Givenchy Skin Drink Micellar Water

Givenchy Skin Drink Cleansing and Hydrating Micellar Water

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 Micellar Water review

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

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!

Here is the ingredient list:

Givenchy Skin Drink Cleansing and Hydrating Micellar Water ingredients

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!

Givenchy Very Irresistible 2013

Givenchy Very Irresistible Collector

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

Mostly Sunny disclosure



  • TracyBeautyReflections

    Huh! Cool! I wonder how much this will cost here lol? I’m betting around $40 CAD. Sigh. But it sounds so niiiiiiiice!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Gah yeah 40 CAD for a micellar water is a little scary. It is more hydrating than most I have tried without being tacky, but the price tag isn’t very friendly!

  • casey23

    I love the first (classic) very irresistable edp. It is one of those scents when I finish a bottle I replace it immediately!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      I have the Sensual EDP, so I suppose I’ll like the original version as well!

  • Redhotjillypeppers

    I’m hooked on the Bioderma Sensibio but this one sounds great too !

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Bioderma is definitely something I’d keep repurchasing!

  • beauties

    oooh love the flowers 😀

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      I wish I could always have a rose bouquet like that in the house!

  • Luchessa Grossmann

    Woooow Sunny these Very Irresistible Sensual Eau de Parfum bottles look so pretty, very feminine and sophisticated at the same time. I have never smelled it before, but your photo def made me want to :)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Luchessa, if you like spicy floral fragrances, you might like this one! I am personally very tempted to spray some on and see how it goes soon!

  • Kiss & Make-up

    I love me sum’ micellar water! I currently use one from La Roche Posay. As for the new Very Irresistable bottle, I am not a fan. I don’t like the rose applique overkill.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      I haven’t tried the LRP micellar water yet! Is it any good? I do really love the scent itself though! It’s spicy in the right way!

  • Liz

    The first release of Very Irresistible was my first “signature” scent, lol. I couldn’t resist Liv Tyler!

    This makes me realize that I haven’t tried Givenchy makeup at all. I’m not drawn to the micellar water (will stick to Bioderma, thanks) but the post does make me want to dip my face into some Givenchy some way or another.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Liz, same here! I really like her! If you want to try Givenchy makeup, may I suggest you start with Le Rouge? It’s got a stellar formula and so many great shades in the line-up!

  • Icaria

    I love the idea of the pump but there so many other less expensive options as far as micellar water is concerned that I don’t think I would buy it even if it were available here. I’m liking Marcelle a lot and it’s super cheap. Biotherm & Caudalie come next but I will try others. On the other hand, that bottle of Very Irresistible is sooo pretty!!! :)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Helene, I know what you mean! We don’t get Marcelle here. Otherwise I’d love to give it a go!

  • Catherine

    I went through a couple years where I used micellar walters, but I’ve gotten out of the habit. I need to find a good cruelty-free one but I don’t know whether I’d use it, I’ve been lazy about makeup removal lately. I just double-cleanse. I did learn the hard way that micellar waters are not good to leave on your face. I remember once after a really late night thinking it was fine to leave on and waking up with many new pimples haha

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Catherine, wow new pimples? I might have gone to bed after only using a micellar water (shhhhh), but I don’t think that happened to me! Maybe it’s the micellar water?

      • Catherine

        Hi Sunny, it’s just my skin. It’s super acne-prone and sensitive so it has a tendency to overreact 😉

  • jenn @Abeautifulzen

    woah 10 roses is a lot! but i guess once you condense down the essence of the scent its not that much at all.
    i’ve tried the bioderma but since i like using waterproof eyemakeup it does take a little longer to break down. still think i’ll keep to my cleansing oils for now but this sounds nice if i want to go high end for cleansing waters.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Jenn, the 10 roses are just on the bottle! In the fragrance there is also a mixture of different roses, but not 10!

      I tend to reach for a bi-phase one for eye makeup, because it’s faster and I have very little patience. Otherwise a cleansing water is good for everything else!

  • Beauty Box

    I actually like this Japanese brand called Bifesta which has a “cleansing express” range which is their micellar water makeup remover line. They encourage you to splash water on your face after cleaning off all makeup and you don’t need a separate facial wash. It’s also very cheap – around 600-800JPY, USD6-8 per 300ml bottle. I must say that because of this brand, I find it hard to part with my pennies to get imported brands like Bioderma, etc. which cost about USD30 or so for 200ml. But I think having a micellar remover is always handy for when you need to a real quick cleanse. :)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Yu Ming, whoa Bioderma seems to be pretty expensive everywhere else! Here you can get a liter for 25 euros, and in France it’s even cheaper! I don’t think we get Bifesta here, but I should check if I can get it in Taiwan!

    • Lily

      I like Bifesta too :-) Biore is pretty good too!

  • Lily

    I tried Caudalie first and didn’t like it that much. My mom with drier skin loves it though. Then, I tried Bioderma and thought, hhmmm… didn’t rock my socks, and I’m now trying Nuxe. I don’t like the scent >_< I think I'll stick with cleansing oils and balms. Heh!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Aww I’m so sorry to hear micellar waters don’t really work for you! I like to take most of my makeup off with it before I get down to cleansing, but it’s probably not a necessity for everybody!

  • Memoiselle

    Hey Sunny,
    This actually reminds me of Bioderma cleansing water. I love the concept of micellar water where I can use it as a make up remover and some times as a toner.
    Great to know that Givenchy has come out with this product. I’ll check this out!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Meryl, luxury brands are really joining the micellar water battle! I think Dior will launch one at some point too 😉

  • Isabelle

    Bioderma works SO good for me, that I could never justify paying four times as much for a luxury micellar water (I get my stash in France). I’d go there for make-up or haircare, but replacing a top notch pharmacy micellar water.. I couldn’t. Apart from that: the bottle DOES look way more prettier to line up in the bathroom 😉

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      I hear ya, girl! I hope Bioderma will also come with a pump, so that I won’t accidentally drop it and spill it all over the bathroom floor again 😉

  • peggy timmermans

    Oh I still love Bioderma and Embryolisse. This one I haven’t tried but I’m sure it will do the trick too!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      I haven’t tried the Embryolisse one! I’m pretty sure this one will work just fine for you!

  • Kristen / Glambunctious

    I recently added the Bioderma Sebium into my cleansing routine and I am in lurve! It’s a champ. This Givenchy option sounds really nice, but might be a little too hydrating for my oily skin. After all, I rarely need any assistance with adding moisture unless it’s very cold outside, lol! Great tip about using this for removing swatches! Genius!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Kristen, I’m pretty sure I’ll keep repurchasing Bioderma myself! It works for most swatches, just not really anything that stains. For those I bust out a cleansing oil/bi-phase remover!