I’ve used this product a few times now, and so am ready to review it. It is one of the products I bought in my latest Sunday with a Sassy Shopaholic post.
I bought Lidl’s toner for sensitive skin a lot in the past, and liked it. The packaging for the micellar water is exactly the same: a plastic bottle with a secure flip up lid, which is also plastic.
The formula has bamboo and glycerine and the product has a very slight scent which is pleasantly sweet and it smell less than the dry and sensitive skin toner in the same product range. This still smelled nice.
Bamboo extract is a natural extract derived from the stem and leaves of the bamboo plant. It is cold-pressed to get the concentrated substance. It contains flavones, glycosides, phenolic acids, and amino acids.
Therefore, it has antioxidant, skin-soothing, and astringent properties to cosmetics.
Bamboo extract has natural antioxidants that help protect skin from free radicals and UV-induced damage. It is an anti-irritant, so good for people with sensitive skin.
It soothes and calms dry skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema. It is antibacterial and reduces skin inflammation, irritation and breakouts.
Glycerine (glycerol or glycerin) colorless, odorless and syrupy liquid with a sweet flavor.
Glycerine is found in moisturizing skin care products and soaps. lotions and soaps and is humectant. This means it is a substance that pulls water from the second layer of the skin and brings it to the top layer of the skin. In high humidity areas, humectants draw moisture from the air. Glycerine hydrates skin, helps you shed dead skin cells and gives your skin a healthy glow.
Cleansers: Glycerin doesn’t add oil to the skin or clog pores, making it an excellent cleanser for people with acne-prone skin. It gets rid of dirt and does not dry the skin.
Toners: Toners with glycerine refresh the skin without making it itchy or greasy.
Sunscreens: they are made more spreadable and moisturize well because of glycerine. It is also used in moisturizers, face masks and soaps for this reason.
Top benefits are that it keeps skin young, reduces premature aging and acne. It’s a safe substance. It’s gentle, heals skin and moisturizes. It protects skin and preserves other substances.
Here’s what I thought of the micellar water:
It took two cotton wool pads (both sides) to remove the makeup, and the product left a sticky residue which I really didn’t like.
I bought this on offer for 99 euro cents and has 250ml of product. I would not have paid more for it. I think it’s good if you’re on a budget and have never tried a micellar water before, but even in that case I can think of a better one which is also better value for money, Byphasse’s Micellar Solution which has 500ml of product for 2.99€. This product is not sticky and removes makeup well. It does take a little while to remove waterproof or long-lasting makeup (such as a dark red liquid lipstick which can stain the lips) but you don’t waste as many cotton wool pads as you do with Lidl’s micellar water.
Going back to Lidl’s micellar water, I’m a person who likes to use glitter and long-lasting makeup as well as lots of mascara (waterproof and normal formula). I also think this won’t be of use on waterproof makeup because it’s not that powerful a product but does clean the skin and remove makeup, dirt and grime. I was unconvinced of how deep a clean I was getting though and was very put off by the stickiness of the product.
The product comes out of a pump dispenser which you have to push down. My dexterity, coordination and hand strength issues make this a difficult system to use and it needs to be pushed three times at least to fill a cotton wool pad and be enough to use on the face or eyes. So, if you use it on both face and eyes, you will end up pumping product out a minimum of 6 times and use at least 3 or 4 cotton wool pads (two for face and two for eyes).
The stickiness of the product did not make my face feel clean and I combined it with my usual cleanser and toner.
Beauty Pro Tip:
If you do just want to use this micellar water but want to get rid of the sticky feeling, then just use your regular toner afterwards and your skin won’t be sticky anymore.
It didn’t irritate my skin at all and I didn’t find it particularly nutritive. I won’t buy it again.