Over the last few months it seams that Micellar Solution based cleansers have taken the beauty world by storm, starting with the much raved about Bioderma. While noticing that I was nearly running out I had to find something that was quite similar. I came across L'Oreal Paris Skin Perfection 3 in 1 Purifying Micellar Solution which is an alternative to Bioderma.
If you aren't familiar with micellar waters, they're basically water based cleansers, with microscopic oil molecules floating throughout. these oil molecules lift make-up and dirt from the skin, giving the most gentle cleansing you could dream of. They don't interfere with the skins natural barriers or PH balance, and the no-rinse formula leaves the skin refreshed without feeling dry or tight.
The way I have been using the micellar solution is as an eye make-up remover only. I apply a small amount of the solution onto a cotton pad, and then place them over my eyes for a few seconds, I then gently wipe over my eyelids and lashes to dislodge the make-up and repeat another time to fully remove any traces of make-up.
In terms of effectiveness, I would say that the micellar solution is effective and just as powerful. The L'Oreal micellar solution takes off even the toughest waterproof mascara's without harsh rubbing. What is really fantastic about this water based solution is that it removes your eye make-up without smearing it all around your face as it would with regular cleansers/face wipes. The L'Oreal micellar solution is completely alcohol and perfume free which means there is none of that stinging feeling and doesn't irritate the eyes.
Have you tried the L'Oreal Skin Perfection 3 in 1 Purifying Micellar Solution?