Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Avène Lotion Micellaire


I think we're all fairly au fait with micellar lotions/waters these days, non? If not, basically they're fancy (usually French) waters that remove your make-up in a jiffy. The most hyped of them all is Bioderma's Sensibo H2o Solution Micellaire which has acquired somewhat of a cult status, possibly because it's not easily available to us in Ireland or in the UK. There are, however, some great ones that are easily accessible on our shores. Mags wrote about one of La Roche Posay's offerings here and I've also tried one from Vichy

The one I'm using at the moment is Avène's Lotion Micellaire. This has been developed for sensitive skin prone to redness, contains Avène Thermal Spring Water, and is free from preservatives, soap, oil and alcohol. 

I'm getting on very well with this. It removes make-up with no problem and it does it gently without stripping the skin. My skin feels comfortable after using it - there's no feeling of tightness or dryness. It also passed the mascara test with flying colours, removing my current favourite, Maybelline The Falsies (Waterproof!)


My bottle got damaged in transit, resulting in the top coming off and some of the product leaking, so I transferred it into one of those pump dispenser bottles that are used in nail salons. You can get them in salon supply shops and ebay. It is actually perfect for micellar waters, it allows you to dispense just the right amount and there's no mess or waste. I'm doing this with all of them from now on. In fact all micellar waters should come packaged like this!

Avène Lotion Micellaire is €15.26 for 200mls.

*PR Sample
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