I’ve been desperate to try this out since it’s arrival in my first Tili box, I sensibly decided to hold it back due to it’s travel friendly size so it came to Milan with me at the end of last month and then I’ve finished it up since getting home.
From the few pieces I’ve tried I really enjoy Elemis Skincare, I’ve had pieces given to me as presents in the past but I’ve never splashed the cash on items from the range for myself. This Micellar Water is a relatively new launch from Elemis, with a full size bottle at 200ml costing £24. To put that into perspective Bioderma which is now much, much cheaper than it was a year ago here, a 250ml bottle is about £7. Given that’s considered to be about the top range of the Micellar Water market, this is a lot more expensive!
So this got me wondering this self claiming Smart Cleanse water, well what makes it so smart to be 4 times the price. Now I can’t find exactly what the claim is that makes it smart, but it contains Rosewater and Chamomile which is an anti-oxidant. Elemis claims that the ingredients should leave ‘skin gently cleansed, whilst the natural moisture barrier is maintained. Revealing a clear, radiant complexion.’
Across my face, I find this really soothing and leaving my skin feeling fresh afterwards. Around my eyes whilst it does clean away most things really easily (apart from that super stubborn CoverGirl Supersizer Mascara) , it did however sting my eyes – not normally a problem I have with any Micellar Waters so I’m presuming the additional Chamomile and Rosewater as opposed to more pure Micelle based products makes this what irritates me.
I really like how fresh this leaves my skin feeling, do I like it 7 or 8 times more than a Garnier Micellar Water that’s always on offer for about £3? No. That being said I’ve seen reviews from people who can find Micellar Waters irritating to their skin and this has worked for them, so maybe if you’re in desperation to find a Micellar Water that will work for you this will be worth the try, but for how quickly I go through Micellar Waters (especially as this is a smaller than my usual Garnier ones!) it’s not worth splashing out for, whist I did enjoy using it.