I Do Not Like This: B. Pure Micellar Water

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They say:

Quick and easy 3-in-1 cleanser that dissolves impurities in a single sweep, no water required. Ideal for all skin types even the most sensitive.

I say:

Now I’ll start off by saying I haven’t tried Bioderma, but as I have read so many raves and reviews about it I get the gist that it’s a bit of alright.

Micellar waters are definitely 2013’s “IT THING”. Described as a “French revolution”, I think someone should have slipped the cast of Les Miserables a bottle (I think Fantine would have lapped this $£%& up).

But what is micellar water? As this month is all about learning new things I’ll tell you. Micellar water contains microscopic (that’s where the mi- comes from… I think) oil molecules that lift dirt, make up and oil from the skin but with no need to rinse away. It’s designed to be as gentle as possible so it doesn’t interfere with the skin’s natural barriers or PH balance.

I’m lazy. Show me something that will save me time I’ll be all over it. At the moment my current lazy item of choice is the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish. I can smear it all over my face (oh so sexy imagery…), scrape it off with the muslin cloth and boom, my make up has gone. However, my purse (and my legs, walking to the Liz Earle shop from work is a bit of a trek… told you I was lazy) would disagree. Superdrug, on the the other hand, is about a 2-5 minute walk, and most importantly, cheaper.

Let’s talk about the product itself.

It’s a clear liquid that to me, does feel a touch oily. It doesn’t have a particular scent and when used does not sting or irritate. It promises to cleanse, tone and refresh, with the power of cucumber juice.

However, I do not feel it particularly cleanses that well, or removes make up effectively. It really does feel like you have used water as there there is no ‘clean’ feeling. I used this to remove my make up and my skin felt as if it had a thin layer of residue sitting on top. My fears were confirmed when I woke up with a few of those awful, hard, under the skin boils that I only get when I haven’t washed my face properly.

It doesn’t remove mascara that well either in my opinion. I feel I have to use quite a few cotton wool pads to start shifting it and if you get the product in your eye.. ooh that’s not a nice feeling!

I’ve tried using it straight from the bottle and I’ve shook it before hand – nothing makes a difference! For now I shall continue to use as either a pre-cleanse product or in the place of a face wipe if I have none. It’s hasn’t rocked my world and I’m slightly wary of Bioderma now, despite aching to try it before.

I have seen so many positive reviews about this already that I did feel slightly guilty about publishing a negative review, but I know that it is important for me to be truthful so you, as a reader, can make your own decisions about whether to buy this product. I wouldn’t purchase this again as I feel it brings nothing to my skincare regime… apart from spots!

This product is BUAV/Cruelty Free certified and suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

If you fancy having a go, you can find this in the B. aisle at Superdrug priced at £4.99.

Did you try this micellar water? I bet you probably liked it! Why am I so awkward?!

Thanks for reading,

x x x

P.S I wrote this post whilst waiting for a life on Candy Crush. I really need to stop giving into peer pressure and downloading these addictive games.

April 4, 2013
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