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Most facial cleansing products promise to make quick work of make-up removal. I usually just grab one from a department store beauty counter or drugstore, and then mentally prepare to put some elbow grease into the job.
It often takes two attempts or another cleanser to get my face completely clean. No matter how pricey the product. So when I picked up Simple Micellar Cleansing Water at Walgreens, I automatically grabbed another new-to-me cleanser as a back up.
I started the day in full war paint mode – tinted moisturizer, concealer, mascara, eye shadow, eye liner, bronzer, blush and lip gloss – more than my typical five minute face. Later that evening, I cracked open my new bottle of cleansing water and a pack of cotton pads. Following directions, I applied the cleanser to a pad and wiped my face with it.
The instructions pointed out there was no need to rub. So I didn’t. Discarding the dirty pad, I soaked another one and wiped my face again – and was amazed.
Not a smidgen of make-up was on the second pad! Zip, zilch, nada! Simple Micellar Cleansing Water had rid me of a face full of makeup with very little effort. But that’s not the best part, afterward my skin felt soft and moisturized. I didn’t even bother with moisturizer.
Never again will I go into a store and grab a random facial cleanser thinking they’re all the same. Simple Micellar Cleansing Water has become my go-to brand in just one swipe. I caught it on sale for $5.99 at Walgreens.
A Harlequin romance author and former newspaper crime reporter, Phyllis Bourne writes to feed a growing lipstick addiction. When she’s not at the computer, she can be found at a cosmetics counter or her favorite hair salon spending the grocery money. She lives in Nashville with an understanding husband, who in one kiss can discern the difference between department store and drug store lip gloss. Check her out online at www.phyllisbourne.com.