Ever since I received my Sephora bag in April, my appreciation of the brand itself has grown so much. I feel like whenever anyone always pop into Sephora then they would go for the popular brands like ABH, UD, Kat Von D, Tarte and so on. That resulting in the Sephora brand being quite unappreciated and going unnoticed. So far I have only experienced good products from the brand and is and will always be on my recommended list. From my Sephora bag, I literally only have one more product left to review and that is the charcoal nose strips. Nonetheless, today I will be telling you about one of Sephora’s fairly new releases which is their range of Micellar products.
In the past 1-2 years, I have to say that Micellar waters hit the market hard and so many brands jumped on the gravy train to bring out their own version thereof and of course the beauty community all wanted in on it. I am of course not complaining because anything that “gets the job done” is a firm favourite of mine. As I mentioned – Sephora released their own branded Micellar Cleansing Water , then also Sephora Micellar Cleansing Gel and Sephora Micellar Cleansing Milk. Today I will be reviewing one out of the two Sephora micellar cleansing milks in rose which is for ultra moisturising and brightening. Right off the bat, I loved the fragrance of this product. I could smell it before I even opened the bottle. It smells exactly like rose water and not artificial smelling at all. The scent lingers onto the skin and is not overbearing at all. I definitely think a lot of people will appreciate this scent as it really is quite a calming fragrance to have on your skin, especially when going to bed at night when removing your makeup.
When using this micellar milk, you don’t have to rinse off any product as it is a no rinse moisturising and brightening milk. Before I started using this product, I googled other reviews and I saw that a few people suggested that you poured some product onto a cotton pad in order to remove your makeup. I however prefer pouring the product onto my fingertips and give it 5 seconds of gentle massaging onto the face before it dries and then using the cotton pad to remove my makeup.The reason why I prefer this method is because this is a cleansing milk and not a cleansing water so the product takes quite a while to soak into the pad and that also uses more product than needed. The consistency of the product is thicker than a micellar water and thinner than a gel so it is much easier to work with.
I am not gonna lie – this product is the perfect “lazy girl hack” for when you just don’t feel like getting out of bed at night to remove your makeup. It does a great job at removing your makeup but I noticed that if you’re wearing waterproof makeup it will take a bit longer to remove and if you’re wearing waterproof mascara then definitely tread lightly as getting this product into your eyes stings for a little while. When using this product, after all of makeup has been removed, it really does sooth my skin especially now in winter when my skin requires a lot more TLC. There’s no sticky residue that remains but your skin feels a tad bit tacky and I know not a lot of people won’t appreciate that but the feeling does however disappear when you apply your moisturiser.
The entire range of Sephora micellar products retails for 35 AED each (R125. 94) for 100ml and I definitely don’t feel like it is badly priced. Yes it is definitely more pricier than a huge bottle of Garnier’s micellar water but if you’re looking into something different that is travel friendly then I would highly recommend this. Next on my list is the Sephora Charcoal Micellar Water for purifying and detoxing. What I love about the range (even though I haven’t tried all of them) is that there’s a micellar product for every facial skin care need like soothing and relaxing and even mattifying and detoxing.
If you find yourself at Sephora, will you be popping one the micellar products into your basket?