May 24, 2016

Dr. Jart Dermaclear Micro Water Why You Make My Eyes Burn So Much!?

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

Dr. Jart Dermaclear Micro Water

If you ever tried Mandom Cleansing Express Moist Cleansing Lotion you’ll likely very familiar with the burn and sting that comes along with using it. Great cleansing water but damn it hurts so bad.

Dr. Jart Dermaclear Micro Water falls into this category! This stuff is fabulous but OUCH! It burns my eyes terribly.

Dr. Jart Dermaclear Micro Water is created with 85% active hydrogen mineral water and is free from denatured alcohol, color, perfume, and mineral oil. If you’re a micellar water user I’m positive you’ll adore this formula as it removes makeup very, very easily including harder to remove eye makeup and waterproof mascara without stripping or drying out skin. Plus, if you’re in a hurry and just want to head bed fast this is a great way to listen to the inner voice of mom about how you shouldn’t go to bed with your makeup on.

I don’t personally use micellar water daily but I really should. I have dry skin and I find they are quite great at toning my skin without stripping it or making it drier. But on that note I will say I never really feel fully clean when I use them. I have issues because if I use another tone or astringent and wipe my face absolutely no trace of make can be seen on the cotton pad. So yeah, the theory that my face isn’t fully clean is completely in my head.

Now, I really like Dr Jart’s formula but it doesn’t agree with my eyes. It stings a bit and makes my eyes rather red 🙁 Nothing as bad as Mandom’s formula but if you have sensitive eyes you might want to be careful with this one!

Dr. Jart Dermaclear Micro Water is great at removing makeup but I could so do without the eye sting! Ouch!

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This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

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  • Renae

    I recently tried Marcelle’s 3-1 Micellar Solution and I didn’t have that stinging problem. It’s very gentle; I even removed my eye makeup with it (except my mascara needed additional products to remove it completely.) It definitely cleaned my face well also.
    From what I understand, the citric acid and bergamot oil in the Dermaclear can definitely burn the eyes.
    It sure does a good job of stripping makeup off your face though.

  • Dora

    I tried it (Birchbox sample) and liked it but thought it was way too pricey — and that some of the drugstore versions I’ve tried (Simple, Garnier) were just as good. I never use it on eye makeup, though — I take that off with a cleansing oil first.

  • Christina

    I never caught on to this method. I’ve tried a few, but I end up using so many cotton pads that it’s wasteful. Plus, I end up using something separate for my eyemakeup anyway, so it’s an unnecessary added step. I prefer cleansing oils or balms over micellar water. I have a sample of Dr. Jart’s at home, so it might be time I try it.