Sunday, October 3, 2010

Review: La Roche-Posay Rosaliac Micellar Make-Up Removal Gel

whew, long title!

I'm in a process of testing out a range of skincare for le blog and discovered I was getting more break outs than usual. I initially assumed that it was the new skincare range so I stopped it for awhile and I was still getting the breakouts. Well, I found the culprit, or culprits. First of all, the skincare system that I'm testing is for sensitive skin and doesn't remove makeup (#1) and (#2) - my makeup removing wipes were nearing the end of the pack and were starting to dry out and not thoroughly remove the makeup I was wearing.

So, I broke out this strange gel that I had picked up on a whim on CVS on clearance. La Roche-Posay is a french brand that gets a lot of love all over the blogosphere and I like as well but it can tend to be a little out of my price-range.

Before I go into detail, this particular product seems to be discontinued, however there are two similar products by the brand on the market (also cheaper - huzzah) Physiological Micellar Solution by La Roche-Posay and the La Roche-Posay Physiological Cleansing Gel. One is a liquid and one is a gel, both require no water.


I paid far less than the $24.50 retail price for this, but was intrigued. It's specifically for those with sensitive skin and promises to remove all face and eye makeup. One of the main problems I have while cleansing my face is making a complete mess of my sink and bathroom in general. This is especially problematic with things like cleansing oils, they run, they slip, I can't see and complete chaos ensues!

Here's how I tested this out. First, I rubbed my face with the cleansing wipes I was using (the Super Aqua Perfect Cleansing Tissue by Missha btw) then I applied some of the cleansing gel to the same wipe and wiped my face again. Oh my gosh, there was a lot of product that the other wipes were leaving behind! So I did my whole face. The only thing that this didn't remove was my waterproof mascara (the Lash Stiletto I reviewed here). I really like the concept of this and it wasn't harsh at all. I even got some in my eyes... slightly on purpose and it didn't sting. So even though it didn't remove my mascara (yes, I got to use yet another product for that) it was a fast mess-free alternative to wipes. And could be a lot less wasteful if you use a reusable washcloth or muslin cloth.

So, in closing, really cool product and a great alternative to wipes or separate cleansing oils. I wonder if the two newer version remove waterproof mascara, cause if so, I am super intrigued and will be testing them out. Also stay tuned for a review on said mystery skincare line I was referring to!

Have you tried any of these products? What did you think?


Mimi (MakeupWithdrawal) said...

Wow, that's really neat- I don't think I've ever seen a gel makeup remover before! So does this remover require being washed off or is something that can be used say, on the spot with a client without a sink?

Jeweled Thumb said...

@Mimi: No water required! Neat, huh?

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