Does it live up to the hype? Well, after suffering horrible breakouts for a couple of months, to the point where I was at my wits end, I decided to cave in and give it a try. At first there was no change, but bearing in mind that it can take more than 5 weeks for skin to respond I persevered. I'm glad I did. This is truely a miracle product.
To remove eye makeup, the 'Lisa Eldridge' method must be used. Soak cotton pad, hold gently to eye area and wait and wait, I count to at least 10. Then gently wipe away. Using more cotton, repeat on other eye and finally the rest of the face. I would recommend using something else to clean off heavy foundation first, like a cream cleanser and then using this afterwards. Therefore ensuring every last scrap is gone and allowing this to give a deeper clean. I like to massage the cream cleanser in and then have a refreshing clean with Bioderma at night. In the mornings and on no makeup days (not frequent) I use just bioderma alone.
I have noticed a dramatic difference to my skin since starting to use this, but alas I am not prepared to search high and low for the few chemist's that seem to stock it. In conclusion, I have decided that when this is easily available I'll use it, otherwise I will continue to use other Micellar cleansers as they seem to suit my sensitive, break out prone skin much better than wash off products and cream cleansers alone.