Apparently this micellar water is enriched with La Roche-Posay thermal spring water, whatever the hell that means. It's stuffed to the brim with pseudoscience, like the physiological pH and non-comedogenic properties. For those of you who are concerned with chemicals and whatnot, you'll be glad to hear it's completely paraben-, colourant-, alcohol- and soap-free. Let's not forget the agents that have been selected for optimal tolerance. I don't know about you but optimal tolerance is always the number one thing I look for in a micellar water. When you strip down all the bizarre claims, however, it's actually pretty good.
Ok, first things first. I hate the packaging. The bottle is long and thin but bulky, so not exactly travel friendly. After a few uses, I realised why this is. The bottle holds 200ml, half the amount of the Garnier Micellar Water, but gives the impression of holding a lot more. It's quite depressing seeing how quickly the water level drops! Another problem I have is that the rigid plastic makes it really difficult to squeeze, meaning the product kind of drips out. I know, I know. I complained that the Garnier one gushed out of the bottle but this is too far the other way. Although the click-shut lid is secure, it's also stiff to open and I'm scared I'll damage my nails.
We've already established that the water is dispensed slowly but it's worth the wait. Somehow it feels soft on the skin when applied with a cotton pad and leaves no irritation whatsoever. Like the other micellar waters I've tried, it does sting a bit if it gets in the eyes. Am I the only person who finds it completely impossible to remove eye make up without somehow squeezing my make up remover right into the eyeball?
This water lifts make up like nobody's business. The downside of this is that it takes roughly 500 cotton pads to take my face off but, hey, I'd rather that than foundation remnants clogging my pores. Afterwards, my skin feels smooth and cleansed, without any stickiness, and it also has a gentle, pleasant fragrance.
Have I finished my journey into the world of micellar waters? Nope! As much as I'm enjoying using my La Roche-Posay Micellar Water, there's still plenty more fish in the micellar sea and I intend to catch as many as I can. I'm not great with metaphors.
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