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Caudalie Micellar Cleansing Solution

This cleansing water is a bit of a repeat buy for me – I don’t know how many bottles I’ve had now! I think I must have just used up the dregs of my sixth or seventh bottle? I bought my first one when I was staying in Paris for model castings – along with a foaming cleanser and a cleansing milk. Goodness knows how many years ago that was. I’m still using the water quite regularly – not so much the cleansing milk, though that is lovely too. The foaming cleanser is in my gym locker (the gym I haven’t been to in over a year) and has probably sprouted legs and its own little micro-world by now.

I don’t use micellar waters for proper cleansing – I like to use them before cleansing sometimes to take off excess eye makeup or foundation, just so that when I use a hot cloth cleanser or cleansing balm I can get down to the real nitty-gritty. Micellar waters are quite powerful cleansing agents, but most of them aren’t “rinse-off” and I do believe that when you are cleansing thoroughly, you need Mr Water and Mrs WashCloth to get involved. But for convenience, for ease of use, for portability and cleansing on-the-go, you can’t beat a Micellar cleanser!

Caudalie’s Cleansing Water is a lightly fragrant fluid that does a pretty good job of removing all makeup. Perhaps not waterproof mascara, but I hate waterproof mascara anyway, so that’s no skin off my nose! You might find that you need a quick splash of water after this – that’s why I often use it as a pre-cleanse, or if I’m going to be following it with a sweep of something else. (ie, Liquid Gold!)

It’s £13.50 with free worldwide delivery at FeelUnique.com

37 comments

  1. Hi Ruth! I love you and your cat!

    I’m sorry to be a bit of a nuisance perhaps but will you be doing a post for chemical exfoliants that clean beneath the surface of the skin? my nose and chin is jam packed with blackheads that haven’t budged for well over a year now!

    I’ve tried a few masks and gels that claim they get rid of them and they won’t budge! Thanks if you catch this post!

    Aimee

  2. Simply adore this product! (thanks to your recommendation)
    I use it now as a quick cleanser if I need to take off makeup in a jiffy. Also quite often as a nice quick cleanse for the whole face if my skin is feeling a bit too “lived in” by midday. Simply love the smell too!

  3. Hi Ruth!
    I’m looking for a nice deep cleanser to do the real job after using the micellar water,can you give me any suggestions please? (sensitive/a little oily skin) I’m also desperately looking for the healgel! I was wondering if I can find it at the Gatwick airport?? (i know it’s a kinda weird question..)
    Thanks!

  4. Michelle Charlier

    I have also just ordered my first Liquid Gold and am really hoping it works as I am really struggling with regular break outs at the moment and the topical solution prescribed by the doctor just totally dries my skin out (which is how I managed to persuade my husband to let me buy Liquid Gold!)

    Ruth, would you use the Caudalie rather than splashing your face with water in the morning? I tend to do my proper cleanse at night and just splash with water in the morning as I’m usually running late…is this a big no no? Thanks for all your blogs…they are a welcome treat on my bus ride to work :)

    • I think it’s a good idea to do something of a cleanse in the morning, even if it’s just a swipe of cleansing water. Oils accumulate overnight (and sweat!) and it’s nice to refresh the skin, especially if you’re then putting on makeup. x

      • Michelle Charlier

        Thank you :) Would Liz Earle Skin Tonic count as a cleansing water do you think?

        • Hmm. I’m not sure that the Tonic has any actual cleansing “molecules” in it! The micellar cleansers (or anything that says “cleanser” and looks like a water, within reason) have actual cleansers inside them, whereas a toner usually won’t, therefor won’t lift grime or dissolve makeup. x

  5. This is my first time commenting on your blog, but I really enjoy it and since I’ve been really getting into skincare recently your posts are apropos. I just ordered my first Alpha-H Liquid Gold and I’m waiting with baited breath for its arrival. Okay, clearly a little neurotic. Anyway, thanks for this post about the Caudalie cleansing water. I got a sample from Sephora in a 500 point perk package and now I know what the heck I’m supposed to do with it.

  6. Not sure if it’d be the same outside Canada, but I picked up a little Caudalie package at Sephora with a lipbalm and a 50ml cleansing water. Nice way to try a couple products and not too expensive :)

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