As the name says, this is a cleansing water. I’m sure all of you have seen the hype around micellar waters over the past few months, which all started when Bioderma became more easily available here in the UK. Since then, other brands have been coming out with their own versions and I got curious so decided to give one a try.
My skin has really been playing me up over the last month, with an absolutely ridiculous amount of blackheads appearing along with break out after break out. Not knowing what was causing my terrible skin, I wanted a new product to try and keep it under control. I picked out the Garnier Micellar Cleansing water simply because it was on offer. Yup, I’m a sucker for a bargain! I got mine for about £3.50 on Boots, down from it’s RRP of £4.99. I can’t remember the exact price as I’ve had this for 2-3 weeks now. From the picture you can see that I’ve used this quite a lot. And I love it!
I’ve been using this twice a day (morning and night) since I got it and I really like how it makes my skin feel. I apply the cleanser to a cotton pad and then wipe my face. If I’m wearing make up, I use a second pad to ensure it’s all properly removed. My make up comes off really easily, the cleansing is refreshing around the eyes and leaves my skin feeling soft, smooth and clean.
I have tested to see if it does actually make my skin cleaner than my old face wipes by continuing to use my La Roche-Posay Effaclar Clarifying Lotion after taking off my make up and I have to say I am shocked at how much less dirt comes out my pores after using the Micellar Water than my old go-to face wipes. I personally don’t have any water proof make up to test this on, but I’ve heard it’s great for removing that too. I have, however, used it on hair dye stains and sharpie which got on my skin and it took both of those off well too.
I’ve mentioned before that I have sensitive skin and this doesn’t irritate it at all. So if you’re concerned about that, then there’s no need to worry! But for me, the absolute best thing about this product is that my skin has noticeably improved. A lot. (Expect to see this on my Aug Favs just for this!)
Overall, I do not have a bad thing to say about this product. It’s affordable, easy to use and effective. It feels nice, leaves my skin really clean and has improved my skin’s condition. Would I repurchase this? Most definitely, but I am tempted to try it’s big sister Bioderma to see if that can be even better.
Have you tried any Micellar Waters? What did you think?