Eau Thermale Avène Micellar Lotion Review



Makes my skin feel very clean and bright.


More expensive outside of France.


French pharmacy products are my safe happy place – they are the ones I turn to when I get tired of complicated beauty (like all those new products and technologies we are constantly being bombarded with). Getting clearer skin, getting rid of blemishes and blackheads has been the theme for me during the past months – the first step was adding a micellar water permanently to my routine. I use it after my cleanser and before my toner. The function of the micellar water is to remove dirt and excessive make-up.

Verdict: My skin is definitely more bright, softer and I have reduced those blemish outbursts. I feel like my make-up is being removed more efficiently, and I will continue having micellar water as a part of my daily routine. Sometimes when I feel my skin needs an extra boost, I will use micellar water in the morning too, before applying my day cream (sleeping in a small room with closed door sure isn‘t good for my skin).

What about this particular micellar water – well it‘s my first one, so I don‘t really have anything to compare it too, but the bottle lasts for ages, it doesn‘t smell and a big plus is I know Avene uses good ingredients (I live by their thermal water, which is the base for every product). Also doesn‘t dry out my skin.

Having read several reviews of this micellar water (here), i reacted to several reviewers mentioning how expensive Avene is – I got a big bottle of it for about 13 dollars in France – but I know it‘s more outside of France, which is annoying because it‘s a great budget alternative when purchased in a French pharmacy.


Value for money: starstarstarstarstar

Does what it promises: starstarstarstarstar

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Review of La Roche Posay Physiological Micellar Solution


Takes of eye-make up well and the bottle lasts long.


Not good with lipstick.


This is my first ever micellar solution..actually I stole half a bottle from my mum. Again I am a consumer that likes to be tricked by the image of a brand. In my eyes La Roche Posay is an old trusted french brand, providing old french ladies with eternal beauty. French pharmacy brands barely need to market themselves, movie start beauties such as Birgit Bardot and Audrey Tatou have done the job for them. Though when googeling the brand no real history comes up, so maybe I am just full of illusions.

Anyways, back to the micellar solution: I was pleasantly surprised: it got rid of my eye make-up smoothly, didn’t sting in my eyes and half a bottle lasted me for three months. The big minus was that you had to use a great amount of the solution to take off lipstick, and of course the price. This is definitely not the cheapest micellar solution out there.


Value for money: starstarstarnostarnostar

Does what it promises: starstarstarstarnostar

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