Happy Monday! To embrace the new week, I want to talk about a first impression/review the B. Pure Micellar Water. This is a first impression to pair with my first impression of the B. Gentle Eye Makeup Remover, which I discussed last week. These are two products I bought and use as a pair, so it felt appropriate to talk about this micellar water next.
At full price, this 100ml bottle retails for £1.99, which is extremely affordable. In the process of researching the price, I did a double-take and checked my own receipt, but for the 100ml it’s £1.99, while the 400ml bottle is £4.99. I don’t recall seeing the 400ml bottle in-person, but this is something I plan to think about.
In terms of the size of the bottle, if you’re looking for just a micellar water, I would say go with the 400ml bottle. However, as I bought this bottle alongside the 100ml bottle of the eye makeup remover, the two bottles being the same size has worked relatively well. I opened them both on the same day, and for the most part, the products have stayed in-sync. So if you’re looking for makeup removers that are travel-friendly, buying both of these in their 100ml bottles is a really good option.
In terms of the claims, the front of the bottle says “Cleanses, tones & refreshes. No rinse formula”. The bottle also includes more claims which are as follows:
“B. Pure Micellar Water is quick and effective yet extremely gentle. Suitable for use on the delicate eye area.
Cleanses – Removes impurities and makeup.
Tones – Leaves skin purified and prepared for moisturisation.
Refreshes – With a gentle soothing formulation.”
The easy summary is in the first paragraph, which makes it ideal for my oily and sensitive skin. I only use this on my face, as I use the eye makeup remover for my eyes and brows, and I find it removes my makeup nicely. I typically adopt a double cleansing method where I use two cotton rounds soaked in the product to make sure any stubborn concealer or blush is adequately lifted off the skin.
I don’t actively go out of my way to use this micellar water on my eye area as I do have a separate eye makeup remover for that job, but if I find I did miss some makeup on my eyes (I do eyes, then face) this is gentle enough to clean the eye makeup away and not irritate my eyes.
I use a toner after my micellar water (at the moment this is the COSRX AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner), which acts as a preparation step before the rest of my night time skincare routine. I can get away without using my toner after this micellar water, but I prefer to use it as my skin feels even more pampered when I do. So if you prefer to keep your skincare routine more simple and on the minimalist side, you can definitely do this with this product. I simply enjoying having a few extra steps, particularly in my night time routine when I really dedicate the time to pamper my skin.
As far as the packaging goes, it’s quite conventional: a clear plastic bottle with a white plastic cap. You push the cap up and there’s a hole for the product to pour out from. Compared to the eye makeup remover counterpart, it is a large dispenser, but I don’t find it makes controlling the amount of product more difficult. If you get overzealous you can overdo it, but so long as you’re careful, you won’t run into issues.
Like the eye makeup remover, the packaging does have some specific conditions in regards to recycling the packaging. The clear bottle itself is widely recycled, so that’s immediately a positive. The only downside is that the hard plastic cap is dependent on your local recycling facility’s capabilities, so check what you council accepts. In my case, my local council (at the time of writing, I move house in around 2 weeks) does accept the plastic caps, so for me this isn’t a problem. It is something to be aware of though, as this may pose an issue for you if you are proactive about recycling.
Overall though, I think this is a really nice product, and I’m relieved I like both of the micellar waters. B. Cosmetics as a brand is one I’ve had mostly positive experiences with, so I’m not regretting picking up their products so far, particularly as these two were ones I picked up in a rush.
If you find yourself in need of a new micellar water, I definitely think this one is worth considering, especially as the 100ml bottle is very affordable and a great size to perform like a sample version. I definitely will consider the 400ml version in the future, but I do have a backup product ready for when both of these bottles run out.
Thank you for taking the time to read my blog, it really means a lot to me to receive your support. I hope you have a wonderful start to your week, and I’ll speak to you again soon.