According to the French, switching to “no-rinse” micellar can give you the perfect skin you’ve always dreamed of with the equal ease of using a makeup-wipe and, being free from soap and alcohol, is a much less harsh alternative.
The “no-rinse” factor is micellar water’s USP and it allows this by using tiny micelle particles to remove all traces of makeup, even waterproof mascara, from the skin. Created with even the most sensitive, blemish-prone and dry skin in mind, micellar water seems like the perfect solution! But does it do the job?
Keen to try out the craze, we bought a selection to compare and review: We trialled all of the makeup removers with two really stubborn makeup essentials; long wear gel eyeliner and a highly pigmented red lip stick. Although none of the products irritated even our super-sensitive skin, the “no oil” element didn’t seem such a good thing when it came to removing long wear products.
Here’s our personal review: Botanics claims it “dissolves make up” “and “removes impurities in one easy step”. But this is one example of a product not doing what it says on the tin as it was unable to remove the red pigments after numerous reapplications. Of the micellar solutions, the Bioderma worked best with the gel eyeliner, removing it completely. However, none of the micellar-based products managed to remove the red lipstick!
Nivea as shown on the right, did the best job:
All in all, micellar water removes most makeup, but when it comes to long wear, waterproof mascara and some of the hard-to-remove makeup products, something extra is needed in the formula!
We, of course, put into the test The Pro Hygiene Collection®’s All In One Makeup Remover – and as they say, “a picture is worth a thousand words…” super clean, super fast. The formula is alcohol, dye and fragrance-free and was specially created for all skin-types including hyper-sensitive skin …… and if you don’t believe the pictures, try for yourself!