Hello Beautiful People!
So a couple of weeks ago, I popped into boots just to repurchase my usual skin care items as I was running out on a few things. I restocked on one of my holy grails and then noticed 2 items similar that I hadn’t tried before and let me tell you this, I am in love.
Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water (PINK CAP)
So let’s get right into it. The item I restocked on was the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water (PINK CAP). I have been using this particular cleansing water for about 2 years now ever since the hype started about the Bioderma Micellar Water. We couldn’t get it here in the UK and it unreasonably priced for a cleansing water. So I thought I would try this as the alternative and it’s just as good if not better than the Bioderma.
I use this daily; morning and night to cleanse, tone and refresh my face. I take two cotton pads, dispense some of the micellar water on them and use it all over my face. I have very sensitive skin and this produce is so gentle leaving me with smooth glowy skin. At night, I use this to take my face make up off and if I’m not wearing heavy eye make up, I also use this. No doubt, you will still have to wash your face just to get all the gunk off as it’s not very good at removing waterproof and long-lasting make up. In the morning, I use this just to freshen up after I wash my face, kind of like a toner.
I also use this as a quick remover if I am changing my make up look form day time to evening. And because I love it so much and works so good, I also have a mini version which I travel with to remove my make up on the plane. This one is generally hydrating unlike the green cap one which is quite dry and mattifying. Overall I would definitely recommend it to everyone with any skin type as I know so many people with different skin types who use it and I have heard nothing but great things about it.
Garnier SkinActive Oil-Infused Micellar Cleansing Water
Moving on, the one of the new products I’m loving at the moment is the Garnier Skinactive Oil-Infused Micellar Cleansing Water. This is a wonderful product that is so gentle in removing long lasting and waterproof make up. No harsh rubbing required and removes make up so easily and smoothly. I used this product once a day; each night to remove my eye make up (mascara + eyeliner) and sometimes on my face if I had a full face of make up on with long lasting foundation that doesn’t go with the cleansing micellar water above. To use this, I shake the bottle so the water mixes with the oil and then I dispense it on 2 cotton pads and gently swipe them on each eye to remove the make up.
One of the great things about this product is that it does last a long time and you get so many uses out of it. I usually purchase the 400ml bottle and that probably lasts me around 3 or so months. Personally I think its worth it for the price you pay. You only need minimal product on your cotton pads because generally the oil is so quick at removing make up.
With my sensitive and combination skin, this product does feel hydrating when used on my face, more than the original micellar water. Probably due to the infused oil. However, I do prefer a more clean finish on my skin rather than a little greasy finish from the oil residue if you know what I mean. That is why I tend to use this first and then the original micellar water on top. Obviously everyone has their own preference but either way, I always make sure to wash my face every morning and night.
Garnier Skin Naturals Micellar Cleansing Water Combination & Sensitive Skin
So this final product I feel like is a combination of both the Original Micellar Cleaning Water & the Oil Infused Cleansing Water. I use this when I’m on the go and need a quick but effective make up remover. This product was made for combination and sensitive skin and work perfectly for that exact skin type.
I personally have a sensitive and combination skin, oily T-Zone and some dry patches on my cheeks and forehead. This is more dry than hydrating I would say, therefore I would usually use it on my T-Zone because I do feel it clings a little on my dry areas. It does make my skin feel fresh and firm but the only downside is that it sweeps away my natural oils too. It work great in removing waterproof mascaras and long lasting make up just like the oil infused but without the scent and the oil residue that I’m not a big fan of.
Generally, I do like this product however, I don’t think it’s suited for everyone as I have heard mixed reviews about it. I do prefer to use the above products instead so I don’t think I would repurchase this just because of the alternative products.
I hope you enjoyed reading this review and let me know what you think of these products if you have tried them!