Bioderma Crealine H20, it's called, and it's now available in Aussie pharmacies (just the good ones, I suspect) and at Adorebeauty. It's approximately 40 clams, which isn't as cheap as in France, but those airfares tend to cost a pretty penny, so it all comes out in the wash.
I've written about it before, but here's a recap on why it's such an enduring cult beauty product, just in case you are some kind of selfish jerk who doesn't read every single thing I write:
- It's one of those crazy cheap, wildly effective excellent French pharmacy buys that are world famous thanks to celebrities and people like Chris Martin's wife who, and this is just my opinion, could very well end up as an actress or model or singer one day. She just seems to have that star quality, don't you agree?
- It is a cleansing water, actually, (meaning you need no water, you just use cotton pads and the Crealine) not a makeup remover, but it is an OUTSTANDING makeup remover, so I choose to focus on that part. Like when you buy a fixie to use as a bike but much prefer to use it as furniture/a coat rack.
- It is, in my arrogant opinion, preferable over facial wipes for a quick all-off. I put this down to it being all fragrance free and soft and so moisturising... consider travelling with this and some cotton pads instead of wipes, maybe?
- Makeup artists bloody love it. I can't think of one time I haven't seen it in the paws or in the kit of a makeup artist working backstage or on a shoot. Ever. They like it because it's gentle and ideal for sensitive skin, and hydrating and won't irritate, and removes even the strongest eyeliner, and did I mention gentle? And gentle is what you want/need when you are dealing with a model who has already had makeup applied seven times today, or whose face you need to personally reapply seven new makeup looks to in as many hours. For years I have heard these folk bemoan the fact they have to ship it in from France so I can only imagine the enormous party (imagine all of the perfect winged liner and lashes!) that must be going on knowing it's here in Australia now.
- Models love it too, for very similar reasons as makeup artists, and the fact it won't dry out or piss off their skin.
- Four year-old girls love the pink lid because pink usually means something fun. They are generally very disappointed when it turns out to be non-edible and non-playable and not smelling of bubblegum.