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February 13, 2014

Review: L'Oreal Skin Perfection 3 in 1 Purifying Micellar Solution

I picked up L'Oreal's Micellar Solution as a replacement make-up remover when I finished my Vichy Normaderm Micellar Solution. I'd read on countless blogs how this L'Oreal Micellar Solution was a dupe for Bioderma and so I was quite excited to try it out. However, unlike Bioderma and Vichy's micellar solutions, I found that L'Oreal's aggravated my skin. After use, L'Oreal's Micellar Solution left my face quite red which I didn't expect at all. I do have sensitive skin, but I had absolutely no issues with Vichy's product which is aimed at oily, blemish prone skin so I wasn't expecting for the L'Oreal Solution (which the packaging states is "suitable for sensitive skin") to be a problem!

As I didn't have an awful reaction to it I did continue to use the product and now that I've finished it I feel comfortable talking about my experience with it. What I found is that it doesn't have the same light, water-like consistency as Bioderma and it certainly doesn't remove my make-up as well. I wear waterproof mascara and eyeliner on a daily basis and this Micellar Solution just couldn't remove it, regardless of how many cotton pads I went through. However, it did remove the rest of my make up perfectly well so I did put it to that use. I personally wouldn't repurchase L'Oreal's Micellar Solution, I think Vichy's is much better for my skin type (it both removes make-up and helps with my combination, blemish prone skin) and Bioderma is better as a make-up remover. I'm glad I tried L'Oreal's version, because I like to know how drugstore skincare ranks against some of my higher-end favourites, but on this occasion I wasn't too impressed. 

Have you tried this micellar water? What make-up removers would you recommend?



  1. Ah no, that's so annoying! I'm curious to try this L'oreal one though, as I'm not quite ready to fork out for Bioderma. Great post though - it's good to see what does and doesn't work for people! xxx

  2. I like the L'Oreal, but I agree it doesn't remove makeup all that well, I use it for cleaning up, and for cleaning my waterline as its so gentle:)

    Catherine x

  3. I've been using this as an eye makeup remover the last few weeks and it works a treat :o) Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

  4. Was thinking of trying this but after reading your review i don't think i will, i have really sensitive skin so i don't think this would be all that good!xx


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