REVIEW: Sephora Collection Coconut Water Micellar Cleasing Milk & Lip Balm
Do you ever just peruse the Sephora website to see if you can find something exciting that you've never seen before? I do! In fact, I'm always on the hunt for something that hasn't gotten much attention on social media, because I really like to find those hidden gems. Recently, Sephora Collection released some new skin care products that are actually really, really affordable and I was definitely interested. I decided to pick up the Coconut Water Micellar Cleansing Milk and the Coconut Water Lip Balm to start, keeping the other versions in mind.
Keep reading for my thoughts!
The reason I decided to go with the Coconut Water varieties of these two products is twofold. First, I lovelovelove coconut scented products and so it's pretty easy to convince me to at least trying them. Second, these are both intended to be really soothing, which is definitely something that I am drawn to during the colder months when my skin definitely needs a little bit of extra TLC.
Sephora Collection Coconut Water Micellar Cleansing Milk
Available in two different textures and four active ingredient formulas, each with targeted skincare benefits that suit any skin need, these, no-rinse formulas feature an addictive scent and come in a convenient travel size.
I'm not sure that I'd ever heard of a micellar cleansing milk, but the idea of it really intrigued me. I generally only use micellar water to clean up makeup mistakes or to take off heavy makeup before I do my full cleanse, and that's what I've been using this for.The formula of this cleansing milk is distinctly thicker than a micellar water, but not quite so thick as a gel. It's actually kind of hard to explain, now that I think about it. It actually kind of has a similar texture to some serums that I use in that it's light but still a little bit viscous. There is a light coconut scent to it, but it's not overpowering and to me it really does smell like a natural coconut smell rather than a coconut fragrance.
These kinds of pictures gross me out so much... but there it is!
As you can see in the photo above, you really can take off an entire heavy eye look using one cotton pad per eye without having to really rub or scrub at the eye. I find this formula to be quite gentle and I haven't had any irritation since I've been using this. That said, I did accidentally get a drop of it in my eye once (it takes a few seconds to really sink into the cotton pad, because it's so thick) and it did sting for several seconds but after that it was fine. It really was sort of like getting water in my eyes. One thing I love about this is that it doesn't leave behind a film on the eyes, but it's also not drying, so my eyes feel quite good when I've used this to remove my makeup. While I would still recommend a bi-phase eye makeup remover or something else oil based for removing waterproof makeup, I think this does really well with all other typical makeup.
Overall, I quite like this and have every intention of trying a couple of the other micellar cleansers in this range. I will likely pick up the rose one, which is also a milk, but there are also micellar cleansing waters in Charcoal and Green Tea varieties.
Sephora Collection Coconut Water Lip Balm
Available in balm or scrub format, these addictive scent will meet any lip concern and boost every mood. Each of the five balms feature targeted ingredients for specific benefits. Coconut Lip Balm:Nurtures and soothes.
I have to admit, I picked this up mostly because I wanted the coconut scent on my lips. For that same reason, I will likely pick up the Almond Lip Balm as well. That said, I have been consistently using this to test and I actually do quite enjoy it. This is definitely a lighter texture lip balm, which means it doesn't have as much cling to the lips as something thicker, but I definitely think that both types have a place in my routine. While I wouldn't reach for this as an overnight lip treatment, I really like it for during the day. Particularly, this has been the balm I've been applying as a part of my morning skin care routine to prep my lips for product while I do the rest of my makeup, and I really love it for that. I think this does impart a good amount of shine on the lips and sinks in to give a little bit of lasting moisture, but wipes away easily when it's time to apply my lip product. This also does give a nice, light shine to the lips and is clear without any white cast, so it's great for applying on top of a colour lip product that may be a little too matte or drying because it will add hydration without ruining a lip look.
While not my favorite lip balm, I really do enjoy using it and I'm eager to try out some of their other balms as well as the Honey Lip Scrub in this line. The other varieties are Rose, Goji, Tangerine, and Almond.
With both of these products being under $10 and quite good quality, I think these are some really great new releases from Sephora Collection. Honestly, I really do think that there are some gems in the Sephora Collection line up and more and more I'm finding myself drawn to trying out new things from the line because they can end up being so impressive. These both get a thumbs up from me and I'm definitely eager to try more, as I said.
Are there any Sephora Collection must haves in your collection? I'd love to hear about them in the comments!
Thanks for reading!