When I was in Brussels a few weeks ago I decided to try the Physiological Micellar Solution water from La Roche-Posay. I couldn’t find my usual micellar water from Bioderma so I decided to try this one instead.
This micellar water comes in a tall, cylindrical, plastic bottle with a convenient flip-top cap. The packaging is plastic, but I’d say it looks relatively sleek on the counter.
I really like this product, it has a very gentle formula which removes make-up, including mascara, very effectively. It doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin and (extremely sensitive) eyes and isn’t drying. The cleanser is scented and has a very nice smell, almost like bubblegum, without being overpowering. It cleanses my skin really well and makes it feel clean and refreshed. Depending on how much makeup you’ve got on, you might need to cleanse twice, but the formula is so gentle that it will not dry out or irritate your skin. In the evening I use 2 cotton pads to clean my makeup, in the morning just 1. I also like using it as a toner after cleansing with my regular cleanser. As you can probably tell I’ve used almost half the bottle already – in just 3-4 weeks. However I think the guilty ones are my thick cotton pads, they tend to absorb much more product than thinner ones (which I normally use).
This is definitely a good alternative to Bioderma Crealine H2O, however in my opinion the La Roche-Posay version leaves a slightly sticky feeling on my skin while the Bioderma doesn’t.
Are you familiar with this product? What is your favorite micellar water?