Nivea Daily Essentials Sensitive Caring Micellar Water Review

Nivea MW edit

The offending article.

They say:

Fall in love with the magical cleansing sensation of NIVEA® Daily Essentials Sensitive Caring Micellar Water. Its extra effective yet caring 3 in 1 formula with Dexpanthenol & Grape Seed Oil for face and eyes:

1. Removes eye make-up gently without rubbing and cares for beautiful eye lashes.
2. Cleanses deeply and effectively removes make-up.
3. Moisturises and helps to reduce the three signs of sensitive skin: redness, tightness, dryness.

Your skin feels soft and supple looking healthy and beautiful.

How It Works

It cleanses particular mildly yet is highly effective. Thanks to its micelle technology, it requires no rinsing and does not break the skin’s natural barrier. The micelles work like a magnet: when applied with a cotton pad they enclose oil and make-up within their center, but keep water outside. The refreshing fluid has no dehydrating effects on the skin and there’s no need for a toner after use.

Ingredients:

Aqua, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Vitis Vinifera Seed Oil, Panthenol, Glyceryl Glucoside, Glycerin, Sorbitol, Decyl Glucoside, Poloxamer 124, Polyquaternium-10, Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Citric Acid, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Acetate, Propylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Trisodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol

I say:

Isn’t it wonderful when you discover a product that’s cheap and effective? There’s something so satisfying about a beauty buy that won’t push you into your overdraft and delivers on all counts. Yes, the fulfilment of being a hardcore bargain hunter. That fist pumping moment when you save moolah and save yourself time and effort. Well, this isn’t one of those times. No Sireee, definitely not. Sorry.

Nivea’s Micellar Water is rubbish, pure and simple. I bought it in a moment of desperation when I was going camping (something I never ever do unless forced to), needed something to take off my makeup and found myself in Tesco at some ungodly hour faced with row upon row of seemingly useless face wipes. This Nivea 3 in 1 thingy seemed perfect. Specially for sensitive skin, an eye makeup remover and cleanser, with moisturising properties; great. No need for access to water, just some cotton wool pads, the Micellar Water, and you’re good to go. Or so they’d have you believe!

There’s nothing in the ingredient list to cause undue concern, however, this stung my eyes like buggery. And my mascara, which normally runs with just a slight watering of the eyes, was not budging easily. I had to rub and rub, which is never good, and it took ages to remove my eye makeup, while all the time stinging my eyeballs. I wasn’t rubbing my actual eyeballs with the product, but it had got in there with all the vigorous wiping.

I then tackled my face. I must have used about three hundred and ninety five cotton wool pads and my face still wasn’t clean. I guess the fact that the pads were coming away covered in a dirty, orange melange of foundation and sunscreen was a positive sign, but it didn’t stop; the pads never came away clean. I know that using a Micellar Water to remove makeup isn’t the most thorough way of cleansing, but, in my experience, there are other examples of cleansing waters which take off cosmetics far more successfully than this.

When I finally despaired of my face becoming any cleaner, I decided to slap on some moisturiser and head off to the bedroom tent to lie down on my comfy bed blow up mattress. The cleanser had left my face tight and dry and still dirty. No matter, I had getting into my sleeping bag to look forward to, in order to settle down for a delightful, cosy, relaxing, peaceful, restful night’s sleep in a temporary shelter made of nylon…

I’m afraid this stuff isn’t for me, though I must admit it gets quite a few good reviews on the old interweb. It might work brilliantly for you and at £3.69 for 200ml, if you don’t like it, it ain’t gonna break the bank. You can find Nivea’s Daily Essentials Sensitive Caring Micellar Water at Boots.com – and it’s now at half price for just £1.84! – who cares if it’s crap, that’s so cheap, buyitbuyitbuyit!

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1 Comment

  1. Prim Hardwicke
    11th August 2016 / 4:47 pm

    I buy micellar water from Superdrug, own brand. It works superbly, is much cheaper, and…..they don’t test on animals!

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