Simple Cleansing Micellar Water ($7.99) is a new cleansing water that’s launching at drugstores now for Spring 2015. What is micellar water? You might want to check out my article to get you up to date on this skincare trend before reading this review to catch up!
Now people are quite excited about Simple Cleansing Micellar Water for a few reasons one of which is the fact it’s inexpensive and easily to get your hands on at the local drugstore. And secondly, Simple Skincare is notorious for keeping things, well, simple! Their formulas are very gentle and ideal for sensitive skin types so it is exciting to get your hands on a simply formulated cleansing water sans any harsh ingredients like fragrance!
Let’s take a look at Simple Cleansing Micellar Water.
If you read my cleansing water, is it necessary to your makeup removal post, you probably already know I’m not a HUGE user or fan of cleansing waters. I wear a lot of makeup so I feel like I need to do more than use a cleansing water at the end of the night to remove it all.
But I can’t fault cleansing waters for several reasons one of which is their simplicity. When you’re tired, you get home late, and your mom’s voice is in your head saying “Don’t go to bed with your makeup on!” well, that’s when cleansing waters are a gift from the skincare gods above. Saturate a cotton square and swipe it across your face and you’ll get off your makeup in a hurry. Plus your mom will mentally nod her head in approval that you didn’t go to bed with makeup on.
The other thing to love about cleansing waters is their gentle formulas. When you’re dealing with hard water situations or your skin is sensitive or super dry that’s also when cleansing waters are fab. Cleansing Waters are typically really gentle on skin so you aren’t drying yourself out further, you won’t feel super tight after cleansing, and sensitive users will feel like they are simply using water to remove their makeup. Right now, my skin is just crazy! Anything I cleanse it with seems to dry it out further than it already is. I recently discovered Cerave Hydrating Cleanser which really helps a lot but cleansing waters are equally great as I don’t feel like I’m sucking moisture from my skin when I use them.
Simple Cleansing Micellar Water is a simple, easy to use formula. Wet a cotton square well with the solution and swipe your makeup off. It works fine around the eye area and didn’t sting or burn for me however, I was very sad to see the back of the bottle stating “avoid getting into eyes”. I wear eyeshadow, mascara, etc daily so if I can’t use this around my eyes for quick clean ups when I’m lazy it proves pointless. Note, they don’t say it’s not “safe for eye use” but I won’t take chances like that. I did try it though for this review and it removed non-waterproof mascara and eyeshadow ok but I still felt it left behind a little bit of my eye makeup. It does not work on waterproof makeup unfortunately.
The formula is fragrance free and very mild and even contains some very decent ingredients so the fact you aren’t rinsing off after using it proves beneficial to your skin.
Unfortunately as with most cleansing waters this is not adept at removing waterproof mascara or long wearing makeup. You’ll find it gets around 75-80% of your makeup off but it leaves behind a good deal as well!
I find this is a fabulously low maintenance way to remove my makeup when I’m in a hurry. It’s super gentle and doesn’t dry my skin out! If you wear very minimal makeup you won’t need much more to get your makeup off. Personally, for myself, this is something I like using when I’m in a hurry and just want to go to bed. However, it isn’t something that will become a daily staple to remove my makeup as it’s simply not enough to get EVERYTHING off!
Simple Cleansing Micellar Water is available now at drugstores or online at drugstore.com.
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