L’Oréal Sublime Soft Micellar Makeup Removers


After a long day, taking your makeup off can feel like a chore you just can’t deal with at that time. But it’s obligatory in order to keep your skin looking fresh, which is why I’m always on the lookout for something that can help me take everything off in a fast and efficient way. Often the removers that are super effective can come off as quite strong, which isn’t the best option for those with sensitive skin. A while ago I picked up these 2 products for sensitive skin by L’Oréal, to see if they were any match for my current drugstore makeup remover favourite, the Garnier Micellar Water.


The Sublime Soft range (or Skin Perfection in some regions) has 5 different types of products fit for dry/sensitive skin. First I picked up the L’Oréal Sublime Soft Gentle Micellar Solution, the micellar water of the range. Micellar water got really popular over the last couple of years, as it has proven to be very effective in removing makeup due to the duo-cells that grab onto oil & dirt. This one does a great job at that, and some even compare it to the Bioderma Sensibio H20. I can’t compare the two as I haven’t tried the original yet, but I’m happy with how this one performs at a fraction of the price of the Bioderma one.

You use it by soaking a cotton pad with the water, let it work into the skin a bit before you gently wipe it off. Afterwards my skin feels fresh, soft and not dry at all. Make sure to double cleanse so you get rid of the hidden makeup that’s left in your pores! I highly recommend the DHC Cleansing Oil.

The only thing that bugs me about the Sublime Soft micellar solution is that you go through the 200 ml bottle so fast because you have no control of the amount of product that comes out, which makes you waste a lot of  product. I wish they would redesign the cap of this product.


Because I was quite into the Micellar Water, its little brother also sparked my interest, the Sublime Soft Micellar Gel Calming Eye Makeup Remover. I’ve never heard of a micellar gel before, so I found it quite intriguing. This one is also formulated without alcohol or fragrance to make it more suitable for sensitive skin types. It is very gentle in use and doesn’t sting or irritate my eyes. Unfortunately you need a lot of product to remove your makeup, which is quite wasteful. Even when there’s nothing coming off on the cotton pad anymore, I often wakeup with some leftover mascara underneath my eyes.

Conclusion: Though the waste of product bothers me, the liquid of the Micellar Water itself is actually really good. I wouldn’t say it’s better than the Garnier one, but it does feel softer. The product I definitely won’t be repurchasing is the Micellar Gel. It just doesn’t do the job for me. It takes too long to remove my mascara and even after 5 cotton pads soaked in the stuff, it’s not clean yet. There are cleansers at the drugstore that do a better job. I just wish they were as gentle on the eyes.

L’Oréal Sublime Soft Gentle Micellar Solution (200 ml) – € 4,29
L’Oréal Sublime Soft Micellar Gel Eye Makeup Remover (125 ml) – € 6,29

Available at the drugstore & supermarket.

Have you tried any of these micellar products above?
Do you have other recommendations?

Disclaimer: The products mentioned in this post were purchased.

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