Tuesday, 15 April 2014

L'oreal Skin Perfection 3 in 1 Micellar Solution Review!



Everyone and their mother has tried some kind of micellar water product in the aftermath of the outbreak of Bioderma because every single skincare or make up brand has brought one out to get themselves in on the action, too.

Now, I've never tried Bioderma or any other micellar solution before and so this is not going to be a comparison between any of them, it's purely going to be a discussion about whether or not I liked this product for what it claims to be.

This retails at £4.99 and claims to: dissolve make-up, unclog pores and remove impurities and tone and soothe skin.

Like other cleansing waters, you simply pour some of this onto a cotton pad and wipe over the face to remove make up or to remove traces of make up after a cleanser. I myself used this to take off my make up as a whole because I find cleansers to be a bit too much for my super sensitive skin so I thought this would be a little bit more gentle - ya know, being basically water and all.

While it did take off my face and eye make-up, credit where credit is due and it definitely deserves a tick there, it didn't seem to really be enough for removing any dark lipstick and instead just smeared it around my face.
I could forgive that though; I mean, dark lipstick can be a bit of a bitch anyway!

But I very quickly found that it was making my skin dry, especially around my eyes and my mouth. I suffer from dry skin there anyway but this was making it much worse (so bad that I can't seem to shift it weeks after I stopped using this) and what's more is that it also started to dry out the skin on the rest of my face too.
It also stung my eyes like nothing I've ever used before. Now, for something that claims to be suitable for the eyes to sting them like that, just isn't great! Certainly not soothing in any way!
The price isn't too bad and when I bought mine it was half price or something similar so I bought two... ooops!

Overall, I'm not very impressed with this product at all. It stings, it made my skin dry which makes me think that it isn't as gentle or soothing as it claims to be.

I don't think I'll be buying it again... I'll be trying Garnier's attempt instead; the same price for double the product and I've read really good things about it! Fingers crossed!

Have you tried this product? What did you think?
Thanks for reading, 
Kirsten x