Monday, 20 May 2013

Micellar Blind Trial

Escentual have set me and 99 other bloggers, a blind-test trial. The products we are sampling are French micellar waters. There are seven waters and each one comes packaged in an identical dropper bottle labelled A-G, so we have no idea which is which. After we've sampled each one, we have a survey to fill in on how we thought each one performed.
I think it's a brilliant test, because you can't subconsciously be swayed by "ooh I love that brand" or packaging, you're basing your opinions solely on how it works, feels and smells. We have 14 days to trial all seven, so I've taken to using one for two days at a time as that gives me 4 (morning and night) applications and a good idea of how it cleanses and also how good or bad it is at removing makeup. I'm halfway through and have varying opinions on the ones I've sampled thus far. One I really didn't get on well with. After my 2 weeks, I thought I'd let you know details of each one. It's a really interesting trial isn't it?
What's even better is I haven't tried any of the seven before this trial. Actually the only cleansing water I've tried is Lancome Eau Micellaire Douceur, so it's interesting to see how these perform against that too.  The samples we are using are the following:

Dior Instant Cleansing Water
Nuxe Micellar Cleansing Water
Caudalie Make-Up Remover Cleansing Water
Bioderma Sensibio H20 Micelle Solution
Vichy Purete Thermale Calming Cleansing Micellar Solution
Avene Micellar Lotion Cleanser and Make-up Remover
La Roche-Posay Physiological Micellar Solution

I can't wait to let you know how they did.


  1. I love French skincare products, especially micellar waters. My personal favourite is La Roche-Posay, it removes makeup really nice :)

    1. I've been trying to guess which is which before we find out, but I'm not very good at it!

  2. I've tried the Bioderma and the La Roche Posay and I really like both - I've also tried a Uriage one, the B. one from Superdrug and the new L'Oreal one. I like them all and for face makeup, they're all much of a muchness, but nothing cleans up eye makeup whoopsies as well as Bioderma so I like to take that one on jobs, and use cheaper ones for me at home. I'm interested to see this write up!

    1. Ooh you'll be quite the expert then. I can't say I'm completely converted, I've found them very refreshing in the morning, but much prefer my Lancome Baume Eclat from makeup removal.


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