A Drugstore Micellar Water to Clean Waterproof Makeup—REVIEW Pond’s Vitamin Micellar Water • Nourishing Milk

by - September 11, 2020

I tried a variant from this micellar water line from Pond’s before. It is the Brightening Rose variant (you can read my review on that one here), and I currently am trying another variant from the same line. This variant is the one that I originally wanted (along with the aloe variant), but, every time I want to buy it, it must be sold out. Yup, I’m talking about the Nourishing Milk variant. I really wanted to try this one because it’s the only one, out of the four variants, that is bi-phase a.k.a. it consists of both water and oil, which also means it can clean waterproof makeup. How does it perform? Let’s keep on reading to find it out.

IDR34,200 for 100ml.

It uses a transparent and white plastic bottle with a flipped cap. The tip of the bottle is tiny, so it doesn’t get messy when you dispense the product.

It has a subtle sweet scent, but it’s not disturbing at all.

source: skincarisma.com
Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Mineral Oil, Sodium Benzoate, Disodium EDTA, Perfume, Hydrolyzed Milk Protein, Citric Acid, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Maltodextrin, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Niacinamide, Retinyl Propionate, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Oxalis Triangularis Oil, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract, Eremanthys Erythropappus Branch/Leaf Oil, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Panthenol, Glycine, Sodium Lactate, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Citrate

Great IngredientComedogenic / Fungal Acne TriggerBe Aware

Removes waterproof makeup, dirt, and sunscreen and make the face becomes glowing • yes, but I don’t think it makes my face looks glowing though
Light and gentle on the skin • yes
Non-oily/non-stick • yes
No need to rinse • I prefer not to
For all skin types

I think, after trying this product for a while, I’ll always prefer using bi-phase micellar water instead of the OG eye and makeup remover. You know what I'm talking about, those makeup removers usually have a very oily texture. Actually, this is not the first bi-phase micellar water that I try. I tried the one from Garnier, but, unfortunately, it felt too dry for my liking. But this one from Ponds, although I can’t say it’s moisturising, it doesn’t feel dry at all. With its brilliant performance on cleansing the face, it surprisingly doesn’t leave an oily feel either. Well, p.s. I don’t think any micellar water can effortlessly clean makeup as cleansing oil or balm would. But, as it is micellar water, this Nourishing Milk variant has a quite impressive performance. It cleanses the face and waterproof makeup well (most of the time its mascara and lipstick), I can tell by how I don’t need to “scrub” my face to take off the waterproof makeup.

For the claim it doesn’t need to be rinsed, well, I always choose to rinse and use a second cleanser after I use any micellar water (except when I’m super lazy or tired, hehe). But, if you think you really don’t have the power to rinse your face afterwards, as this micellar water doesn’t leave any disturbing tacky feeling, I think it’s okay to not rinse it. Also, this micellar water doesn’t taste bitter when you clean your lips area using it.

Suitable for
All skin types. But, if you’re dealing with fungal acne, I think you should not try this product. This is a bi-phase product, means it has oil in it.

+ doesn’t feel dry
+ bi-phase micellar water that can clean waterproof makeup quite easily
+ doesn’t leave any excessive tacky nor oily feelings
+ affordable and easy to get

I don’t see any so far!

Overall rating

DISCLAIMER: I’m not a doctor, chemist, nor an expert. I mark the ingredients as green, yellow, or red based on Skincarisma and/or my own knowledge, and probably biased by my preference. Please also note that some ingredients can be both good and bad depends on your skin type and preference. I tell this product is suitable for people who I THINK would suit it. I do this to make it easier for newbies. Please do your own research too and find which ingredients suit (or don’t work well on-) your skin!

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