Garnier Skin Active Micellar Cleansing Water Review

by Angie <3
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When it comes to cleansing your face and taking your makeup off, there are so many options. There are products from the drugstore, high end options, and everything in between. This post is going to be reviewing the Garnier Skin Active Micellar Cleansing Water.

First off, what’s the point of a type of product like this? Before using this kind of product, I used to take my makeup off with warm water. One day, I was at Target and decided to look for a better and more efficient way to take my makeup off at the end of each day. I know the cult-favorite makeup remover is the Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes. However, I found that after using those wipes my skin felt greasy and I did not enjoy the fragrance that those wipes had. My eyes glanced at the bottle and I decided to give Garnier Skin Active Micellar Cleansing Water a try!


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A Little Background:

A micelle is an aggregation of molecules in a liquid; I guess I did learn something in Bio 🙂 In the case of this product, it is called (Garnier Skin Active) Micellar Cleansing Water because there are aggregations of cleansing oil particles dispersed all throughout the water. These small aggregations pick up any dirt or makeup on the face; and since there is water, the solution is very hydrating and doesn’t dry the skin out.

The Review:

Before using the Garnier Skin Active Micellar Cleaning Water, my expectations were honestly pretty low. I didn’t think a water-based product was going to be able to break up and remove all of the makeup on my face; foundation, mascara, and all the works. (Side note: I have oily skin so I decided to purchase the All-in-1 Mattifying version, however, they also have a regular All-in-1 version as well as a All-in-1 Version specific to removing Waterproof makeup.) After using it the first time, I was so impressed!

I apply a good amount of the water to a cotton round and then just wipe away. It removes makeup instantly and the best part, it doesn’t just wipe the makeup around, it actually removes it. I usually repeat once, so I use a total of 2 rounds, and my face is makeup free. An additional bonus of the product is that it does not have any fragrance. It really feels as if you are rubbing plain water on the skin. Lately, I have been more conscious about the ingredients that are in the products which I put on my face. One ingredient in particular, is one which I try to veer away from. That ingredient: Alcohol. Alcohol in skincare can increase oiliness of skin, enlarge pores, and cause irritation. This (Garnier Skin Active) Micellar Cleansing Water does not contain any alcohol which is a huge bonus because it has never caused any excess oiliness and (thankfully) has not enlarged my pores.

Garnier Skin Active Micellar Cleansing Water
Garnier Skin Active Micellar Cleansing Water

Product Claims:

My favorite thing to do when reviewing a product is to see what claims the product company makes and if it follows through. According to the bottle, the All-in-1 Mattifying version (Garnier Skin Active) Cleansing Water removes makeup, cleanses, and purifies pores. I would definitely agree that the water removes makeup and purifies pores. My pores are never clogged or enlarged after using this product. As far as cleansing, I wouldn’t say this product is ideal for that purpose. I usually still feel as if my face needs a quick wash right after.

Overall Rating: 4.5 / 5 ‘Hearts <3’

This product is a dream! Very light feeling and removes all of my face and eye makeup perfectly. I really like how there are a few versions of this product, so it can cater to a larger audience. Since I have oily skin, the Mattifying version is perfection. I took away half a point because this product is not entirely cleansing, as I usually use a face wash after to clean my face completely. All in all, I definitely recommend getting the Garnier Skin Active Micellar Cleansing Water! It provides the full package in makeup removal at a affordable price; a package I will continue using for years to come! How about you? Comment down below <3

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