Monday, 29 April 2013

I jumped on the Micellar Lotion bandwagon...and did not like it.

Micellar lotions, or Micellar Water as they're more commonly known as, were initially introduced in France but a lot of UK brands have brought out on their own versions of them. They are renown for their gentle but thorough cleansing actions to remove makeup, dirt and grime in one gentle sweep of a cotton pad. They are formulated with gentle ingredients so they are suitable for sensitive skin and don't affect the skin's PH balance.

I recently tried the Avene Micellar Lotion (£12.50 from Boots). It is labelled as a cleanser and make-up remover with a no rinse formula, suitable for sensitive skin. Unfortunately I really don't get the hype surrounding this product and will be sticking to face wipes in future...

For starters, the Micellar Lotion is meant to have thorough cleansing but it wasn't effective at taking my makeup off, after soaking around six or seven cotton balls in the lotion and they kept coming away still dirty I had to give up. As for gentle cleansing it stung my eyes when I tried to remove my mascara, and it left my face feeling sticky and oily. Whatever is in this lotion it didn't sit well with my face and I had to wash it off straight after, despite it claiming to be a no-rinse formula.

I know a lot of people rave about Micellar waters but sadly they are just not for me!


  1. Oh that is a shame, I was hoping this would be good, but I think you have just saved me some cash xx

  2. Don't rule them all out if you've just tried one. Different brands differ so much.
    Jules x

  3. Maybe its just this brand? I like the Loreal version and its quite cheap so maybe worth a go :)


  4. Ah no! It doesn't sound too good, I hate when hyped products fail expectations x


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