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!