Avène Micellar Lotion

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Avène Micellar Lotion is a no-rinse lotion that helps remove all traces of makeup, dirt and impurities while cleansing and toning sensitive skin. The formula is enriched with emollient micellar cleansing agents, which help to gently remove makeup, especially around the eye and mouth area.


Avène Micellar Lotion


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I just adore this Micellar Lotion. Its got to be one of my favourite products. Its very gentle on my skin but does such a great job at just gently wiping away impurities. I have bought it as a gift more than once for my girl friends and family, they love it too.
I like to keep a bottle of micellar water in my toiletries bag when I travel and when I cane across a small bottle of Avene micellar water the size sold me. The micellar water is great at removing my makeup but not so much my eye makeup, especially mascara. When a little bit got in my eyes it stung which I haven’t had from my ‘normal’ micellar brand.  I found it left a film on my skin which I didn’t like, I feel like I have to rinse or wash my face after use which defeats the purpose really. For me this is better suited as a pre cleanse if I’m travelling.
One of my favourite Micellar waters, in my opinion it is one of the best for sensitive skins. It is very gentle and cleanses well to remove makeup and impurities without stripping the skin of moisture. It keeps skin hydrated and can be used on the delicate eye area (so there is no need to use a separate cleanser) without irritation. There is also no need to rinse when using this product, and it cleanses effectively without leaving behind any sticky feeling or greasy residue. Skin feels clean, fresh and hydrated after use. The bottle is a generous size and well priced for a top quality skincare product.
I have been using this gentle micellar cleansing lotion for a while as my daily first cleanser and there's a reason for this - it is one of the most convenient and easy cleansers I have used. It can be very tempting to just fall into bed and leave all that make-up for the morning - never a good idea - but knowing I can pour some micellar lotion on a cotton pad and then swipe most of my make-up off without even turning on a tap, somehow makes the whole process less avoidable. Best of all Avene is non-drying, unlike that other convenient cleanser - the facial wipe. I prefer to follow up with a facial oil for an evening clean, but in the morning I just use it to freshen up. I love a product that doubles up and Avene delivers, as a pretty effective eye makeup remover which does not irritate my eyes at all. I usually  use a dedicated remover to move most eye makeup and Avene to gently tidy up after, but when I travel, versatile Avene goes straight in my bag and does the whole lot. It is certainly rather higher-priced than other brands at around $30 but the 400 ml bottle has lasted me AGES, which is great value. I could never describe micellar water as an exciting product, and it has a clinical, although not unpleasant, scent. But it is very effective and convenient and does the job, so that's 5 stars from me.   
This product was recommended to me in hope to reduce oily skin and reduce blemishes. I used this every day to remove the dirt oil and make up from my skin. It removed most of my make up but not all. I wouldn't buy this again as it doesn't leave me with a completely clean face.
The Avene Micellar Lotion is a gentle cleanser that helps me to remove makeup and impurities effortlessly. Besides using this cleanser to remove makeup, I also use it to refresh my face throughout the day especially during summer. When removing eye makeup, I usually soak up a cotton pad and press lightly on my eyes for 30 seconds so that the lotion can dissolve the makeup.
I used to think that all micellar waters were created equal, but after using this one from Avene, I now know that's not the case! Rather than using this to remove makeup, I like to use it in the morning as a skin cleanser. I put a small amount on a cotton pad and wipe it all over my face, and it helps refresh and 'wake up' my skin without being harsh or drying. After using it, my skin feels super soft and hydrated and ready for the rest of my skincare routine. It is a little pricey compared to some others on the market, but I do believe that you are getting a great quality product. Highly recommend! ( especially if you have sensitive skin).
I love all Avene products, always have. This product is great for all areas of my makeup removal. Take care in the eye area when wiping.  Pros: non drying, great for contact wearers, all skin types. Cons: sting the eyes if not careful.  Overall removes makeup without irritation to skin.
