This next-gen micellar water is a total game-changer for oily skin

Bioré Charcoal Cleansing Micellar Water

Here’s what our Review Crew® had to say about this unique product

Beauty Crew Digital Content Editor / September 19 2018

The product

If you haven’t already tried micellar water, boy have you been missing out. We’ve been obsessed with the stuff since it started popping up everywhere on the Australian beauty scene a couple of years ago and TBH we don’t know what we did without it.

If you’re not already familiar with the benefits of this amazing cleansing water, let us fill you in (and please - go get some!). Micellar water earns its name from the tiny micelles suspended in it that essentially act as little magnets for dirt, oil and makeup. This in turn cleanses the skin without the need for harsh cleansers, scrubbing or rubbing. And now, Bioré have taken micellar water to the next level by introducing a formula specifically tailored to combat typical oily skin woes.

Bioré Charcoal Cleansing Micellar Water is not your ordinary micellar water. The formula contains Japanese micellar water technology to cleanse the skin, as well as charcoal, which works to absorb excess oil, reduce shine and mattify the complexion. It’s also dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested, pH balanced, oil-free and doesn’t clog pores – absolute musts for oily skin. Plus, there’s no need to rinse, which makes it the ultimate Holy Grail beauty buy for our inner lazy girl.

It’s ticking all our boxes, so what did the Review Crew® think?

Our panel of Review Crew® testers put this product to the test.

The panel

Beauty Crew sent the Bioré Charcoal Cleansing Micellar Water to a panel of women aged between 15 and 29 years old with oily skin.

The lowdown

Here’s what the Review Crew® loved about the Bioré Charcoal Cleansing Micellar Water:

That it was specifically formulated for oily skin: The Review Crew® loved that the formula was custom-made for oily skin and left their complexions nicely mattified. Many reviewers also commented that they had found other micellar waters left their skin with an oily or sticky residue – but that wasn’t the case here!

How gentle the formula was: Members were thrilled that the micellar water thoroughly cleansed their skin and reduced oil, but didn’t make their complexion feel stripped of moisture.

How easy it was to use: Reviewers loved how quick and easy the micellar water made the cleansing process. Many of our Review Crew® members commented on how effortlessly it swept away waterproof mascara.

The verdict

“I am a frequent user of micellar waters and most leave me unimpressed, but Biorè Charcoal Cleansing Micellar Water was certainly a stand out. It was highly effective at removing heavy makeup without rubbing and was equally good at refreshing and mattifying my skin on make-up free days.”
Review Crew® Member
“I loved this micellar water! As an oily skinned gal, it gave me a clean and refreshed feeling without stripping my skin, which I loved. It removed my waterproof mascara without a trace as well!”
Review Crew® Member
“I have used a lot of different micellar waters but this was the first time I had used one that had charcoal in it. It took off all my makeup really quickly and easily. Not only did the micellar water remove my makeup, but it helped keep my skin matte and oil-free without irritating my skin or making it dry.”
Review Crew® Member

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The products for this Review Crew® trial have been provided by Bioré to Pacific Magazines’ BEAUTYcrew for the purpose of trial and review by BEAUTYcrew members.

*This average star rating is based on 90 reviews and is correct as of 19/9/2018

Main image credit: Sevak Babakhani

Isobel is a Digital Content Editor at BEAUTYcrew, marie claire and InStyle. When she's not busy hunting for the latest beauty news, you’ll find her arranging her skincare collection in search of the perfect “shelfie.” Isobel was previously BEAUTYcrew's Junior Beauty Writer.