Review: Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water


Hello, so today I am going to review the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water (£4.99), I know a lot of bloggers and Youtubers are reviewing the L'oreal Micellar water and or comparing it with the famous Bioderma, but I actually haven't used either of them, this is the first Micellar water product I have tried so this won't be any sort of comparison of how one is better than the other, it's just my first thoughts and impressions on how it performs as a cleanser. Enjoy.

Firstly, the appearance, I actually really like the packaging, it's just straight forward, nothing fancy but totally does the job, I like that its a nice huge bottle (400ml) and I like that the lid pops up and down as opposed to a screw top. It doesn't have any form of stopper on the cap so that you don't pour out too much product which is quite annoying because it is such a big bottle, having said that I don't feel as though I do end up over pouring/wasting any product, I have been using this for almost 2 weeks morning and night and have only used that much (see picture) which doesn't seem like a lot to me.

Right so onto the actual product now, like I said I have been using this for 2 weeks, twice a day, I actually have been using this as my only cleanser (unless I'm am in the bath where I use my water activated cleansers), I know a lot of people use their cleansing waters and then another cleanser but I really don't feel the need to. I take of my eye make up with a seperate cleanser (it does say this is suitable for eye and lip make up but I decided to remove that first separately). I then use one cotton ball with the water for one half of my face and one for the other half. 

It says on the packaging "Perfectly cleansed and refreshed skin without rubbing or rinsing." Which I would totally agree with, my face feels clean and definitely refreshed, it doesn't feel dried out or tight in anyway, just perfectly smooth, when using the cotton balls I don't need to rub or scrub just simply glide it across my face and everything seems to lift off, naturally this doesn't take off EVERY SINGLE trace of make up, but neither do any non-water-related cleansers, that's what toner is for in my eyes, cleaning off the excess cleanser and the remaining make up, so I then use my toner with a cotton ball to just get rid of any last bits of dirt.

I really like this product, my first steps into Micellar Water have been good ones, I can safely say I will be repurchasing this next week end to stock up as Superdrug is the only place I have seen this available at the moment. The only ever so slightly bad thing I could even think of for this is that it has a slight herbal/greenery/garden smell to it, undetectable at first but once on the skin you do get a little whiff and I'm not too keen, but like I said barely noticeable.

Hope this was helpful. 

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  1. Ooh this looks interesting. It looks like great value for money, and very similar to Bioderma! I'd be very interested in picking up this product!
    Great post :)

    1. I really like and recomend it, definitely worth a fiver and I think it'll come in so handy in the summer when you don't wanna clog up skin with cream cleansers, totally stocking up on payday xxx

  2. I'd love to try it and see if this is possibly a budget dupe for Bioderma :o) Xx

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