I’ve been using the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water for around 6 months now. Maybe more. My internal timeline is a bit off to be honest, so it’s probably safer to say that I’ve been using it for as long as it’s taken to finish a bottle. This is a big hint as to how this review is going to go, because I never finish bottles of anything!
The bottle states that it removes make up, cleanses and soothes your skin. The Garnier Skin Naturals Micellar Cleansing Water is also hypoallergenic so it’s suitable for sensitive skin. It isn’t perfumed and the texture is just like water (the clue is in the name). I use it on a cotton pad to remove my make up every night (…morning) and I love using it. It takes my make up off effortlessly, even mascara and kohl eyeliner which I’ve always struggled to remove.* I’ve found that since using the Garnier Micellar Water, my skin has been clear and soft and I don’t have as many breakouts as I used to.
So when the bottle came close to running out I took myself off to buy another one, which is when I came across the Garnier Skin Active Micellar Cleansing Water.
Rather than cleansing and soothing, the Garnier Skin Active Micellar Water cleanses and mattifies (along with removing your make up). The mattifying bit is right up my street because my skin has a tendency to go a bit shiny these days. On the back of the bottle Garnier write;
The micelles (cleansing agents) capture impurities like a magnet & lift away dirt from the skin, whilst also removing excess sebum for a mattifying effect.
And it actually works! I don’t normally put too much faith in mattifying products but this one does what it says on the tin, and it does it all day long. It also has the added bonus of not leaving my skin feeling as if it’s crying out for moisturiser, which cleansing products often do. If I wanted to (and with three children I often do) I could just wipe this over my face in the morning and head out for the day. It really is that good.
Garnier also do a Micellar Cleansing Water in Oil for dry skin, but I haven’t tried this one as I definitely do not have skin that requires oil on it. However, if the other two Garnier Micellar Cleansing Waters are anything to go by, then I’m sure this product will be brilliant too.
I think the Garnier Micellar Water is something I’ll be buying for a long time. The bottle lasts for ages, the product is light and effective and the mattifying water actually mattifies my skin. I really loved the last bottle and I think the new one is going to be even better.
Do you follow a skincare routine? What are your best products for clear skin?
*This might be in part because I never used to use make up remover, and assumed a swish with soap in the shower would be enough to rid me of my panda eyes.