L’Oreal Micellar Solution | Review

Micellar waters have been sweeping the beauty world recently, but I’ve never actually got around to trying one. When I saw this for £3.33, I thought ‘Why not?’  I don’t have an impressive skincare routine whatsoever, and when it comes to taking off my make up, I’m guilty of opting for make up wipes a lot of the time. There really is nothing worse than oily make-up removers that smudge your mascara all over your face, and let’s be honest, make up wipes are just so much less effort. My skin is quite sensitive and tends to get irritated and blotchy from most make up removers. I’ve been searching for one that I can get along with, but no products have come to the rescue.  I tend to go for a simple products that are quick, easy and most importantly, minimal effort; and this ticks all those boxes.
I can now say goodbye to sore skin and morning panda eyes! This is a god send for every lazy girl’s skincare routine. A make-up remover, cleanser and toner all in one bottle just sounded too good to be true, but L’Oreal have really exceeded my expectations.
After applying a small amount of the solution to a cotton pad and holding it over my eyelid for 30 seconds or so, I was seriously impressed to see that it was even capable of removing Benefit’s ‘They’re Real’ waterproof mascara which is usually impossible to budge. Rather than rubbing even more grime all over your face with a make up wipe, the solution literally dissolves your make up, and claims to be a magnet that draws out impurities and unclogs pores.  It’s perfect if you’re on the go or have to be up early in the morning, but I’m not sure whether to trust this as the cleansing step in my routine and have been opting for a double cleanse at nighttime.

Overall, the product is incredibly effective in removing my make-up and leaves my skin feeling clean, clear and fresh. This will definitely become one of my skincare staples and for £3.33 for 200ml, it’s amazing value. I’m definitely converted to micellar waters.

Have you used this or any micellar waters? Would you try it?

Lydia Rose,




  1. September 16, 2013 / 5:51 pm

    Oh, I have the cleansing milk of the same series, but I just might convert to micelar waters! Lovely post!

  2. September 16, 2013 / 5:57 pm

    You should definitely try the cleansing milk! so good on sensitive skin x

    • September 16, 2013 / 8:34 pm

      Oooh I might do, thank you 🙂 xo

  3. September 16, 2013 / 6:22 pm

    I think you've just swayed me into buying this rather than splashing out on Bioderma 🙂
    Great review!
    KR x

    • September 16, 2013 / 8:35 pm

      I've never tried Bioderma but the price does put me off! xo

  4. September 16, 2013 / 6:29 pm

    I really want to try this!!! I feel dumb for not buying it when it was in stock! I have the same problem where my eye makeup ends up smudged everywhere. I can't be bothered to try to buy Bioderma. Definitely trying this soon. xx

    • September 16, 2013 / 8:37 pm

      Aw hopefully it will come back in stock soon! xo

  5. September 16, 2013 / 6:36 pm

    I really want to try this product except it seriously is not sold in the U.S.! 🙁 I guess i will have to order online.

    • September 16, 2013 / 8:38 pm

      That sucks – you should definitely try ordering it xo

  6. September 16, 2013 / 6:36 pm

    I have this product, it's absolutely amazing!

    DMsChoice.blogspot.com x

  7. September 16, 2013 / 6:44 pm

    I'll definitely be getting this, I was going to repurchase bioderma but at £15 a bottle I'd rather not. Bioderma never manages to remove They're Real, I always have to give it a tug so if this does it then even better!


    • September 16, 2013 / 8:39 pm

      It's definitely worth trying out! xo

    • September 16, 2013 / 8:39 pm

      A lot of people seem to be saying this, I've never tried Bioderma so can't compare! xo

    • September 16, 2013 / 8:40 pm

      It's definitely worth trying! xo

  8. September 16, 2013 / 7:51 pm

    I think this is a pretty good product, especially if you're on the go as you say but I wouldn't use this just on its own, it's a great make up remover though 🙂

    Amy x
    A Little Boat Sailing

    • September 16, 2013 / 8:42 pm

      I really love it 🙂 but yeah, definitely double cleanse at night xo

  9. September 16, 2013 / 9:00 pm

    My mums got this, i'll have to steal it, sounds great. 🙂 KB xx

    • September 18, 2013 / 10:50 am

      You definitely can't, glad you liked it! 🙂 ox

  10. September 16, 2013 / 9:29 pm

    Right, tomorrow, Boots, I'm getting this. Your review sounds amazing, I'm definitely in need of a lazy girls skincare product 😉

    Rosie x

    • September 18, 2013 / 10:50 am

      I would definitely recommend if you're lazy like me! 🙂 xo

  11. September 17, 2013 / 10:53 am

    I use this and I love it! It's amazing, I wouldn't go back to wipes now! I've heard some people say that this is better the Bioderma and it's like £3, bargain! 🙂

    Vicky xo


  12. September 17, 2013 / 1:06 pm

    I loved this at first but over time it really started to irritate the skin around my eyes – something that I never expected a Micellar Solution to do! x

  13. September 18, 2013 / 10:26 pm

    I've tried this out before and I loved it too! Such a bargain at under £4 x x

  14. September 19, 2013 / 3:45 pm

    Amazing review!
    Your blog is really nice.
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  15. September 19, 2013 / 8:08 pm

    I was suprised when you said it was £3.33. I always like buying products for my skin so this will be the next on my list 🙂

  16. September 19, 2013 / 9:56 pm

    for £3.33 this is amazing, I wonder if this is similar to the bioderma? I will be seeking this out at the weekend! x

    kirsty Rockit Style

  17. September 20, 2013 / 7:21 am

    I really like this product too, it's so handy. I'm just like you, make-up wipe most nights haha, but this is so good and useful, mine's nearly run out already though! 🙁 xx

  18. September 22, 2013 / 3:18 pm

    I've only ever tried the B. Micellar by Superdrug and was pretty impressed by that, but I'll definitely give this one a go too! I can't believe it is only £3.33, such a bargain.
    I'm really into hot cloth cleansers at the minute, but cleansing waters are so much easier

    Rachel x | Joy-and.blogspot.co.uk

  19. September 22, 2013 / 8:00 pm

    Have heard some nice things about this! Might give it a go, I mean, for that price you can't go wrong!
    Have you tried the BioDerma products? Great for your skincare routine and pretty quick! I'm lazy with skincare too (or just in general, haha) but they work for me 🙂 xx

  20. October 20, 2013 / 2:43 pm

    I've recently invested in this product, as well as the skin perfecting serum and the day-moisturiser. Very impressed with this range so far. Great review- I agree!

  21. October 23, 2013 / 4:48 pm

    I've been hearing a lot of good things about this, I might have to purchase it when my bioderma runs out. I've just found your blog btw and I really like it :).
    Megan xx

    A Scholar Life

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