La Roche Posay Physiological Micellar Solution

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La Roche Posay Physiological Micellar Solution, Famous in Japan, UK Beauty Blog

I’m just going to come out and say it; I have no idea how to pronounce the name of this product.

La Roche Posay Physiological Micellar Solution, Famous in Japan, UK Beauty Blog

They say:

Delicately eliminates impurities and removes make-up. Skin feels cleansed and soothed.

I say:

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.

September 6, 2013
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  • Reply Amy

    I’ve never tried this but my past experience with La Roche Posay has been pretty good.

    Try the L’Oreal version, it’s great and cheap!

    Amy x
    A Little Boat Sailing

    September 6, 2013 at 10:16 am
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      Everyone and that effin L’Oreal version! Had so many people tell me to use it haha! xx

      September 6, 2013 at 7:49 pm
  • Reply Beauty Bird

    Oh no! What a shame as I thought this was meant to be really good. I definitely won’t be trying this. xx

    September 6, 2013 at 9:05 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      Some people really like it but it’s like all skincare, what might work for some might not work for others xxx

      September 8, 2013 at 3:32 pm

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