I thought I’d take a moment today to review Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water since cleansing waters are becoming so popular here in the US and having a bit of a trending period. There are a great number of budget friendly options available at the moment like Simple Cleansing Micellar Water and Boots Botanics All Bright 3 in 1 Cleansing Solution.
But, by far, the greatest deal I’ve come across in the cleansing water world is Garnier’s Micellar Cleansing Water. It’s dirt cheap for a huge bottle. FeelUnique.com carries on sale for $5.30 plus they often have 15 to 20% off coupon codes you can use! Off sale, it’s typically around $7 to $8.
Better still would be if Garnier actually releases this in the US so we don’t have to wait for slow airmail to get our fix but until they do I don’t mind purchasing online that much particularly because this is very large bottle that will last a while.
Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water comes in a 13.5 oz bottle that apparently you can get 200 uses out of according to the brand. I’m not sure about that but this is a very, very big bottle and you’ll get a ton of use out of it before running low. I really like the Boots formula I recently tried and reviewed for you but the bottle is pretty small and I can run through it very quickly. I think cleansing waters should be all packaged in jumbo bottles like the Bioderma one and Garnier’s version because, hey, it’s a product you’re going to be using daily so why should you run out and have to buy it every other week ya know? Eye makeup removers should start upping their sizes too!
Garnier’s formula is a lot like Bioderma’s but it contains less ingredients. The lack of extra ingredients takes nothing away from the formula because it works just as good as Bioderma and removes 95% of your makeup without stripping or drying ski. As a person who suffers from drier skin I think that’s one of the things I like the MOST about micellar waters. I never feel tight or dry after using micellar water and that’s always a plus in my eyes plus they do not contain alcohol which is a plus as well.
Micellar water have tiny little cleansing agents (micelles) that act like a magnet to lift dirt and makeup from your face. They actually do a fairly good job of removing makeup very, very easily with minimal effort on your part. It’s a simple swipe and go. I love the convenience of using a micellar water when I get home late and just can’t be arsed to do my entire cleansing routine. It’s the lazy guide’s girl to removing makeup. I don’t really rely on these for daily cleansing though. I typically clean my face as I normally do and I follow up with micellar to get anything my regular cleanser or cleansing oil might have left behind. They are great to use as a secondary cleansing method if you tend to double cleanse.
The Garnier formula has absolutely no fragrance and is excellent for all skin types particularly sensitive ones. I’d say it gets off 95% of my makeup, even harder to remove waterproof mascara and eye makeup. I do find it leaves a little bit of mascara behind but aside from that it really does do a good job getting it all my makeup off quickly and easily. This doesn’t leave me sticky nor does it leave a film behind. It leaves skin lightly softened after use.
Of course, I still embrace the traditional cleansing method because, I dunno, I have some weird mental issue that I never feel completely clean when using a micellar water!
But no doubt, Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water is an excellent pick that won’t let you down when removing makeup!
Do share your thoughts.
It isn’t yet available on the US market but I’m sure at some point we’ll get it! It is, however, easy enough to get online and cheap too!