La Roche Posay • physiological micellar solution • Cleansers
|Would buy this product again.||76%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I'm not big into the micellar solution craze and prefer either my shisheido perfect whip or some cleansing oil, but I usually keep a bottle of this on hand. I don't believe in using micellar water as a daily thing but what I love this for are the nights when I am absolutely too exhausted to go through my night routine and just need to get my makeup off and go to bed. It doesn't dry out my already dry skin or make it feel tight, yet it takes the makeup off completely. This is a great stash product, even though I don't (and wouldn't) use it every day.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
What an amazing, amazing make up remover! I've gone through my first bottle, and being a seasoned eye make up wearer (I've rocked a cat-eye since I was 13), the happiest I've been with an eye make-up remover to date.
Micellar solutions are probably the best way to get make-up off your eye, having used gel cleansers, milk/cream cleansers, soaps, rose water and everything in between, micellar solutions have proven to be the least aggravating products that don't make you have to push and tug at the thin skin around the eye area. I find that LRP micellar solution works best if you really wet an entire cotton pad (one per eye) and hold on your eye for a good 30 seconds, and with one swipe you will see all your eye make-up wipe right off. This is also great for removing dark lipsticks, no stains are left behind either. For the rest of my face, I use a balm cleanser like the one by Eve Lom, and I think that it removes the last bits of my make-up off. It doesn't take too long, and the whole process feels like 3 minute spa facial.
I will buy this product, but I'd definitely like to try the more elusive Bioderma micellar solution as well. Both are almost the same price, but LRP is more easily available in the your regular Boot's. Until then, however, this is definitely my HG eye make-up remover.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I have never earlier used any kinds of micellar solutions, but Iīm positively surprised by this product!
I wear quite a lot of different lotions/make up on my face (moisturizer, an bb-cream with spf, bare minerals foundation, blush and too faced shimmer) and lately Iīve had the feeling that my la roche posay physiological cleansing milk + physiological toner donīt remove all of it. So I saw this one and decided to try it!
I use this every night before showering and washing my face with cleansing milk. I use this with cotton, and gently wipe away all make up (doesnīt remove waterproof make up! Not for sensitive eyes like mine!) and avoid the eye area. It usually takes two cotton pads till everything is completely gone. Then I just wash my face normally and use the toner.
I would not use this as the only cleansing product, because I think it leaves an "dirty" residue on face and I dontīt feel like my skin would be clean. But as an make up remover it works just wonderfully!
I have now been using this for a week and already now my skin looks more clear and clean, since I also get the spf away.
This runs out probably in a few months, but Iīm willing to pay 15 euros for a more beautiful skin. Itīs suitable for my sensitive and red skin, and almost fragrance free.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Olive, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Black
I wrecked my skin after using Soap and Glory's Peaches and cream cleanser and No7 wipes. Not sure which one is the culprit but my money is on the wipes as they feel like they have loads of alcohol in them. So I decided to go gentle and use this micellar solution as I already use other products from La Roche Posay and I really liked them.
First of all, my eye makeup didnt come off that easily. I did have to rub a little bit which I hate doing to my eyes. It was nice and gentle on my skin and left my skin feeling clean rather than with cleanser residue or dry and tight. It just felt nice and I'll give it a 5 star for that. However I noticed that my eyes did sting a little bit after that. I have sensitive eyes so I decided to continue using it for a few days.
Around a week later, my skin feels so much better. It is not irritated, dry or tight, or greasy. I feel really nice and clean after cleansing and my skin is definitely back to normal. Unfortunately my eyes are constantly sore. This morning my eyes were so puffy it was unbelievable! It was puffier than if I cried all night. My eyes are still a bit sore today so because of this I dont think I will be buying this again. I will try the bioderma one just because I like the feel of the micellar solution on the skin and how gentle it is.
