We have all seen and heard about Garnier Cleansing Micellar Water. The hype earlier this year, around it’s release was so huge bottles flew off the shelves faster than could be replaced.
But now I’ve finished a bottle, is it worth the hype?
The Garnier Cleansing Micellar Water claims to remove makeup, cleanse and sooth skin with no need for rinsing. It claims to be suitable for face, lips, eyes, as well as sensitive skin. No perfumes, hypo-allergenic, dermatologically and ophthalmologically tested.
Micellar technology works like a magnet drawing makeup and dirt away from the skin without excessive rubbing. This product makes a bold statement saying it’s a all-in-one cleanser leaving no residue.
First things first, the packing of the Micellar Water is clean and simple. It comes in a 400ml clear plastic bottle with a pink plastic lid, it is nothing flash but for the price you pay it does the trick and looks cute in the bathroom.
When it comes to removing makeup MY GOODNESS I have never used a makeup remover that removes every inch of my face. At first glance it honestly looks like plain tap water, it was hard to think it would do anything other than smear everything around but it really works some magic. Mascara takes a little bit of work, nothing intense but it doesn’t slide right off.
In the past, no matter how many cotton pads and makeup remover I used, more makeup would always come off my skin. With the Garnier Cleansing Micellar Water ALL my makeup can be removed with two makeup pads. My skin feels so nice and clean, even after a full coverage face day!
I made a point to use only the Cleansing Water as a makeup remover and cleanser to see how it would stack up. This is were the product doesn’t quite live up to it’s promises. I didn’t find it cleansed my skin at all, my skin was more oily than usual and I never had that deep clean feel. I also feel a light rinse is needed after using this to remove my makeup or it can make my skin a little irritated.
With all that being said, I have still repurchased this product and will continue to use it for the makeup remover side alone. I follow with my normal cleanser, toner and moisturiser. I purchased a 400ml bottle for $12.99 in March 2015 and I have only just finished the bottle (June 2015), so I would say it’s great value for money.
My favourite perk of the Garnier Cleansing Micellar Water is using it as a spot cleaner for my makeup brushes! I pour a small amount on a cotton pad and light swirl my brush around. It is great for in between full cleans. But make sure you wait for the brush to dry or it will remove what you have on you face already. Found that out the hard way!
Have you tired Garnier’s Cleansing Micellar Water or any other micellar water products? I would love to know about your experience.
Alisha Barbara xx