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Yesterday I posted about Bioderma’s Micellar Solution. Today I present an alternative choice. I’m not familiar with using anything from Eucerin but the brand has a micellar cleansing fluid of its own and it’s on a similar price point.

The Eucerin DermatoCLEAN Micellar Cleansing Fluid, which was kindly sent to me by Escentuals, provides 3-in-1 cleansing action for all skin types. It’s a fresh and tinging micellar water formula that perks up your skin. The product is fragrance-free, alcohol-free, paraben-free and ophthalmologically tested. Tick, tick, tick and tick! Sounding very promising…

I’ve said this before about Bioderma and the same rule applies to Eucerin, I will not and don’t depend on it as a cleanser and only use it to remove make-up so the 3-in-1 action of cleansing, toning and moisturising  is redundant. Yes, it makes your skin feel nice immediately after but it’s not going to replace the rest of your skincare routine in one go.

How Eucerin performs is another story. While it’s soothing to sweep a soaked cotton pad over the skin, I found it took several cotton pads to remove just mascara and eyeliner alone. I didn’t have to forcefully use it however, a gentle sweep action is what I do (as is the case with Bioderma) but unlike its rival, which acts quicker and faster, Eucerin is a slow coach. Slightly alarming is the instruction which says, “repeat until the pads come away clear.” At this rate, I will be going through my supply of cotton pads every week.

As I mentioned above, it does make your skin tingle immediately after use which might be of a concern if you have sensitive eyes, in which case I would avoid using this on and around the eyes. How it’s been ophthalmologically tested is a contradiction if indeed this solution does cause mild irritation.

The DermatoCLEAN Micellar Cleansing Fluid is not a terrible product, it removes make-up but it uses more fluid and pads in doing so thus more waste. I’d like to have taken off my make-up in 3-4 pads (not including heavy eye make-up), not more than that amount.

When it comes to costs, Eucerin works out to be more pricey at £9 for 200ml. Bioderma is £9.99 for 250ml. At the end of the day it’s down to personal preference. You might like Eucerin’s version and if you’re wondering how you can get hold of it, visit the lovely folks at Escentuals who can send it with free delivery included.

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Everyone knows Bioderma – everyone and their dog. It’s that big bottle of miracle which looks and feels like water yet magically wipes away even the toughest eye make-up in one sweep. It’s amazing how one bottle has crossed the English channel and had such a profound effect on the duties of make-up removal…and that’s my point, it’s one bottle. The one with the pink top. Well did you know Bioderma’s Micelle Solution comes in other variations?

The pink one is for sensitive skin (otherwise known as Bioderma Sensibio H20) but there is also a green (for imperfection-prone skin) and a blue one. I want to discuss the blue one, which is specifically for dehydrated skin. It was prescribed to me as my skin gets dehydrated a lot.

Bioderma Hydrabio H20 Micelle Solution* is an extremely mild alcohol-free solution made with a patented ingredient called Aquagenium®, a biological complex that locks essential moisture in on the surface of the skin. How this works is it stimulates the skin’s ability to retain moisture, and helps it to maintain balance throughout the cleansing process.

Now I strictly use Bioderma to take my make-up off and that is all. If you’re new to Bioderma then don’t be persuaded by the instructions to rely on it as a complete cleanser and to use twice daily. You need a cleansing product to go beneath the surface and draw out the final traces. Bioderma is for taking off make-up which it does marvellously. I don’t think I’ve found a make-up removing cleanser that rivals it.

The only difference with Hydrabio is it is lightly perfumed so if you are super sensitive, it may be best not to use it on the eyes. It does however leave the skin hydrated and so I am inclined to choose this over the sensitive one as it’s better for my skin.

A 250ml bottle costs £9.99 and is available from Escentuals.