I love Avene products and this micellar lotion is super effective. I use this at night to remove all traces of the days grime, makeup, dirt and oil. It is super gently on my sensitive skin and never causes irritation. I use a small amount of this on a soft cotton pad for super clean skin that also feels hydrated and nourished. This product does not feel greasy but its soothing and I love the clean fresh feel I get after use. I dont need to rinse after using this, simply remove makeup and go, super easy. It is even effective at removing hard to budge waterproof mascara without causing irritation. It makes a great toner also if I have cleansed my face and just want that little bit of extra freshness. This is a great product that I highly recommend
I’ve never been a big fan of micellar waters and have found most of them to be quite weak in their toning and cleansing capabilities, but I was pleasantly surprised when I tried out Avene’s Micellar Lotion. It was instantly noticeable how powerful, but incredibly gentle this lotion felt. It removes all my make up with ease; even eyeliner and mascara comes off in a few swipes when other eye makeup removers have me rubbing my eyes senseless trying to get all of it to come off.  The only problem is if there is too much product on the makeup pad when removing eye makeup it can sting your eyes. Using less and keeping your eyes shut does help to prevent this, but this factor is a little disappointing considering the bottle says it can be used for eye makeup removal. Unlike other makeup removers it doesn’t strip your skin of its natural oils leaving it tight and dry, but cleanses and completely removes all dirt from your skin so you don’t have to go over it several times for a clean finish.  And on the other end of the spectrum, it doesn’t leave an oily residue on the skin, but moisturises the skin leaving it soft and supple. To say I was surprised by how well it worked is almost an understatement. I considered not having to wash my face afterwards because of how clean and hydrated my skin felt and I am definitely a micellar lotion convert now. This is a product suited to all skin types, especially those with sensitive skin who have troubles finding a soothing makeup remover that doesn’t irritate, because this is all that and more. Despite the issue with the eyes, I feel I’ve found a winner with this one and will be recommending it to everyone.
The Avene Micellar lotion is a micellar water to keep things simple. This is used to remove makeup and cleanse the face.Like the better micellar waters, like Simple, it removes a full face of make up.It did not cause me to breakout or my oily and dry skin
Wow, where to start with this product. I had heard many great things about the French owned Avenè brand but had never tried it myself. Usually to take off my makeup I use whatever miceller water I can find as I assumed there wasn't much difference between the types. When I found a sample bottle in a recent beauty haul I was super excited to see what the hype was about. The lotion has a mild, pleasant smell, is translucent and has the consistency exactly of water. It has an easy pop top lid so you just need to rip the bottle up then swirl it around a large cotton pad. I wear heavy (dermablend) makeup and mascara, eyeshadow and filled in brows every day. This product removes it all no problem. You just hold the pad over your eyes until it feels warm on your fingertips then continue to wipe over your face. I have oily, sensitive skin and this micellar water has been a godsend, it does not leave my face sticky or dry. In fact, it swipes up all of the oil that has collected on my t-zone at the same time! Pros Mild pleasant scent Easy to use Takes off strong makeup Hypoallergenic Non-comegenic No need to rinse after Has a base of real spring water (-located in avenè, france-how fancy!) Cons I found that when i applied too much product then held it on my eye it can tend to sting. In saying this I have VERY sensitive eyes This is only if you soak the cotton pad and then hold it directly onto your eye. I have had success however being a bit more gentle and wiping instead. Overall This lotion leaves my skin completely soothed and fresh. I always look forward to using it at the end of a long day so I can relax with clean skin afterwards. I will definitely be purchasing when this bottle empties. I am now a devoted Avenè customer.
