Last week I told you about Polish-brand Ziaja’s new SenSitive Skin line and introduced you to their Soothing Day Cream. Today I wanted to show you their Micellar Water. Micellar waters are basically toners but without the harsh chemicals. I don’t know how they do it – create a product that looks and feels like water, yet is perfectly capable of cleansing your skin. Magic! The only other micellar solutions I have tried have been from La Roche Posay and Vichy and this is definitely up there with them.
It has no discernible scent whatsoever and the texture is definitely comparable to water. It doesn’t sting or make skin feel tight or stripped like many regular toners can. Ziaja’s offering contains microscopic oil spheres that cleanse without stripping. It also contains allantoin and provitamin B5 alongside that antileukine 6, the extract from brown algae, that features in all of the products from the SenSitive line and is said to hydrate skin, reduce inflammation and has anti-wrinkle agents.
It claims to remove makeup but I would never use a micellar water alone to try to do that. Instead I cleanse, use an eye makeup remover and use this in place of a toner. The cotton pad proves that this does its job by revealing the very last traces of dirt and makeup. My skin feels soft, smooth and oh-so-clean after using this product.
I find it hard to write reviews of things like micellar waters because there is only so much to say. If you have tried one, you will probably get the gist. Although this may be the deciding factor for you; Ziaja’s Micellar Water will only set you back €4.50 for a decent bottle which is a huge jump from the prices of the French skin care brands although if they were in unmarked bottles, I swear I wouldn’t be able to tell a difference.
What do you think? Are you a fan of micellar waters? Could you honestly pick a favourite or are they all the same in your eyes? Would you try this one from Ziaja?