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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

NEW e.l.f. Micellar Cleansing Water

Well this is interesting. There's now another drugstore micellar water option on the market. The new e.l.f. Micellar Cleansing Water is now available on the e.l.f. website HERE for $7 (5.0 oz.).

From the e.l.f. website:

Well, sadly, I don't think I'm going to be trying this one. The third ingredient is alcohol (not the fatty kind; just straight alcohol). Alcohol in my skincare is something I try to avoid since it dries out my skin and causes me to have breakouts. But if alcohol doesn't bother you, I'd love to know what you think of this formula if you give it a try.

I would imagine, with alcohol as the third ingredient, that you probably can't get this product too close to your eyes without it stinging, which is a shame because I love micellar water for removing eye makeup and my beloved Garnier Micellar Water doesn't sting my eyes at all. I also am not too impressed with the price-point of this new product. For comparison, the Garnier is $8.99 for 13.5 oz, and even the Simple Micellar Water, which is in a smaller bottle than the Garnier, is $6.99 for 6.7 oz. So it doesn't seem like this e.l.f. product is competitively priced at $7 for 5.0 oz.



  1. I agree. I won't be purchasing tis one either which is ashame, I usually like to try most of their products because of the low price point.

  2. Huh? How do they call that "micellar water"? By definition it should not contain alcohol! They're just rebranding a mediocre makeup remover formula with a trendy name :(

    1. My thoughts exactly! You cannot have alcohol in micellar water. Ugh. Probably a bunch of marketing people sitting in a room who know nothing about the ingredients of the actual product.

  3. I agree that this is overpriced. That was my first thought. I am happy with Garnier. No need to try this one.

  4. Shame because a lot of young ladies on a budget WILL try it because of the name brand. They gravitate towards E.L.F so they will love this and not even look at the ingredients. Sad!

  5. I got excited when I saw the headline, but then when looking at it I just keep thinking that it's not only more expensive than other brands but also doesn't seem to be better. I've really been missing the old e.l.f. lately.

  6. I love the Garnier, and making this product more expensive seems counterintuitive.

  7. Not for me. Alcohol? Nope. I do love my Simple Micellar Water, so I'll stay with that.

  8. With all these new elf products, I see them edging their price point up and that of their less expensive items too.

  9. Ehhh, I'll pass. I love Garnier's version way too much and for that little for that price, I'd pass anyway.

  10. I had the same thoughts on the price! But since this will also be impossible to get anyway (e.l.f.'s invetory management system...needs say the least) I'm not that worried about it lol!

  11. Yup, definitely overpriced and probably won't work anywhere near as well as the Garnier.

  12. Alcohol is not a component of micellar water, period. I wonder how may people will have burning eyes from using this. E.l.f. is very sketchy in their ingredients anyway. They try to pass off 'monthol' as a real ingredient in their essential collection tinted lip balms, even though monthol is not a word. (Try finding a match on for monthol, you won't find it). It's very likely menthol, which dries lip tissue. My email to e.l.f. about this was not acknowledged. E.l.f. takes full advantage of people who don't read ingredients lists.

  13. Nope nope nope. I am getting pickier as I get older and I adore my microfiber makeup remover cloths too much. I haven't tried micellar water and was so irked by the garner ad (removes makeup by putting on nude makeup? Really?). That I haven't been willing to buy it either.

  14. This is why I love reading this blog. There is so much product out there sometimes your brain is just swimming with information. I'm glad you pointed out the alcohol in it. Other wise I might have tried it.


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