When it come to skincare I’m the laziest lass around. I like to keep my skincare routine as minimalist as possible and I’m definitely not about layering on product after product day-in-and-day-out. I also don’t have the time to spend 30 minutes cleansing and beautifying my skin every day which is why I am absolutely besotted with Micellar Water – it’s basically the minimalist’s skin cure-all and if you’re yet to discover the magic of these amazing cleansing waters then now is the time to stop messing around and do it. Of course, I’m not just talking about any old Micellar Water here (and there are many!), I’m talking about THE Micellar Water of all Micellar Waters BIODERMA’s new Hydrabio H2O Micellaire solution. Specially formulated for those with dehydrated skin, this new wonder product is my pick for this week’s hero product and is a must-have in your beauty arsenal.
The reason I love Micellar Water (pronounced me-sell-air) so darn much is because it’s as simple as it gets – I’m talking cleansing your skin with nothing but water kind of simple. These non-rinse, soap-free cleansers originated in France and contain microscopic micelle molecules that work to lift waterproof makeup, oil, and other impurities from the skin with a simple swipe of a cotton pad. These cleansers are all kinds of gentle and are a great alternative to the often harsh cleansers we use on our skin. If you’re an avid fan of cleansing with face wipes then you need to try Micellar Water as it is so much more effective at cleansing the skin and removing makeup and far less harsh on the skin. Of course, some Micellar Waters are better than others and the BIODERMA Hydrabio H2O Micellaire solution is the best.
Besides being a great cleanser, the one-step wonder is the best makeup remover I have ever used. It wipes away even the most stubborn makeup and waterproof makeup is no match for this powerful solution. I’ve completely ditched my usual two-step makeup remover and cleanser routine and with a full face of makeup I can cleanse my skin and décolleté area with just two cotton pads. I also love how quick and simple it is to cleanse with the BIODERMA Hydrabio H2O solution, there’s no water involved and it takes me 5 minutes to clean, moisturise, and go. The Hydrabio range also has an incredible mask (Hydrabio Moisturising Masque) which I use twice a week for 10 minutes at a time. This brings my routine to a quick 15 minutes twice a week and my skin feels super hydrated and soft afterwards.
Combined with the mask and the Hydrabio Riche treatment the BIODERMA Hydrabio H20 Micellaire solution has done absolute wonders for my skin and I am beyond sold on the effectiveness of this affordable range. Priced at just R199.95 for the H2O solution it’s a steal and a half, especially when considering the fact that the 250ml bottle lasts ages! You can find BIODERMA’s H2O Micellaire at Clicks stores nationwide or buy it online from local retailer Absoluteskin.co.za.
After years of working as an Editor and writer for popular websites like Joburg’s Darling, Cape Town’s Darling and Joburg.co.za, Crystal left her sanity and an established career in lifestyle journalism behind to follow her dream of creating a website for the intellectual and discerning woman. Today she spends her time chasing the thrill of being the first to know about ‘the next big thing’. She’ll try anything once and has been known to put her body, hair and health on the line – all in the name of research.