Simple Micellar Cleansing Water #review
|Simple Micellar Cleansing Water|
I came across the Simple Micellar Cleansing Water last month at Shoppers Drug Mart, it was so new in-store that the price wasn’t even on the shelf yet. I was so jazzed when the price check came up as on sale for $5.99/198 ml. I snapped it up right away.
I have been curious to see if it can remove my makeup as well as my two current favorite methods; Neutrogena Makeup Remover towelettes ($8.99/25) and the La Posey Roche Rosaliac Micellar Gel ($24.99/200ml).
Keep in mind, you will need cotton pads when using a micellar cleansing product. The cotton pad, once moistened with the micellar water, will act like a magnet to remove the gunk on our faces.
The Simple Micellar Cleansing Water is gentle on my sensitive skin and it does leaves my skin feeling a bit hydrated. It takes about two cotton pads soaked (on both sides) with the micellar water to get the majority of my makeup off. Even though my face looked clean, I could still find some residue on my face afterwards. I found that the Simple Micellar Cleansing Water didn’t quite take off a full face of makeup well enough for me to walk away without rinsing off or washing my face. Plus this did not remove my mascara very well at all. I still need an eye makeup remover for that.
So why am I still using it? While the thought of one product being able to remove makeup and cleanse your face without rinsing sounds appealing, I do not expect my makeup wipes or micellar products to be a replacement for a good ole’ face washing. I guess I am hard wired to use soap and water to keep my face clean. My expectations for micellar products are to get the facial cleansing process started. To start the breakdown and removal of the makeup on my face so the actual cleanser can work better. Simply put, the Simple Micellar Cleansing Water works great as a basic non-irritating makeup remover.
For me, the Simple Micellar Cleansing Water did a better job at removing my makeup than the Neutrogena Cleaning towelettes. Cost effectiveness, it is also the better choice. Travel wise, not so much. I would be worried about the snap top bottle leaking when travelling.
The Simple Micellar Cleansing Water is actually great for small clean ups when you have a goof up when applying makeup. Put a little on a q-tip and wipe away. Hello Goodbye Panda Eyes!
I also found it great to use as a morning cleanser. I use it to remove the residue of my night cream and any eye goop leftover from the night before. I do rinse my face with water but that’s more to wake myself up than anything else.