I’ve always been a fan of the “All Bright” range from Boots Botanics (do we all remember the eye make up remover and the rose water toner?) that takes me back a while now!
This was actually quite an impulse purchase for me, as I went into town specifically to go to Superdrug to buy my bits and pieces, which included a repurchase of one of my favourite micellar solutions from Garnier. However I ended up passing by Boots as a girl just can’t help herself, and this was on display on the shelves near the door and once I noticed the insanely low price tag – I thought it was worth picking up even just to try – and I’m so glad I did!
This product is extremely low-fuss, which is what I love so much about micellar solutions. They contain believe it or not – micelles – which are kind of spherical molecules. The molecules sort of sit in the water and once applied to the face they split and open up, then close again, capturing inside the micelles everythjng we don’t want on our face like dirt and excess sebum. That’s the best way I can describe it. How sciency! I love it!
I’ve tried three micellar solutions so far, four including this one. My first ever one was the cult favourite “Bioderma sensibio H2O” which back in the day was extremely hard to get hold of as it is a French product – so a visit to eBay on a monthly basis was a must for me to get my hands on it. I think it’s now available in the UK, however with the release of about a hundred different types of solutions from UK brands I thought I’d try some different ones. I’ve tried the original L’Oréal one and also the Garnier one – both are extremely similar.
I feel like most standard micellar solutions are all pretty much the same. I haven’t seen much of a difference, however I always felt like the Bioderma cleaned my skin better and left less of a residue compared to the other two. This Boots Botanics one is very similar to the Bioderma. I absolutely love it – it was on offer when I bought it for little more than £2 which is amazing when you consider the price of Bioderma.
The solution contains hibiscus which has natural AHA’s which naturally exfoliate the skin – making it appear brighter. Hence it being part of the All Bright range. It also contains benzoic acid so I believe it would be good for acne prone skin as this type of acid is good as an anti-inflammatory and also helps to kill bacteria.
As far as the formula goes, most micellar solutions just feel like your applying water to your face on a cotton pad but the results are anazing. There’s no need to rinse after use but I sometimes do if I’ve had a lot of make up on. Normally I use this as my first step in my two step cleansing routine. (I have been requested to do a skincare routine, so watch out for that video coming soon!) it’s also worth mentioning that this micellar solution like many others can be used on the eyes and lips and will remove even waterproof mascara. It has a very VERY light scent, it smells clean, quite medical-like but nothing overpowering that might irritate the skin.
Hope you enjoyed this post – let me know if you pick this up. I’d love to hear your thoughts, I’m always looking for a mega-bargain and this product really delivers the results of products much more expensive!
Until next time ~