Caudalie Make Up Remover Cleansing Water

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I have always been curious about micellar cleansing waters.  However, they aren’t readily available here in the US.  So I checked out my options, and decided to try out the  Caudalie Make Up Remover Cleansing Water.


Caudalie Make Up Remover Cleansing Water

Bioderma seems to be the holy grail amongst these waters.  I am too paranoid about counterfeit product to order from Amazon or Ebay; which is the only way we can get Bioderma here.


Caudalie Make Up Remover Cleansing Water

If you aren’t familiar with the concept of micellar water, it is a one-step, no water/no soap method of cleansing.  You apply the water with cotton pads to remove your makeup and treat your skin.


Caudalie Make Up Remover Cleansing Water

Caudalie is a French brand that is easily accessible here, so I thought it was a great choice.  They began their journey into skincare from a vineyard, basing their line on the many antioxidant benefits of grapes and grape-seed – which equals WINE, which is a-okay with me.


Caudalie Make Up Remover Cleansing Water

As you can see, this water contains organic grape water and camomile; and is hypoallergenic.

I love the fragrance – very fresh and spa-like.  Not overwhelming or irritating.  I really love the scent.  It also did not sting my eyes – big plus!

I did find that it takes a lot of cotton rounds and product to completely remove ALL of my makeup.  And I don’t wear a TON.

I also found that on the occasion I wore multiple coats of mascara, it took a lot of effort (and product) to dissolve it.  No aggressive tugging.  Just a lot of time.

However, it did leave my skin feeling soft and supple with no tightness or stickiness.

Nothing against this cleansing water, but I feel a need to “wash” my face after using it.  I think it is all about personal preference.  I think I require water for my face to feel clean.

For me, it is a good alternative for times when I simply can’t do my usual routine (for whatever reason).  I would rather do my normal multi-step makeup removal before bed.

Have you tried water cleansing?

Again, thanks for reading!

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  1. Chrisylla Octavia says

    it seems like a great cleansing water. I have been trying to find the perfect one but haven’t found any because most cleansing water hurt my eyes. I’ll try this soon <3
    Thanks for sharing this, love!


    • kpsays says

      Thank you for visiting Chrisylla! My eyes are very sensitive, and this water did not bother them at all. I cannot stand products that sting my eyes!

  2. El says

    I have a sample size of this but haven’t tried it. I got the Bioderma version when I was in Spain and I had the same experience with that that you had with this. It does a mediocre job of taking off my makeup and certainly didn’t even touch my waterproof eye makeup. I really don’t get all the hype for this stuff!
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    • kpsays says

      It’s a nice concept, but I guess it’s all in what you’re used to. I like my cleanser & water!! Happy to know Bioderma isn’t much different.

  3. Michelle S says

    Hi Karen,

    Thank you for the review. I have been wanting to pick up this micelar water but am too addicted to Bioderma to make a switch! The Bioderma does take off makeup really well. But since your only option is getting it on e-bay, best be safe I guess.
    And lovely review as always my dear.

    • kpsays says

      Thank you Michelle! If we ever get to meetup somewhere outside of the US, you bring me some Bioderma & I’ll bring you US luxe makeup we can purchase cheaper here in the US. One of these days my lovely girl! xx

    • kpsays says

      Thank you for noticing my blog design! This was a micellar water remover, and it did take a lot to remove all of my makeup. It will work on the times when I cannot do my full evening cleansing routine!

    • kpsays says

      Thanks Wendy! I needed SOMETHING new for the blog design! The whole micellar water thing is strange to me. Good backup. Ooooh, looking forward to reading your Globes review!

  4. Julie says

    I love Caudalie, I used a hydrating eye cream from them for a while and was obsessed. But, it was $49 and I just couldn’t justify that price on my then 20 year-old wrinkle free under eyes. I might have to revisit that cream now that I’m 30 though! lol I find nothing really beats oils when it comes to makeup removal, though I have heard great things about the Vichey cleansing water!
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    • kpsays says

      I am planning to do my evening cleansing routine this week. I have used oils forever. But wanted to see what the hype was with micellar cleansing water (oh! so fancy!). Only for emergencies.

  5. Lauren says

    I haven’t tried any cleansing waters yet. I always feel like I need something slightly more aggressive to remove my makeup — mascara really. More companies are coming out with their own cleansing waters, so I think I will try one soon. Great review!
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