When it comes to cleansers, I don’t really ask for much. I want it to take my makeup off when I tell it to, take it off quickly, with minimal fuss, and not leave behind any residue. I’m big on convenience and don’t like to spend too long on my skincare routine, especially of-an-evening when I’m all tuckered out from a hard day at work. For a long time I only fussed with facial wipes (terrible, I know!) which wreak havoc on your skin and tend to be very drying. Garnier’s Micellar Water has been a perfect replacement for facial wipes in my skincare routine due to it’s fast, easy convenience.
I love micellar water for it’s ability to quickly remove my everyday makeup without drying my face out or leaving any residue. My face feels clean and refreshed after use and I often give my face a once over during the day if I’m not wearing any makeup — especially during summer — to remove any excess oils and dirt. If you’re wearing heavy makeup or waterproof eye products, this won’t get the job done efficiently. It will remove your makeup eventually, but it’s much faster to use an oil-based cleanser specifically designed for makeup removal. When I wear heavy makeup I’ll usually use a makeup wipe or proper makeup remover to get the bulk off, and then use my micellar water to clean up the leftovers and wash away any oily residue left behind from the other cleansers.
I have yet to purchase a more expensive brand of micellar water, only because I don’t feel the need! Garnier’s Micellar Water more than covers my needs and I can’t find any fault with it, especially for the price. I have tried Bioderma’s formula of Micellar water at a friend’s house and I could not feel any significant difference. Garnier’s micellar water really impressed me and I will definitely be repurchasing.
When I purchased this it only cost me about $7.00 if memory serves, but clearly demand has driven the price up — you can purchase Garnier’s Micellar Water from Priceline for $12.99. However, the value for money still surpasses every other brand I’ve seen, and I will happily pay it. It’s also available at your local Woolworths and Coles!