Melvita Fresh Micellar Water (available here) - $22/200 mL
This fresh and delicately perfumed 3-in-1 formula removes makeup, cleanses and tones, thanks to the action of micelles which trap impurities. Enriched with wild rose petal extract (derived from roses that grow at high altitudes) and moisturizing rose floral water, the Fresh Micellar Water cleanses skin perfectly without any drying effect. Within moments, skin is soft, fresh and radiant. In a single, simple step, skin is free of make-up, perfectly clean and fresh!
The French organic beauty and skincare brand, Melvita, was not one I was familiar with until recently when I got to try out a few of their products. One reason is that it isn't very widely available in the US - I checked online and found my nearest store in San Francisco! I am not too enthusiastic about trying out skincare products, especially the sort that go on my face, but the natural, certified organic tag got me interested, and I started with the Melvita Fresh Micellar Water.
Micellar waters are apparently (I didn't know - had to google) mixtures of oil and water, the two components working together at removing dirt/makeup from the skin. They are generally quite mild and supposedly perfect for sensitive skins and also work as toners. Melvita's Fresh Micellar Water is just that - works great at removing most of my makeup (I don't use waterproof makeup, though) and at other times can be used as a toner to freshen up my face. I pour a generous amount on a cotton pad and wipe off any makeup from my face, including my eyeshadow. I don't use it on my waterline or get into my eyes, though. My skin is left clean, yet it doesn't feel dry. In fact, it feels a bit moisturized, probably due to the glycerine in the product. Overall, a great product for my everyday makeup removal or just as a quick refresher for my skin, and it has never irritated my combination/sensitive skin. The water has a strong rosewater fragrance to - not something that bothers me, but if you don't like your skincare products fragranced this might be an issue.
Melvita Fresh Micellar Water - Ingredients
While I have had only positive experiences with this product, I do believe every person's skin is unique in it's reactions and sensitivities. For instance, this product contains alcohol, and there are people who react to that. As with all other skincare products I review here on my blog, do ask for samples or try out in store before purchase. The only other problem with this brand is that there are very few stores in the US - you could always order this online, though.
Product provided by PR for review.