Lumene Pure Arctic Miracle 3-in-1 Micellar Cleansing Water ($7.99) is a new “deeply hydrating cleansing water” to remove face, eye, and lip makeup with a blend of birch sap that leave skin hydrated and balanced.
I’ve discussed my outlook on micellar waters in the past but let’s just refresh and re-chat them now shall we? I actually like micellar waters when I’m getting home late and just can’t stand the thought of going through my entire double-cleanse makeup removal process. When it’s late, you’re tired, and your bed is screaming at you to jump in, well, you don’t want to be weighted down with removing your makeup. Micellar waters step right in to remove a majority of your makeup quick and easy so you can get to bed faster.
I admit though I never really feel full clean when I’m using them. I’ve run into a ton of different formula I really love and use quite often but if I have the time I’m so going with my normal cleansing routine and sticking to micellar water to get the job done when I’m in a hurry.
Lumene Pure Arctic Miracle 3-in-1 Micellar Cleansing Water comes housed in an 8.5 oz clear bottle and is available at CVS. I picked up early last month and didn’t hestitate buying it since I really like Lumene’s skincare.
On the micellar radar it isn’t the best formula I ever used. It struggled a lot with waterproof mascara and left traces of my makeup on my face after using it. It does contain butylene glycol (alcohol) which isn’t bad by any means but I was surprised to see it in the ingredients. Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micellar Water and many other cleaning waters keep ingredients fairly basic. I detected no fragrance which is good as Lumene is prone to giving many of their products a citrus scent. My skin didn’t feel tacky, sticky, nor tight after using it but I wouldn’t say it left me hydrated either. Unfortunately, the bottle does say avoid contact with eyes. This always makes me mentally cringe. They promote it to remove eye makeup but in the same sentence tell you to avoid contact with eyes. Which is it? Is it eye safe or isn’t it? I did use it on my eyes prior to reading the label like an idiot as I’m always a stickler for reading the label prior to using the product. I likely will avoid using it around my eyes in the future as per their suggestion. I’m really beginning to not like this current trend of cleansers that suggest avoiding contact with eyes. Blah!
Would I re-buy Lumene Pure Arctic Miracle 3-in-1 Micellar Cleansing Water?
Naaa! You’re better of with a bottle of Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water which is twice the size and much more effective at removing makeup.
Lumene Pure Arctic Miracle 3-in-1 Micellar Cleansing Water is available now at CVS.
AQUA (WATER), BUTYLENE GLYCOL, BETULA ALBA (BIRCH) JUICE, RUBUS CHAMAEMORUS (CLOUDBERRY) FRUIT WATER, POLOXAMER 184, PROPANEDIOL, PHENOXYETHANOL, ALLANTOIN, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, DISODIUM EDTA, POLYSORBATE 20, CITRIC ACID, SODIUM HYDROXIDE