Until recently I was convinced that everyone knows how important it is to move all of your makeup before you go to bed. That thought disappeared into thin air during a movie date with one of my best friends when she admitted only to start doing this for a couple of weeks or so. Say WHAT?! If there’s one thing you shouldn’t tell a beauty blogger, that would be it. It’s true removing your makeup is not the most fun task of the beauty routine, but it shouldn’t be skipped..EVER.
With today’s product innovations it can all be done before you know it. Micellar waters are a great way of removing makeup, other products and nastiness that has layered itself onto the skin. One of my favorite micellar waters – and also one loved by many other bloggers and beautylovers – is Bioderma’s Sebium H2O, which has a permanent spot in my beauty cabinet. But the search for a similar/better one never stops and I was curious to try this Hydra Végétal Micellar Water from Yves Rocher.
Yves Rocher’s Hydra Végétal Eau Micellaire claims to be a 2-in-1 micellar water that removes makeup, cleanses and hydrates the skin. It has been developed for normal to mixed skin types, which is a tough task. It has to remove all the excess oils and dirt without stripping the skin from its natural oils.
Unfortunately this product didn’t live up to my expectations. Removing my makeup didn’t go as effortlessly as I had planned. I had to do it a couple of times (which made me use a lot of product) and there was still makeup on my wash cloth afterwards. It wasn’t as hydrating as I had hoped either. It worked well on my oily T-zone by keeping it matte and hydrating at the same time, but my dry cheeks weren’t that amused with Hydra Végétal. It stripped the skin just a little too much and left them feeling a bit tight afterwards. It’s a minor detail, but it could become a bigger problem in the colder months, when the skin is usually a bit dryer.
A major plus however, is that this micellar water doesn’t contain any parabens, silicons, mineral oils or dyes. Check out the ingredients list below:
Overall I don’t think the Yves Rocher Hydra Végétal Micellar Water is a bad product. It’s just that I’ve tried better ones for my skin type. I’ve emptied it but I don’t think I’d repurchase it. The only skin types I’d say could use this is oily ones. Unlike what YR may claim, it’s definitely not one for normal skin types imo. And I think it works best when you cleanse first and then use it as a complimentary lotion rather than a makeup remover. I guess I’ll stick to my Bioderma for now..
Yves Rocher Hydra Végétal Eau Micellaire (200 ml) – € 7,90