Vichy Purete Thermale Micellar Solution


I have to say, I was reluctant to try out the micellar solutions when I first heard Lisa Eldridge talk about it. Somewhere in the back of my mind, I thought it was just like a makeup remover (you know that comes with half oil and water?) but without the oil. Honestly, I still don’t know if they are any different.

So I bought this Vichy one around September when the weather was cold enough not to want to wash your face. Not because I am lazy, because it was cold! You just put a couple of drop on a cotton pad and sweep it across your face. Super easy to use..and it took of most of my makeup! The solution is watery, maybe teeny bit thicker.

Something I noticed was, it doesn’t uncurl your curled lashes (using a curler). You know this happens when you wash with water. I have normal/combination skin and it suited my skin well. For me, it’s not a substitute for a proper cleanser. Maybe it’s out of habit, but I don’t feel “clean” unless it’s done the usual way.

It’s pretty expensive for 200ml at 850-890INR. I have been using it right after gym and to take off makeup. So taking in account how often that is, can’t justify the price. Love using this stuff but wish it was less expensive. I will definitely be hunting for other micellar solution.