Makeup Remover and Micellar Water

February 23, 2016

Some critics of makeup remover  and micellar water:

It is important to remove makeup every night before going to bed, because keeping makeup at night is not healthy for the skin and can cause irritation. Here are some products that I tested and recommend.

I have used for many years the Bi-Facil Eye Makeup Remover by Lancôme, which works well for stubborn/waterproof mascara. My skin and eyes are sensitive and I always had good results with this product. The skin remains soft but not greasy. A perfect product for an evening makeup.

Recently I tried the biosource balm-to-oil cleanser and make-up remover by Biotherm; it is also appropriate for sensitive eyes and applying a paste on the washcloth is easier to see and less product is wasted than a liquid. Enriched with shea butter, it does not dries or irritate the skin. I liked this new formula.

I just discovered (with delay!) micellar water. This product has existed for many years and has already proven itself. The micelle water is a mixture of water and fine oil particles in the form of micelles. Recommended by my friend AM.Maquillage, I tested the Vichy Purete Thermale 3 in 1 Calming Cleansing Micellar Solution. Technically this cleanser does not have to be rinsed, but I prefer to do so. Indeed, the micelles are small particles of surfactant (detergent) and it can also contain alcohol, which can dry sensitive skin. Micellar waters are not all equal in composition, I prefer the fragrance and paraben free products. I like the feel of this product, perfect to remove light makeup. The next on my list to try is Bioderma Sensibio H2O, which claims to inhibit redness.

Rose water is a good natural tonic to use after cleansing or in the morning before applying day cream, and sold only $2.50 for 250ml at the grocery store. It tightens the pores, soothes, softens and refreshes the skin.

Do you use these cleansers and rose water in your daily routine?

Bi Facil Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover ( Made in USA )
Biotherm Biosource Balm-To-Oil Deep Cleanser & Make-up Remover 125ml/4.22oz
Bioderma – Sensibio (Crealine) H2O Micelle Solution (For Sensitive Skin) – 250ml/8.4oz

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