Happy Weekend lovelies!
If you follow me on Instagram, you will have seen a few posts about these new Micellar Cleansing Waters from Sephora Collection. They grabbed my attention in the sale section, as they are listed at only $6CAD a pop (regular priced is $10). I love to use micellar water in my daily routine both in the morning to refresh my face, and at night to remove all traces of makeup after using a liquid cleanser. So, are these cleansers good are do they leave my skin feeling dry or greasy?? Read on.
Pictured left is the Sephora Collection Coconut Face Mist (see full review here), followed by Pomegranate and Charcoal Micellar Waters.
Sephora Micellar Water Deets:
I picked up two varieties of these micellar cleansing waters- Pomegranate and Charcoal. They advertise Charcoal to be purifying and detoxifying while Pomegranate is energizing with anti-fatigue properties. They also have Yuzu and Green Tea cleansers, browse them here. The bottles themselves are slim with a single dropper type of cap, but I find the dropper to be really slow so I usually just squeeze the bottle to dispense the product.
Neither of these cleansers are formulated with alcohol so you can be assured they will not make your sensitive skin sting! They are both formulated with glycerin and castor oil, common moisturizers. The Pomegranate variety smells fresh without being overly sweet and fake, and the Charcoal bottle smells as you would expect without being overly mineral-like.
Cost and Size Comparisons:
It’s important to know that you get 100mL of product in each bottle, so they aren’t big. By comparison, cult favourite Bioderma Micellar Water is sold most often in 500mL bottles for about $20-$25CAD. It does seem like the Sephora Collection Micellar Cleansing Waters are just as, if not MORE expensive than Bioderma from a cost per mL standpoint, but you pay less upfront. Garnier Micellar Water is about $8CAD for a 400mL bottle, so that one would actually be much cheaper than Sephora Collection (however I tried it and hated it!).
-Affordable compared to brands like Fresh, Clarins, Origins, etc
-Doesn’t make my skin feel dry or like it has a residue
-Both smell nice but the smell doesn’t linger
-Both are equally effective at cleansing
-Neither irritate my eyes
-Considering the small size, it is not actually that cheap
-Sephora Collection sells to China so is not 100% cruelty-free
These are great, basic micellar waters. They remove makeup well and don’t irritate my skin. I like to use the Pomegranate one in the morning because the scent is fresh and wakes me up. Then, I use the Charcoal one in the evening because I feel like the charcoal in the formula is great for removing all traces of makeup. To each their own, but I don’t usually use micellar water in place of liquid/foam/gel cleansers altogether. I find it most effective to rinse my face with water and a traditional cleanser, then go in with micellar water for best results.
I deducted a point for the fact that if I hadn’t gotten these on sale, I’d be kind of annoyed at the cost for the size as $10CAD for a 100mL bottle is kind of a rip off. Also, the hole in the cap is very small so you have to squeeze the bottle to dispense the product and I like the Bioderma drip-cap better. Overall a solid product and I may even order it again if it stays on sale!
P.S. Have you guys seen my latest Sephora Collection Coconut Water Face Mist Review Yet? Read here!