Wednesday, 10 April 2013

#REVIEW- L'oreal Micellar Solution

Ooh la la!
I love a good old bit of French glamour. Those Parisian women always seem so effortless and age so well. So it's no wonder us Brits have been going a little crazy over their best-kept skincare secrets in recent years.
We've all heard of the wonders of Bioderma. And it seems that a lot of international beauty houses have, too.
And the latest to jump on the bandwagon and give Micellar solution a go is L'oreal.
When I saw this was on offer at £4.99 for two in Superdrug, I was powerless to resist.

L'oreal 3 in 1 Skin Perfection Micellar Solution
What It Says-
- Dissolves make up
-Unclogs Pores and removes impurities
-Tones and soothes skin

I like to use this as soon as I get in from work to wipe the day away (and the make up)
I take a couple of cotton pads, soak this stuff on, pop them over my eyes and swipe across my face.
It's much more effective than any make up wipe I've used and unlike with other liquid removers, I don't feel tight after using it. 
Big Tick on the moisturising front.

Just for entertainment, I've fashioned a 'before' and 'after', so you can see how well this removed my make up. Young children look away now-

As you can see from the amount of spots that have 'appeared' on my face, this stuff is very effective! (Some might say unfortunately....) There is still a trace of waterproof mascara, so I wouldn't necessarily use this as my only cleanse option.
And I wouldn't necessarily say this will lead to skin 'perfection' as its name would suggest..
But if perfect skin is your aim (yes, please), using this micellar lotion as Step 1 of a good skincare regime might just give you a helping hand in that direction.

Review by Numbers

Did it live up to its promises?- 4.5/5-Removes make up without drying. Do you know how long I've waited for a quick-wipe-me-over-and-be-make-up-free product to do that on my skin?!

Value for money- 5/5- At the moment this is two for £4.99 at Superdrug. I've been using it for a while and hardly made a dent in the first bottle, so this probably works out cheaper than a couple of packs of make up wipes and feels nicer to boot.

Packaging- 3/5- The bottle looks clean. Which I guess is how they want you to feel it will make your face.

Repurchase?- Yes.I can't see myself going back to make-up wipes now I've discovered Miscellar solution. If this came in a handy travel size, too, it would make my cleansing dreams come true.



  1. Hi :) your style of reviewing is really similar to mine, although I'm nowhere near brave enough to show my before and after face haha! Check out my review of this if you have time, I would really appreciate it -
    xx Lauren xx

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  3. I use L'Oreal's eye make up remover and swear by it. It's gentle on eyes and effectively removes mascara easily. I was tempted to buy the matching cleanser, and from reading your post I definitely think I will give it a go! Thank you :)