Friday, August 12, 2016

#FrenchFriday : life's a bed of roses with Nuxe Micellar Water


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Review of Nuxe Micellar Cleansing Water with rose petals, a liquid, no-rinse three-in-one makeup remover, cleanser and toner!


French pharmacy brand Nuxe is most famous for its two best-sellers, the Huile Prodigieuse dry oil and and Rêve de Miel lip balm. But did you know that they also have a whole line of rose infused cleansers? Today for our weekly #FrenchFriday series let me present to you  Nuxe Micellar Cleansing Water With Rose Petals!


When I first started featuring micellar waters on the blog, they were still hard to come by in the US. Nowadays these liquid, no-rinse cleansers are everywhere, from the drugstore to the department store, and you can find options for all budgets. Nuxe Micellar Cleansing Water is a mid-range pick, at $20, and easy to find at Ulta.

This micellar water comes in a pretty pale pink bottle with Nuxe's tree logo and a convenient flip top. It's a lot more practical than a screw cap, and it seems to close tightly so it should be safe for travel (I haven't actually taken the bottle anywhere, but I stored it horizontally and it didn't leak).


Review of Nuxe Micellar Cleansing Water with rose petals, a liquid, no-rinse three-in-one makeup remover, cleanser and toner!


I think this is the only micellar water I've tried so far that is not transparent. It has a slight yellow tint to it, and since the ingredients list doesn't show any dyes I believe it must come from the rose water. The mention "With Rose Petals" on the bottle could suggest that there are actual petals floating in there, but it's not the case. However, it contains a large amount of real rose water, listed as the second ingredient after water. Rose water is obtained from infusion or distillation of the petals, and it has long been used as a facial treatment to soften skin and prevent aging, especially in the Middle East. I started using pure rose water as a toner when I lived in Turkey, and I found that it helps control oil and clarify my complexion.

Here's the full ingredients list: water, rosa damascena flower water, glycerin, fragrance, benzyl alcohol, capryloyl glycine, citric acid, coco-glucoside, sodium hydroxide, allantoin, capryl glucoside, tetrasodium edta, dehydroacetic acid, sodium hyaluronate, linalool.

As you can see it contains some skin-loving ingredients such as glycerin, allantoin, sodium hyaluronate, but the fragrance is quite high up the list, so it may not be the best choice for people with sensitive skin, despite the mention at the bottom of the bottle. I personally never found it irritating, even when I use it to remove my eye makeup.

Of course with all the rose water and fragrance, the scent of this micellar water is quite strong. As expected it smells like roses and I find it very pleasant. If you prefer your skincare products unscented, however, this is not for you!

It removes light makeup from the face quite well and also works on non-waterproof eye products. If you use a long-wear mascara or liquid eyeliner you might need multiple cotton pads to get rid of everything, but in my experience this is true with every single micellar water I've tried. I personally love them most as morning cleansers, although they're very useful for those lazy nights when you're too tired to do a double cleansing and a full skincare routine.

The Nuxe Micellar Cleansing Water leaves my face soft and comfortable, it doesn't dry out my skin or make it feel sticky. You don't need to rinse it, but I always like to follow with a spritz of mineral water, such as Evian, for a fresh sensation.


Overall

Nuxe Micellar Cleansing Water is a good option if you enjoy the scent of roses and want a simple, one-step makeup remover and cleanser. I don't love it quite as much as my favorite micellar waters (Lierac and Simple), but this is a solid product worth trying.


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The product featured in this review was purchased by Lulle. I received no compensation to write this post, which only reflects my personal opinion. This post contains affiliate links.


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