20 April 2014

Product Review: Garnier Skin Naturals Micellar Cleansing Water

I think Micellar cleansing waters have taken the whole world by storm by now. Except me, I must be about the only beauty blogger not yet to have jumped onto the craze. Not that I haven’t wanted to, but I’ve simply had a stash of other products that I have wanted to finish up first before buying new products. But then I was asked if I wanted to trial the new *Garnier Skin Naturals Micellar Cleansing Water, and of course I just couldn’t resist. Here are my thoughts;

What They Say:
"Harnessing the active cleansing principles of micells, Garnier’s Micellar Cleansing Water efficiently captures and removes excess sebum, impurities and makeup without the need for rubbing. Perfect on all skin types; its revolutionary formula thoroughly cleanses the face, eyes and lips whilst soothing the skin’s delicate surface delivering an effortlessly refreshed and nourished complexion."

RRP: $11.95 (400ml) – Available from Priceline, pharmacies and supermarkets

What I Say:
What I really love about this new Micellar Cleansing Water is that it is a multi-purpose product, designed to be an all-in-one makeup remover – no longer any need for both a cleanser and an eye makeup remover. Brilliant if you ask me!

The Micellar Cleansing Water, doesn’t have this name for no reason, it really does feel like water. And it doesn’t have any smell either.
So is this water really efficient in removing all my makeup? And the answer is a clear yes. And I am very impressed too, that it effectively removes all my makeup, including longwearing foundation and eye makeup. Even my waterproof mascara vanishes without the need to tear, rub or pull at my sensitive eye area. This truly is brilliant.
After use my skin feels soft and clean, and excess grease and sebum has also been cleansed away, yet without drying out my skin or stripping it from essential moisture. And without leaving a greasy film behind on my skin, so I can apply my moisturiser immediately.

The Micellar Cleansing Water comes in a huge 400ml bottle, and according to the bottle, Garnier claims that there are over 200 uses in the bottle. Now while I am nowhere near finished the bottle and cannot verify this claim, but that is impressive. And I can say that it is very concentrated, so you really only need a little. I use it on a cotton pad, which I gently wipe over my face to remove my makeup. And to ensure that my skin is completely clean, I do this twice, although I don’t always think that it is necessary. And what is also worth noting is that it is not necessary to rise with water to remove. But in saying that, I do like to follow with a toner on a cotton pad, just to make sure that my face is completely clean.

What I Like:
  • Very well priced for such a large 400ml bottle
  • Very concentrated, with the claim of lasting for over 200 uses!
  • Has no scent
  • Multi-purpose as it removes both foundation as well as eye makeup
  • Very gentle on the skin, and doesn’t dry it out
  • Doesn’t leave a greasy film on my skin

What I Don’t Like:
  • I really have no negatives to say about this micellar cleansing water. It does exactly as it promises, and on top, it is very well priced compared to similar competitive products.

Overall, I am now not surprised why everyone is so loving micellar waters, as this truly is such a brilliant product multi-purpose product. I love how it easily removes every trace of all my makeup, and without drying out my skin, and without the need to drag or pull at my sensitive eye area. No wonder everyone is raving about micellar waters – and at this price, I will definitely be purchasing the Micellar Cleansing Water from Garnier again, and highly recommend that you try it too!
*This product was kindly provided for consideration, and it has been reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

Have you ever tried a micellar cleansing water? Which one do you recommend?



  1. I have tried the Bioderma one and they say that Garnier is almost the same but less pricey so I think this one will be my next one to try! Kisses!

    1. I have not personally tried the one from Bioderma, but I have also heard that the Garnier one is pretty close, so definitely worth a try!!

  2. I saw on another beauty fb page yesterday that this is on special at Coles - photo shows it at 30% off.
    Was $12, now $8.39 saving $3.61!

    Photo also shows Garniers Radiance Boosting Scrub and Clean Sensitive Makeup Remover at 30% off.

    Couldn't find the actual product in my Coles catalog but it did have the Garnier Moisture match day cream at 30% off, so could be 30% off certain Garnier products.

    Worth checking out your local Coles as this special will finish on Tuesday - new specials start Wednesday.

    1. Wow, that is some good specials, I will definitely check that out as I'm in need of another makeup remover for waterproof mascara, so thanks so much for sharing!

    2. Picked one up today at my local Coles - and yes, $8.39!

    3. That is such a great price, I will definitely have to stock up when I shop later this week! Thanks again for letting me know!

  3. great review. with no negative side, I think this product is worth trying :)


    1. Thanks Mitch, - at least I couldn't find any negatives, so I will definitely repurchase this, it is such a great price too!


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