I’d heard all the hype about the benefits of Micellar water, and although I was still sceptical, I decided last payday that I might as well give it a go — you never know, right?
I chose Superdrug’s own as opposed to a higher-end (and therefore more expensive) brand because I know I can be sure of their products. I’ve tried several of their skincare products before, including their tea tree range, and haven’t been disappointed, they don’t put you out of pocket at all (this 200ml bottle will set you back a meagre £2.99), and most encouragingly for me, I know that they put great stock into ensuring their products are cruelty-free.
In terms of first impressions, I was happy with the appearance of the bottle. The packaging seemed pretty sturdy, and the lid fitted on nice and tight which would be useful in case of any spillage. I wasn’t sure about the flip cap dispenser though, and unfortunately I have found that even with the cap firmly snapped shut, it does have a tendency to leak if the bottle isn’t stored upright; this is probably common sense and not exactly a huge problem, but if you travel frequently like I do, it could be quite inconvenient. I’ve experienced leakage in my suitcase before and have no wish to repeat the experience!
Using the actual product, I noticed first that it smells absolutely lush! It must be the vitamin E as it smells similar to my Sainsbury’s Vitamin E hand cream; it smells really clean and natural.
One of my queries about using Micellar water would be: would it actually make any difference to how clean my face is? I wear makeup most days, and adhere to a strict skincare routine, so I was doubtful that using Micellar water could add anything to that. I know Micellar water can be used as a makeup remover, but I am quite attached to my sensitive baby wipes (I know, it’s awful, let’s move on). So to test it out, I removed my makeup as usual, then put a splash of the Micellar water on a cotton pad and wiped it gently over my face, as the bottle instructs.
I had thought my wipes did a decent job, but I was shocked to see how much more dirt the Micellar water managed to pick up. It made me feel a bit grubby actually, thinking how dirty my face would have been left previously — no wonder I have so many blackheads! In the picture below (if you’ll excuse the gross factor), you can see the wipe I used, plus three — THREE!! — extra cotton pads and how much grime they removed.
Sorry. I know. Ick. Moving on.
I’ve been using this twice daily for about five days now, and my skin feels lovely. It’s so soft, and smells so good, and it just feels cleaner. My only qualm would be the cap, as I’ve said, but that’ll be easier to deal with once I’m home.
Lastly, I know I’ve already mentioned this, but this product is cruelty-free (Leaping Bunny certified) and even better, suitable for vegans.
Would I buy this again? Yes, definitely!
Do you use Micellar water, or do you have something even better? Share your thoughts in the comment section!