Micellar water seems to be very popular nowadays. It started with pharmaceutical brands, and then drugstore ones followed suit. Now even luxury brands want their share of the micellar water pie! Meet Givenchy Skin Drink Cleansing and Hydrating Micellar Water!
I jumped on the micellar water bandwagon with Bioderma Sensibio. I have since then tried the Caudalie and Nuxe versions, but Bioderma remains my favorite. While I don’t notice a significant difference in the cleansing capacity, the other two either stings my eyes or makes my skin feel slightly tacky afterwards.
Givenchy Skin Drink Micellar Water (200ml/6.7 oz. RRP in Belgium: 30 euros) comes in a clear bottle with a pump, which makes it the most conveniently-packaged micellar water I have tried! I have accidentally dropped my 500ml-bottle of Bioderma Sensibio while trying to pour some onto a cotton pad, and that wasn’t fun!
Givenchy Skin Drink Micellar Water promises to cleanse and hydrate. It has a floral scent that is noticeable but not overwhelming. It contains White Tea Leaf extract to moisturize and sooth the skin. Like other micellar waters I have tried, Givenchy Skin Drink Micellar Water removes most of the makeup on my face pretty fast. It will remove eye makeup that is not waterproof, but it could take a little while (depending on how much eyeliner and mascara you use). Instead of tackiness, my skin feels soft and well-hydrated afterwards, Just for comparison’s sake, Bioderma makes my skin feel “normal,” like how it is after a quick wash with a foaming cleanser in the morning. Givenchy Skin Drink on the other hand, makes my skin feel like I have used a hydrating toner or even a light serum afterwards!
Essentially, Givenchy SKin Drink Micellar Water does what a micellar water is supposed to do while hydrating with no tackiness. I really like the pump system as well! It is definitely not the most budget-friendly option, but hey, it’s Givenchy so it’s not surprising! All I can say is if you have the budget, want a micellar water that hydrates well, and you are fine with fragrance in skincare products, Givenchy Skin Drink Micellar Water might be an option!
Just as a general heads-up, you probably shouldn’t replace your proper cleansing routine with a micellar water. I tend to want to remove all the makeup as soon as I get home, but I want to do it fast. That way, I can sit around and/or get other things done before I get down to cleaning my face properly before bedtime. This is why I always have a micellar water at hand (that and it works well to remove most swatches from my arm, but that shouldn’t be non-beauty bloggers’ concern). I’m not saying you can’t wipe your face with some micellar water and call it a day after a long night once in a while, but especially if you wear makeup, any micellar water alone wouldn’t cut it!
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Talking about Givenchy: besides the Soir d’Exception Collection and the Teint Couture foundations, Givenchy Very Irresistible is celebrating its 10-year anniversary with a special Collector Edition! I shared the photos on Facebook a while ago, but I thought I’d post a couple here as well!
There are 10 roses on the bottle, each representing a year of the Very Irresistible history. The scent is still very floral, but at the same time very spicy. It is potent and sensual fragrance that is perfect for the cooler weather! It has prompted me to take my bottle of Very Irresistible Sensual Eau de Parfum out. I wore that one almost daily for one autumn/winter a couple of years back!
Which micellar water is your favorite? Have you tried any version of Givenchy Very Irresistible?
Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx