As you may all know at this stage I am a stickler for my skincare routine and for months now i have heard and read a lot about Micellar Water. I tend not to jump from one product to the next as this always frightens my skin into a breakout. So when I ran out of my usual cleanser off I went to repurchase my usual, but something caught my eye....... L'Oreal Skin Perfection 3 in 1 Purifying Micellar Solution.
|L'Oreal Skin Perfection 3 in 1 Purifying Micellar Solution|
Comes in a plastic bottle with a flip lid and that's fine by me especially as it was a reasonable price. The Micellar solution acts like a magnet to suck out impurities and draw out excess oil. It cleanses, tones and smooths your skin, and is hypo-allergenic, suitable for sensitive skin (like my own) and can be used on your face, lips and eyes.
You pour (first time I squeezed the bottle and it shot out onto my foot) onto your cotton bud and wipe away all your makeup, no need for rinsing or anything and away you go. For the sake of this review I stopped using my other cleanser and toner and just used this plus my moisturiser. For me it does take 2-3 cotton buds to get my face totally clean and it take 3-4 to take off my mascara and eyeliner etc. This was a winner in my eyes when in this months glossybox I received Sleek Pout Paints that stained my hand and neither baby wipes or good old fashioned soap and water could not shift it off my hand after swatching, but the L'Oreal 3 in 1 got it off in one swipe!
I wouldn't say I had bad skin before this but it was looking a little dull, skin tone could be better, and I had 3 blackheads under my right eye and have had those pesky buggers for a long time and nothing would budge them. Now my skin feels and looks refreshed, skin tone back to normal, and 2 out of the 3 blackheads are gone the other one on the way out! My skin is so soft and smooth now and I am really happy with the results.
I will buy this again especially when I am on a budget, the bottle is lasting well and have only used a third of it so far. I would like to try other brands at some stage but for the moment I am sticking with this. I really was pleasantly surprised with the results and how well my skin is looking. One thing did annoy me and that was how it dispensed out of the tiny hole, I have an awful habit of squeezing the bottle but then it just goes everywhere so have to make sure to pour it on to the bud.
(€4.46 at the moment on boot.ie)