January 4, 2017

Lumene Pure Arctic Miracle 3-in-1 Micellar Cleansing Water Review


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.

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  • amy

    I do all my really deep, thorough cleansing at night (even if it means just using an oil to remove makeup, rinse, and a toner when I’m exhausted), but I like using a micellar water, followed by a quick “scrub” with a konjac sponge & water, in the morning. So far I’ve only tried Simple & Garnier, but I find them effective, readily available, and inexpensive, so I have yet to find a reason to stray. Plus, although I always use a separate eye makeup remover, I don’t have to worry about either migrating to my eyes.

    • kate

      I too, do my real cleaning in the evening and use micellar water to freshen up after wake-up.
      I have tried so many. I suppose my favorites are Claudelie and Simple (both ends of the spectrum).
      I tried some Lumene Skin Care (their Vitamin C line) many years ago. It left my skin needing more. I wrote it off the “high-ish drugstore brand.”
      Over the holidays a friend gave me a selection of her favorite masks. Two of them were Lumene (a hydrogel mask and a night mask)….I LOVED them!
      As it turns out, they are a little difficult to find in the U.S. (I found them at Dermstore).
      I’ve changed my mind. I look forward to trying their products when I see them. I can’t wait to try the water!

  • Gloria

    Muse, butylene glycol isn’t rubbing alcohol and therefore not harmful to the skin. It is simply a texture enhancer. Are you getting it confused with ethanol or denatured alcohol?

    • Isabella Muse

      nope not confusing the two, I mentioned and commented it isn’t bad by any means I just was surprised to see it in a micellar water.

  • Randi MacDonald

    I never use micellar water as a cleanser, only after a cleansing( currently using Clinique take off the day balm) and its amazing to me how much is left even after using a cleansing balm. I would need about 10 cotton pads if it was the only cleansing product I used. I like the Simple brand the best. ( I’ve tried a few and I keep returning to that).

  • Brandy L.

    I was using my eye makeup remover one night, one that I’ve been using for 5 years, and the back actually said, “Avoid contact with eyes.” I only looked because I remember you talking about products with these warnings on them. I was so surprised and angry at this evil company for creating an eye makeup remover that isn’t safe for eyes. I eventually got rid of it because it was drying out my eyelids, and found something without a warning on it.

    • Isabella Muse

      It doesn’t make sense to me. Some people say that it means to not get it directly into your eyes but really, avoid contact with eyes sounds like you shouldn’t be using it near your eyes or am I crazy?

      • Brandy L.

        I’m not sure either. I make sure to close my eyes when I use eye make up remover, but it’s impossible not to get some of it directly in my eyes. I switched to Clinique, and it is expensive for such a tiny bottle, but my eyelids are no longer dried out and my eyes don’t get bloodshot like they did with the other brand.

        • Isabella Muse

          AGREED! I mean it is impossible to not get it into your eyes! I’m using the CVS one currently and really like it because I’m cheap as hell when it comes to eye makeup remover haha!

          • Brandy L.

            I’ll have to try that one because I hate paying so much for a product I go through so quickly. I just grabbed the Clinique because the girl at Ulta was trying to sell me expensive makeup remover wipes, and I prefer liquid.

          • Isabella Muse

            that’s me all over. Hate buying expensive product that I go through in a flash! That’s why I hate buying lancome’s remover! love the formula, hate the price!

          • amy

            I also hate spending a lot on what I call “disposable” products. However, if you have access to Kroger (larger supermarket chain) products, there is an *amazing* dual-phase eye makeup remover that is beyond cheap, and works as well as Lancome, but doesn’t irritate my eyes or skin (Lancome dries out my lids, and Clinique stings/burns). Also, there is no “warning” on the label, LOL!

          • Isabella Muse

            haha a great name for them! Disposable products 😀 I’m using the CVS Beauty 360 one at the moment and I’m liking it 😀