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Micellar waters and washable discs: the ranking of the best make-up removers according to "60 million consumers"


About twenty micellar waters and five washable make-up remover discs were scrutinized by the magazine of the National Consumer Institute. List of products that “do the job”.

For once,

60 million consumers

are not raising a red flag.

The laboratory of the National Consumer Institute has evaluated around twenty micellar waters and decreed "

general satisfaction

" in its new issue of April 2023. Remarkable efficiency, appreciable sensory qualities, few undesirable ingredients: these make-up removal products show “

no major flaws

” results


The only criterion on which a certain number of them waver?

Their bottles are too polluting by their weight and/or the material of which they are made.

French podium

It is a "

top 3

" of the best 100% French micellar waters that the magazine has erected.

In first position, the Micellar Solution all in 1 Skinactive from Garnier imposes itself with an overall score of 17.2/20.

The consumer panel found it to be "

the most effective of all

" and "

leaves the skin very soft


It is closely followed by the very cult Créaline H²o micellar water from Bioderma (17.1/20), distinguished by the Institute's laboratory in particular for its notable action on the eyes.

It is also his 50% recycled plastic bottle and lighter in proportion to the content than the winner that earned him points.

The article notes that the prices of these two lotions rank among the lowest in the test (4.79 euros for the first, 6.44 euros for the second).

Finally, Lancôme's Gentle Micellar Water closes the bottom step of the podium (17/20).

Garnier Skinactive All-in-1 Micellar Solution, 4.79 euros for 400ml.


Washable cottons decried

Against all expectations, it is the washable make-up remover pads that raise some questions.

Yet presented on the cosmetics market as an ecological alternative to disposable cottons,

60 million consumers

report that the hygienic maintenance of these reusable wipes requires a significant amount of water.

Indeed, the review deplores the instructions of certain manufacturers who recommend rinsing them, or even washing them immediately after use and then putting them in the washing machine afterwards.

In addition, the article notes that many brands have them made in China, pointing out that the environmental standards and the very carbon-intensive energy of this country, as well as imports, considerably weigh down their balance sheet.

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However, the magazine reminds us that no material is flawless.

Growing traditional cotton requires large amounts of water and constant use of pesticides.

Synthetic fibers involve the extraction of petroleum and discharge microparticles harmful to aquatic life during washing, while the manufacture of bamboo viscose requires very toxic chemicals.

Only Tencel and organic cotton appear to be the most recommendable, according to this study.

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For those who wish to adopt this gesture of make-up removal, the washable cotton pads of the Feel Natural brand and those of Garnier are elected "

the most efficient and the most pleasant to use

", according to the tests of the laboratory of the Institute (respectively with scores of 18.7/20 and 18/20).

Finally, the article estimates that the consumer would have to use each square on average more than 60 times to benefit from a real economic advantage compared to conventional cottons.

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Source: lefigaro

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