I have tried many micelar waters. I much prefer bioderma than this one. Total waste of money. This does not remove any makeup- which i only wear lightly anyway and has no hope to remove mascara. The bottle is easy to use which is a positive and the price is ok
I love a great micellar lotion that is designed for sensitive skin like mine! This one from Avène and the one by Sothys are definitely my top 2 favourites.  East to dispense and so gentle on my eye area I love it. I don't wear really heavy makeup, but when I do, I hold down the makeup pad with micellar lotion on it for about 30 or so seconds and then wipe. This ensures it removes that thick night time makeup. Beautiful product, highly recommend to anyone and especially a great brand if you have sensitive skin :)
I have tried a lot of micellar waters over the past few years, and I think I would have to say this has been one of the least effective. It is a real struggle to remove eye makeup with, and I don't just mean mascara. Brow products and eye shadows take a lot of rubbing to remove with this stuff. It did take off my regular face make up quite well, but I found I was having to use an additional product for my eyes which just felt like a waste of time. I think that the original Bioderma is still the best option out there, but the Simple micellar water is suprisingly good too! However, if you have sensitive skin or don't wear heavy eye makeup, this could be a great choice for you. Just too gentle for me.
I've been using this micellar water for a while and I think that it's okay.   I really don't like the opening to the bottle and find it difficult to apply the product to cotton rounds properly.  That will sound pretty weird, but I find that this sort of opener just doesn't work well for something that needs to be applied to a cotton pad.  If I open it using the push opener thing (like a shampoo/conditioner bottle), it's hard to get enough micellar water onto the cotton pad.  If I screw off the opener and go straight from the bottle, it goes everywhere.  It might be just me though. It has a light fragrance and does an okay job at removing makeup, but it definitely doesn't wow me.  I usually take off the bulk of my makeup with a makeup wipe, then go in with a few micellar moistened cotton pads.  I use one micellar cotton pad for each eye, flip it over and run them over my face.  I then use the remaining cotton pad with micellar water for my neck and chest as I put a bit of BB cream and powder there every time I wear makeup.  I use the cotton pads on my face because I've always found that (even 2) makeup wipes don't remove all my foundation.  I found that with this micellar water, I often had to use 1-2 extra cotton pads soaked to remove all traces of my makeup.  I find that the Garnier original micellar water does a better job, and is a lot more value for money.  At the price of this product, I was disappointed that it didn't work as well as other cheaper micellar waters.  It also irritated my eye once when I was removing my eye makeup.  All in all, I will use the bottle I have but I won't repurchase this.  Garnier and Bioderma are much better. 
I've been a long time user and devotee of Bioderma's Micellar Water, but I recently tried Avene's Micellar Lotion and choosing a favourite between them would be like choosing a favourite child.  I love them both.  Avene does feel just ever so slightly more hydrating than Bioderma, so it's my choice for the cooler months when my skin needs as much hydration as I can give it.  I also like that it has a very mild, pleasant scent.  I don't know how I ever lived without Micellar cleansers as they are so fantastic at removing eye make up and matte or dark lip colours completely, gently, and oh so effortlessly. They are the best!  And if you want the best of the best, try Avene!  It's excellent.
I was extremely happy to see a big bottle (200ml) of Avene Micellar Lotion in one of the Marie Claire Parcels. Micellar Water is my product of choice when it comes to removing eye make up. As a contact lenses wearer I need a product that removes the make up quickly, with no rubbing necessary and as gently as possible. As soon as the product irritates my eyes a bit they are fired from the delicate eye area and moved to the face department. I thought it would be the case with Avene. Although dedicated to the sensitive skin, upon opening the product I noticed quite a strong scent for micellar water. However, nothing bad happened to my eyes. No bad reaction whatsoever. This micellar lotion works really well and fast. It has got the consistency of water, isn't sticky at all and does not leave the skin parched. The packaging is convenient too, looks simple, but I reckon this is why we all fall in love with French pharmacy skincare products. They are simple, yet effective. With this micellar lotion the fragrance in my case is a bonus because I love slightly fragrant skincare and knowing it doesn't irritate my eyes is wonderful. I give it 4 stars as it might seem a bit dear to some, but other than a little higher price tag, the product is fabulous.
