Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water gently cleanses while removing make-up from the face, eyes and lips. It’s perfume free, dermatologically and ophthalmologically tested, suitable for all skin types, and does not need to be rinsed off.
I bought a bottle of Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water when I ran out of my bottle of L’Oreal Skin Perfection 3-in-1 micellar water, as I’d wanted to try the Garnier one ever since it was first released.
Yes, it is easy to use and not having to rinse it off meant it was perfect to use when traveling or when we have a power failure (we’re on tank water, not municipal supply, which means when we have no power, there’s nothing to activate the water pump so we end up with no water, too). It removed my make-up as promised, but it didn’t leave my skin feeling really clean. I still felt like I needed to cleanse afterwards, but that was probably just all in my mind, as doing a test with a make-up remove wipe afterwards did reveal that my skin was clean and that were wasn’t any make-up left on my skin.
I do find that the large 400ml bottle lasts me a lot longer than six months, as I don’t use it every night, and as this product does have a six month expiry date after opening, and I end up using the rest of the bottle (once it’s past its expiry date) to clean my make-up brushes. It makes cleaning brushes a breeze, and foundation, concealer and lipstick, which are usually a bit of a nightmare to wash out of brush bristles, simply just melts away into the micellar water and a quick rinse in clean water afterwards leaves them clean, soft and smelling nice, too.
Will I be purchasing another bottle of Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water? I don’t know. Garnier have now brought out their Skin Active Micellar Gel Wash, which is basically a foaming gel cleanser version of micellar water. I have bought a bottle of this and want to see if I prefer it to the Micellar Cleansing Water before I decide which one I prefer.
Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water is available from supermarkets, The Warehouse, selected pharmacies and department stores.