Drugstore Finds: L'Oréal Paris Micellar Gel
Sunday, May 25, 2014
I was browsing the skin care isle of local drugstore Di a few weeks ago without a real reason (hey, sometimes a lady just wants to browse the moisturisers, right?) and I came across this nifty new thing I hadn’t seen in drugstores before.. A micellar gel by L’Oréal Paris. We’ve seen these gels with pharmacy brands like La Roche-Posay for example (which makes sense since they’re both from the same mother company), but not yet in drugstores if I’m not mistaken. But this little pink bottle has happily landed in the budget isle, and I’m welcoming it with open arms. This cleanser is part of their Sublime Soft range (or Skin Perfection in the UK & US) and is targeted especially for eye makeup removal. So obvs, I needed to buy it and put it to the test.
Formulated without alcohol or fragrance, it’s indeed very suitable for sensitive skin types. It’s a little weird using a gelly micellar solution, but you get used to it after a few uses. I find that this one is pretty awesome when it comes to removing eye make-up and it also does a notably good job at getting rid of waterproof mascara. It doesn’t leave a ‘fresh’ feeling like micellar waters do -I’d say it feels a little sticky but that’s not completely true either- but as you need to do a proper cleanse with water afterwards anyway, this is not an issue. It’s super gentle, doesn’t sting and doesn’t irritate one bit.. Yep, it’s quite good! Apart from all that, it’s also perfect for taking with you when traveling as the packaging is quite small, so it won’t take up too much space in your travel kit.
L’Oréal Paris Sublime Soft (Skin Perfection in other regions) Micellar Gel retails at around €4.50 if I recall well and contains 125ml of product. Available in drugstores.