I love the Avene brand and this product fits perfectly with the brand. I have used so many different branded Micellar Waters and have found the Avene one to be one of the best ones out there. This product is perfect to have at home, for those days when you're too tired to complete your full cleansing routine, or if you're coming home late from the club but still refuse to go to bed with a face full of makeup....using this is quick, super-easy and mess-free. It has a lovely fresh scent and leaves my skin feeling smooth. I only use Micellar Water in times of need as NO Micellar Water will remove all of your makeup or cleanse deep into the pores...it really is just to have on hand for when you're too tired and can't be bothered for the full cleanse. You will find that you'll need to go through a heap of cotton balls, but that's to be expected. I am 47 and suffer with really dry skin and Avene's Micellar Water doesn't dry my skin out at all, it leaves it feeling smooth as I said, and refreshed but also hydrated. Love it!
You can all probably tell by now that i am a French Pharmacy product addict....the sheer simplicity,gentle care yet effective results (oh yes...plus the fact they are French) of all the products in this category has me at "Bonjour" every single time,and Avène is a particularly popular brand with me and (most) of France (let alone the world.Hey,micellar waters are EVERYWHERE now). The Avène Micellar Lotion is one of the products from this company that i particularly adore for it's simplicity,it's ability to do the job asked of it AND be kind to even the most intolerant of skins...thanks to the the main Ingredient in their products.... Avene Thermal Spring Water.This has scientifically backed results that include repair and healing to hypersensitivity and chronic skin conditions ( such as eczema etc) , and is even suitable for a bub's delicate skin (a whole line of products from Avène is dedicated especially for such issues)...and this lotion includes this water in spades.In addition, Hyaluronic acid is added to hydrate and retain moisture (leaving skin moisturized and soft),Chamomile...a common skincare ingredient,known for it's  calming effect on the skin and,of course,the micellar cleansing agents...the trend that started in France,where they offer an alternative to harsh mains water) and have been available in pharmacies there for years, but have only recently exploded and been picked up by the cult beauty world.Their tiny oil molecules, ‘micelles’ (hence the name), are designed to work like a magnet, attracting impurities and pulling them away without agitating or drying. The micelles are often suspended in thermal spa waters, which come direct from natural springs and are naturally mineral-enriched. They’re ideal for sensitive skin and are often used by make-up artists backstage for minimal skin irritation after multiple make-up changes. A peasant fragrance (tolerated well by most sensitive skins ) add a feeling of wellbeing to this skin - loving water ( oh,and it is preservative-free, oil-free,Soap-free, alcohol-free,hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic (no clogged pores) and basically all manner of nasties free..so all you get is pureness and calm. Avène Thermal Spring Water both soothes and softens skin,but to be honest,it Is not as effective in removing Waterproof makeup as i would like (i will add that i DON'T USE this as my one and only cleanser...i have never really felt that a micellar water is just enough to cleanse as i would want (i must use something foaming...twice,and certainly not after a day at work). On my days off,when i wear minimal makeup,yes,i will use this on it's own....but i don't have BB cream / foundation / powder / full eye makeup / blush and waterproof liquid lipstick to have a product contend with...just a slick of mascara (non waterproof) and a little eyeliner and a matte lipstick.I feel that they can be removed well with just a micellar.  I found that eye shadow came off well enough (normal pressed powder variety..not anything non-budge),but waterproof and smudge proof  liner / kohl and mascara does not.While I will not say that they fail completely,they don’t do a great job either...which is why the 4 stars...i took off for this very fact. (So keep that in mind if you want to try not just this Micellar Water,but even other well known brands) I mainly use it as a final step after cleansing using a cotton pad and sometimes also on days that i just don't feel i really need to wash my face with water (as mentioned,days off). Overall it is a great product for someone with extremely sensitive skin or dry skin,who also uses a light makeup daily (really though girls,use this as an adjunct to,not a replacement of a proper cleanser). Having said all that,i will repurchase and recommend this product to everyone,especially if you have sensitive skin....just remember.....this is a product to use on an occasional basis,it really shouldn't (i believe),be used as your staple skin cleanser.Oh,and whilst this is a  pricier version of similar products out there, the bottle is huge and would last you months. TIP:Made a boo boo with the winged liner / smudged the mascara or got fallout from your eye art ? Dip a cotton tip in this lotion and gently run over the mistake....Et Voila,perfection achieved and that razor sharp edge is back / that panda eye look is gone.