The Review Crew® Report: NIVEA Micellar Water

Find out if the product really does remove makeup, cleanse and hydrate in one step

Beauty Crew Editor / May 25 2017

The Review Crew® panel

Beauty Crew sent the three-in-one NIVEA Sensitive Caring Micellar Water to women with normal, combination, dry and sensitive skin.

What they loved

How much it removed: The majority of Review Crew® testers were surprised (and thrilled) to discover how hard-working the clear formula was, with a few wipes removing everything from daily dirt and impurities to heavy makeup in just a few swipes, leaving their skin cleansed and refreshed. 

How gentle it was: While many testers commented on how the formula worked well enough to remove makeup without the need to rub and cause irritation, those with sensitive skin found the micellar water to be gentle and didn’t cause any flare-ups. 

How hydrated their skin felt: Most members thought the formulation would leave their skin feeling dry and tight, but were pleased to find that their skin felt soft and hydrated, with some mentioning they didn’t feel the need to moisturise after

87% of testers rated the micellar water four or more stars out of five.

This may not be for you if…

You wear heavy eye makeup and need a one-swipe makeup removal solution. While reviewers found the micellar water was more than capable of removing heavy makeup, some did mention that the eye area did require the use of a few extra pads to ensure all mascara, eyeshadow and eyeliner was removed.

The verdict:

“Spectacular!!!! I was gobsmacked by how dirty my 'clean' face was. The ease of using this product made cleaning my face not a chore and I was happy to do it each morning and night (no matter how late I crawled home) when, if didn't need to go out, I didn't even moisturise and yet my skin wasn't dry.”
Sally K
Review Crew® Member
“I wear heavy foundation and the micellar water removed it easily and gently. Despite it removing my makeup so easily, my skin wasn't left feeling dry or irritated!”
Charlotte P
Review Crew® Member
“This did, however, work wonderfully to remove my other face products and really left my skin feeling clean, fresh and a sort of strange feeling like my skin just drank a glass of water! I really love how this made my skin feel and i've been using it to wash my face at the end of the day before bed.”
Jasmine E
Review Crew® member

To read more reviews of NIVEA Sensitive Caring Micellar Water, click here 

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

Carli was BEAUTYcrew’s Editor from launch in 2016 until May 2020. You can find her words right here on BEAUTYcrew, and previously on beautyheaven.