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?