Quite a long time ago, back in October, I went shopping in Germany. One of the many things I got there was this micellair water by Balea, a very affordable drugstore brand in Germany. Because I’ve been a huge fan of Bioderma’s micellair water since day one, I decided to give this more affordable option a try as well. Today it’s finally time for the review. If you’re interested in finding out more about it, make sure you keep on reading!
Firs things first, the packaging. The Balea Micellair Cleansing Water comes in quite a big bottle. It actually contains 400 ml which is quite a lot. The packaging itself is very simple, it’s clear, has a sticker on it with a bit of information and it has purple details. Overall I do like the packaging. It kind of reminds me of the Bioderma packaging and I like how simple it is.
There are actually two different versions of this product available. The one I have which is for combination and sensitive skin, and the other one which is made for people with dry and sensitive skin. I like how they made a version for both skin types and I’m actually very curious to see how different the two are, but since I only bought the version for combination skin, I can’t test that.
On the back of the bottle Balea makes a few claims regarding this product. My German is not extremely good, so I’m sorry in advance for any mistakes I make regarding this translation, but I’m trying my best. As far as I know the thing it promises is that this is a 3 in 1 product. According to Balea this is like a cleanser, a makeup remover and a face wash in one. Aside from that it also says that it removes makeup and excess oil without making your skin feel dry. Overall, these are some very promising claims. I’m curious to see whether or not they’re actually true.
Let’s start off with discussing the 3 in 1 thingy. I have mixed feelings about that. On one hand it’s true, it does remove your makeup and cleanse your skin, etc. But on the other hand I wouldn’t use this product instead of all of those things. If I use this I’d definitely use it in combination with a face wash and/or a scrub in order to get rid of everything. I’m not completely positive that this product on its own can do as much as all of those products together.
When it comes to getting rid of your makeup and excess oil I have to say this product does quite a good job. It’s gentle, but it does do what it’s supposed to do. Like I said, I wouldn’t use just this for removing all of my makeup, but if you only wear a bit of mascara and a thin layer of foundation, I suppose you could definitely just use this. For people like me who wear a full face of makeup it’s just not enough.
So overall this is quite a good product. It’s gentle, it does get rid of makeup and oil and it’s not drying. Sounds like a great product. However, these is one thing about it that I just don’t like. I dislike that so much that I decided to give this product to a friend. The thing is that it’s kinda foamy. I don’t know how to describe it really, but for some reason when you put this on your face it’s like you’re putting soap on your face, and I just really didn’t like the way that felt.
I have to say it’s really not that much of a big deal. It definitely doesn’t change the fact that this is a great micellair water looking at the price you pay for it, but I personally prefer using either my Bioderma micellair water or one by Yves Rocher, which is why I gave this one away.
Overall the Balea Micellair Cleansing Water is quite a great product. It cleanses your skin without drying it out and it get’s rid of the excess oil. Looking at the price you pay I’d definitely say it’s amazing, but personally I’d rather pay a bit more and get the Bioderma one, but that really is just a matter of personal preference.
The Balea Micellair Cleansing Water is available at DM Drogerie for €2,95.
That was it for today’s review. I hope you enjoyed reading it and let me know which micellair water you like using the most!