Inell Eau Micellaire (Micellar Water)

sreda, avgust 20, 2014


Inell, the house brand of E.Leclerc, offers a remarkably similar bottle of micellar water as the much more renowned Bioderma and the beloved Garnier's drugstore version, but it holds an impressive 500 ml of product for a mere 2€. Obviously, I could not pass up the bargain and I immediately began to wonder how it compares to the, lets face it, quite excellent competition. For those who might not be familiar with micellar waters, they are makeup removers that have a super light texture which resembles water. I currently have Garnier's and Green Line's micellar waters to compare, so it's a battle of the drugstore versions today, but I have already compared L'Oreal's versus Bioderma a while back.



The first thing that caught my attention was that just like Garnier's and L'Oreal's micellar waters, Inell's one also contains Poloxamer 184, which is the ingredient responsible for dissolving makeup. However, that also means that if you found either of those two versions irritating, it might be the same case with this one as well (Bioderma's and Green Line's micellar waters don't have this ingredient). I personally had zero problems with it, but I was informed by one of my readers that it is not the best choice for skin with problems (in that case it was atopic dermatitis. Thank you Irina for sharing that).


Inell's has identical light, almost water-like texture as all the rest and leaves a clean, yet not stripped feeling on the skin. Much like all the others it quickly and effectively removes makeup, the base is pretty much gone with one cotton pad, but eyeliner will require more, so a grand total of three pads is usually sufficient for removing an every day amount of makeup. It's is the same with Garnier's, L'Oreal's and Green Lines, only Bioderma is quicker and more effective. Of course, it won't remove waterproof mascara as an oil-based remover is needed for that task.

As opposed to the rest with exception of Green Line, Inell's one has a slightly stronger chemical scent, but it's not offensive.

In all honestly, I notice no significant difference between the three and I use them interchangeably. All, including Innel's, are a brilliant drugstore buy. If you're lucky enough to live in a country with E.Leclerc (France, Andorra, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain and Slovenia), then I wholeheartedly recommend you to pick Innel's one up based on the price alone (2.29 € for 500 ml).

Have a great day!

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13 comments

  1. Pri nas imamo zal E.Leclerc le v Lj, Mb in mogoce se katerem vecjem mestu, ki pa so zal predalec zame, ker drugace se ta izdelek slisi super. Sem imela enkrat intimno milo od tam in je bilo odlicno, pa se drago ni bilo.

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    1. Ja, samo v LJ in MB je :). Sama sem tudi bolj iz obrobja Slovenije, ampak se dostikrat vozim v LJ (80 km), tako da imam dovolj priložnosti iti v Leclerc. Meni je kar fina trgovina, ker imajo tudi znamke, ki jih ni drugje, pa seveda Leposano :)

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  2. To pa je res odlična cena za tako veliko količino izdelka. Škoda, da se še druga podjetja ne zgledujejo s konkurenco:). Jaz sem pa ravno danes kupila novo zalogo Bioderme - je moja safe choice, sploh ker sem tudi ena izmed tistih z občutljivo kožo.

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    1. Yup, res je poceni :) Bioderma je res safe choice, še posebej če ti je katera druga dražila kožo.

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  3. i was wondering if anybody was EVER going to write about this super-buy!
    i've tried it (who can resist the price)and again, not gonna work for atopic skin, but for the rest - don't hesitate to try this out!

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    1. The price for the quantity is amazing :) Truly a great drugstore buy :)

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  4. BTW, i live in Portugal, we have E.Leclerc, so if anybody need anything...:-)

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  5. My sister bought the Garnier one yesterday, as I told her it got great reviews in several blogs including yours. There are Leclerc's here, but not in every city, but it's good to know they have a good alternative.

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    1. I genuinely think that Innel's, L'Oreal's, Garnier's and Green Line's micellar waters are equally effective. It's a tough competition in the drugstore range :)

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  6. I've heard soooo many rave reviews about the Garnier one now! Thanks for lining up three great alternatives.

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  8. Zanimiv podatek za tisto sestavino, verjetno bo to krivo, da meni niti Garnier-jeva niti L'orealova nista odgovarjali. Bom raje tudi to preskočila, je pa drugače res poceni za takšno količino.

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