I will admit, when I first heard of Melvita, I did think it was a brand of breakfast biscuits. I blame Lisa Snowdon. Of course, I was confusing it with ‘Belvita’ and their range of ‘honey and oat’ biscuits meant for breakfast time (but I can confirm, they really are no match for good old porridge or cereal). Melvita is in fact, a well known, bestselling brand of skincare products, renowned for their Rose Extraordinary Water and skin boosting cleansers.
Melvita Fresh Micellar Water (for face and eyes): I’ve tried several micellar waters over the past few months, and consider myself converted, having stuck to creamy cleansers for so long. Essentially a cross between a toner, a cleanser and a make-up remover (as well as throwing a bit of hydration in there too), they are the perfect ‘go to’ product if you’re in a rush, or simply (like me) can’t be bothered with various different products. Gently removing make-up and impurities, without stripping away essential oils, micellar water is the perfect solution (quite literally) for those with dry skin, sensitive skin or normal skin. I tend to find, from talking to others, that oilier skin or combination skin benefits from creamier solutions, however if you haven’t yet tried a micellar water, it’s worth trying (even if it’s just a sample size), because it could work wonders, like it did for me.
With a subtle rose scent, Melvita’s Micellar water really is fresh, and it not only cleanses and tones skin, but leaves it feeling much softer, silkier and less dry. I tend to find, especially on holiday, where the air con has been blasting on you all night, that sometimes you need a little hydrating product to hand in the morning, to soften and ‘un-tighten’ your skin before starting the day, and this little number, is ideal.
Great for: reliving dryness, or tight skin, sensitive skin, normal skin, dry skin, irritated skin. Removing make-up in one quick, easy swipe – without stripping skin of its natural oils (often the cause of dryness itself).
Melvita Bouquet Floral Eye Make-Up Remover: Enriched with orange blossom, rose and cornflour floral waters, I’m not the biggest fan of the scent of this product, as it’s (weirdly) slightly medical, however its effectiveness with regards to removing mascara and eye-makeup certainly overrides this completely. Slightly milky in consistency, rather than creamy, you have to be sure to shake this before use, as the oils and the more milky substances tend to separate (meaning you don’t benefit from the removing and softening properties). It removes even waterproof mascara (trust me, I tested it) in an instant. In fact, one soaked cotton wool pad for each eye is more than enough. Usually, I’m there for around twenty minutes fighting to get the last remains of mascara off my eyes.
Great for: removing even waterproof mascara or heavy eye make-up. It’s quick, it’s easy, it’s simple. And it works.
Melvita Extraordinary Rose Water: This product, which honestly does stand as one of my new favourites, is certainly worth the huge beauty hype surrounding it. In fact, it takes pride of place on my bedside table (prime lazy position for taking off my make-up and cleansing before bed). Acting more like a serum in my opinion, it smoothes, plumps, illuminates, hydrates and softens (basically everything you could possibly ask for) whilst maintaining a non-sticky, non-oily texture. It is, quite simply, amazing.
Great for: pretty much everything. As I said before, it smoothes, it plumps, it hydrates. It’s more of a miracle water than an extraordinary one!
Melvita Milky Cleansing Oil (for face and eyes): I wasn’t sure initially whether you could have a ‘milky oil’, nor was I sure what that meant, but after trying this out, I realised it was perhaps the best way to describe an oil that was, well, non-oily. Although hydrating, it doesn’t have that greasy, slimy texture that many oils have (nor does it have that horrid olive oil scent either), instead it glides on silkily and removes all traces of make-up, whilst giving your skin an added boost of hydration. Best applied in circular motions with a warm muslin cloth, it gently removes what you want it to remove, without leaving sticky, nasty residue.
With a scent reminiscent of a spa, this product, although affordable, feels luxurious and really is effective. I personally prefer the Micellar Water for removing make-up, and this product as an ‘after make-up removal hydration boost’, as this is exactly what it does. I usually avoid all things ‘oil’ based, but this has changed my mind completely!
Great for: hydration, make-up removal and illumination. Perfect for dry skin, sensitive skin or normal skin that needs a boost.
So overall, a brand I initially thought was a food item, has introduced me to not one, but four new amazing products which have made me question my original skincare routine completely. I’ve never considered oils before really, but the milky cleansing oil is so luxurious I don’t think I can look back. And the same can be said for the Rose Water. Sometimes, products who have conquered the beauty world, really do live up to the hype!
For more information on any of Melvita’s gorgeous products, please visit their website here.