In 2018, micellar water is something every woman has in her beauty cabinet. Weather we’re using it for face cleansing or as a makeup remover, it’s inexpensive product with multiple use. I think that one of the reasons people love their micellar water is its’ multi-purpose and the fact that it’s affordable. For me, micellar water has taken the place of my makeup wipes on my vanity. (Avène Micellar Lotion has made its’ way into my routine so the rule number three in my Basic Skincare Rules wouldn’t be broken.)
Avène Micellar Lotion is my go-to micellar solution. I’ve tried many of them, some of them I loved beyond words (Lierac Micellar Cleansing Water) others not so much (Garnier one), but somehow I always get back to my Avène.
Specifications: Avène Micellar Lotion comes in transparent plastic bottle with 200ml (6.76 FL.OZ.) of product. It’s hypoallergenic and adequate for sensitive skin. It has mild, almost soap like scent and doesn’t require rinsing. That is my favorite feature, it’s easy to remove makeup with, and it doesn’t require washing your face afterwards (because one doesn’t have time to do so every time). I will mention I don’t use it to remove my eye makeup. Even though this Avène Micellar Lotion will not sting your eyes, I still find I need to rub it if I’m not using my eye makeup remover (review coming soon). And as I have sensitive eyes, I cannot be bothered with rubbing and using one too many cotton pads (as micellar water isn’t strong enough to remove two layers of my mascara just like that). One more feature I have to mention is that it doesn’t leave you that tightening feeling on skin which is very nice, especially if you have dry skin.
Would I repurchase it? Yes. Even though most of micellar waters are quite similar, this one (for its’ above stated reasons) is my favorite that I’m always returning to. With price of 18USD (16EUR) it is relatively affordable and multi-useful. And especially because more than often you get Avène Thermal Spring Water Spray with it as free gift. All in all, Avène Micellar Lotion is always returning to my beauty cabinet.
Until next time,