L'Oreal Skin Perfection 3-in-1 Purifying Micellar Solution/Water

Hi my Lovelies,
I hope the weekend has been wonderful for you and if you live in the UK, I am sure you were more than thrilled to have an additional free day thanks to the bank holiday on Monday- I was ecstatic!! It also means this is the last one till December; how grim :-((( Speaking of grim, today I would be sharing my thoughts on the L'Oreal Skin Perfection 3-in-1 Purifying Micellar Solution which has been really amazing. It has made a few appearances here on Fashstyleliv on a few blog posts like Favourite Makeup Removers and Home Spa Facial Routine but I think it deserves a nice little blog post on its own because it is that amazing. In case you are wondering what a micellar solution is- it is simply a very light fluid that feels just like water to the touch but effectively and safely removes all makeup including around the eyes without irritation. Unlike some other makeup removers, which are also a mixture of oil and water, a micellar solution is essentially non-greasy and tends not to spread/moving around the makeup all over your face as it is being removed. Typically, your skin should feel moisturised, soft and toned after use which is why some people call it magic water. 

So, you can see why I had been looking forward to trying one of the micellar solutions which has made its round in the beauty world especially the Bioderma Sensibio micellar water. However,  finding the Bioderma in UK is a bit more difficult especially in store but you can buy it online as always. Anyways, some time this year, I discovered L'Oreal had released their very own micellar water/solution and I was very keen to try it out so I trotted off to Sainsbury and got myself one bottle. I have used it for more than a month and I have subsequently gone to repurchase two additional bottles as Sainsbury's 2 for £6 offer made is impossible to look away. I love this product so much because it does feel like water and it is gentle and effectively takes off most of my makeup with the exception of my eye make up but let's not jump the gun, shall we?

I love its slim packaging which means it can slide into anywhere easily be it your bathroom cabinet, travel makeup bag or just your dresser. I am actually quite pleased it is not a round bottle; its rectangular shape lends it some uniqueness and I love that it has a nice lid which secures the solution and lets out the correct amount of fluid although you do have to be careful not to over soak your cotton pad.

Most micellar solutions contain a mixture of water and oil in a mixture that is seamless so you don't notice the demarcation line between the oil and water as you would notice in eye makeup remover. The water/oil mixture means the water takes of water soluble makeup and the oil removes oil soluble makeup which is pretty much powder, foundation and other oil based makeup. I love how the formula remains stable and there is no need to shake it up at all. It is not a natural or organic product which is okay because it has not irritated my skin at all so I guess I can live with that. :-)

A few makeup items to test how effective the micellar water is
L-R= Foundation, concealer, mascara, eye liner(waterproof), dark eye shadows, more eye shadows and blush at the end.
After one swipe with the micellar solution
Residue on Cotton Pad

Using it is very straightforward, all you need is a cotton pad and you are good to go. I grab one cotton pad, pour an average amount of it on the cotton pad and pat it onto my face. No need for vigorous swiping as my makeup comes off easily and the best thing is you need only a little at a time. I tend to use two applications to get that feeling of "clean makeup free face" before I proceed to my  cleansing routine. As you can see from the pictures, it removes most of the makeup (except the naught little waterproof eye liner) and removes everything including the 90% of the waterproof eye liner on a second swipe. 

L'Oreal's Claim/Promise Vs My Verdict
According to L'Oreal, the Skin Perfection 3-in-1 Purifying Micellar Solution would:
1)Dissolve your makeup 
2)Unclogs pores and removes impurities
3)Tones and Soothes Skin
My Verdict- I think it does about 90% of what it claims which is pretty good, okay, let's say excellent. I certainly agree that it dissolves my makeup easily and it tones and soothes my skin perfectly. As for unclogging pores and removing impurities, I am not quite sure about that because I have never used it as my sole cleanser rather it is my pre-cleanser. It is possible it may unclog pores to a small extent but I can't say I have experienced that to a significant measure but it does remove my makeup effectively and leaves my skin all fresh, soft and soothes and I am very pleased with these qualities especially at its affordable price. 

I really love this makeup remover because it does remove my makeup gently as it promises but it does not effectively take off my waterproof eye makeup especially my eye liner. It takes it out eventually after a separate application of cotton pad and micellar water asides that for my whole face makeup. I think L'Oreal is aware of this which is why they have also released the L'Oreal Eye Makeup Remover which is like a baby sister to the Micellar solution and is worth checking out (review may be up soon). I don't think it is much of a bad thing but you know, we girls always prefer less effort and maximum impact. Other than that, I think it is an amazing product and it does take out all my makeup with two swipes which I think is very commendable.

This is one of the reasons why I love many L'Oreal products- they are high quality, available and affordable. A 200ml of the L'Oreal Micellar solution costs £5 but you can get it for less provided you keep your ears and eyes peeled for offers  in both Super Drug, Boots, Sainsbury and Tesco. I have seen it go for as low as £3 or 2 for £6 in many of these stores and I picked up a couple of bottles as my backup.

Would I repurchase?
A big resounding YES!! I am sure you can tell I really love this product so much especially as I have already made a re-purchase which is rare with me because I hardly finish my  beauty products since I always vary them. So, for this to be finished, it means a) it is amazing b)I absolutely love it c)I use it everyday and d) it is very good quality and value for money. I rate it 9.0/10 only because it failed to take off my waterproof eye makeup effectively in one swipe (I feel mean about the score but it's the truth)..Thank you so much for stopping by to hear my usual rant and I hope you enjoyed this little post. Stay tuned for my next post soon...xxx..toodles..Have a wonderful week ahead!!!


  1. I may have to try this product out. I have been looking at the Bioderma solution for a while now but seen as this is easier to pick up I may have to look out for it, thanks :)

    Becka! :)

    1. hi Becka!! thank you for stopping by and yes!! I think the L'Oreal product is really good and worth trying out although I am still keen on trying the Bioderma!! Thank you...xx


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