Wednesday, 22 January 2014

L'oreal Skin Perfection Micellar Solution - Review

Here's another one to add to the micellar solution frenzy: L'oreal came out with their version fairly recently and I put it to the test!

Why are we so obsessed with micellar solutions? Well, I can personally find two reasons: it's a make up artist's and beauty industry insider's favourite and, therefore, a total must have. And of course, the lazy. They are one of the most practical ways to remove make up and cleanse your skin! 

We all know that after a night out, the last thing we want to be doing is spending our usual 10-20 minutes over the bathroom sink applying the tonnes of products our usual routine includes. And that's where the micellar water come in and "rescues the day/night". We've all heard the horrors sleeping with our make up on will cause to our skin, but I must remind you, a micellar solution is not a proper cleanser. If that's all you use to cleanse your skin, it will become dry, patchy and just plain ol' yucky. Trust me, I speak from experience! 

I'm sure the question in everyone's minds when they see this on their local Boot's shelf, with that tempting price tag (£4.99), is: "Is it comparable to the Bioderma??". I can answer that for you, my lovelies, but it's more than a simple yes or no answer. To begin with, the packaging: it looks lovely and modern and, I mean, it's pink! However, the top part, being that big square, is not the most user friendly. It  makes it a little difficult to get the product on a cotton pad evenly and results in tonnes of waste. But I suppose if you're just a little careful, that can be overlooked. It takes me about 4-5 cotton pads of the stuff to get a full face of make up off (not including waterproof mascara), when the Bioderma does it in 3-4 (and manages my waterproof mascara just fine). I think L'Oreal's offering is still brilliant if it's all you can get your mits on. I've tried the La Roche Posay one, which is more expensive, and I have to say I prefer this little bad boy!

You can find the Bioderma online and at some pharmacies in London (here's a post on where to find one of the stockists and a review on the Bioderma), but as long as I'm not able to purchase it easily on my local highstreet, I will be sticking to the L'oreal one!

Have you tried any micellar solutions? Thoughts?



  1. I just heard about this line and I haven't seen it on shelves here in the Philippines but I've seen Bioderma I'm going to try it out to see if its really amazing, thanks for sharing!

  2. I heard a lot about it.
    Some people love it and some hate it!
    E | Beauty/Skincare | Cocoamourr

  3. I really want to try this!
    When I last went to London I went to a few pharmacies but none of them had the 250ml or 500ml sizes :( So I'm going to have to order online.
    I might try this first though, it sounds perfect!
    - Jem
    | Une Belle Masquerade |

  4. I love love love this! It's one of my current favourite products! xo

  5. I use this and really like it!

    Katie |

  6. I got a Bioderma in an international swap and loved it. I wish this L'Oreal version was available in the US but it doesn't seem micellar waters have taken off here like they have in the UK.

  7. I have this one and Bioderma and they both do the job well but L'Oreal just do it for a much cheaper price! x


  8. I'm still going to stick with my beloved Bioderma, I've found it the best there is. But great review!!!

  9. I've seen this product everywhere! I love how you photographed it by the way!

    Feel free to stop by my blog?

  10. I've got this and love it but I've never tried bioderma so I can't compare it!

    Kate xo /

  11. I havent tried this before, it sounds pretty great!

  12. I've been dying to try this, and I saw in on offer the other day so I'll have to go back and try this out!

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

  13. It frustrates me how quickly it runs out! I think I'm so lazy with it to, and must must remember to properly cleanse.

    Georgina at

  14. Damn, 4-5 cotton pads of product is a lot. I think I'd rather stick with oil based solutions for removing makeup. I did try a Sephora Micellar water and it left such an awful sticky residue. Even if it was only for a few minutes because I would be cleansing right after, it felt too yucky. xx

  15. I've heard so much about this product. I haven't been able to find this in my local drugstores yet, but if I ever come across it I will have to give it a try.
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

  16. I haven't tried the one from Bioderma cos I had to order it online and I'm too lazy for that. I have tried this one and I really like it. I just use it to remove my eye makeup and it works awesome!

    xx Mira

  17. I've seen this on a few blogs now so it must be worth a try!
    Bea x
    Bea's Beauty Blog

  18. I really like that these are more easily available now! They're so handy to have I think!

    Jennie xo |

  19. Great review! I use the Koh Gen Do Cleansing Spa Water. I think it does the same thing and it doesn't leave any greasy residue.

    Ray | Obey Ray

  20. Love your blog! I have to say that I didn't really like this as much as I wanted to. I still have half a bottle in my bathroom and I am not really using it.
    I am following you now!

  21. I have a really bad habit of sleeping with makeup I'm going to try this because it is not doing wonders for my skin. Great post



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