Sunday, 6 April 2014

Micellar water à la Caudalie

Micellar waters were all the rave last year, and I even did a Face Off between products from four different brands that I had tried, but since then the hype has died down a little bit. The concept of micellar waters is excellent and it's a quick and easy way to get rid of make up, although for me they have never actually replaced a more heavy duty cleanser, and I tend to only use micellar solutions in the morning for a quick and gentle cleanse or as a full face cleanser when I'm traveling. Although every self respecting brand now has their version of micellar water, I just don't get as excited about them anymore as I did in the beginning - at least that was until I tried the Caudalie Make-up Remover Cleansing Water (£14.25 for 200 ml). It comes in a practical plastic bottle with a handy dispenser to make sure you only get the amount you need and it has wonderful, clean, fresh and "green" scent that is really refreshing. As with all Caudalie products the cleansing water uses ingredients from grapes and vines which are well known for being rich in anti-ageing properties, but it also contains camomile - another ingredient that you often see used in skin care because of its cleansing, moisturising, soothing and healing properties.
So it's a sweet smelling product with wonderful skin care ingredients, but does it actually do anything? YES!!!! Despite being such a gentle cleanser, it's very effective and removing both eye makeup and face makeup. If you soak a cotton pad with the solution, leave it on your eyelids for a few seconds, it dissolves every trace of makeup and even the smokiest of looks will be wiped away gently without any need for tugging or rubbing of the eyelids. Don't worry if you should get a bit of cleansing water in your eyes, it doesn't sting or irritate in any way and since it's so gentle this product is great even for very sensitive skin. When you've wiped away all the makeup your skin will feel very clean, soothed and refreshed without any dry sensation. It's a lovely cleansing water and it feels so relaxing that sometimes I even leave two cotton pads soaked with it on my eyes while I'm enjoying a nice pampering bath to treat the delicate eye area. If like me you're a bit blasé over micellar solutions, try the Caudalie Make-up Remover Cleansing Water and be prepared to get wowed and excited over micellar waters all over again. 

36 comments:

  1. This sounds lovely! I love to use Micellar Solutions as they are so gentle but still work amazingly for taking of makeup.

    Allthingsglitterandbeauty

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    1. Exactly, they're so lovely and soothing on the skin :o). Xx

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  2. I think once my Garnier one has run out I'll have to give this a chance, I'm making it my personal mission to try as many micellar waters as possible haha x

    Cat | LilacGhosts

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    1. :o) in that case another nice one is from Gatineau - LOVE French skincare :o). Xx

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  3. I love Bioderma but sometimes it is nice to use something new and I love everything I have tried from Caudalie so might have to give it a go!

    www.makingmeblushblog.wordpress.com

    xx

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    1. It's still one of my favorite micellar solutions - I love the almost clinically clean feeling you get from it :o). Xx

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  4. Oh yes i got this procuct and i love it. I love the most Caudalie products.
    http://glamupyourlifestyle.blogspot.de/

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    1. Ah, me too - It's a wonderful brand :o). Xx

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  5. I have been wondering about this product because i have sensitive skin, i tend to stick with the same makeup remover but it is a cream and can feel a bit heavy in the summer. Something like this if i have no reactions would be amazing!

    http://shimmerglitzandglam.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It's a lovely and light, refreshing solution - I think you would love it and it is suitable for sensitive skin too :o). Xx

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  6. Oh I may have to purchase!

    Anoushka
    Anoushkaloves.com

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    1. It's a great product - I highly recommend it :o). Xx

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  7. This make up remover looks amazing :)

    xoxo

    Novelstyle

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    1. It's so effective but gentle and I love that you don't need to tug or rub to get it all off :o). Xx

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  8. I hope you don't mind, I nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award
    http://thecertifiedlatebloomer.blogspot.com/2014/04/sunshine-blogger-award.html

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    1. Thank you so much for the nomination, it's so lovely of you to have me in mind but since I did the award in December I won't actually do it again at this point, but I'm happy to participate in other TAGs - I hope this is ok. :o). Xx

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  9. I'm pretty set for micellar waters and I'm a bit blah about them but when it's time to make a purchase looks like I need to give this one a try!

    Victoria
    FlorenceandMary.com

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    1. That's kind of how I feel to be honest - and I'm not as easily impressed anymore as I was in the beginning, but this is a lovely solution and definitely on my top 3 list :o). Xx

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  10. I keep hearing about the powers of Miscellar water - really need to get one!
    Josie xoxo | Fashion Mumblr

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    1. They're great as a nice quick cleanse, but for me they'll never replace a good separate cleanser :o). Xx

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    1. Thank you very much, of course I'll have a look :o). Xx

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  12. I've never tried a micellar water, mainly because I used to work in a science lab and I used to make MQ water all the time and didn't see how they could be so expensive with a few extra ingredients added.
    Maybe I should try one though as my skin is not as I would like it to be.

    Gems x
    Fashion, Well Done

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    1. That's a very interesting point and I do agree with you - a lot of them are definitely over priced for what they deliver :o). Xx

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  13. That sounds amazing. I just love anything Caudalie, it's such an amazing brand!
    xo
    styleontheside.com

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    1. I agree with you - Caudalie is definitely one of my trusted brands and I've never had a bad reaction from any of their products :o). Xx

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  14. I keep hearing about this Caudalie product. I am so curious if it would work for me!!
    www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

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    1. I really like how refreshed and clean it makes my skin. If you do get it - let me know what you think of it :o). Xx

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  15. This sounds amazing! Even looking at it..it looks really refreshing. I love that it is great at removing makeup but still remains gentle.

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    1. It's a fab cleanser, definitely a favorite :o). Xx

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  16. i have heard only the BEST things about this!

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  17. I always thought for such gentle and natural products they were so affordable - I don't think I could justify nearly £15 for a micellar water.

    Stevie
    VintageAndVans

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    1. At least they're available in lots of different prices ranges :o). Xx

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  18. I'd love to try this - after I finish my stash of Bioderma :) great review!

    xx Anine
    redlipsandbeautybits.blogspot.com

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