The whole world was raving about Micellar waters since a few years now. Me being me, naturally had to take my time to try and test one out. You see, there is not point in buying things unless you really need them sometimes.
Why then did I finally get a bottle of the Bioderma Sensibo H2O? Breakouts. Terrible terrible breakouts. This was about 6-8 months back and I resorted to all means to fix the problem. Apart from correcting and changing my skincare produtcs a bit, I also paid special attention to my cleansing routine (which I wasn't very bothered with before).
You see, eariler a simple face wash would suffice. But with the breakouts, came layering quite a bit of concealer everytime I stepped out. Which meant I needed something effective to take all of that once back home. And so, the time to try out micellar waters was perfect. India, sadly doesn't have many options as far as micellar waters go and I went for the most popular one. Bioderma.
"Gently cleanse your sensitive, normal to dry skin with the Bioderma Sensibio H2O, an ultra-mild, non-rinse micellar water cleanser and make-up remover. Created to suit the needs of those who experience skin irritation and redness, the alcohol-free formula soothes and cools as it cleanses. Sensibio H2O guarantees cutaneous and ocular tolerance for the skin and the eyes with its physiological pH and soap-free base.
The packaging is simple, clear plastic bottle with a flip top cap. It is spill proof. The product is a clear water like solution. I use a cotton pad soaked with the micellar water. It is quite effective in removing face/base makeup (I go over the face twice, with a fresh cotton pad each time), though it doesn't work well at all with waterproof/eye makeup. Do not expect it to remove mascara, kohl and liners. It does not leave any sticky residue behind.
Even though, it is said that cleansing with the micellar water is enough, I do like using a face wash after this, just to make sure that every last bit of makeup is removed.
**Keep in mind that my normal makeup routine is kept very light. If you like applying heavier makeup, this alone would not be enough. I suggest you go for a cleansing balm/oil in that case.
Price : 599 INR for 100 ml
860 INR for 250 ml
It is a nice product to incorporate in your routine for removing light face makeup. Do not expect it to work on heavy, waterproof eye makeup. It is mild, does not cause any irritations nor does it dry out the skin. It surely makes life easier but please keep in mind to wash your face with a facewash/cleanser even after using this for a thorough cleanse.
I like it quite a lot. Already on my 2nd bottle! :)
Have you used Micellar Waters before? Which is your favourite one?
Also, do tell us about the products you like using in your cleansing routine :)