L’Oreal Skin Perfection 3 In 1 Purifying Micellar Solution
When you’re addicted to beauty blogs, you tend to pride yourself in being well versed with all the latest product launches… in fact even those that are yet to launch. So when I noticed this in a supermarket while I was doing my grocery shopping, I was puzzled and went to take a closer look, considering the fact that I’d never even heard of this. By the way, this was some time back, exactly during the time Maybelline launched their Clean Express Total Clean Makeup Remover. So I thought: oh so this is L’Oreal’s new launch in India. Well, I was wrong since it’s been several months now and this product has still not been released in the Indian market. But we can still keep our fingers crossed, coz the Maybelline Fit Me range jussst launched a short while ago, which is literally AGES after it was launched everywhere else.
About L’Oreal Skin Perfection 3 In 1 Purifying Micellar Solution
Used by make-up artists, L’Oreal Paris Skin Perfection 3in1 Purifying Micellar Solution feels as gentle as water on your skin but acts like a make-up remover, toner and skin soother all in one.
Price & Quantity: INR 700 for 200ml
Shelf life: To be used within 6 months after opening
Packaging: This comes in a sleek plastic bottle with a flip-top cap. Because it’s so slim, it’s easy to carry while travelling and I haven’t faced any leakage issues so far. While the packaging is fine, I do wish this came with a spray nozzle since it is hard to control the flow of product. You can’t even tell how much you’ve poured out onto the cotton pad since the liquid is completely clear and literally flows out even if you just slightly tilt the bottle.
Fragrance: Absolutely no discernible scent
Color & Consistency: As you can tell from the pics, this has the color and consistency of pure water.
My Experience with L’Oreal Skin Perfection 3 In 1 Purifying Micellar Solution
Micellar solutions never cease to amaze me. It’s quite amusing that something that looks and feels like plain water removes even the most stubborn and long-wearing makeup with ease. If you’re not familiar with micellar water, all you need to do is pour a little onto a cotton pad and wipe away your makeup. I tend to shake the bottle before using and this makes the liquid go all bubbly inside. Not sure if this is a necessary step but I do it anyway. As claimed, this lifts dirt, impurities and makeup and leaves skin clean and soft without drying it out.
I’ve heard that other micellar solutions like Bioderma don’t completely remove waterproof mascara. So I wasn’t expecting this to work on my Maybelline waterproof mascara (and we all know what a royal pain they are to remove!) But I found that that when I saturate the cotton pad with the solution, hold it onto my eyes for a few extra seconds and then wipe, the mascara gives way and comes off pretty easily. But hold on… I’m using a Revlon waterproof mascara now and it does NOT budge when I use this. So this does not work on all waterproof formulations. Also, this takes a bit more time to remove mascaras when compared to bi-phasic or other oil-based removers. I have very sensitive eyes and I went through a few weeks where absolutely everything irritated my eyes….except this. In fact, it felt so soothing to use this on irritated eyes.
I went through some extreme changes in my skin during the time I had this product in my kitty and hence was able to test its effectiveness on very oily, acne-prone skin, as well as dry, irritated, sensitive but clear skin with no acne. In both situations, this product turned out to be a sure winner. During my oily skin days, I enjoyed the fact that this does not leave behind any residue. So you don’t even need to wash your face after using this (which also makes this perfect for cold weather). This never gave me breakouts nor did it aggravate existing acne.
During my dry-sensitive skin days, I found it hard to use any skincare product on my skin since everything would burn the hell out of my skin. But thankfully L’Oreal micellar solution did not sting or irritate sensitive skin and actually helped to calm and soothe the redness.
What I like about L’Oreal Skin Perfection 3 In 1 Purifying Micellar Solution?
- Sleek, attractive, travel-friendly packaging
- Removes even long-wearing base makeup with ease
- Does not leave any residue
- Is not drying
- Perfect for cold weather since you can use this in the place of a face wash
- Doubles up as a toner
- Calms and soothes sensitive skin
- Does not cause breakouts or sting broken/irritated skin
- Safe to use on sensitive eyes and for contact-lens wearers
- Has no fragrance
- Suits all skin types
- Does not contain alcohol or perfume
- Reasonably priced for the quantity and quality (esp. when compared to Bioderma)
What I don’t like about L’Oreal Skin Perfection 3 In 1 Purifying Micellar Solution?
- Wish the bottle had a spray nozzle since this packaging makes it difficult to control the flow of product
- Does not remove waterproof mascara as easily as an oil-based remover
- Availability in India
Final thoughts: I absolutely adore this product and am going to miss it like crazy when I’m done with this bottle (which is sadly pretty soon). If you have sensitive skin and/or sensitive eyes, this is a must-have! Even otherwise, this is effective yet mild enough for daily use.
The only time I don’t see myself reaching out for this, is when I have to remove heavy, waterproof eye makeup. If you can manage to find a bottle of this, I highly recommend that you bring it home with you… after paying for it, of course
Have you tried L’Oreal Skin Perfection 3 In 1 Purifying Micellar Solution?
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