I can get pretty stuck in my ways - we all can. We like what we like, and venturing out of that comfort zone can be surprisingly scary, especially with skin care. It only takes one product to give you an outbreak or mess your skins PH up slightly and that's it. All hell breaks loose. I have my skin favourites and don't tend to want to veer away from them. I tried Bioderma and despite pretty much the whole world loving it, I didn't find it particularly amazing - yes I have it, but I don't use it every day like some. Plus, it was so hard to get your hands on previously that it seemed like all too much effort, especially as I was happy with my current routine. Then came the hype of the L'Oreal Skin Perfection 3 in 1 Purifying Micellar Solution. Many had compared it to Bioderma, some had said it was better even, so when I picked it up in Boots a few weeks back to see if this really was worth the talk.
Micellar is a type of alcohol free make up remover, which has oil in the water without you being able to see it there, and being so light that it doesn't leave a greasy residue. It's pretty magical. It means that it works for all skin types and is great at getting your days makeup off easily and quickly. From the bottle, it does just look like water. Some of my favourites cleansers and toners are of a water consistency so this ticked the first box. I have been using this as a sort of 'pre cleanser'. I absolutely love taking my makeup off after a long day at work, and this offering from L'Oreal has proved pretty damn efficient. I pop some of the solution onto a cotton pad, and start working on the eye area first. Mascara is a fav of mine so it often takes a few goes to take off the black formula, but this did it relatively quickly. Then I work on the face, and this usually takes two cotton pads. You'll be surprised at just how much this takes off your face in a short space of time, and so it works perfectly if you're on the go or need to be quicker than usual. I've also used this on my lips when I've been wearing brighter lippie and need to get all the colour off (no red residue please!) and this worked fantastically. My only downside? I really dislike the cap and the lack of a nozzle. I find the solution runs out extremely quickly onto a cotton pad and can near to soak it - I'd love it if there was a form of a nozzle so you could direct the solution a bit easier. But of course, this is a personal thing.
For me, this is now my 'go to' product when I want a quick pre cleanse or to quickly take my makeup off after a long day. I find with this product that you can easily bat back and forth from a variety of products without it being too harsh on your skin or irritating your face. I still have my favourite products, but this one slots perfectly into the loving family. If you use face wipes, dump them. This is a better formula, nicer to your skin and just as quick. If you want a quick cleanse, this is also a good buy, as well as if you want a cheaper version of Bioderma. At £4.99, it's a bit of a money steal - watch out Bioderma...you have competition!