Review: Botanics Hydration Burst 3 in 1 Micellar Cleanser

botanics micellar water hydration burst review

Botanics Hydration Burst Micellar Cleansing Water

What: Micellar cleansing water (makeup remover)
Suitable for: Sensitive skin
Scent: Nil
Size: 250 mL
Price: -
Where to buy: Boots (overseas)



Ingredients

Aqua (Water), Butylene glycol, Glycerin, Polyglyceryl-4 caprate, Betaine, Phenoxyethanol, Propanediol, Panthenol, Sodium benzoate, Sodium hyaluronate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Citric acid, Sodium citrate, Salvia sclarea (Clary) extract, Biosaccharide gum-1, Potassium sorbate.



Promises

1. Ultra mild, suitable for dehydrated/sensitive skin
2. Alcohol-free
3. Non-rinse cleanser/make up remover
4. No rubbing required





Packaging

250 mL packaging with a pour bottle.

botanics micellar water hydration burst review

The cap of the container is not attached to the bottle.

botanics micellar water hydration burst review


Not very user-friendly. First, it is troublesome enough to have to unscrew it and pour out the contents. Second, since the cap is not attached, I forgot to cap it back on many occasions.



Scent

No observable scent. Many makeup removers have a strong alcoholic/pungent smell but Botanics does not.



Consistency

Like water, easy to pour out



Usability

Like any micellar water, you have to use it with a cotton pad. 



Hydrating properties

The Hydrating range sells on Clary Sage Extract - a self-activating ingredient that helps to store water in dry conditions. It does not leave my skin feeling dry or uncomfortable after use but I cannot tell much for the hydrating power. Ultimately, this is a makeup cleanser and it is not meant to replace your toner/moisturiser etc.



Removal power

Tested on a full face makeup swatch on my hand. 

botanics micellar water hydration burst review swatch test arm with make up
From left to right:
Lips - Kylie Matte Liquid Lipstick 
Eyebrow - Catrice Eyebrow pen (Brown)
BB cream - Nature Republic Eco BB Cream
Blusher - The FaceShop Single Blush
Mascara - Heroine Make Long&Curl Waterproof Mascara

*Still using roughly the same products as the previous test (Biore Perfect Micellar Cleansing water)*




After 1 swipe

botanics micellar water hydration burst review swatch

Most of the eyeliner, concealer, BB cream and blusher were gone.


After multiple attempts

botanics micellar water hydration burst review


It is easier to remove Kylie's liquid matte lipstick with Botanics micellar water and I can get most of the Heroine mascara off. However, I don't recommend using this to remove very waterproof mascaras as you need to tug/rub a lot to get the products off.

You can check out the video for a x3 removal process. 





Aftermath

No tightness or oiliness, in fact, I don't feel anything on my skin after using it. Very comfortable but I am used to double-cleansing so I will still wash with a facial cleanser.

It does not irritate skin or cause any breakouts/bumps.



Overall

Got it on a random occasion because it was on 70% sale when I was in Bangkok. Botanics Hydration 3 in 1 Micellar Cleanser is a micellar cleanser that does its job. It takes off most of the makeup and leaves your skin feeling good afterwards. Often, products formulated for sensitive skin have weaker cleansing power but it is not the case for Botanics micellar water. This is great for all skin types and people wearing light-medium makeup.


I don't fancy the packaging very much. And as much as this works pretty well, I don't think I will repurchase again solely because it is not easily available in Singapore. If you can find it easily in your country, give this a try! I cannot recall the price of this but it should be very affordable. I got this in Boots drugstore.








Pros:
- No scent
- Good makeup removal power
- Good for sensitive skin
- Does not leave a sticky/drying aftermath on skin
- Affordable



Cons:
- Not easily available in Singapore
- Separable cap from the bottle



Consistency: 5/5
Scent: 5/5
Cleansing power: 4/5
On skin: 5/5
Packaging: 1/5
Value-for-money: 5/5






Rating: 8/10
Even though it is generally a pleasant product, I will not repurchase unless it is on sale/no other better options.





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