I have been wanting to try Garnier’s Micellar Water for awhile now but I am scared to switch from my favorite Simple Micellar Makeup Remover Wipes due to having such a sensitive skin.
I finally gave up and purchased Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water. I’ve read a lot of positive reviews on this Micellar Cleansing Water so I thought why not?
There are two cleansing waters to choose from.
I chose Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water (blue cap) instead of the pink one. For some reason, I thought that the blue cap is more advanced than the other (that’s just me thinking that way).
Pink cap: – 100% Micellar Water – Glycerin for hydration
Blue cap: – Bi-phase technology (85% Micellar Water/15% added makeup remover ingredients to remove stubborn long wear makeup)
Key Ingredients: Bi-phase technology (85% Micellar Water/15% added makeup remover ingredients to remove stubborn long wear makeup)
Best For: Long wear makeup – Waterproof mascara
End Benefit: Skin feels clean, nourished and looks radiant
The bottle is really big for the price of $6.96 at 13.5 FL OZ / 400ml compared to Simple Micellar Cleansing Water at 6.7 FL OZ / 198ml for $5.37.
Ingredients: Aqua/Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Isohexadecane, Potassium Phosphate, Sodium Chloride, Hexylene Glycol, Dipotassium Phosphate, Disodium Edta, Decyl Glucoside, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide.
- Removes makeup, even waterproof mascara + cleanses + refreshes
- No rinse, no harsh rubbing
- Face, lips, eyes
- No oil, alcohol, fragrance
- Dermatologist tested for safety.
- Ophthalmologist tested
- Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 2.73 x 2.17 x 7.15 IN
Ok, how do you even describe a micellar water? It’s clear (just like water), wet and cool (not unless it’s placed under the heat which is not recommended “obviously”). The cap is pretty safe for travel as it seals really tightly to avoid water spills. The bottle is plastic and clear with back label for information guide.
I know that this product does not contain oil or alcohol but when applying this micellar cleansing water, it felt like it did have oil content. It was not comfortable on the skin, it felt a little sticky, warm and does not feel fresh at all. I had to use multiple cotton pads until my makeup is completely gone.
This micellar cleansing water is Dermatologist tested however, it irritated my skin badly. My skin felt dry the next morning (instead of feeling nourished as what they claimed it to be) it was really sensitive when touched and some redness all over. I haven’t had an allergic reaction like this for a long time so I didn’t even attempt on giving this a second chance, especially after having this unacceptable result.
Photo taken the next morning when I woke up
I don’t know how else to explain my experience with this Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water but all in all, I was very disappointed. I thought maybe the cotton pads caused my skin irritation? but I’ve used those pads before with the Simple Micellar Cleansing Water and I’ve never had this reaction. Or perhaps, it’s the makeup remover ingredients that irritated my skin? What do you think?
I will try to return or exchange this with the other Garnier Skin Active Micellar Cleansing Water (pink cap) which does not contain makeup remover and see if that works better. But only when my skin is back to normal.
Have you guys tried this specific Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water?
Do you like it?