The makeup remover that disappears mascara in one swipe

NIVEA MicellAIR Skin Breathe Micellar Gel Reviews

Here’s what our Review Crew® had to say about the oil-free micellar gel

Beauty Crew Beauty Writer / May 01 2018

The product

An essential step in ensuring you maintain healthy-looking skin is cleansing day and night to remove excess sebum, dirt, makeup and other impurities. An easy way to do just that (and one that is gentle on the skin) is by using a product formulated with micelles.

Micelles, the active ingredient in micellar waters, act like magnets to attract all the dirt and makeup left on your skin after a long day, meaning there’s no need for any harsh rubbing or rinsing.

NIVEA’s latest micellar product, MicellAIR Skin Breathe Micellar Gel has taken the traditional micellar water formula up a notch. Not only does the micellar eye makeup remover gel effectively remove even the most stubborn eye makeup with ease, the oil-free formula ensures no oily residue is left on the skin after cleansing.

The panel

Beauty Crew sent NIVEA MicellAIR Skin Breathe Micellar Gel to women aged between 18 and 35 with normal to sensitive skin who wanted to gently remove their makeup without leaving any oily residue on the skin.  

The lowdown

Here’s what the Review Crew® loved about NIVEA MicellAIR Skin Breathe Micellar Gel:

How effectively it removed makeup: The vast majority of reviewers were pleased at how effectively the gel formula removed their makeup (even stubborn waterproof mascara), with many commenting it was one of the best makeup removers they had ever used.

That it didn’t leave any oily residue on the skin: Testers also loved that no oily residue was left on their skin after cleansing, meaning they could remove their makeup and go, without any need for additional rinsing.

How gentle the formula was on sensitive skin: One of the main things reviewers loved about NIVEA’s micellar gel was how well suited it was to sensitive skin and eyes. Even contact lens wearers were able to use this formula without suffering any irritation.  

The verdict

“I really loved using this. I found it super gentle on my skin and eyes, and it easily removed my eye makeup. It didn’t irritate my eyes, and left the area feeling clean and hydrated. I will definitely repurchase.”
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“This is by far the best makeup remover product ever. Unlike many others, this completely removes all of my makeup including waterproof eyeliner and mascara. Because this is a water-based product it is extremely lightweight, leaving my skin feeling beautiful and refreshed.”
Review Crew® member
“It took a little while to get used to this product - I’m so used to using standard micellar waters to remove my makeup! However, I was pleasantly surprised at how effective it was [at] removing my waterproof mascara! All I had to do was put some of the product on a cotton pad and leave it on my eye for 15 seconds before swiping it off. Every little bit of residue came off - just like that! Will definitely be repurchasing!”
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The products for this Review Crew® trial have been provided by NIVEA to Pacific Magazines’ BEAUTYcrew for the purpose of trial and review by BEAUTYcrew members.

Have you tried NIVEA’s MicellAIR Skin Breathe Micellar Gel before? Share your thought and experiences with us in the comments below. 

*This average star rating is based on 71 reviews and is correct as of 27/04/2018

Main image credit: Ed Urrutia

Kate started working for BEAUTYcrew in early 2016, first as a contributor, and was then named Beauty Writer in 2017. She loves picking the brains of the industry's top experts to get to the bottom of beauty's toughest questions. Bronze eyeshadow palettes are her weakness and she's forever on the hunt for the perfect nude nail polish to suit her fair skin. Her words can also be found in Men's Health magazine, and she now works in PR.

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