La Roche-Posay Physiological Micellar Solution
Right I think we all know how I feel about Micellar Waters by now. For me they're NEVER going to replace a proper cleanser and if you're using a micellar without cleansing after, your face isnt clean. Its as simple as that. Another thing I'm sick of hearing is 'hold the soaked cotton pad over your eyes for a minute and your mascara comes off completely in one sweep' uhm, no it doesnt. WHY YOU LIE! Its clear to see I'm not the biggest fan so why did I buy another one? Well, I just cant accept that other people love them and I dont. I'm deluded enough to think that out there hiding away somewhere is a magic micellar that actually does remove mascara with just one sweep of a cotton pad.
Theres a few things I hate about micellars - most leave residue on the skin, the amount of cotton pads you need to go through before your face is semi clean and they dont remove mascara as easily as they would have you believe. Let me just say this isnt a negative review. La Roche-Posay Physiological Micellar Solution is the best I've tried so far. Heres why..
The formula is ideal for sensitive skin. Its soap free, paraben free, alcohol free and colourant free. There is a slight scent but its barely there which is perfect for me as it doesnt cause hives to pop up all over my face. It contains The La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water which is rich in anti-oxidant selenium and known for its anti-irritating properties making it brilliant for anyone with extremely sensitive skin.
Does it remove mascara with one sweep of a cotton pad? No it doesnt but I didnt expect it to so I can live with that. Does it leave any residue? No! :) You dont understand how happy this makes me. Yes I cleanse after using micellars for make up removal but if I'm not wearing make up and I'm out and about I'll use it to freshen up if its really warm but the last thing I want is a tacky feeling face. The bottle is a generous 200ml and priced at £11.50 in Boots but I'm sure you could find it cheaper online. I still need to go through quite a few cotton pads and I'm halfway through my bottle already. I think 200ml would only last me around a month which isnt very economical so for that reason it wont be a constant repurchase.
Whats the best micellar you've tried?
La Roche-Posay Physiological Micellar Solution 11.50 from Boots and La Roche-Posay stockists