 12 weeks, 12 budget (under £5) micellar cleansers and 12 reviews. To conclude the series I thought I’d share a summary of my thoughts on the disappointing, average and best of the bunch. Before I begin I want to stress that skincare products will work differently for everyone so what may be a disappointing product for me could be a product you repurchase over and over.
THE DISAPPOINTING MICELLAR WATERS
- Boots Botanics All Bright Micellar 3 in 1 Cleansing Solution | Although an effective micellar cleanser the lack of drip feed attachment made it very easy to waste product and unfortunately this cleanser left my skin feeling tight and slightly uncomfortable.
- Boots Time Delay Daily Cleansing Micellar Cleansing Water | Similarly to the Boots Botanics Micellar Cleansing Solution, this also doesn’t come with a drip feed attachment and the formula has quite a strong alcoholic smell which also left my skin feeling dry and uncomfortable.
- Dirty Works Triple Action Micellar Cleansing Water | This cleanser removes make up successfully however it left a soapy trace on my skin that felt tacky which I didn’t like. It also stings my eyes which isn’t ideal when removing eye make up.
- Soap & Glory Drama Clean 5 in 1 Micellar Cleansing Water | This is the first and only Soap & Glory product that I’ve tried to date and haven’t liked. Although the packaging is functional the product itself doesn’t effectively remove make up and I really can’t stomach the smell (clearly peach and cucumber don’t mix well together).
THE AVERAGE MICELLAR WATERS
- B. Pure Micellar Water | The B. Pure Micellar Water removes make up successfully, it has a drip feed attachment making it easier to control the amount of product used and it’s refreshing thanks to the cucumber extract. I’ve placed it in the ‘average’ category because it stings my eyes and it’s also not the most cost effective at £4.99 for just 150ml of product.
- Good Things Acai Berry Multi-Tasking Micellar Water | I really like the fruity smell of this micellar water and it also removes make up successfully. However it leaves a bit of a tacky feeling and also stings my eyes.
- L’Oreal Skin Perfection 3 in 1 Purify Micellar Solution | This micellar solution is gentle but effective without stinging my eyes. It’s the packaging that lets it down as the drip feed attachment doesn’t do a very good job at controlling the amount of product dispersed.
- Superdrug Simply Pure Micellar Water | It effectively removes make up and mascara and doesn’t sting my eyes. It’s in the ‘average’ category because it isn’t very cost effective when used on an ongoing basis but this is a good option for a 2 week holiday or for someone that doesn’t wear make up daily.
THE MICELLAR WATERS I’D REPURCHASE
- Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water | This micellar water is still my favourite as it ticks all of the boxes – it effectively removes make up and mascara, it is refreshing, doesn’t sting my eyes and its generous size is very good value for money!
- Nivea Daily Essentials Sensitive 3 in 1 Micellar Cleansing Water | This micellar water is extremely gentle but also very effective at removing make up, and particularly mascara, it is also great value for money, I just wish it came in a larger bottle.
- Simple Kind to Skin Micellar Water | This is another great micellar water that effectively removes my full face of make up whilst also feeling quite hydrating. Again it is good value for money, it’s just a shame it doesn’t come in a larger bottle.
- Superdrug Vitamin E Micellar Water | This has to be my second favourite micellar water – it is cost effective, efficient at removing make up and mascara, refreshing, hydrating and smells absolutely amazing! It also makes some pretty bold claims such as it shields against environmental damage and prevents premature ageing so I think I’m going to use this for a few months to see whether I notice any longterm benefits.
So that concludes My Micellar Cleansing Water comparison! I really hope you’ve enjoyed the series as much as I enjoyed testing the products and sharing my thoughts with you. I now need to come up with another series so if you have any suggestions do let me know in the comments.
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