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

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