Bioderma and Klorane are French skincare brands which I am having more and more confident with after trying a few. Their makeup removers haven't disappointed me. I enjoyed using both of them, although I preferred the Bioderma one as it's slight more effective and that I seem to be able to use less of these stuff to remove the same amount of makeup than I would with Klorane. Both Bioderma and Klorane are available in French pharmacies on the high streets, or online via www.escentual.com.
The purchase of the Nivea makeup remover was entirely because of my curiosity and a sudden urge to try out something. I also bought this because it was 50% off and I thought, why not! It is an oil based product which I thought would be good. This is because I tried and used up the Clinique Take the Day off Makeup remover which is also an oil-based product and it is an amazing product and can take off pretty heavy duty eye make up. However with Nivea, I am rather disappointed with it - it's as effective as Bioderma and Klorane but it stinks and irritates my skin round my eye areas quite a bit. Luckily I didn't get any of these stuff into my eyes. I wouldn't recommend this product to anyone, especially those with dry/ sensitive skin.
My Helen Rubinstein make up remover came with the mascara as a free gift as I bought it from Hong Kong. It's a cream makeup remover so I only used it on my face to make sure all the makeup is removed. I liked it. The formula is very gentle and a little goes a long way.
As I ran out of all of my makeup remover and in the middle of being irritated by the Nivea makeup remover, I suddenly remembered Zoella on youtube has once highly recommended the Taaj Micellar Cleansing Water (which is available on Birchbox.co.uk).
I have used the Taaj Micellar Cleansing Water for a good few weeks now and so far I like it and I think that it is comparable to Bioderma Micelle Solution. When I first received it through the post, I was shocked to see the huge bottle. It's a giant bottle. Immediately I tried to do some quick and simple calculations, I figured this product is the most economical one, £16 for 500ml pretty amazing! Again, similar to Bioderma, it's almost like a water, it doesn't stink or irritate my skin at all. It is extremely effectively - I could almost say that this cleansing water removes my makeup like a dream! I really do think this is a great product and more people should know about this. Also this product is paraben free so for all you out there, you should find it no problem using it.
|Priced at £16 for 500ml. Available from www.birchbox.co.uk|
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