I've been meaning to talk about an amazing product I discovered this summer - micellar water! Maybe you've already heard (and are using) this fantastic make up remover / face cleanser, but I hadn't heard of it until this summer, when I accidentally "discovered" it.
During our family trip to Italy last June, I'd left both my eye make up remover and my facial cleanser in our hotel bathroom in Venice. Since I'm fanatical about washing off my makeup every night before bed, I was determined to replace these products immediately. Luckily, there was a pharmacy still open right near our hotel in Florence. I explained to the pharmacist in broken Italian and English I was looking for a gentle make up remover and a face cleanser. He was so sweet and pointed me in the direction of this product, explaining it was the most popular cleanser-and I only needed the one -not two. It was priced great and I was sold!
Later that evening I used the micellar water in the shower to wash off my makeup. It got all the mascara and other makeup right off. It was so gentle and worked so great! I couldn't believe how efficient this one bottle was. Of course, I used it the rest of the trip. After we returned home I quickly purchased a new bottle and did a little research.
Turns out this type of cleanser has been around for quite some time. More popular in Europe than here in the states...but quickly catching on as more and more beauty companies are coming out with their own. You can find micellar water at every price point, but I see no point in paying more. I'm sticking with the affordable version I first used in Italy. I still use my face cleanser - but my old eye make up remover has been permanently replaced.
Have you discovered any great beauty products recently?
PS: Five beauty products to try this winter.
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