So I’m a huge fan of micellar waters because quite frankly, I’m lazy, especially when it comes to beauty regimes. I am so grateful for them when I am exhausted after a long day or just a little worse for wear after a night out, as it makes me feel like I am still taking care of my skin so I feel a little less guilty about my laziness towards my skincare routine.
Since micellar waters became a huge trend on the beauty scene, I’ve tried various branded and non-branded variations with some costing as little as £1 which worked almost as well as my favourite Garnier Micellar Water, retailing at only £4.99 for 400ml. I thought, maybe I should try a different product to see if results were any different. Micellar water originates from France where it was developed in response to the harsh water supply which was not ideal for your skin as it can be very drying and irritate sensitive complexions.
I decided to go for a French product, with the thought that a product from the original country of origin may be a superior product, as well as being organic and 98% of ingredients being from natural origin, so should be gentle on my easily irritated skin. I went for Fleaurance Nature Cleansing Micellar Water with Cornflower Floral Water for Sensitive Skin (£8.99 for 200ml here). With high hopes I began using this product twice a day with a cotton pad every morning and evening.
My high expectations were short-lived, with my face beginning to feel sticky after application and my skin seemed to become oilier. I continued to use this product for around 3 weeks, where my skin started to feel taut and dry but with a greasy sheen (the product seemed to create a film across your skin) – not appealing! As for the scent, it was just too strong for me, it had a strong floral scent which had an artificial odour despite being a natural product. I believe this was an irritant as my skin began to flare up and sting, while being very red and dry even though this product claimed to be ‘for sensitive skin’.
Its cleansing abilities are dubious as it didn’t seem to remove my makeup effectively as the pad always looked clean after cleansing compared to my usual micellar water, and I started to get quite a few spots appearing despite wearing minimal makeup in comparison to normal.
Overall, I would say this product is not worth its price tag so keep a hold of your pennies – there are much more affordable products out there which are much more effective. I don’t know if this product’s poor cleansing was because of being an almost all natural product, but in this case it did not pay off.
Has anyone else tried this product or any others from the Fleurance Nature range? I’d love to know what you thought!