July 9, 2015

Boots Botanics All Bright Micellar 3 in 1 Cleansing Solution Review

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Boots Botanics All Bright Micellar 3 in 1 Cleansing Solution

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.

Muse Approved!


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I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

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Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Fancie

    This sounds a bit like the Vichy cleansing water which I’m in love with right now. I’m more than halfway through the bottle so I’m definitely trying this next!

  • Jay

    Yassss!!!!! Thanks for the review, I’ll definately be picking this up when I see it again! The Boots cleansing balm is my HG makeup remover/cleanser so it’s no surprise that this is a winner too.

  • Liz

    I’ll have to try it! I’m in the same boat as you though, my face doesn’t feel clean unless I use the trusty Clarisonic so it’ll be strictly for make up removing purposes instead of cleansing.

  • Alison M

    Have you tried any of the other new boots line? I have a bad habit of scrolling through the new items listed on Ulta.com and saw a huge expansion to the Boots skincare line. I immediate ordered one of the Bontanics replenishing night cream Age Defense and the bontanics eye serum triple age renewal. Hey.. a girl can’t get too early a start and since crossing to the other side of 30 I’ve noticed a change in my skin texture and a few little crinkles show up especially around my eyes. Even though my skin is super oily I noticed that rough, flaky patches started showing up. I had been using the Hada Lado line which I previously loved. I switched to these and since then (about a month) I’ve noticed a definite improvement on my little crinkles and my skin texture. The areas that were rough and scaly are slowly healing. I am very impressed with the results I’ve gotten along with the prices. Very reasonable. I’ve since purchased their all bright makeup remover and I adore that as well. I will be continuing to explore this new Botanics line from Boots as I am blown away by the results and the prices!

    • Isabella Muse

      I’ve tried a few odds and ends but nothing from their newer lines Alison! They have an entire “All Bright” Collection that has me perking up at the moment 😀

  • Dora

    I’ve been messing around with micellar waters recently — not to be lazy, but because I’ve been reading that too much face washing, even if you use something gentle and moisturize after, is not good for dry and, ahem, older skin. Apparently, French women (who know everything about everything) don’t do so much splashing around in water — they just use a micellar water. So have been using one as a face cleanser/makeup remover (although using an oil-based cleanser for my eye makeup, and rinsing that with water). It feels strange not to actually wash my face, but my skin seems to like it. Using the La Roche-Posay one right now but definitely interested in trying this one. Thanks for the review!

    • Isabella Muse

      my pleasure Dora, It really is an excellent way to cleanse without stripping moisture from your skin! I have drier skin too and micellar water is def a trick as I don’t come out of it feeling tight or drier 🙂

  • SusanT

    Hey, Muse! I’ll have to try this, the price is certainly right. But as much as this might take off my makeup, nothing feels as good as actually washing my face. I just bought a 6 ounce bottle of Josie Maran light argan oil from QVC and I’ve been using it at night after washing my face; I use either Perricone citrus cleanser or a black charcoal soap bar to do that. The argan oil has taken care of the dry, flaky patches on my skin, thank god. Daisy says hi & meow to Auntie Muse — kitty kisses & hugs! <3

    • Isabella Muse

      Yup, I feel the same way Susan. I just need a good solid cleanse 🙂 aww right back at her and YOU! happy weekend dear!

  • Ivanna

    This may very well be the funniest post of yours that I have read. Made my night. Thanks, Muse 🙂

  • Cindy

    Thank you so much for this review. Sounds like this is more effective than the Bioderma micellar water that everyone else raves about, and it’s probably cheaper and more readily available too! I can’t wait to try this!

    • Isabella Muse

      my pleasure Cindy! If you try it let me know what you think 🙂

  • Maria

    I have and use the other micellar water that Boots has. It’s called N0 7 beautiful skin cleansing water. Takes eye makeup well. I don’t use a lot of waterproof things on my eyes. But it does well in the morning when there is leftover eye shadow and liner along the bottom lashes. I also find it refreshing on morning eyes. Thank you as always.

  • Karen

    Funny yesterday i was on the fence with paying $32 for dr. Jarts that was seriously just ok. Like you, i love my make up and i truly dont feel clean enough with it alone. Its a second step in my nightly routine, after i wash my face. I am buying this today.

  • Jasmine N

    They also sell most of the Boots line at Target ( No7 & Bootanics) They had a spot for this when I was at the store last week but it was either sold out or the didn’t have it yet. Boots skincare is pretty amazing, and I’ve tried many regimens in my 36 years. As Maria commented above they have another cleansing water in their No7 line, I use it religiously. I do a six step cleansers at night but never wash my face in the morning – because I just give it a good wipe with cleansing water!