La Roche Posay physiological micellar solution

4.1

48 reviews

72% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Water, Hexylene Glycol, Poloxamer 184, Glycerin, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Dihydrocholeth 30, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide, Fragrance (Parfum)


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

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.



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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.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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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.

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Other, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

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.


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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.

5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

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.

7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.


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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.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I love this product, as it is very gentle and an easy way to cleanse especially if you're a bit lazy like me. Much easier to wipe my face with a cotton pad with this on, than get up and have to properly wash my face over a sink. Part of the reason I purchased this was because I had been using face wipes for those lazy moments, and read they were fairly awful for your skin.

My only criticism and it's a fairly minor one, is that my skin is often oily around the T zone and when I use this product it doesn't seem to remove any of excess oil. But it is brilliant at removing makeup and is so gentle on my skin that this wouldn't stop me from purchasing this again.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Other

I incorporated micellar cleansing water into my skincare routine a few weeks ago and have definitely noticed the difference (my skincare routine can be found in my notepad)! Since I started removing my make-up prior to washing my face, my skin has gotten so much better - more radiant and noticably clearer! It's probably not the only reason but I think my skin definitely benefits from it! I'll be buying it over and over again.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I just recently started using a number of LRP products and this is one of my absolute favorites. I have sensitive acne prone skin, so I try to use gentle products for the sensitivity, but it is crucial that all makeup is removed, so as not to leave any pores blocked. This product fulfills both of my needs, and it feels sooo good on the skin. It is rinse free which is great for late nights when you want to quickly get your makeup off, or traveling. My skin feels healthier and this, combined with the use of Effaclar K has made my skin look better than it has in months.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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