Empty Review: Dr. Jart Dermaclear Micro Water

Dr. Jart Dermaclear Micro Water reviewAnother empty review, yay! The excitement of finishing up a product is just as good as finding a new favorite. This time, it’s the Dr. Jart Dermaclear Micro Water. Ever since discovering & basically falling completely in love with the Bioderma micellar water, I’ve been dabbling around and experimenting with different brands of micellar water, and the Dr. Jart Dermaclear Micro Water is one of them. The product has quite positive reviews online and I have (in general) good impressions of everything in the Dr. Jart brand, so needless to say, I had high hopes when this eventually landed in my hand.

Package:

Pretty standard, nothing special about it. I still think the best package award goes to the Sephora Triple Action Cleansing Water (reviewed here). Though I have to say, I do quite like the simple and modern design of the product (just like all other Dr. Jart products, their design is quite impeccable).

One thing to note though, it only comes in one size -250ml, which is an odd size for me -not small enough to travel with, but not big enough for daily use.

Dr. Jart Micellar Water ReviewScent:

No scent, which is great!

Texture:

Very similar to the Bioderma micellar water, but feels a bit more sticky on the face, because of which, I always find the need to rinse off with water after using it. Personally, I don’t like the way it makes my skin feels.

How to use it:

Like any other micellar water, pour some into the cotton pad and wipe over the entire face to remove makeup or any trace of dirt and grime.

Effect:

It’s an effective makeup remover for the cheeks and lips, but I don’t find it gentle and effective enough to be used on the eyes. The few times I have tried to use it to remove waterproof mascara, it irritated my eyes (I felt a sense of burning) and didn’t take off my mascara at all. I can let go of the fact it doesn’t take off waterproof mascara, because in all fairness, no micellar water does and I prefer a separate oil based bi-phase eye makeup remover for this purpose anyway. But the fact it irritates my eyes tells me it’s not as gentle as Bioderma, at least on my skin.

Also, even though it removes makeups on the cheeks and lips well, it does leave a tiny bit of tingling sensation on the face, and feels sticky to the touch. I usually follow up with a proper rinsing to make my face feel completely clean. Comparing to Bioderma, I also find it a bit drying after use, which is a surprise to me as the it claims to “provides nutrients and superior moisturizing”.

In summary, this micellar water is a bit of let down. It remind me a lot of the Sephora Triple Action Cleansing Water: they feel the same on my skin, and removes makeup & impurities equally well. So I don’t think it justifies the high price tag, and between the Dr. Jart Dermaclear Micro water and Bioderma Michellar Water, I would choose Bioderma any given day.

PS. I’m also having a review of the Garnier Micellar Water coming soon, which I think is possibly the best cleansing water in the drugstore.