In the past year L'Oreal have really impressed me. From their Lumi Magique Foundation to their amazing Confetti Top Coat and Pore Minimising Serum. But my new favourite from them has to be their Skin Perfection 3 in 1 Micellar Solution.
This has already had a mention in my Lazy Girl Cleansing Routine post (here) back in April. But since then I have been using it as a pre-cleanse as well and loving it even more so I thought it deserved a full review.
So what exactly is Micellar Water?
Micellar Water is an alcohol-free makeup remover that combines both water and oil with no repulsion (where the oil and water are separate with the oil sitting on top of the water). Which is why I like to call it magic water instead of micella water, as this formula is amazingly affective at removing makeup but the oil is almost hidden in the water so there is no greasy residue left on the skin (or oil spreading the makeup around your face) making it work for all skin types, but especially oily ones.
If you had a read of my lazy cleansing routine post where I talked about how I sometimes remove my makeup from bed, then you will know instead of being super lazy and using face wipes, which do nothing for the skin AT all, I use the L'Oreal Micellar Water and finish up with a Lush Toner Water to just make sure I have got all the makeup off my face. But now I poured half of the L'Oreal Micellar Solution in to a travel bottle which I keep in the bathroom with some cotton pads to use as a pre-cleanse.
Using is a Pre-Cleanser
Now when doing a full cleanse I will use the micellar water to pretty much remove all of my makeup, but most importantly my eye makeup. Then I cleanse again with either a cleansing oil, hot cloth cleanser or a SLS-free facial wash. With this I find my face is thoroughly cleansed and very happy.
I am not going to say this is a cleansing water to be used on it's own to remove makeup day in day out. But on lazy days it without a doubt a better option to face wipes and it also makes a great quick pre-cleanse before using what you would normally use.
If you want to try out a micellar solution for the first time or as a cheaper option to the much loved Bioderma then I really do highly recommend this.
You can find this for £4.99 in Boots & Superdrug but I am sure both still have offers relating to this product so you may be able to pick this up quite a bit cheaper.