Update: I'm increasing this to a 4 as I tried removing my eye mu using Lisa Eldridge's method and my eyes no longer sting. I think it is actually the debris from the mascara that was causing the eye irritation. This does a pretty good job of removing mascara and light face makeup but I still dont think it's stellar. I recently bought the Bioderma Sensibio and that was just superior at removing makeup - you can do it with no pulling or tugging of the skin around the eye area at all. However I do like the scent of LRP's as it smells gentle but luxurious. I dont think I will repurchase though as it will then be just a luxurious redundant product and way more expensive than the Sensibio. I will use Bioderma to remove makeup and the LRP physiological cleansing gel to cleanse my face.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I bought this after hearing all the good things about micellar solutions. I bought it in a USA drugstore called USA. I paid 21.00usd for 200ml or 6.76 oz
It did not remove my eyemakeup completely. Had to go back to the L'oreal one or the Maybelline , Almay or simply cold cream.
As for removing makeup on the face, I think it does a fair job when used on normal? skin or dry skin. It does not strip.
For oily skin, the face did not appeared cleaned, not red or ilrritated but unclean????
However, I think it's a fantastic product, less expensive than other brands (Lancome had one now that is outrageous, it comes in a sprau).
For daily use, it would become expensive, unless you are ok with that
AND, today, after I colored my hair, I used it to wipe the spots on the forehead, neck and guess what? works PERFECT, I mean perfect and it was not irritating. So I will save it for this and other occassional uses but not for everyday
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
If this was better at getting off mascara, and was half the price, it would be HG material. Readily available on the UK high street from a brand I trust to perform and not cause problems. The packaging looks high-end, mixing luxe and laboratory. Its' clear bottle emphasises that you're using a cleansing "water" with a great dispenser top. It leaves my skin feeling clean, fresh and hydrated. Never dry, taut or irritated and no residue. I feel it leaves my natural oils and lipid barrier intact. I can just whip over with this and not have to wash, rinse or tone/prep. I love that it's soap, alcohol, paraben and colourant free. La Roche Posay products always seem to work beautifully with my skin rather than against it. I would love this if I didn't need to use such a on my cotton pad. It doesn't remove eye makeup to my standards. I wouldn't mind so much if it contained 500ml rather than 200ml for Ģ12. It's something I will keep in use for certain situations. It's perfect for a quick morning freshen up, or if I need to remove a bit of product and continue. I enjoy using it, but I can't really afford to have it as my main cleanser. I recommend their Physiological cleansing gel - not as fuss free but gives much more bang for your buck and comparable if not better results.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is my first foray into the micellar solution/cleansing water market. I have been using this for about a month and have been loving it. It takes off makeup and leaves my face feeling fresh. This has taken the place of my makeup wipes. It does not quite take off some of my more long lasting mascaras but I'll forgive it that. It is a bit pricey at approx $19-20 for 200mls. I'm interested in trying some other brands of micellar solutions including the legendary Bioderma, but I'll keep this one on the back of my mind for future repurchases when I've tired of experimenting.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
It didn't do much for me. I don't know what else to say about it. When it comes to a cleanser, it's as simple as: does it cleanse well and easily? For this, the answer is no to both.
I got this as a free gift with another purchase, and I don't feel I really need around, even though i do use it from time to time in order to finish the bottle and be done with it.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
For a cleanser, this does a really poor job of removing dirt, oil or makeup. And it doesn't even think about budging mascara. Got this in a sample size in a kit so I felt it was worth a try. I wouldn't buy it again, when Bioderma makes several micellar products that are far superior.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I am so glad I discovered this product. I had been using Caudalie's micellar solution and was not a fan of the fragrance or crappy makeup removal. I've been using La Roche Posay products for years, and I was happy to find this in CVS. I have very dry, sensitive skin and I wanted to start using micellar solutions in the mornings instead of a full on cleanser because it tended to dry out my face. I use this on a cotton pad every morning, you don't need a lot, and it gives me a nice fresh feeling without stripping any oils away. This is also an AWESOME makeup remover and often removes makeup better than other products I've used. It does go a bit quick, and it's about $20 at CVS, but I think it is definitely worth the money. No sticky residue, just a nice clean feeling.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I would like to preface this review by stating that I use the Micellar solution only in the mornings and I have not used it to remove make up/sunscreen.
Since I am a retin-a cream user, I'm supposed to remove it in the morning by washing my face. I am not really a 2x/day facer washer, so I decided to try this solution in lieu of cleanser and water. It works very well for that! I only use a little amount, I counted 11 drops to be sufficient, on a cotton round and wipe my face down with it. After wiping my face, there is definitely some dirt and grime on the pad to indicate that it is cleaning. But it feels very gentle, I can wipe my eyes and there is no irritation. In fact, my skin didn't change at all after I started using it. Which I actually think of as a plus!
