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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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!
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
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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