Nuxe Micellar Cleansing Water is New & Good for Sensitive Skins

By | March 27 2012 | 14 Comments

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Back in January I did a trend prediction round-up of stuff I reckoned would be big news in 2012 and micellar waters were one thing I tipped the nod to as a product that I thought more and more brands would be releasing. Already this year we’ve seen Boots bring one to the mainstream market – and consumer consciousness – with No7 Beautiful Skin Cleansing Water. I wasn’t madly gone on it but I know tons of you love micellars for cleansing. My take on them is that while they’re not really suitable for makeup removal they are handy for a morning cleanse, for use as a second step if you’re a double-cleansing type or for quick-fixing makeup mistakes.

And if you have sensitive skin then you might be interested in Nuxe’s forthcoming Micellar Cleansing Water, €14.90 for 200ml. It uses rose water as an ingredient – if you’re a fan of it as a toner, then you’ll be familiar with the soft floral smell and know of its particular skin benefits; softening and moisturising.

As a cleanser, this dealt with a day-time face of BB cream and light shadow absolutely fine and left skin feeling soft and clean, with no scrubbing required, but it struggled with longwear base and lashings of mascara; so once again, I just personally don’t find micellar cleansers to be a one-size-fits-all makeup removing product.  This is a lot more effective than many I’ve tried though and the comfort factor will be a boon for those who do like them and who have a more sensitive skintype.

Look for Nuxe Micellar Cleansing Water in May.


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14 Replies to "Nuxe Micellar Cleansing Water is New & Good for Sensitive Skins"

  • Maj says:

    Omg i have GOT to have this!!! Its cheaper than la roche posays offering, i wonder how does it perform against the lrp? I haven’t managed to get my hands on the boots one yet, they don’t seem to have it in dundrum?

  • Kirstie says:

    apparently the Boots one was recalled!

  • rosey says:

    In the last paragraph, I misread it as a ‘one-size-zits-all makeup removing product’ – I’m pretty sure I’ve use one or two of those in the past…

  • ZsaZsa says:

    I recieved a travel size micellar water from Nuxe at Christmas time. It was the 3 Roses one – I’ve used it a couple of times as a quick fix when very tired. I think its fine for this – it removed makeup, and didn’t cause my skin any problems. Mind you I prefer gel cleansers that you wash off and don’t think I would do the switch.

  • ellie70 says:

    I am in the dark here – what exactly is micellar water and is it a natural product?

  • Kirstie says:

    ellie – they’re water cleansers with a little bit of oil emulsified through them, designed as a one-step cleansing/makeup removal product. Lots of people love them, I don’t really but they’re gaining in popularity. Not that natural, no! This one is semi-natural, in keeping with the rest of the Nuxe product line.

  • Maj says:

    The boots one was recalled? Bit dodgey! How come!

  • Therese says:

    Given that these micellars are watery, do you apply with your fingers or on a cotton pad? I can see me using one and most of it going down the sink…

    I really fancy trying one, i use a seperate eye makeup remover anyway so not bothered about them not taking off mascara…

  • Ginger says:

    Loved this–one of the few that worked on my own sensitive skin! The other one that was good, and had no added fragrance: A-Derma Sensifluid Cleansing Micellar Water. Caudalie also has a fairly decent one (except for the indecent price).

    Therese: to use, apply to a cotton-wool pad (or reusable equivalent or similar). Like an old-fashioned toner. Swipe around face. It’ll be grimy.

    The one issue I found is that you need more of the stuff to clean your face than with other cleansers; I just wear sunscreen during the day and if using the micellar stuff I’ll still see the bottle going down rapidly. With full makeup, you’ll use the stuff up really fast, with at laest a couple of pads’ worth… I’m also not convinced that a micellar cleanser does the job any better than straight-forward cleanser + water, or a milk/cream cleanser then either rinsing with water or a toner or something. Or else cleansing oil followed by regular cleanser for really heavy-duty slap.

    Big pro: easy to use, one step up from wipes! I still keep some of the micellar stuff (remains of the A-Derma one) in the cupboard, but it’s for emergencies when I need to get to bed fast. It’s also fantastic as a one-step cleanser if (as happened when I was living in Dublin) you have no hot water in the evening…

  • CiaraMK says:

    Does anyone else find this “micellar” business a bit annoying? I’m sure they work and everything, but aren’t all cleaners “micellar”? That’s how they’re made!

    I’m being pedantic, aren’t I…

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