My skin type: Oily, clogged, sensitive and acne prone, prone to redness and large pores.
All the buzz around this product from various beauty gurus and sources really had me curious about this product. As a skincare junkie I'm always looking for the most gentle and effective skincare out there, and lately I've been eyeing French skincare products. There's something about the novelty, quality, and overall life philosophy that really appeals to me in how the French take care of their skin.
So I took the plunge and ordered two 500ml bottles for a little over $50 total. Not really cheap but in comparison to other brands the price evens out into a pretty good deal.
My thoughts were to use this as a makeup remover and a gentle morning cleanser. I apply this to a cotton square and sweep it over my skin in the morning to get rid of the oil buildup during the night.
-Didn't break me out or make my face turn red
-left my skin feeling moist and healthy; didn't strip my skin
-Does get rid of makeup
-Leaves my skin feeling healthy
-Didn't really do much to help my skin overall. In fact, my skin was clogging up and using a cleanser only at night and this in the morning was just not cutting it. I had to stop using this as a morning cleanser and go back to using my regular one to cut back on oil and clogging.
-Does not remove makeup in one go. I find I really have to use this twice or three times around to completely get my makeup off, and I really feel like I'm wasting product. Every time I flip open the bottle cap I wince at how quickly this product goes. I mean, its not the most expensive product out there, but neither is it cheap so I'm left with the feeling that I'm pouring money down the drain.
So, I'm thinking this product might not be for my oily skin. I'm going to clean up my skin and then come back to using this as a morning cleanser but next time around I'm going to skip my morning moisturizer and see if that helps. I'll still use this as a makeup remover but I still think there's better out there. Maybe not as gentle or better for your skin as this one is though, so that's something to think about.
I'll be back to update should anything change.
I LOVE THIS! It removes all makeup and feels like it really nourishes the skin. The solution literally dissolves all the makeup on your face, I sometimes wipe over with another cotton pad just to check and it always comes off clean. I wouldn't use this on it's own, as I doubt it cleanses pores, and it's a little trickier to remove eye makeup with. I normally use this in the mornings or as a "pre cleanse" before a shower. The price is a little steep but you normally get good deals on amazon and eBay. I'd recommend buying some large cotton pads with this product as I was using nail polish remover ones before and burned through them so quickly. I also lie that it's free of most chemical nasties!!
I bought the one in the pink cap because the shoppers assistant recommended it and I needed an eye makeup remover at shoppers. I asked her for an eye makeup remover for sensitive skin and she told me to buy this since it was on sale. I've previously owned the maybelline express clean eye makeup remover and it was much much better. All you needed was a few wipes and your eye makeup is gone. It was much cheaper too. This one on the other hand, takes a long time to remove eye makeup. No wonder it was on sale. If i could i'd go return it but its too late now since I pulled off the cap securer. I don't recommend this to anyone. Don't let the brand, bottle or price fool you.
Love. It's a lot less messy than using an oil to remove makeup. I also like that I can dip a q-tip into it to remove bits of mascara that get onto my eyelid without disturbing the rest of my makeup. It's gentle enough to use every day and strong enough to take off waterproof mascara. I also love that the ingredients don't include parabens or -cones. Now if only all the other women in my city didn't like it as much ;) I might be able to find it on store shelves again. This product definitely deserves all 5 lippies.
I like this but don't love it - it's a decent, reasonably priced (vs Lancome, Dior, Caudalie) water based makeup remover for those who don't wear a ton of makeup. I like it best for a quick sweep before bed on low/no makeup days. It doesn't remove my mascara very well, i had to rub my lashes a little, which I massively resent. There is no way I'd try to remove waterproof mascara with this. I MUCH prefer an oil over this for days when I'm wearing smokey black eyes and false lashes as this would never get the glue off. It's decent for a quick cleanse but I prefer to use it before a wash off gel cleanser as a pre cleanse.
I absolutely LOVE this product. And although it's supposedly only available in Europe I easily found it at Pasteur Pharmacy on Lexington Avenue in New York.
Yes, it's rather expensive, but it removes EVERY trace of eye make up easily. I usually use another cotton-soaked pad and remove my face makeup too, which I then follow with a regular cleansing. I really feel that it gets everything off my face with no irritation.
Well worth the cost.
The bioderma Crealine H20 Cleanser has made it into my holy grail list of beauty products. It removes all my makeup without irritating my skin, its fragrance free, soap-free and hypoallergenic. I highly highly recommend this product to anyone who is on the hunt for a really good makeup remover, as they also have other variations targeted towards other skin types.
I've already re-purchased the product and I love it so so much.
Full review with photographs up on our blog
This removes most makeup without irritation including non waterproof eye makeup but I dont feel it is enough of a cleanser for me on it's own. I tend to either use it as a quick cleanser if I have a late night or a precleanse to remove heavy makeup. I bought mine in spain, stockists are difficult to find in Ireland.
I finally cave in to buying this product after hearing so many great reviews from the youtube's beauty community. But I have to say that I'm a bit disappointed considering how much this stuff actually cost for people from the US.
I didn't really care much for the packaging, it's alright (but still there are plenty of cleansers out there with cute packaging that consumers like me would prefer over.) However since we are talking about the quality of the product and not how it looks, I didn't take the packaging into consideration when reviewing this.
-Effective removal of non-waterproof makeup.
-Doesn't really have a smell (not chemically like some cleansers)
-Didn't break me out or irritate my eyes.
-Not accessible in the US, therefore price is high (I had to buy this on ebay).
-Takes forever to remove any mascara, waterproof or not (like four or five cotton pads and even then I noticed that there were still some residue when washing my face).
-It didn't irritate my eyes initially, but after rubbing it so much to remove my mascara that my eyes did get a little red. (I know that you are suppose to let it soak on your eye before gently patting it off, and I did try that but it didn't come off. So I was reduced to rubbing instead to see if that would do the job.)
I know that there seem to be more pros than cons, but the cons are "big no-no" that I look for in a cleanser. If a cleanser that doesn't do what it claims to do then what is the point?
Eventually the bioderma did remove my mascara, but it wastes so much product in one use that I felt I was throwing money away. Overall I was not impress with this product like everybody else was.
I will not purchase this again once I use up the bottle (I'm pretty sure that it's going to be fast considering how much I use every single time).
I don't know if its just this or all micellar waters but this really irritated my skin - my eyelids in particular. Very sore!
I've also found this with the Darphin Azahar and Decleor Aroma Cleanse micellar waters too. So it may my skin rather than the product that is the issue. Saying that, I think people with sensitive skin, particularly around the eyes, need to be aware that this isn't necessarily a product that wont cause irritation - just one that shouldnt cause irritation to normal skin with frequent application. My skin isn't particularly sensitive, but can kick up a fuss from time to time so it may be worse for people with really sensitive skin.
Be slightly wary of buying the huge bottles simply because of the good reviews. If you know your skin has issues, perhaps try the small bottle first - I'm glad I did.
I also found it wasn't hugely effective in removing the waterproof mascara which I wear occasionally.