Count me impressed with the Boots Botanics All Bright Micellar 3 in 1 Cleansing Solution ($7.49) and that’s saying something because I’m one of those girl’s that never truly feels clean when using micellar water!
Let’s take a look!
I recently purchased Boots Botanics All Bright Micellar 3 in 1 Cleansing Solution at Ulta just out of morbid curiosity and possible boredom since I was with a friend who was being indecisive as hell about purchasing a perfume so a 10 minute thing turned into a 90 minute, “I cant decide” deal. Apparently this exclusively online but my Ulta store had it in stock so yeah, not sure what that’s all about!
I wandered over to the skincare aisle and there in all it’s glory was Boots Botanics All Bright Micellar 3 in 1 Cleansing Solution. They, of course, had me at “all bright” because I have duller skin so I’m always looking for ways to perk it up.
According to the bottle it contains Hibiscus which acts as a mild AHA to exfoliate skin as you cleanse which in turn means you’ll have smoother, brighter skin. Yeah…not so much. I wouldn’t say this made my skin any brighter or any smoother but what it does do, is excel at makeup remover like a boss.
I don’t really love micellar waters. For me, they are the lazy girl’s guide to makeup removal. You go out with friends, you promise yourself you’ll be home early, reality check, you get in at 2 AM on a work night and you’re do damn lazy to remove your makeup because you just want to get to bed. This happens to me too many times to count, I’m getting too old for this kind of behavior but I typically promise myself I’ll be home by 10 and 10 becomes 3 am all of a sudden. Needless to say I have a huge PM skincare routine that takes time to do and when you’re just wanting to get to bed, well, sometimes just removing your makeup and hitting the sheets is the business. I keep micellar water around for those nights! I also keep a bottle around because I tend to double cleanse so I’ll cleanse with say a cleansing oil and I’ll swipe my face after with a little of the water to remove anything my initial cleanse might have left behind.
Some people swear my facial waters as the end all for makeup remover but I feel like I wear a little too much makeup including waterproof mascara to get the job of removal done with just a cleansing water. I also feel like many times after using cleansing water like I still have mascara and other makeup still on.
Interestingly enough, Boots Botanics All Bright Micellar 3 in 1 Cleansing Solution removes about 98% of my makeup and yes, even waterproof mascara. I’ve been using it for a week now to test it out and it has excelled at makeup removal. It removes Tarte Lights, Camera, Splashes Mascara in a snap, removes heavier eyeliner, removes BB Cream and blush easily! Count me surprised particularly at how well it did with eye makeup and mascara! I saturated a cotton square with the solution, press it to my eye for a few seconds, and swipe. Done! It does leave a LITTLE mascara residue behind as in the AM I’ll have a subtle racoon eye going on. But honestly, I’d say it breaks down about 98% of the mascara which is incredible for a micellar water as typically they don’t do much for waterproof makeup!
It does say on the bottle to not get into eyes and apply on close eyes which worried me as I thought it might sting. But nope! It proved fairly gentle on my eyes and my skin. The best part about cleansing water is it doesn’t dry or strip my skin.
I’d totally buy this again. Count me impressed with Boots Botanics All Bright Micellar 3 in 1 Cleansing Solution!
If you’re looking a micellar water that removes almost all your makeup this is the water to go with!
Grab it now at Ulta and Ulta.com.