Micellar waters have become hugely popular over the last couple of years, and until recently they haven’t been available in New Zealand. Last week Simple launched their Kind to Skin Micellar Cleansing Water, and they kindly sent me a bottle to review.
Simple’s Micellar Cleansing Water has been developed to be suitable even for those with very sensitive skin. To use, simply apply it to a cotton pad and wipe over your face, paying particular attention to the eye area where makeup can be slightly more difficult to lift. When I have worn light makeup, such as BB cream and fairly minimal eye makeup, I only need one cotton pad to remove all of my makeup, however when I have a face of heavy makeup I’ve found I needed to use two cotton pads with Simple Micellar Water.
The press information I received with this Micellar Water said that “tiny micelles cleverly entrap dirt, oil and make-up, and dissolve impurities so they can easily be wiped from the face – without rinsing!”*. Old habits of mine die hard, so I’ve still been following with a cleanser such as Simple Kind to Skin Moisturising Facial Wash.
I like the packaging – it’s simple (ha!) and fits in with the other products from the brand. I found it easy to pour out the right amount of the micellar water onto my cotton pad, it wasn’t pouring everywhere which can happen with other similar products.
Bioderma Micellar Water is the most famous micellar water, and I’ve tried it previously, and I can truthfully say that Simple Micellar Cleansing Water is comparable. Even better, Simple is easily available at supermarkets in New Zealand for the low price of $11.99 – no need to ship it from overseas. If you’re in the market for an effective makeup remover, and general cleanser, I can definitely recommend this – it doesn’t sting your eyes like a lot of wipes do, or leave your face feeling dry.
*Being the curious and science-minded person that I am, I did some further reading and found an interesting article about how Micellar Water works – you can read more about it at Lab Muffin.