I’ve been using Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water for a couple of weeks now, and I thought it was time to give my feedback.
In case you are new to micellar water, it is a lightweight product that you can use to cleanse your face and remove your makeup. Some women use micellar water instead of cleanser and/or makeup remover, and others use micellar water as a first step in a double cleansing routine. I’m a cleansing fanatic, so I do the latter. I use micellar water to remove my makeup, and then I follow up with a cleanser. Micellar water works by pulling dirt, oil and makeup away from your skin so you don’t have to scrub. In addition, you don’t have to rinse off micellar water which is why it is so easy and fast to use. Micellar water can be a lifesaver for those occasions when you get home late or are just exhausted and don’t want to do a complicated cleansing routine.
I don’t have a lot of experience with many micellar water brands. The first micellar water that I tried was Simple Micellar Water (reviewed here). Initially, I didn’t have the greatest luck with Simple. It burned my eyes, and I couldn’t use it to remove my eye makeup. In retrospect, I’m wondering if my often finicky and sensitive eyes were going through a rough patch, because I gave Simple MW another try about a month or so ago, and my eyes didn’t have a problem with it. I apologize Simple Micellar Water if I was unfair to you 😉 Nevertheless, when I used up the Simple Micellar Water, I chose a different brand.
Partly to get some more experience with another brand and partly because I had heard good things about Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water that came out last year, I decided to try it. There is the regular pink version that I bought, and there is also a blue version, Garnier Micellar Bi-Phase Cleansing Water for waterproof makeup. My skin and my eyes react well to the pink Garnier Micellar Water – no irritation at all. And it removes my eye makeup very well without any tugging. It is incredibly gentle.
As an addendum, please shake Garnier Micellar Water each time you use it. I didn’t see this instruction on the bottle, but Laura, a reader and online friend, weighed in to let me know that Garnier MW as well as some other brands require mixing of the ingredients before each use.
Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water is good for all skin types including sensitive skin, and it can be used on the face, eyes and lips. It has no oil, no alcohol and no fragrance. The bottle contains 13.5 fl.oz. The price varies by where you’re shopping and it’s widely available.
I haven’t tried BioDerma, the holy grail of micellar waters, because I think it’s too expensive. Basically, I don’t want to pay a lot of money for a makeup remover. I like Garnier Micellar Water a lot, and after two solid weeks of using it, I haven’t had any problems at all.
Have you tried Garnier Micellar Water yet? If so, what did you think?