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Miracle stuff? Micellar water?

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golfergirl28 Thu 27-Feb-14 16:43:33

Ok, anybody familiar with this stuff? It seems to be widely used in France. It's a water with no chemicals that you use on a cotton pad to clean your face and even remove your eye make up. Supposedly even suits sensitive skin. I don't think its meant to be an alternative to proper cleansing but ideal for travelling or when you're tired/busy.
Bioderma, Avene, Garnier all make it. I believe Superdrug do one too.
I'd love to know if anybody has used it and how you rate it.

Apatite1 Fri 28-Feb-14 12:30:08

Bioderma without any doubt!

Bonsoir Fri 28-Feb-14 12:33:31

Live the concept of panicking if your fave cleanser is running low - first world problem grin

But I do understand and sympathise!

Bonsoir Fri 28-Feb-14 12:34:01


SirRaymondClench Fri 28-Feb-14 12:43:33

I have used both Bioderma and LRP one. Although the Bioderma has a much bigger bottle I prefer the LRP one by far. It's so much better.

Apatite1 Fri 28-Feb-14 13:49:50

Siraymondclench, is the LRP ok for removing eye makeup? I find the bioderma stings my eyes (esp the oily skin one) so I have to carry a guerlain eye make up remover when I travel. Would be good if I could use the one remover for all make up.

I didn't find the LRP one very good for eye make up and it stung my eyelids.

LoonvanBoon Fri 28-Feb-14 14:44:53

Some of them do contain fragrance - the Garnier one does - so it's worth checking the ingredients list if you have sensitive skin.

Apatite1 Fri 28-Feb-14 15:22:56

I'll stick to the guerlain then thanks whokmows!

lilythemonkey Wed 05-Mar-14 23:04:38

FrugalFashionista; I find a combination of hairspray and vodka great for removing my concern about the stains.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Thu 06-Mar-14 14:50:18

I've just bought the Loreal one, I'll report back once I've used it.

HRHsherlockssextoy Thu 06-Mar-14 14:55:32

L'oreal one is ok. Not as good as the bioderma one though.

You can buy the bioderma one as wipes as well.

specialsubject Thu 06-Mar-14 15:18:55

water with no chemicals? What, they've taken out the dihydrogen monoxide? That's clever.


DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Thu 06-Mar-14 23:11:16

I'll try the Bioderma one next. I'm impressed so far,I wear loads of mascara and it comes off with one sweep of a cotton wool pad! I rinsed it off as I'm worried about my sensitive skin but so far so good.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Thu 06-Mar-14 23:18:03

How do you pronounce it?confused

UntamedShrew Thu 06-Mar-14 23:18:29

I've never been able to find an eye make up remover that doesn't give me excema, but the bioderma one is great and I've had no reaction to it at all.

DisappointedHorse Thu 06-Mar-14 23:24:45

I've tried a few brands and I love them. The L'Oreal one is absolutely fine.

When I first started using them I did get more spots than usual but what I think happened was they drew out all my comedones. My skin is looking great at the moment.

I wouldn't use anything else now, they clean really deeply but gently.

cocobongo Fri 07-Mar-14 10:26:09

I love the LRP one. Virtually every make up remover makes my eyes red and stingy. The LRP one I use is more like a gel, so I put it on with my fingers and then use a flannel or muslin soaked in warm water to get it off. It's the best I've ever used in getting eye make up off.

plasticbanana Fri 07-Mar-14 10:50:28

I've got the La Roche Posay one. I find it a bit rubbish. It takes ages and many cotton wool pads to clean my face and there's still eye make up left after all that. I find it much quicker to use the OCM.

Must be more than one LRP one I guess, the one I've got is definitely not gel, it is the same consistency as water (and about as effective). It's called Micellar Physiological Solution.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Fri 07-Mar-14 20:14:38

Ask impressed with the Loreal one. It'll be particularly good for taking off day make up before reapplying make up for going out,as it's not greasy.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Fri 07-Mar-14 20:15:19

Still not ask

TeamWill Fri 07-Mar-14 20:32:08

Love the Bioderma - huge bottles ,last for ages .
Removes make up with no stinging and leaves my skin soft and clean with no tightness .

scottishmummy Fri 07-Mar-14 21:16:28

Tried loreal was ineffective, moved to bioderma,and it's great

Can you get the Bioderma one in Boots? Might try that next.

TeamWill Fri 07-Mar-14 21:36:10

No- I ordered from Amazon

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