To this day, I've tried thousands of different skincare products and have been completely satisfied with one or two, and I'm probably giving a lot of credit here. My skin has gone from having weekly breakouts and super oily texture, to being incredible dry and dull. And maybe it's my own internal system's fault, but I don't see how products live up to their expectations. When I was first introduced to the miracle-maker micellar water, I was obviously skeptical. Beauty bloggers and models swear by it, but what made it different from the zillion other products that beauty experts so devotedly talk about and have given little to no benefit for my skin? Of course I had to give it a chance to prove itself. Here's what happened...
I started using the L'Oreal Micellar Water to completely remove my makeup, and continued with my previous skincare routine: a Neutrogena cleanser and moisturizer twice a day and an exfoliator twice a week. My skin was feeling less oily and looked more clear. But even though I was feeling happy with the results, my skin was not looking its best yet. I got the Bioderma Micellar Water and replace the cleanser with it. The results were incredible!
Turns out, tap water brings great damage to the skin, and even though we can't completely avoid its contact (unless you're rich enough to fill your bathtub with micellar water every day), we can skip the cleansing and face-washing steps, and just remove our makeup and freshen our skin with this (now I can say it) miracle-maker. I still apply moisturizer before bed, but honestly, I don't think I even need it anymore. My skin tone is way more even, the texture is softer, and overall, it hasn't looked better in years.
Garnier Micellar Water $8.99
L'Oreal Micellar Solution $9.88
La Roche-Posay Micellar Water Cleanser $14.99
Bioderma Sensibio H2O $28
Simple Cleansing Micellar Water $7.99
Probably all brands are equally effective, but these are some of the most popular ones for every budget. I really recommend replacing this with any other cleansing product you've been using and limiting the use of tap water on your face. You won't need it after applying this, promise.
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, by Marielisa