I came across micellar water about six months ago and it has now become an essential product for me. A few days ago I bought the Boots Time Delay Micellar Water. My favourite L’oreal Skin Perfection Micellar Solution had run out so I thought I’d try another budget friendly brand and see how it compared.
The formula claims that:
“This gentle Micellar cleansing water dissolves make-up and impurities in one easy step. It is gentle enough to use around the eyes, removes eye make-up and leaves skin clean, soft and hydrated.”
The bottle holds 200ml and when the lids is removed the mouth of the bottle is huge and has no ‘drip feed’ attachment so you have to be careful not to pour it everywhere. The formula smells a bit like brandy (!) and the instructions do state that it contains alcohol.
I usually cleanse my face first with a face wipe, face wash or hot cloth cleanser, and then use a micellar water or toner to remove any remaining make up or dirt before moisturising.
The Boots Time Delay Micellar Water cleanses very well and got rid of all leftover make up after my initial cleanse. My face did feel very clean and almost plumped up after use. And I am a big fan of doing a ‘double cleanse’ like this as I know I have got rid of all traces of grime or make up. I do have to mention that this micellar water did leave a slightly sticky residue on my face, and didn’t leave it feeling quite as fresh as I’d like. I also felt that the formula was slightly harsh on my skin – probably because it contains alcohol.
The L’oreal Skin Perfection version on the other hand, is a really gentle formula, and much more like using ‘water’ on your skin. It leaves my skin feeling totally fresh and clean and does not leave a residue. However it is still extremely effective at cleansing.
So in this case L’oreal is my preferred product, and although I will probably continue to use the Time Delay version for the foreseeable future, I will definitely be going back to my L’oreal Skin Perfection as soon as the bottle is used up!
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