I was out of eye make up remover, and, having just read up on micelles and micellar solutions, I bought this when I saw it in Walmart. Actually, in Canada it's called "L'Oreal Sublime Soft™ Dry and Sensitive Skin Gentle Micellar Solution". At Walmart, it was $9.96CDN for 200ml. A lot of money for less than a cup of mostly water, I thought. Still, I wanted to see what all the fuss was about.
I was impressed. I really expected a let-down, just another product not living up to its claims, but my make up wiped right off. I use regular mascaras, eyeshadow, 24/7 eyeliner pencils, primer, tinted moisturizer, brow tint, and lippy.
My skin was clean when I was done, but there was a sort of tacky feeling. I have an oily T-zone prone to breakouts so I admit I did my usual cleanser afterwards. Still, I like this product. There is no fragrance (yea!) and no stinging in my eyes.
I do think it's expensive. Micellar solutions are cheap to produce. And yet, this is the least expensive one available to me (Bioderma, LaRoche Posay, Caudalie, Lancôme, Ren, etc). The packaging isn't great, either. However, I will stock up when it goes on sale.
This works pretty well. I have to say I prefer Sephora's cleansing water better for seveal reasons, however. L'Oreal's version really swipes away my makeup very well. No scent. However, I prefer Sephora's because you can buy it on a pump-top version. This actually helps me waste less product. I feel like I pour too much of L'oreal's out at a time. Also, my face feels drier after using this. With the other product, I don't have that sensation. All in all, this is definitely worth it in relation to Bioderma, IMO. If you have oily skin, this is especially worth it. My skin is combo, but drier in winter and perhaps that's why I feel it leaves my skin feeling stripped at the moment. Worth a try, I might or might not buy again.
I decided to try this after finding that Bioderma works well on my sensitive skin as a makeup remover, not expecting it to meet Bioderma's benchmark. It does, and dare I say it - exceeds it. I have now purchased three bottles of this and can't see much reason to go back to Bioderma unless something changes - or I need a small bottle for travel (those baby Biodermas are cute!).
For me, other than having zero oiliness, the main reason I prefer micellar solutions to duo-phase makeup removers is that the latter seem to accentuate fine lines.
With any micellar solution, I do go over the area with water on a cotton wool pad afterwards, to feel fresh.
I LOVE this product, I bought mines in boots and it was under Â£3.50 which is such a good price for the product! My friend suggested this to me and she was right to do so I can't get enough of it, cleans my skin thoroughly leaving it feeling amazing, will definitely repurchase!
This cleanser is fab, it takes all the dirt off you're face, it is quick and easy to use and it doesn't sting you're eyes when you're removing makeup:)
I was very skeptical about this cleanser but once I tried it left a good impression.
My skin is a disaster (I have Rosacea) and reacts to almost any cosmetic product. But I feel very comfortable using this micellar water. It's so gentle and really feels like a water.
- Removes makeup. It does. Make sure you use enough product. Ä°f you wear minimal makeup, it will do just fine. BUT: If you have a heavy foundation and waterproof mascara - forget about this. You need some heavy duty makeup cleansers instead.
- Clears up the skin, makes pores appear smaller. It doesn't dry skin out yet leaves no residue, very fresh and clean look.
- Package sucks. It looks nice but doesn't serve a purpose - to get a right amount of product. If not careful you may waste a lot of it.
- Some said that this micellar water is NOT enough as a cleanser alone. In fact it does a job and sufficient alone if only you don't wear a heavy makeup. I use it alone and my skin never felt so clean.
- Micellar waters are easy to formulate and cheap to produce. So it's a bit overpriced in my opinion. If this type of cleanser will become more popular, I will look for cheaper alternatives.
I recommend it as a gentle cleanser for the skin that is prone to irritation. And for those who don't wear much makeup. If you need so called ''deep cleansing'', this cleanser probably will disappoint you. Overall this is a good product.
I'm almost at the end of my bottle of this so I guess by now I should have a pretty good idea of how this works. It's unscented and hasn't upset my sensitive skin at all. I use it in the morning if I am in a rush to freshen up my face, to spot clean my brushes, and of course its intended use, to remove my makeup.
To me, this just seems like an extraneous product, I use it either when I am too lazy to wash my face in the morning, or too lazy to take my makeup off at night, so it's kind of like having a liquid format of makeup removing wipes.
Would I repurchase? Maybe.
I love this product and recommend it. It gets the majority of the makeup off and it feels very comfortable on the skin (it doesn't give you a sting sensation or anything). However, I don't think it's enough to clean your skin properly and get all the makeup off. If you want to have healthy skin, I suggest you don't use this product alone. There are many products you can use after this to completely clean your skin. I use Clinique's liquid facial soap after using this product, which gets the rest of my makeup off. Also, I think the packaging could be improved. Overall, it's a quality product for a cheap price. I will continue to buy it.
the product is fine. however it's not as good as claimed. it helps you remove the big part of your makeup but doesn't clean deep down. You still have makeup left on your face after using it.The worst part is that you have to put a lot of it to remove the makeup. And I haven't even used with a medium coverage foundation yet. It's nice if you're planning on removing your makeup and wash your face later with a good cleanser but alone it won't do. That said it doesn't dry out your face, and I didn't notice any breakout or burn while using it, it's a good thing.
Excellent! Its cheap and effective at removing face make-up. I have tried it on my waterproof mascara but did not work, but everything else was great; face and lips.