Two French Cult Beauty Product Trys


I’m working my way through French Beauty products that seem to have major followings. I’ve already tried the Bioderma Micellar H20 and I’m never looking back. Micellar water is great for cleansing the face.

Now I’ve been using Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse. It’s a dry oil that works for face, body, and hair. This oil has now replaced my body lotion. I just wish I had bought the bigger bottle.

The second product is Caudalíe Beauty Elixir. I see this elixir everywhere on beauty blogs. I was a little nervous to try this because my skin is so sensitive, but no pain no gain. You can use it as toner, to set your makeup, or simply as a refresher midday. It contains different oils/essences that are supposed to be healthy for your skin.

I began using it as a toner right after my micellar water. It feels cool, smells great, and I could definitely feel my skin tingling. I began using it midday too, giving myself a spritz when my skin started feeling a little greasy/dirty. I might be becoming addicted. Hence, why my bottle is almost empty in this picture. I will definitely be purchasing this again.

BTW: My sensitive skin had no reaction to this product. However, I did use it one time immediately after exfoliation and the tingling felt a bit more like stinging. I won’t be doing that again.

Micellar Water Comparisons


Now that micellar water is one of my favorite beauty products, I needed to do some comparisons to discover which was my favorite. I tried 3 brands.¬†Garnier, L’Oreal, and the creme de la creme Bioderma.

Garnier was the most like regular water, but still cleaned. I liked it.

L’Oreal I really liked. It has a silky texture that feels great on my skin and cleanses just as well.

Bioderma is ‘the’ micellar water and theres a reason why. It isn’t too watery and not too oily. It completely cleans and leaves your skin soft. The downside to this product is the price point is much higher than the other 2.

My favorite is Bioderma, but L’Oreal will probably be my brand. The difference between the 2 was minimal and not enough to justify the price difference.






Micellar Water is a Definite Product Recommend


Because of all the micellar water hype, I bought L’Oreal Micellar Biphase to try. In case you don’t know, micellar water is a gentle cleanser/makeup remover made up of soft water and micelle oil.

I used it for the first time and I love it. You can feel the oil when you first put it on, but then it disappears and your skin simply feels clean and soft. As far as removing makeup, it’s a thumbs up for that too.

There is also a surprising perk. It reduces the redness in my face. I cannot say enough good things about that!