I’m just going to come out and say it; I have no idea how to pronounce the name of this product.
Delicately eliminates impurities and removes make-up. Skin feels cleansed and soothed.
After falling helplessly in love with Bioderma (read my cheeky review here), I searched for a more accessible alternative. Bioderma is only available online and I prefer to go out and physically buy something in store (me going outside, hard to believe amirite?). La Roche Posay is a brand I have heard quite a bit of as a blogger but never tried personally. I thankfully *touches wood* do not suffer from any serious blemishes or acne; their highly raved “effaclar duo” is not something I would ever use. Upon perusing the many aisles of Boots I decided to try the La Roche Posay Physiological Micellar Solution.
At £11.50, I mistakenly made the assumption that this product would be good.
First things first; in a product marketed for sensitive skin why on EARTH(!) would you have perfume as an ingredient? It’s not a subtle smell either, it’s quite fruity. When I buy something for sensitive skin I want it to treat my skin like a special snowflake; not irritate it with perfume. That put the product in my bad books before I had even started. It all went downhill from there.
The product felt oily on my skin. It felt as if there was a thin layer of residue on top of my skin, even if I used dry cotton wool pads to “mop up” the excess. No worries, I thought, that feeling will disappear after my second cleanse. Wrong. Even after cleansing, it began to feel as if under my skin was dirty. When I used this product, my skin was awful. Breakout and blemishes galore; yay me! Even though it would feel so oily after use, my skin began to look quite sallow, dull, and dried out.
I stopped using this product for a while and my skin recovered nicely. I introduced it back into my regime and wahey, the bad skin returned. I will give it credit where it’s due; it’s an alright eye make up remover. That’s it.
Would I recommend this product? No.
Do you use micellar waters?
Danniella x x x
P.S I’ve recently purchased the Avene micellar water. If that one does not work I’m going to order myself a big bottle of Bioderma and be done with this micellar water game.