Loreal Micellar Water – a review

A few weeks ago I ran out of my holy grail makeup remover, which was the cheapest most un blogger like item, Tesco value 50p baby wipes. I got on so well with these wipes as there were so few chemicals in them, this meant they didn’t sting my eyes or cause them to puff up like some more expensive make-up wipes did. I would stock up on about 8 packs at a time due to the super cheap price and not have to worry about running out of makeup remover for a while.

This time when I ran out of my wipes and went to Tesco to re-stock I found out that they had been discontinued; they weren’t just out of stock this time they were fully gone, for good. Unless the Tesco lady lied to me, which I’d really like to think she didn’t.

I was like uh, oh back to step one to find a sensitive skin friendly make up remover that doesn’t cause irritation to my skin. I decided to totally avoid the makeup wipe section as a lot of them feel like they have a very soapy formula, this is what causes my eyes to be very sore after about 2 wipes across the eye. I wasn’t playing that game, I wanted something new to try out.

This is when Loreal caught my eye; I’d never tried a makeup remover by them before and hadn’t heard a single bad word about the product. The bottle also said on it that it was a ‘new’ formula for sensitive skin, I read the ingredients on the back of the bottle to find it only contains aqua/water and eight other chemicals which I thought was fairly decent. At this point I was like I have to pick something so today this will be the one and fingers crossed I get on with it.

The Loreal Micellar Water cost £4.00 from Tesco, this is for a 400ml bottle and then I had to buy some more cotton pads for roughly £1, I didn’t think the pricing was too expensive either. It seemed very reasonable for the amount of product I was getting.

First Impressions:

When I used the product to remove my eye make up I poured a little bit of the water onto a cotton pad and wiped across my eye, within four or five wipes all the eyeshadow, eyeliner and mascara were off. I found that the micellar water removed the heavy eye make up so easily, I didn’t have to rub hard on my eye at all to try and get it off, it just required soft sliding motions. This process didn’t cause any stinging, or irritation to my eye; it just left my skin feeling clean and free which is exactly what I am after. YASS TO A PRODUCT BEING FOR SENSITIVE SKIN!

The Micellar Water removed my foundation, concealer, highlight and contour just as easily within a few wipes of the skin. I found it can leave your face feeling a tiny bit oily so after removing the makeup I like to put some normal water onto a cotton pad and wipe it all over my face, this leaves my skin feeling fresh and super clean.

I’ve currently been using this product for two weeks and I’ve only used the littlest bit out of the bottle; I’m predicting that the 400ml should last for around 3 months. That’s pretty good for a bottle I’ve paid four pounds for, that’s just over one pound a month that I’m spending on removing my make-up, you just can’t argue with that. It would be so easy to spend a lot more than that on makeup wipes you can pick up from boots, plus I would probably end up leaving the packet open causing them to dry out.


I have nothing negative at all to say about this product, I’m super chuffed that I decided to try it out. I would definitely re-purchase Loreal’s Micellar Water to use again after my bottle runs out.

What is your favourite make-up remover to use?

Bryony x



  1. September 10, 2018 / 7:57 pm

    I’ve always used the garnier one so it’s nice to see alternatives that seem just as good!

  2. September 10, 2018 / 8:50 pm

    Looking good! I have to try! Currently I’m using Nivea one. Safe choice 😅

  3. September 19, 2018 / 7:39 am

    I’ve actually never seen this specific L’Oreal micellar water! I really want to try it though! Thanks for sharing! xx

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