After trying other micellar waters (Simple and Klorane) I thought that they weren't worth the hype. Buy after getting a sample of this Vichy solution, I've changed my mind! It is so effective! Even after using a cleanser on my face, when I follow with this, it still pulls more dirt/makeup off my face. My face has seriously never felt so clean. It does seem to leave a slight residue, but I use it at night, so I haven't tested how it performs under makeup.