For the duration of my make-up loving life, I have always struggled with finding the perfect make-up remover that eliminates the numerous layers of makeup without me having to wash my face ten times. So of course, when I heard of Micellar Water (a one-step, no rinse make-up removing cleanser) I grabbed my phone immediately, got on the web, and got to surfin'. Micellar water has had the beauty community buzzing the past couple of months. Much like strobing, contouring, and baking, Micellar water is a product that has been around for a long time but is just now gaining back it's popularity in the beauty trend cycle.
So here's the skinny.
Micellar water is made of micelles (tiny oil molecules). They come by way of wipes or solution in a bottle. These oil molecules are attracted to the icky stuff such as dirt, dead skin, your 7 lb. make-up, and grease. They strip the skin of the bad guys without drying the skin out. It basically causes all the make-up and grime to disintegrate leaving the skin basically perfect. Sounds great right?
Want to Buy?
For my Splurgin' Glammies: Darphin Azahar Cleansing Micellar Water, 6.7 Ounce -$39.89
For my Smooth Savin' Glammies: Bioderma Sebium H20 Cleansing Solution 250ml- $16.95
For my pocket stingy Glammies: Simple Micellar Cleansing Water, 6.7 Ounce - $5.89
I logged on to Amazon and purchased the Garnier version of the Micellar Cleansing Water with the blue cap. The pink cap is the normal micellar cleanser, and the blue cap is the waterproof cleanser. If you wear waterproof mascara, primer, eyeshadow, etc. like me, then the blue cap would probably be your best bet. I was fortunate enough to get it for $6.99 since it was an "add-on" item on the Amazon website. Otherwise, both cleansers retail from $8.99 -$12.99 depending on which vendor or store you buy from. It was 15.2 ounces which will last a long time because a little goes a long way with this product.
When initially opening the bottle it has an oily consistency, which is bizarre because it is an oil free product. However, it dried fairly smooth and quickly. To test, I used two different matte liquid lipsticks on my hand. One from Colourpop (which if you are familiar you know it takes 1,320 Neutrogena wipes and the make-up god's blessing to get it off), and another from NYX (fairly easy to remove). I used a makeup rag and used about two small squeezes of the Micellar Water. I gently wiped my hand from left to right and then left again and both lip colors were completely gone. My hand also was not oil, nor did it contain any type of residue. I tried again with my Too Faced- Better Than Sex mascara, and it took it all off in 3 rubs with no residual mascara chunks and, more importantly, no raccoon eyes. Needless to say, I'm voting yes on this product every... single...time. Bye-bye Neutrogena wipes!