Sunday, March 24, 2013

Yves Rocher Micellar Cleansing Water: The Affordable French Option


Despite not being head over heels in love with cleansing waters I have tried in the past, I can't seem to stop purchasing and testing out new ones. A simple, refreshing green bottle caught my eye upon my first visit to Yves Rocher and I went home with their 3 Detoxifying Teas Micellar Cleansing Water, eager to find a cleansing water to remove light makeup when cleansing oils are a bit too heavy.

Compared to other French micellar waters, Yves Rocher is competitively priced at €11.90 considering there are frequent 50% sales. I bought my 200 ml bottle for only €5.95 which is under $8. The prices on the US site are pretty much the same after converting currencies. A 250 ml bottle of Bioderma is about $25 on Amazon and a 200 ml bottle of Caudalie's Cleansing Water is $28. All in all, the price is is reasonable and a more budget friendly option if you're looking for a cleansing water.


I mainly use cleansing waters when I am having a "light" makeup day and I only need to remove a BB cream, tinted moisturizer or minimal coverage foundation. I use a separate eye makeup remover first because I have never had luck with removing mascara with cleansing water. The Yves Rocher cleansing water is no different as it merely smudges around my mascara, leaving me with raccoon eyes. But as a base makeup remover, it does just fine. One cotton pad is pretty much enough to remove all my makeup and I usually do a second just to get off the remaining residue before double cleansing with a foaming cleanser.

My skin feels refreshed and clean after using this cleansing water. There is no stickiness nor is my skin drier after use. The water has a light, soothing scent that I personally enjoy but others might prefer an unscented cleanser. Above is a look at the ingredients list in case anyone is interested.

In summation, Yves Rocher makes an effective cleansing water with a reasonable price tag. While I can't rely solely on cleansing waters to take off my makeup, I'm warming up to them more and more. If you're a fan of micellar waters, this will probably suit you very well!

6 comments:

  1. oh nice review, this brand their mascara is famous, if you get a chance i would try it! black tube in red writting i blv

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    1. Ah, I had no idea they had a famous mascara. I already bought a few cheapie ones from Essence so not sure if I'll buy anymore. My favorites are probably always going to be the Maybelline waterproof formulas so I'm not too excited about mascara shopping ;)

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  2. Doesn't Bioderma work for you when it comes to taking off mascara? I find it very effective & one of the strongest cleansing waters I've tried!

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    1. I actually have never tried Bioderma so I can't comment on that. I really need to try it since everyone loves it but I refuse to pay the marked up prices online. If I go to France I will definitely try to buy it though!

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  3. About cleansing oil! You should try out the Innisfree Green tea pure cleansing oil! I have a sample of it and it's not very heavy, but it takes everything off! Even eye makeup!! And it makes my skin soft!!

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    1. Ah, but Innisfree isn't easily accessible in the states! My favorite cleansing oil so far is the Shiseido Perfect Oil because it's lightweight and smells heavenly! I'll keep a lookout for the Innisfree one if I chance upon the brand though :)

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