Product Purchased By IMBB
Skin Type: Oily, acne-prone, sensitive
I quite love products by Yves Rocher and so when I saw this purifying micellar water by this French brand, I wanted to try it. Thank you IMBB for letting me try this one, let’s get into the review of Yves Rocher Sebo Vegetal Purifying Micellar Water 2 in 1.
This purifying micellar water 2 in 1 is effective in eliminating excess sebum and impurities. Enriched with bakal powder, a genuine source of purity for combination to oily skin, it perfects cleansing and tones skin in a single step.
My Experience with Yves Rocher Sebo Vegetal Purifying Micellar Water 2 in 1:
Packaging: It comes in a long, green, cylindrical bottle. The flip open cap shuts tightly, but I feel it is slightly bulky to travel with. There is a lot of product information printed on the body of the bottle.
I have used the Sebo Vegetal Anti-Blemish Cream previously and liked it, hence I purchased the micellar water from the same range. To be honest, I had high expectations from the product, but I was kind of disappointed. The term “2 in 1 micellar water” conjured images of an efficient cleansing water to remove makeup and purify skin. Sadly, this micellar water is not meant as a great makeup remover (which I learnt a little late unfortunately).
The scent is quite refreshing and pleasing. I feel the Sebo Vegetal range has the same fresh fragrance which feels quite nice. The micellar water is transparent, runny and not at all sticky.
The first time I used this, I poured this micellar water directly onto cotton and rubbed my face. While it certainly tingled, I wasn’t worried much, but the moment I started removing my eye makeup, all hell broke loose. My eyes which are already sensitive, reacted and stung badly to this. I removed my lid makeup fine, but on coming into contact with lash line, this severely irritated my eyes, leaving them red and teary.
Second time, I was careful, I used it only for my face leaving out the eyes and it was fine. My skin looked fresh and tight, but it didn’t remove my smudge-proof lipstick effectively.
So, I checked and found that its intended use is more as an astringent toner and it does perform well that way. I now use a wet cotton pad to apply this on my face and it cleans light makeup, greasy skin, open pores and controls sebum production. I follow it up with a light moisturizer, and feel my skin looking fresh and tight. So ultimately, I use it as an astringent for my oily, sensitive skin and it hasn’t broken me out. For days when I wear light face makeup, like a BB cream and powder, it suffices. I think I am kind of disheartened that this micellar water doesn’t work well on makeup removing aspect. Overall, it is a good product, but nothing that I am gushing about.
Pros of Yves Rocher Sebo Vegetal Purifying Micellar Water 2 in 1:
- Yves Rocher is an organic brand.
- Refreshing scent.
- Cleans skin and light face makeup well.
- Cleans greasy skin, open pores and controls sebum production.
- No residue left, so no need of washing.
- Great astringent for oily-combination skin.
- Paraben, mineral oil, colorant and silicon free.
Cons of Yves Rocher Sebo Vegetal Purifying Micellar Water 2 in 1:
- Stings my eyes very badly.
- Doesn’t remove makeup very effectively.
- Bulky bottle.
Would I Recommend/Repurchase Yves Rocher Sebo Vegetal Purifying Micellar Water 2 in 1?
As an astringent, it is good. While I like how cleansed and fresh my skin feels after using this, I hate the fact that I need to use a separate eye makeup remover to remove traces of makeup from my sensitive eyes. I would rather reserve it for days when I don’t wear eye makeup at all, or wear just a shadow. I won’t repurchase neither would I recommend it wholeheartedly. You can try it as an astringent for oily acne-prone skin.
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