Lancome Eau Micellaire Douceur

In a beauty world focused more on anti-aging treatments and creams, I believe it is good not to neglect the cleansing products that prepare the skin to receive all the goodness of the cream.

I believe it is OK to spend a bit more on a cleanser, choose products designed for sensitive skin (hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic) and have a general routine, without changing the products to much. Yes, i believe in continuity. If it works, don’t change it!

Of course, you can save some pennies maybe on a cleansing milk as it only will get the dirt and makeup from the surface, but always invest in a good face wash (pH balanced, not to harsh or drying) and a good toner (again, avoid the alcohol or ethyl acetate, ethyl alcohol) as they have the tendency to do a more in depth cleansing of the pores. The general damage, usually comes from the incorrect use of a cleansing product. I mean what is the point on using a top notch moisturiser for dry skin, when you are using a cleansing gel designed for acne prone skin? (true story)

Lancome Cleansing Water has become a staple in my cleansing routine, since my friend Jackie first introduced me to it two years ago. It is a very gentle water, suitable for face, eyes and lips with rose extract. Apparently this is the go product for many Make-up Artist, as it delivers fast cleanse without any redness or sensitivity.

I don’t use it as a make-up removal, as i feel i would need to use lot of product until i get a clean face and i still prefer a milk form. It is the ideal make-up remover for a lady who uses maybe just a tinted moisturiser, a touch of blush and lipstick, but not for the ones who go with the full face.

When you use it then,you will ask? Well this is my perfect product for the morning time to remove all traces of night cream/oil etc and just freshen up for the next application of creams and makeup. Also, it is one of my multipurpose items that i take on a holiday as it works as a cleanser and a toner. Sometimes i put some in little spray dispenser and use it instead of a thermal water, after leaving it in the fridge for some hours.

It comes in a 200 ml pump dispenser priced 22.50 euro or in 400 ml, for 32.50 euro. Yes, it is better to get the biger one, more value for money. If you are on tight budget, Vichy makes a similar product in the form of the Vichy Micellaire Cleansing Water (14.50 euro). I personally don’t see any difference between them, except the packaging and the price. I tend to alternate between them two, depending on offers and my budget.

Do you use a cleanser in the morning?

xo xo xo

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3 Comments

  1. April 14, 2010 / 5:13 pm

    Sounds nice! I love cleansing waters as I find lotions and creams too heavy for my skin. I have tried the Vichy one and liked it. La Roche Posay also have some but I didn’t like those as much. Clarins also do some lovely ones, I must try the Lancome one some time!!

  2. andreea
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    April 14, 2010 / 5:18 pm

    Yes, i like the Clarins one as well – the mint one, very refreshing in the summer.

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