Because why not?

Avene - Micellar Lotion.

9 July 2013
Ahhh Avene, a readily available French skincare range. I always expect big things from Avene and when you pair the brand with micellar lotions then I have really high expectations. Enter: Disappointment.

Avene Micellar Lotion
I picked this up with the thought that micellar lotions are basically all the same and since Bioderma wasn't as easily attainable when I need this I was happy to go with Avene. Let me tell you, micellar lotions are not all the same.
Quality Guarantee and Ingredients.
This stuff is very similar to Bioderma Crealine. It doesn't leave a residue, you don't have to wash your face after use (tried and tested, I'm a stickler for washing my face at the end of the day yet my skin feels quite good after using this so I would be comfortable not washing on occasion), it's gentle and mostly does a good job of removing makeup.. Except long wearing makeup, I'm not talking waterproof, just long wearing. Take for example Benefit's They're Real Mascara, I really struggled to get this stuff to move it, I'm sure I would have got it all off eventually but I suspect I would have rubbed off all the skin on my eyelid before I managed to have clean lashes.
Directions for use.
I haven't even bothered to try this with waterproof makeup and I probably never will, if it can't move They're Real then it's not going to be much chop against something that has been made to stay put! This is where Bioderma, Vichy and Avene differ: Bioderma and Vichy can move waterproof makeup even though they don't claim to be able to do that where as Avene claims to be able to remove all traces of makeup but it can't. If you never wear long wearing or waterproof makeup this product could suit you just perfectly but it doesn't meet up to my requirements.
The claims that make you feel like you're buying something great: Part 1.
The claims that make you feel like you're buying something great: Part 2.
  • Readily available in Australia.
  • Great for sensitive skin.
  • No need to wash your face after use so great for those late or lazy nights.

  • Expensive.
  • Doesn't remove long wearing or waterproof makeup.

It's pricey and doesn't remove all makeup so what more can I say? It's just not good enough if you ask me, I'll be sticking to Vichy or Bioderma in the future.

All Products were purchased by myself and I'm in no way affiliated with any of the companies mentioned unless otherwise stated. Links provided are for shopping examples only, I have personally purchased from some (not all) of these online stores but I highly recommend researching before buying.

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