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4 Beauty Waters on Trial

It has been trial month for me and I like to think that I’ve been patient enough in testing the products to have an acquired opinion about them!

This time we’re talking beauty waters although I’m being quite loose with the term here. I really mean beauty waters in terms of its liquid form but by strict definition, I don’t think the eye makeup remover would pass as a beauty water! Otherwise, everything else is quite multi-functional; helping me prep my skin prior to more skincare goodness and/or makeup.

These are perhaps the most beauty waters I’ve owned and used in the same beauty cycle so you can say I’m stepping into new territory!

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Note: The Nivea product is divided into two layers: oil and liquid. Before use, it needs to be turned 2-3 times to mix the product.

Featured in this post:

Bioderma Sébium H2O
Nivea Double Effect Eye Makeup Remover
La Roche-Posay Serozinc
Avène Thermal Spring Water

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The Micellar Water

I wouldn’t say I swear by micellar waters because you shouldn’t get lazy about washing your face twice (i.e. double-cleanse) but I don’t think I can extract them from my life either. It’s what I use as my ‘morning-cleanse’ which I know is quite controversial however it’s something that I feel works for me, for most of the year. (I say most, as there could be mornings where I cleanse with an actual cleanser depending on the circumstance.)

It’s my first time trying anything from the reputable Bioderma range. In fact, it was never really on my wish list because once upon a time, I thought it to be too expensive until Boots were selling the duo pack and here I am…

The verdict? It’s fabulous! To be precise, I bought the Bioderma Sébium H2O and it was honestly love at first use! The smell is very refreshing: like cucumbers with a tad bit of citrus. This doesn’t leave any weird residue on the skin, but like magic, melts away any dirt, grime and makeup (though I don’t use this as a makeup remover). Those are the only things it will take away. If you fear of products stripping the skin, rest assured – this will only add to your skincare routine! I’ve yet to see a bad review on Bioderma.

The Eye Makeup Remover

I don’t typically use eye makeup removers and there’s a few reasons for this. For one, I always thought a great cleansing oil or balm would do the trick. In other words, I had wondered whether eye makeup removers was just another way to sell another product. I know in retrospect, how silly that sounds because there are some really great eye makeup products that just won’t budge – particularly waterproof mascaras hence my purchase.

By chance, I bought the Nivea Double Effect Eye Makeup Remover for really cheap, from Home Bargains. It was a pound well-spent! For those who don’t know, my mascara go-to is by Heroine Make which is so waterproof, heat-proof, flake-proof that sometimes, even a cleansing oil won’t melt it off…at least not on first go.

Since adding this little product in my routine, it has really changed everything! Wet it over a cotton pad after shaking, place it on the eyelid for a few seconds and voila. All gone. Life actually got easier somewhat and I really recommend this!

The Toner

This next product is very raved about but sadly, it’s a cult that I can’t quite relate to. It’s the La Roche-Posay Serozinc.

I’ve heard so many wonderful things! It had been on my invisible wish list for quite some time too but since using it, I felt a bit deflated. I wanted so badly for this to work on me like it had for so many people as far as inflammation and blemishes are concerned. But I don’t think it really performed – or if it did, the results were very minimal.

Perhaps you think my skin is too nice for it? I actually started using it when I was breaking out to which I saw and felt little change to my skin. The same happened again when I broke out two weeks ago. I like the spray consistency and feel of the product on my skin although it’s a little on the drying side. But hey, it’s essentially salt water after all! Otherwise, it’s a miss for me.

The Thermal Water

Another product that had been on my wish list, but this time it’s a hit! It’s the Avène Thermal Spring Water which actually got featured in my most recent favourites, so check that out.

I’m a bit skeptical when buying beauty waters, because it can get really expensive real quick for a product that might not work, yet go through like no tomorrow. (Just me?)

This is a perfect medium – not overly expensive and actually, you get a lot of bang out of your buck – £10 for 300ml. So whilst it is more expensive than drugstore, the spray application makes it all the more worthwhile! As soon as you hit that nozzle, it performs some magic on the skin – cooling it right down whilst also hydrating. This product may have filled the gap in my skincare routine so a repurchase is likely around the corner…


What products are you currently testing? 

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13 Comments

  1. I’ve been meaning to try some bioderma products out but i always tend to go for the familiar… I need to pick up a new micellar water so might go for it! xx

    • Ah go for it! If you can, look for the duo version…you save so much more $$$. I’m going to try the one with the pink lid next! 🙂

  2. Oh too bad the La Roche-Posay Serozinc didn’t yield dramatic results for you. I’ve been curious about it for ages!
    I’m not using any new liquid face products but did try a serum from MUJI’s organic line – it’s amazing!

    • Believe me – I was actually so sad! But it’s just one of those things. It works or it doesn’t. 🙈

      I’d love to try MUJI skincare!! But same story – no MUJI by me! 😂

  3. I want to try that spring water for so long but never really buy it. Maybe I should.
    Cleansing water is so popular these days especially the Bioderma. I need to try a sample before buying since it is not cheap.
    Thanks for the share!

    • Thank you for reading! (:

      If you ever see duo version of Bioderma, maybe you can consider it? That’s what I did otherwise I think I never would have purchased it!

      Yes, the spring water is really, really nice! Maybe some people think it’s just water, but it’s very cooling on the skin and worth it!

  4. Lovely post dear 🙂 🙂 Very informative. I’ve never tried Micellar water before, I need to give it a go to see what its like haha ❤ ❤ x x

      • Your welcome 🙂 🙂 Thank you. I got too busy with full time work and full time study so I had to stop blogging for a while ❤ ❤ I'm on a long break now so I have the chance to blog again and get ahead with some posts. So happy to be blogging again. I missed it so much! x x

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