It has a light smell that reminds me a little bit of bubblegum, I do not find it offensive or very noticeable.
The price seems expensive for liquid, but it's pretty comparable to a higher end face cleanser that I would be using in its stead.
I have been using it once a day for almost two months and I have used a little more than an inch of the bottle.
I will purchase again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Olive Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
So, I got a little cocky with my skin. I finally had it clear for the first time in years. Instead of my usual routine, I decided to mix it up and try this micellar solution. Big mistake. This thing made two cysts erupt right smack dab in the middle of my face. I look like a damn unicorn now.
I bought this, as the Bioderma micellar water isn't available here in America. I thought this would be a great alternative. Apparently not. Aside from breaking me out, it made my face feel a bit tight after using it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
EDIT have upped this to a 5 lippie rating as I realised that using it with a cotton pad rather than a cotton ball makes it go further, as the product soaks down into the cotton ball and therefore u get through more taking your makeup off! Its fantastic stuff, have repurchased already.
I have been using this with the Effaclar foaming gel and Effaclar K, and these products have made such a fantastic difference to my skin, they are without doubt the best I have ever used. My skin is oily with redness, red acne scarring, dry patches and blackheads/ whiteheads, and I desperately wanted to help the situation.
I use the micellar solution to take off my makeup before cleansing with the foaming gel. Its like removing my makeup with pure water, it is so refreshing and gentle. No stinging, rubbing, it doesn't make my skin red, nothing. It could literally be water. It takes all my base off with about four cotton pads. Because of how gentle and kind to my skin this stuff is, I have given it four lippies. However, it didnt get five lippies for two reasons, firstly how quick this stuff goes down. In three weeks, usng it only once a day, the bottle has gone down to only a third left. Considering it cost Ģ11 thats not very good value. Also, i dont find it good for removing eye makeup, it takes too many cotton pads to get it all off, and I only use mascara. Will repurchase, but maybe not constantly otherwise I will have no money left!
Overall though, these three products have removed 90% of my blackheads, left my skin happier and even with vastly reduced redness, and no dry bits. Fabulous.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
This is my most favorite cleansing product. It is very comfortable to use and quite hydrating as well. I use this as a MU remover before foaming cleanser. I put a little amount on my palm and gently massage my face and neck before washing it off. I also had some late nights out with my gf's and used this product alone with cotton pad before hitting the bed and never had any issues with my skin the next morning. I tried Vichy and it is light years away from LRP.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I have sensitive skin and since a couple of months I have a very sensitive skin.
This cleanser saved my life. It is so soft and gentle, I have not come across to a simulair product.
I use this in the evening to remove my make up. I dont use this cleanser to remove my eyemake up though (I use Nivea for that). In the morning I use this cleanser as well. I use for both a cotton pad.
Edit February 6th 2012. I have been using this for a couple of weeks now and it does dry out my skin whenever I use it. The dryness is gone the minute I apply my moisturizer, but still, its drying. So Im taking off 2 lippies for that.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
i bought this because i didn't want wait to order bioderma online and wanted to try other micellar solutions a try. first off, i'm not a huge fan of the scent. though it's not unbearable i didn't find that this product was that effective in removing all my makeup thoroughly. i mostly wear a bit of light foundation, bb cream or mineral powder, blush, liquid liner and mascara and i felt like i couldn't get my face clean enough with this cleansing water. i felt like i had to use A TON of product and ended up going through 3/4 of the bottle within about 5 days which i feel is a HUGE waste considering this cost me 19.95 + tax at cvs. i also felt like when i was using this product i developed some clogged pores on my forehead and chin. maybe it was from the product not thoroughly removing my makeup. i'm sure that if you wear very minimal makeup this could work for you. overall, i would not repurchase and i would recommend bioderma crealine over this product any day.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This runny product hurts my eyes, and does not remove eye makeup as quickly as a gel cleansing oil. For the price, the fact that it's a pain to use, and it caused discomfort, I feel it's highly overrated. I did not use this for removing makeup on the face.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Neutral Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is by far my favorite micellar solution. I like to use a micellar solution to clean my face in the morning because it is both fast and gentle. Since I switched to using the Clarisonic at night, my face gets so clean that I don't feel I need to cleanse with water in the morning anymore. This is especially true since it is winter here in the US and lots of washing tends to dry out my skin. I also like that with a quick swipe of a cotton pad I can combine cleansing and toning and get out the door a lot faster.
