14 October 2016


I think everyone have fallen in love with micellar waters and cleansing wipes these days. I definitely have, so today I'm excited to share with you to new product releases from Garnier SkinActive, the Micellar Cleansing Water in Oil and the Micellar Cleansing Wipes in Oil.

Let's start with the Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water in Oil. Now this is a very unique formula, as usually micellar waters do not contain oil, so in actual fact, this looks a bit like one of those two-phase makeup removers with oil for waterproof eye makeup that you need to shake before using! And likewise, this Micellar Water also needs a good shake before using it and then it really is like a waterproof makeup remover for the whole face! And the oil in the formula does mean that it quickly and easily removes all makeup, including those long-wearing foundation that are usually very tricky to remove (think Estee Lauder Double Wear or Revlon ColorStay!), in just a few wipes, and it also does your waterproof mascara and eyeliner, and all without the need to rub or pull at the sensitive eye area. My eyes are usually very sensitive, but this formula worked on my eye makeup without any issue, or tears! The formula does claim that it is non-greasy and doesn’t need to be rinsed off afterwards, but I must admit that I did feel that it made my skin feel slightly greasy - maybe not immediately after removing my makeup where my skin felt soft and clean, but a few hours afterwards, I guess it really showed. So personally I find that it is a perfect cleanser for a first cleanse to remove all makeup, before following with a second cleanse with a more deep cleansing product, which is also needed for my blemish prone skin.

The Micellar Water comes in a huge 400ml bottle, which it is claimed is sufficient to a massive 200 applications - I am not quite sure if the bottle will last me that long as I did feel I needed to use several soaked cotton pads (the negative of micellar waters!) to remove all my makeup, but the bottle will still last me a long time. Also worth mentioning is that it has the most gorgeous scent.

Then there's the Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Wipes in Oil. Ok, I admit that I am not a huge user of makeup wipes, and predominantly use them when I travel long-haul flights to Europe and in that case find that they are excellent for cleansing the face mid-flight. And I am also a big lover of them for when I'm swatching makeup during day for the blog. I find that most cleansing wipes struggle removing my makeup, they completely give up on my eye makeup including waterproof mascara, and I never really feel my skin is completely clean either after using a facial wipe, - something that is essential when you have skin prone to breakouts. But these new Micellar Cleansing Wipes in Oil are different as they actually do a pretty good job at removing pretty much all of my makeup, so big thumbs up there. The wipes have a decent size and are soft and feel very gentle on the skin, and leaves the skin smooth too and without drying it out. Again, due to the oil content, I do feel that they leave my skin slightly greasy afterwards, but like the Micellar Water, these wipes are no doubt brilliant for drier skin types. 

However, all in all, these are great additions to the Garnier SkinActive product range, and I do love that both are so efficient at removing even longwearing and waterproof makeup, so I have no doubt that I will be purchasing especially the Micellar Water again.

Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water in Oil - RRP: $14.99 / 400ml
Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Wipes in Oil - RRP: $7.99 / 25 wipes

Available from Priceline, variety stores, and select pharmacies and supermarkets

* Products have been kindly provided for consideration, and have reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

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