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Thursday 12 November 2015

Nivea Daily Essentials Cleansing Collection; Micellar Water & Eye Make-Up Remover

New from Nivea is the Daily Essentials Cleansing Collection. It offers products for different skin types; normal, dry, combination and sensitive. I've been trying out the Sensitive 3 in 1 Micellar Cleansing Water and the Double Effect Eye Make-Up Remover and here's how I got on:

Nivea Daily Essentials Cleansing Collection; Micellar Water & Eye Make-Up Remover

Daily Essentials Sensitive 3 in 1 Micellar Cleansing Water 
This is one of the better Micellar waters I've tried. I'd liken it to Bioderma actually, which is my favourite. This removes all of my make-up with no residual drying or tightening of the skin, which is a relief to be honest. I've tried a couple in the past that felt like paint stripper but this is so gentle; it says 'sensitive' and it means it! Even though it's a mild cleanser, it's still very effective. 
As per Nivea:
An innovative formula which cleanses and removes make-up from the face and eyes while moisturising the skin in one step. It respects the skin's natural balance, requires no rinsing and is free of perfumes, colorants and parabens. 
This is €5.49 for 200ml. While I can use it to remove my eye make up, if I have anything more than a bit of eyeliner and mascara, I use the dedicated eye make up remover in the range.

Daily Essentials Double Effect Eye Make-Up Remover
This is for all skin types and suitable for contact lens wearers. It's one of those cool bi-phase oil/water formulas that you have to shake before using. The oil part is designed to break down waterproof mascara and eye make up without irritating all that sensitive thin skin around your eye while the water part is formulated to protect and care for your lashes without leaving any oily residue. Fun fact; it contains cornflower extract which is known for it's anti-inflammatory and soothing properties. This does work very well- it's definitely up there with my favourite eye make--up remover from L'ancome. Like that, it gets the job done without leaving my eyes red or sore except that in this case it's a bare fraction of the price, at only €4.79 for 125mls!!

I've only tried these two products from the range but I'm impressed. Affordable, good quality products, sure you can't go wrong!

Also available from the range are: 
Sensitive Cleansing Milk €4.99
Gentle Exfoliating Scrub for normal/combination skin €6.29
Refreshing facial Wash Gel €4.79
2 in 1 Cleanser & Toner €5.52
Refreshing Cleansing Lotion €4.79
Refreshing Toner €4.79

Available from pharmacies and grocery stores nationwide.

Have you tried anything from the Daily Essentials Cleansing Collection? Were you as impressed as I am?

*This post contains press samples, gratefully received. All opinions my own, as always!


  1. It's hard to beat Nivea! Definitely one of the best budget brands xx


  2. I like those types of eye makeup removers, there's one from Garnier I adore but Bioderma have kind of taken over everything at the moment with my cleansing!

    1. I do love Bioderma, it's nice to have a cheaper alternative to hand as well! x

  3. I've been thinking of picking up that eye makeup remover. I need to get one, I don't think I've ever had one!

    1. It's very good and a total bargain at that price!

  4. I love love love that eye makeup remover and its the only one I use that doesn't sting the hell out of my eyes. When I originally bought it though it was terrible and had a different bottle. Not sure what made me buy the new packaging but I'm glad I did! I used the Micellar Cleansing Water before and it was terrible! It was so difficult to remove any makeup for me! But like the eye makeup remover, I think it had different packaging to now. So I may have to pick it up again and see if it's any better. Maybe they redone the range?