This micellar water comes in a tall, cylindrical, plastic bottle with a convenient flip-top cap. The cap has a small opening so you don't wind up dumping cleanser all over the place. The packaging is plastic, but it looks relatively sleek on the counter.
This cleanser leaves my skin feeling clean and refreshed, without any greasy or filmy after feel like other micellar waters I have tried. It also does a reasonable job of removing makeup, so with a quick swipe I can be off the the gym. The cleanser is slightly scented, but not over powering. I have gotten used to it over time.
There are a few things I don't like about this product. First, the price is the highest of all the cleanisng waters I have tried ($19.95 for 6.7 fl. oz or 200mL). Second, I don't like that it is tested on animals. However, I continue to purchase this product because it works excellently, and far out performs other cleansing waters that I have tried.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I totally agree with the previous reviewers' comments about its abilities as a makeup remover. However, I use it in the same fashion as Lisa1000--as a morning cleanser. Using it this way, a bottle lasts long enough to make the price easier to swallow. I got my current bottle in July and I still have one third of the bottle left in mid-November. I apply a couple "swigs" to a cosmetic pad and that's enough to cleanse my face, neck, and upper chest. It's vaguely entertaining to see all the dead skin cells it can sweep off, leaving my face with a fresh, clean feeling, but at the same time, no stripping, leaves my face feeling soft--kind of reminds me of Asian softeners, only with true cleansing action. This product does not irritate my mild rosacea. I also use this once and a while as a toner after a long day exposed to loads of pollutants.
The main reason I'm taking off a lippie is the availability of this product, the pricing (though it's a much better price than Bioderma and other micellar water options), and the shipping costs. If you're on a budget, using this as a makeup remover, even if you're a light makeup user like me, the rate of consumption would make it cost-prohibitive. For makeup removal, I use Albolene or even grapeseed or sweet almond oil in a pinch--all much cheaper. However, if you purchase it to use as a morning cleanser(most people just need to get rid of dead skin cells and remove any excess oil in the mornings, rather than aggressive cleansing), this is actually pretty do-able, given the much slower rate of consumption. I tested rinsing my face with water afterwards and no rinsing and my skin seems fine either way(if for psychological reasons you need to rinse after using this, your skin will still feel nice afterwards). Though, after extensive testing, I've found my skin really does not miss the rinsing and I usually skip rinsing--I'm that confident in the micellar water's cleansing powers at this point. To mothers who have to do the morning school rush and often have to compete to get at the bathrooom, the no-rinse-required aspect means you don't have to cleanse near a bathroom sink. I myself have an eight o'clock class and using this as my cleanser means my morning time is freed up a little more. While I'm now in my late thirties, sigh, I would have loved having this product in my teens and twenties. For teenagers and early twenty-somethings, who often prefer a more aggressive cleansing process due to higher oil production, I might suggest using this as a toner--it will sweep away dead skin, but it won't irritate skin, which can often be counter-productive for dealing with oiliness or acne.
On a final note, I really wish micellar waters were more widely available in the US: it's a true multi-generational product.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium Brown, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Black
This is a fairly good product. I have combination skin and my favourite type of cleanser is a gel cleanser that doesn't foam. However, I wanted to try a La Roche-Posay cleanser and my local store only had this one that was suited for my skintype, so I ended up using this.
It cleans my skin well, has a extremely nice smell and is easy to use, so I really liked it. Unfortunately I started noticing that it breaks me out. I think this has to do with the fact that you don't have to rinse your face with water, because I get quite small little impurities (mainly on my forehead) when I use this cleanser and no real spots/blemishes that I normally get.
So I only use this cleanser if I want to get my foundation off before I cleanse with a facewash, or if I am really lazy or on holiday because this cleanser is so easy to use.