I have used my fair share of cleansing/micellar waters over that past couple of years and really like using them as a pre-cleanse. Mostly to remove my eye makeup, especially if I’m wearing a lot of eyeliner, I find it easier than just going in with my Hot Cloth Cleanser and making a mess wiping it all over my face.
I have been using this Eucerin 3 in 1 Micellar Cleansing Fluid* for a good month now and like most people, I compare all micellar waters to the HG Bioderma as this is the most effective one I’ve used to date. So they’re all put through their paces and have a lot to measure up to.
This is marketed as a 3 in 1 Micellar Cleansing fluid and that means its a cleanser, eye makeup remover and toner in one. I don’t use it as my toner as I do a full face cleanse after using this with either an oil or cream cleanser and tone after that but as a face cleanser and eye makeup remover it does a very good job, not the best I have used (not quite as good as my bioderma) but it is up there with the best of the rest. It is gentle on my skin and I had no trouble at all with taking this around my eyes, no stinging or irritation at all.
It feels like a hydrating fluid and doesn’t leave my skin feeling tight. I find micellar waters handy to have around, I even use them if I make an eyeliner mistake or need to tidy up sloppy eyeshadow fall down. They are really easy to pop on a cotton bud & tidy up like it never happened.
I do like that this is fragrance-free, paraben free and alcohol-free so it is gentle and won’t strip your skin or sting your eyes. It took me two cotton pads to take off my eye makeup and sweep across my face to remove a little of my base too. It was quite quick at removing my eye makeup and I didn’t need to tug or rub back and forth. If you press lightly on your eyes and hold for about 20 seconds and this will make it easier to remove. It did leave a little more mascara behind than my Bioderma but as I cleanse after that it doesn’t bother me too much. I like the fact that this feels gentle around my eyes and that my makeup lifts off without fuss or the need to apply pressure to that area.
The packaging is simple and the product come out quite a small hole, I find its best to squeeze the bottle to get the liquid out. With the opening being quite small you won’t waste product which is always a good thing. I will be decanting some of this into a smaller bottle to take with me on my holiday later this month.
If you struggle to get your hands on Bioderma then I can highly recommend this as an option! Let me know if you have tried this or if you have any other Eucerin product recommendations for me.
Eucerin 3 in 1 Micellar Cleansing Fluid £9.99 for 200ml
Products that are marked with a * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However, if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.