The Battle : Micellar Water [ REVIEW ]


Waaaoooo aku skip lama ga nulis... Kalimat yang sama ditulis setiap absent lama dari menulis... LOL. Sebenernya sudah ada bahan tulisan, tapi setiap mau tulis selalu terhalang dengan berbagai macam kegiatan lainnya. :)

So let's start... Sudah dua tahun belakang ini aku mencoba micellar water sebagai pembersih wajahku. Untuk malam, aku melakukan double cleansing. Jadi aku masih menggunakan milk cleanser untuk pembersihan wajah malam hari, hanya saja tambahan cleanser aku pakai produk ini.

Sebelum membahas produk yang mau aku review, aku mau bahas mengenai apa itu micellar water.

It’s not a toner. It’s not a cleansing milk. It’s definitely not a face wash. Micellar water is a skincare product that removes makeup and cleanses the skin, without the need for rinsing.

The name micelle is given to spherical liquid crystals. Micelles are very beautiful things. It is a shame that they are too small to see.  If we could we would realise just how common they are.  They form spontaneously when you put molecules that are the right sort of shape into water.  They resemble ice cream cones and agglomerate into a shape with all the tips pointing inwards.  The end result is a sphere enclosing some water inside.
Micelles have some interesting effects, which easily baffle people trying to work with them.  For a start they vastly reduce the irritancy of some detergents.  It is rather confusing to find that sodium lauryl sulphate is more irritating at low concentrations than at higher ones.  The explanation is that at lower concentrations there isn’t enough to form micelles.   This is one of the problems for people who diligently ‘do their own research’ online.   Even if they avoid the flagrantly misleading scaremongering nonsense pushed out by the likes of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, they often completely fail to realise that the behaviour of ingredients is almost impossible to predict simply by looking at the data published on them.  Formulators like myself often wish that you could.

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Biasanya micellar water ini cocok untuk kulit sensitif. Karena bahan dasar air dan mostly product tidak menggunakan wangi ( parfum ) 


When you apply the product to your skin, the cleansing agents come into contact with oil and dirt on your face, allowing them to be swept away quickly and efficiently.

Micellar cleansing water uses very gentle but effective cleansing agents. There is no tingling or tightening effect, and it’s powerful enough to remove eye makeup, so there is no need for a separate makeup remover


Take your cotton balls and pour the micellar water onto the cotton balls. Then sweep it across your whole face, you may need to pay attention to the eye and lip area if you are removing makeup. There is no need to rinse afterwards. Horraaaay...! 

That's it... You will feel fresh, clean face after you use the micellar water. It's also saving time for you just take this one product to skip milk cleanser and toner. 

Now... we're talking about the product... Review time...!

I tried several products that sold in Indonesia. There are maybelline, bioderma, and avene. Here is some of my thoughts.

Price : Rp 50,000
100 ML
Ingredients : water ( aqua ), hxylene glycol, glycerin, disodium edta, panthenol, polyaminopropyl.

Untuk micellar water range, maybelline menawarkan harga paling affordable dibandingkan competitor lainnya. Isinya sekitar 100 ml dan kamu bisa beli dengan harga dibawah Rp 100rb. 
Packagingnya juga sleek dengan bahan plastik ( most of the micellar water product use this ).

Tidak ada wangi parfum pada produk ini, tapi menurutku masih terasa ada wangi seperti toner. Sayangnya menurutku produk ini kurang bersih dalam mengangkat makeup. Selain itu produk ini kirang memberikan kelembapan di kulitku, rasanya sedikit lebih kering dibandingkan lainnya. 

Selain itu ketika aku gunakan untuk membersihkan daerah mata, rasanya perih. Sama sekali tidak bisa menghapus makeup waterproof dengan produk ini. 

Will I repurchase? Naaah, I don't think so. This product isn't amazing for me to keep using it. Tapi dengan harga yang cukup affordable masih oke untuk kamu coba, mungkin cocok untuk kulit kamu. 

Rp 219,000
250 ML

The award winning micellar water! Untuk produk bioderma sudah cukup lama aku pakainya, hampir satu tahun. Formula pada produk ini memang dibuat untuk kulit sensitif. Oleh karena itu cocok banget sama kulit aku yang mix oily tapi sensitif.

Packaging botol ini juga dari plastik, untuk harga cukup mahal untuk sebotol micellar water product. Tahun lalu bioderma kadang memberikan buy one get one ( tapi satunya lebih kecil ). Tapi belakang ini sudah tidak ada.

It feels nice and gentle on my super sensitive skin and almost has a calming effect. I use a generous amount on 2-3 cotton pads to take off all of my make up. I wouldn't recommend it for waterproof mascara though because it takes too much rubbing. 

Untuk wangi dari produk ini juga tidak ada, tapi masih terasa nyaman dengan wangi "tanpa wangi" yang ada ya. Beda dengan maybelline yang menurutku aku rasakan kurang nyaman.

Will I repurchase? Maybe. Aku sudah memakai berbotol2 dari pertama kali. Tapi dengan harga yang terus naik tanpa ada promo, sepertinya aku mau memulai untuk mencari produk lain yang bagus dan juga lebih affordable. Setidaknya ada promo :)

Rp 217,000
250 ML
Key Ingredients :
Avène Thermal Spring Water (96%) - Soothes and softens
Chamomile (Alpha-bisabolol) - Soothes
Hyaluronic acid (Sodium hyaluronate) - Moisturizes
Gentle surfactant - Cleanses and removes make-up

The great contender for bioderma! Oh my... I feel in love with this product. Why? It removes my makeup nicely and  my eye makeup without irritating that area and works amazing on the rest of my face.

This product is soap-free, oil-free, alcohol-free and has a pleasant fragrance tolerated by sensitive skin. The fragrance is so incredibly nice and gives a calm feeling to me. It's weird, every time I use this my mood boost up. A nice way to end your day, take off your make up, and sleep with good mood! I found this product gives me a relaxing feeling

Price point : this product has same price range as bioderma. BUT! you can find a good deal in Guardian stores! Buy one get one ( the same size ) ! Which means you get half price for one bottle.

Jadi kalau kamu cocok banget pake produk ini, kamu bisa stock up setiap ada promonya. Lumayan kan.

Will I repurchase? Yes deff! A great deal with amazing ingredients. This product has successfully story to replace my bioderma.

So chikas, I hope that this could help you out to find the suitable micellar water for you!

See you in the next post!

Have a good day



  1. Maybelline aku ga tertarik cobain soalnya isi 100ml aja hahaha bioderma udah pernah, avene juga pernah coba yg sample size dan yak ! Paling the best daripada bioderma, skrg penasaran coba corinw de farm sama bifesta hihi

    1. Hi reiny...

      Iya aku jg pengen cobain corine de farm.. Sempet liat di guardian. Selama dijual di indonesia, biar mudah repurchasingnya hehe


  2. Waa lumayan banget ya kalo bs dpt promo yang Avene nya :O
    jd tergoda pengen coba Avene jg nih hehe..
    thx reviewnya ^^

    1. Hi xiao,

      Sama2.. Seneng bisa share info. Iya banget kalau lagi promo jadi menarik bgt.. Kemarin aku beli di guardian pim.. Mudah2an masih ada hehe

  3. Wah pengn cobain yang bioderma jadinya, beberapa micellar water lain seperti ovale, garnier, sm nivea udah aku coba dan aku review.


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