Two of my favourite beauty things in one product: roses and micellar water. It’s almost too much to comprehend, but there it is, a rose micellar water. What genius lies within Melvita HQ? The very same who brought us the Extraordinary Waters? Perhaps.
This 3-in-1 cleansing water is utterly gorgeous – really gentle on the skin (because some of these Micellar cleansers, weirdly, aren’t) and pretty effective. I would never use a micellar water for a “proper” cleanse – it’s brilliant for a quickie, so to speak, but if you’re removing tonnes of makeup then you need to be using a rinse-off cleanser. (Just my opinion – some people get on well with wet-wipes and waters and the such, but my skin plays up if it doesn’t get a proper cleanse!) I have this Eau Fraiche Micellaire on my desk and use it throughout the day if I’m testing bits and bobs out. I also use it as a fresh cleanse in the morning, and you can sweep it on after your main cleanse if you like the cool feeling of a toner.
For other Micellar Water suggestions and a “vintage” video, see here: Alternatives to Bioderma
Onwards to the Nectar de Roses moisturizing nectar – again, beautiful scent. The texture is lovely and I find that I’m reaching for this quite frequently as a before-makeup hydrator. It gives long-lasting hydration but isn’t too rich and certainly isn’t greasy. It’s possibly not ideal for combination-oily skins, more suited to dry, but I find that I can easily get away with it during the day. It gives a smooth, plump base for foundation or BB Cream or whatever it is that you want to follow up with. Beautiful. It reminds me a lot of the texture of the Naturalift, the review for which seems to have disappeared off the face of the earth! Or off the face of A Model Recommends at any rate. I’ll have to re-review it, because it’s a really nice day cream. This Nectar de Roses feels just like a rose-scented version of that cream, though I’m sure it has different properties and ingredients.