Institut Esthederm Micellar After Sun Shower Gel Face & Body review

After a long day spent swimming in the sea and playing beach volley on the beach, it’s time to go home and get all that sand, salt, sunscreen and anything else that’s sticking to your skin off your body.

But, your skin is probably very sensitive after all that sun exposure. Institute Esthederm Micellar After Sun Shower Gel Face & Body is one of the gentlest shower gels I’ve come across, making it perfect for the job. Here’s why:

What’s In Institut Esthederm Micellar After Sun Shower Gel Face & Body?


Surfactants are a family of ingredients that helps water mix with oils and dirt, so they can be rinsed away.

Institut Esthederm Micellar After Sun Shower Gel Face & Body uses Sodium Cocamphocetate, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate and Coco-Glucoside.

Despite their scary chemical names, they’re all very gentle on the skin. They lift all the grime off your skin, leaving it clean and soft. No dryness, tightness, or irritation in sight.

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A lightweight gel infused with golden sparkles.


It smells like sunscreen.

How To Use It

Massage it all over your body and then rinse off.

Performance & Personal Opinion

Institut Esthederm Micellar After Sun Shower Gel Face & Body doesn’t foam much – a testament to its gentle cleansing power.

It does a great job at removing dirt and sand from your skin, leaving it clean, soft, and sparkling.

Yep, you’ve read that last part right. The shower gel is infused with gold sparkles that give your skin a lovely glow (granted, that’d look better on me if I were holidaying in the Mediterranean than stuck in London, but you can’t have everything…).

institut esthederm micellar after sun shower gel

Who Is This For?

Almost everyone can use it, but it’s more suitable for dry skin.

Who Is This NOT For?

If you’re very dirty, you’ll have to use a lot of product. You may be better off with a stronger shower gel.


A sleek brownish tube with a big opening. Sleek and practical.

Does Institut Esthederm Micellar After Sun Shower Gel Face & Body Live Up To Its Claims?

Removes all traces of UV filters, sand, salt and chlorine. True.
Leaves the skin feeling soft, comfortable and hydrated. True.

Price & Availability

£19.00 at Cult Beauty, Feel Unique, Look Fantastic, and SpaceNK

Do You Need It?

It’s not a must-have, but it’s a nice-to-have.

Dupes & Alternatives


Aqua (Water)*, Sodium Cocamphoacetate, Propanediol, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Citric Acid, Coco-Glucoside, Glyceryl Oleate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Sodium Citrate, Fragrance (Parfum), Sodium Hydroxide, Fructo-Oligosaccharides, Rhamnose, Propylene Glycol, Linalool, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxycitronellal, Mica (CI 77919), Glycerin, Limonene, Peumus Boldus Leaf Extract, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Carnosine, Pentylene Glycol, Disodium Adenosine Triphosphate, Laminaria Digitata Exract, Tocopherol, 1-2 Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Hydrogenated Glycerin, Citrate, Lecithin, Ascorbyl Palmitate. * Cellular Water.