Sunday, 4 May 2014

Battle of the Micellar Water

When my beloved Bioderma began to run low I thought I would try out some Micellar waters from the drugstore. I picked up one from L'Oreal and one from Garnier.

Bioderma is one of the most raved about items in the beauty world and has been hailed the makeup remover of all makeup removers. It has the consistency of water and is a make up removing and cleansing solution. It's not greasy or oily, and the solution dissolves all traces of makeup. Bioderma is great because it is not harsh on the eyes and it only takes a few wipes to remove makeup. One problem is that it isn't widely available in the UK but can only be found in a few pharmacies. You can buy it online from various places including ebay for about £10-15. 
L'Oreal Paris: 3 in 1 Purifying Micellar Solution
This claims to dissolve make-up, unclog pores and remove impurities and tone and smooths skin. It does all these things. However, I find it leaves a slight residue on the skin and gives a slight stinging sensation on the eyes which is not ideal. This is widely available in the UK in places such as Boots and Superdrug for just £4.99.

Garnier: Micellar Cleansing Water
Like Bioderma, the Garnier version is alcohol and fragrance free. I prefer this Garnier version to the L'Oreal one because it does not leave a residue on the skin and it removes makeup slightly better. For these reasons I think this Micellar water compares better to Bioderma. It is easy to get a hold of and is priced at just £4.99 in Boots and Superdrug.

I hope this helped you to find some alternatives to Bioderma. Have you found any other good Micellar waters?

Charlie xxx


  1. This has helped me, mine is running out and have no local stores which sell bioderma. Luckly I am visting paris which is when I will stock up on them but hopefully these will be a great alternative for now! Really nice blog post! :)

  2. I've heard a lot of good things about the Garnier one! And the price is great, so I'm going to buy that the next time I see it for sure. This was super helpful!


    1. I'm glad you found this useful and I hope you enjoy using it :)