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Friday, 27 January 2017

Could This Micellar Water Trump Bioderma?

Could This Micellar Water Trump Bioderma?

I know, yes. A bold statement. But what's wrong with feeling a little bold once in a while. It's a new year so time to start things off with a bang! I am yet to do a proper reflective 'start of the year' post- I have done a video and will be writing it's blog counterpart very soon. In the meantime, let's get cracking with my first beauty post of the year...

It's fair to say I'm pretty in love with Bioderma. After it cleared up a serious attack of eczema around my eyes, it has never failed in cleaning my skin without scraping it raw. My ideal cleanser, you might say. I have tried a few more micellar waters since then, and to be perfectly honest none have truly lived up to it. Then, this little bottle of Vichy Purete Thermale One Step Micellar Water came through the post. 

I was at first, skeptical. Vichy products have broken me out in the past, and I didn't want it to happen again. But after a good month of using the Vichy Purete Thermale One Step Micellar Wate, I am pleasantly surprised! Not only does this remove my makeup quickly, you can also see any grease that has come off your face. I like to see that a product has actually visibly done something to my face, and this shows up the tiniest amount of makeup or dirt on your cotton pad. 

A problem that I found with some micellar waters in the past was even though they effectively removed my makeup, I would start to break out a little. Now I have very good skin, but do get the occasional tiny blemish and Bioderma keeps these problems at bay. And so did this! This really impressed me, and since then it's become part of my skincare routine. 

If I had to be really picky, then I have only two negatives about this product. Actually, they're not even negatives, but more things I've noticed. One- I can tell this isn't Bioderma. I'm being serious! This is a tad more strong, and after a good year or two of using it, I can weirdly tell the difference between the two products especially if my skin is a little dry or fragile. Two- the bottle annoys me slightly. It may be because it is top heavy, or the fact the top is more of a flat service than a tapered spout. It certainly looks great, but probably isn't as user-friendly as I'd have hoped. 

But with the Vichy Purete Thermale One Step Micellar Wate coming in a couple of pounds cheaper than the 250ml Bioderma, it is certainly a great alternative.

Could This Micellar Water Trump Bioderma?

Could This Micellar Water Trump Bioderma?

So does the Vichy Purete Thermale One Step Micellar Wate trump Bioderma? For some people, I think it could. It's cheaper, does everything it says on the tin and reflects the results of Bioderma. For me, though, Bioderma is still my one and only. This will certainly make a reappearance in my skincare cupboard, and when I can't get hold of my little pink bottle this will be my number two. 

Have you tried any Vichy products? I'd love to know whether you've tried any more micellar waters and what your favourites are. 


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  1. Never tried anything from Vichy before but definitely need to give this a whirl after reading this! Fab post loves x

    1. Yes definitely give it a go! Would love to hear what you think x

  2. I only ever tried two micellar products (from Garnier and Sephora) and I didn't really like them that much, but maybe I should try the ones you mentioned here. I'm pretty sure they are more expensive than the ones I bought in the past but if they do their job without breaking the skin out, then it's worth spending a few more pounds. I'll let you know if I try them, and thank you for sharing your opinion :)

    Marti |

    1. Yeah I think they are a bit more expensive, but they are definitely worth it!


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