I’ve seen this Garnier Micellar Water floating around the blogosphere and since I’m new to the whole skin routine thing (I know, I know, it’s terrible) I thought I’d give it a go. I picked it up purely because I saw it was suitable “for even sensitive skin” and I have very sensitive skin. It’s also perfume free and hypoallergenic, so it seemed ideal for my skin.
It retails at £4.99 for 400ml, which is a whole load of micellar water for that price! Considering that the B. Pure Micellar Water is the same price for 150ml, Garnier is the one. It beats most of the other high-end micellar waters price-wise on the market, and I’d only heard good things about it. This is why it landed in my basket at Superdrug.
It’s a nice product; the bottle is pretty and girl-friendly with a pink lid and clear bottle so you can see how much product you have left. It’s easy to open and a lot doesn’t come out unless you shake it onto your cotton pad which gives easier control over how much you use. It has no smell whatsoever which is great for those which have a thing about funny smells, you won’t even know it’s on your skin afterwards (other than how baby soft your skin feels). Other than water it only had six ingredients, which explains why it looks and moves like water.
This micellar water claims that it “removes make-up + cleanses + soothes no rinsing”. You definitely don’t have to rinse anything off, it leaves no residue unless you use it on skin that is slightly wet then it foams a little bit. The removing make-up part of this claim is the bit I have an issue with. It does remove make-up, but it’s not so good at removing waterproof make-up, in particular mascara. Mascara can be a nightmare to remove at the best of times, but this doesn’t fully budge it, I use a make-up wipe before this to get the heavy stuff off first and then use the micellar water to go in and clean up the last of it before cleansing properly.
It does cleanse and it’s good for those nights or mornings where you’re tired or are in a rush and it leaves your skin very soft, although as an eczema sufferer I usually have to apply moisturiser anyway.
I’ve had this for a few weeks now, granted I don’t wear make-up every day, maybe only twice a week or so, it’s lasted a good while and I still have over half a bottle left, so for every day make-up wearers I can imagine it lasting about a month.
I’d buy this product again and I would definitely recommend it to people who have sensitive or dry skin, it doesn’t irritate my skin at all so it’s a great product for that skin type.
Which micellar water do you swear by?