Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water - Reviewed!

I'm very happy to see that more drugstore brands are adding to the micellar water game. As I big lover of Bioderma I feel the need to try them all and see if any can beat my holy grail. I thought the L'oreal version was okay, I hated the B Pure offering so I was very happy to see Garnier's version as I am already a fan of their skincare, especially their toners. 
Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water
Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water
The packaging is fairly simple, you get a big 400ml bottle which is very good for the price. It claims to be suitable for sensitive skin and remove makeup, cleanse, soothe without rinsing. For face, eyes and lips. There is no fragrance to the product and it hasn't irritated my skin in anyway, it feels very gentle so I would agree that it is good for sensitive skin. It doesn't make your eyes sore after use which is a big added bonus. 
Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water
At first I found it took a little longer to remove my makeup than Bioderma but after a few uses i've gotten used to it and find it removes face makeup very well. It isn't amazing on heavy eye makeup, I tend to use a different eye makeup remover. If i'm not wearing a lot of eye makeup it removes it very well. It doesn't leave any sort of residue on the skin. I tend to follow up with a proper cleanser afterwards, I personally wouldn't use this as my only evening cleanse but I think you could get away with it.The bottle is easy to dispense the product, although I would say when it is full be careful to not squeeze the bottle.

So is it better than Bioderma? I think it is definitely close, it is the best drugstore equivalent I have found and the fact it is easy to get hold of and you get a lot of product for your money I would consider repurchasing it.

Have you tried this? What is your favourite micellar water?


  1. I need to try this. I am quite impressed with my L'Oreal one but I always like to try the newest addition!

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  2. This definitely looks like it is worth a go! xxx

  3. I really like the L'Oreal one, how would you say it compares with that? xx

    1. I'd say it's even better, removes makeup easier, leaves less of a residue and is better value for money!

  4. I love this cleanser, I'm so glad I got it and I think it is just as good as Bioderma :) x


  5. I'm so glad I managed to track this down - I found it in Savers for £2.99 (bargain). After reading your review I'm excited to try it out. I love that its a big bottle & love the packaging x

  6. I just picked up the L'oreal version and am hoping its good, I liked the Etat Pur and Bioderma versions but didn't realise until I'd run out that I did! So i'm hoping it replaces it for a while, if not Garnier will be next on my list!



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