I was hoping this would be a magic cure-all based on many positive reviews I've read (here and elsewhere), but the jury's still out on this one. I'm a few weeks into my first bottle with no visible improvement yet.
I have mildly oily skin prone to clogged pores and tiny pimples, and my skin just never felt *clean* when I used this as a no-rinse cleanser. Like I was just putting more junk on my face. Of course, I could always follow it up with a second cleanser, but then why bother with the product at all?
In terms of makeup removal, I found that it did a decent job with my wash-off mascara and concealer, but when I follow up with a cider vinegar toner I end up catching more dirt/ makeup.
Still, I know you're supposed to give your skin time to adjust, so maybe I'll try rinsing after I use it and see what happens.
to be continued...
I find this product to be a very good one step cleanser. I agree with the other user who said that she uses it to follow her other cleaning step; once in a while, I use a cleansing bar or something of a deeper cleanser followed by Micellar. But most of the time, I just stick with this and then a spritz of Avene mineral water, and I find it good and not drying. I am prone to break outs even though my skin is a bit on the dry side, and I have found that this stuff works well.
I have a very sensitive skin, especially during winter because my skin ABSOLUTLY hates cold and sudden changes of temperature.
My dermatologist prescribed this to me as a face cleaner, not only make up reamove, just a face cleaner to use instead of my usual soapy one. Works great ! The smell is subtle, it's soothing and cleans really well :)
I don't use this as a makeup remover, per se. I wash my face first with Phisoderm which removes most of my makeup, then I follow with the micellar lotion to pick up anything that my cleanser might have missed. Although it says "no rinse", I just splash my face with water just in case, wipe dry and spray a very fine mist of Avene thermal water. Finally, I apply the Avene cicalfate. I have a nice glow and my complexion is much more even. My skin feels really soft and clean after the micellar lotion. The fragrance doesn't bother me and it doesn't seem to irritate my acne. And since I don't actually use it as my main makeup remover, I don't need a lot of it so the bottle will last a while.
My face turn red with this product (perfum), you shouldn't buy it if you have sensitive skin. I bought this micellar lotion because i wanted for soft cleanser and i had good experience with avene cleansers.
This product does a great job of removing makeup and cleaning the skin. However, it is not for sensitive skin. My face had a reaction and started burning and turning red after I used it.
This is an excellent product, it served its purpose very well. I used on the nights when I didn't want to wash up as a no-rinse alternative, and I also used it as a toner. It has that standard Avene scent, and it did not sting my eyes at all. I've tried a few Micellar waters (which I've ranked in the alternatives), and this is a great option but there are better so I probably will not buy it again unless its on special. I think I might try the Bioderma or Lancome next...
Of all the micellar waters I've tried this is how I would rank them, including this one:
1. Darphin Azahar/Nuxe 3-Rose - the BEST ones! Great scents, thorough, and the least tacky (Darphin has an edge in terms of the scent and Nuxe has the edge on price)
2. Avene Micellar - very good, but not as good as the other two
3. Caudalie Cleansing Water - love the scent, but it's super sticky
Very soothing to irritated skin.A must have for skin iiirtations that cant stand alot of chemicals on your face.Plus you leave it on and it continues to add moisture to your face.Edit: Had to return this,the scent bothered my skin too much,Why cant it be fragrant free??
FYI: DO NOT use this product if you have super sensitive skin. It has fragrance and drying agents in it that are not suitable for your skin type. I learned this the hard way. Actually, it was after using this product that got me to see a dermatologist and learned how to read product labels more carefully. Any acids, alcohols, preservatives, lanolin, fragrances, and/or peroxides are REALLY BAD for people with reactive skin because they cause irrtation. Natural and mineral products are the best because most of their ingredients are pure and do not irrtate skin. Hope ths helps!
I like this product, I think it comes in handy, when you don't feel like using water to wash your face. All you have to do, is use a cotton pad and swipe the product over your face. It doesn't irritate your skin ( unless you're rubbing your face too much - which you shouldn't be doing anyway for sensitive skin). It might not be the best makeup remover, but it removes my mineral foundation, and powder - I don't use it for eyes just because I'd rather save it just for my face. It doesn't make your face red after using it, but I still moisturize, which I suggest people do if they have dry/sensitive skin( these skin types should never skip moisturizing, despite the fact that you're using a hydrating cleanser)