On first impressions, I liked the packaging, which features a frosted plastic bottle in a box, making it feel more expensive than it is. There's an expiration date on the base which I appreciated and I also liked the functionality of the flip top dispenser. The name- Micellar Lotion (usually referred to as a solution)- could be a little misleading, this is a cleansing water in the same vein as Bioderma and such like, with a liquid texture.
As with all cleansing waters, Avene Micellar Lotion Cleanser and Makeup Remover was easy to use. It felt refreshing on the skin and removed my makeup effectively, although I had to use quite a few soaked cotton wool pads to remove full coverage makeup. Whilst it helped to dislodge my eye makeup, it wasn't wholly effective. Having said this, I'm yet to find a cleansing water which allows me to completely forgo a separate eye makeup remover (& I don't use waterproof mascara). There is a delicate fragrance and whilst I didn't find this offensive, I'd have preferred it without.
As with all cleansing waters, Avene Micellar Lotion Cleanser and Makeup Remover isn't intended to be rinsed off. However, I found that it left a noticeable tacky residue on my skin and this could be off-putting to some. It didn't cause any irritation to my sensitive skin (it is aimed at sensitive skin) but I wasn't impressed with the ingredients which includes dimethicone, amongst others that I'd rather not see.
At £12.50 for 200ml, Avene Micellar Lotion Cleanser and Makeup Remover is comparable in price to similar products and whilst it's an ok product, I simply didn't get on with this as well as with other cleansing waters I've tried.