I recently picked up the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water. My go-to makeup remover was running out (I usually use the Mary Kay Oil-Free Makeup Remover) and I'd seen the micellar waters all over YouTube, so I thought I'd give it a try.
As you can see, I've used up quite a bit of it, so I have a good sense of how it works. Here's what I think:
It's very gentle and non-irritating.
Does leave your face feeling a bit dry after.
Good for removing most of your makeup from your face.
Doesn't remove all the makeup.
Not good for cleansing the face. Use it as a first step to remove makeup if you are wearing a lot, and then cleanse. Or use it as a refresh in the morning or on a light makeup day.
Good at removing most eye makeup.
Not great at removing mascara. There will be a ring around your eyes and you will need to rub a bit. Very gentle and non-irritating on the eyes, but does leave a tiny bit of oily residue.
Ok for removing lipstick.
Over all I think it's a pretty good product and I will probably repurchase.
It is not as good as the Mary Kay makeup remover, but it is a bit gentler. I will keep it on hand for when I have heavy makeup days and I need to remove most of my makeup before cleansing. It is very cost-efficient and lasts a long time. I believe the 13.5 fl oz bottle is around $7 and it has lasted me about 3 months.
What do you think of micellar cleansing waters? Would you give it a try?