Review – Garnier Micellar Water

Hey beauties,

As much as we love makeup we actually need good makeup removers for that too. It’s essential for all of us to cleanse our skin thoroughly to avoid any breakouts or prevent our skin texture from ruining. In fact a clean skin gives us a beautiful canvas to show our makeup creativity on. So I recently got my hands on the much raved Garnier Micellar Water sent to me by the company and I would try to explain all its pros and cons.  Above all, as I have heard a lot of people raving about it so will try to explain what the micellar water is all about. Let me begin by explaining the concept of micellar waters to those of you who are new to them.

There’s washing your face with soap and water, and then there’s cleansing with micellar water. It is made up of micelles (tiny balls of cleansing oil molecules) suspended in soft water. “The idea is that micelles are attracted to dirt and oil, so they are able to draw out impurities without drying out the skin. Therefore, micellar water can be used as a facial wash, makeup remover and moisturizer all in one.

Micellar waters are gaining popularity as alternatives to regular cleansers and makeup removers, and Garnier jumps on the trend with its Micellar Cleansing Water. As it turns out, it’s a worthy option that delivers on all its claims, meaning it easily earns our highest rating.

The Micellar Cleansing Water comes in a plastic bottle and its fluid, watery formula is easy to dispense onto a cotton pad but as my skin is sensitive I do not use any pads but instead, use normal cotton balls as they are gentle for my skin so it all depends on whatever suits you the best. They have mentioned on the bottle that it suits all skin types including extra sensitive skin which excites me the most.

True to its claims, no harsh rubbing is needed to cleanse the face; gentle circular motions with your cotton pad or ball are enough to distribute this across the face. The water-light liquid removes oil, dirt, and most makeup (though not very waterproof varieties) but only if you swipe it once but to remove the very waterproof products I have a trick.

TIP: Soak your cotton pad or ball into the Micellar water and keep it on for a minute or two on your lips or eyes where ever you have applied a waterproof product and slowly wipe off ..TADA All Gone! 😀 This technique basically gives time to the micellar water to fight against the waterproof makeup. For me, this trick works the best and I must say Garnier Micellar Water leaves no residue behind and works effectively without leaving skin feeling dry or tight.

One concern, because this contains the cleansing agent disodium cocoamphodiacetate, leaving it on the skin is NOT a good idea. Cleansing agents break down makeup and oil and skin as well. We recommend washing it off with a gentle water-soluble cleanser and following up with your other skincare products.

If you’ve been wondering whether micellar waters are an option to add to your skincare routine, Garnier’s SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water is a great, inexpensive product to consider. The only thing that could have made this better is the addition of soothing ingredients, as some of the pricier alternatives included. Overall, I liked the product and it does the job nicely.

Hope this review will help a lot of you 😀

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