Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water - £4.99
Micellar Water has become a much talked about product since the release of Bioderma's infamous micellar water. However if you aren't able to visit Paris it becomes a costly product to buy within the UK and so, have been on the lookout for a cheaper alternative to introduce Micellar Water to my skincare regime, this is where Garnier's Micellar Cleansing Water came in.
Garnier describe this as a super efficient and gentle way to cleanse and remove makeup. The cleansing water gently lifts away makeup and impurities from the skin and can be applied to the face, eyes and lips. Like I mentioned above, I'd never used micellar water before, and after hearing so many positive reviews I couldn't wait to try the cleansing water out, and since they hit the drugstores it made a lot more of an accessible product to try.
I find that this does a fab job of removing both makeup and dirt from my face of an evening, and best of all? I can do this with just one cotton pad, including my eyes and lips. I do find that I usually have to fold the cotton pad over and then split the piece to get the most out of the water but it all does the trick. Sometime depending on what I'm wearing on my eyes I do have to rub a little extra, but this is a great quick way to remove makeup. I like to use this at the start of my skincare regime to remove makeup and dirt from my face before continuing with my Clinique cleanser just to make sure my skin is super clean. This is not only a great cleanser to clean the face, but this is a lovely way to freshen up my skin if it feels grubby or first thing in the morning before applying makeup.
According to the bottle you get 200 uses from the 400ml bottle, which I think will be approximately right, because a little does go a long way and to begin with I found myself putting more liquid onto the cotton wool pad than what was needed. The moisture seeps through so it's possible to rip and bend the cotton to get the most out of this when cleaning the skin.
The cleansing water is fragrance free which means that the formula will be gentle enough for those with sensitive skin, and for use around the eyes.
For £4.99 I think that this is an absolute steal, and I have heard that Savers are selling this for £2.99 - an ever bigger bargain. My only gripe is that this is a little tricky to get a hold of in stores, as my local Boots don't stock it so have to go to Superdrug.
I love that micellar waters have finally reached drugstores, but would love to know your thoughts on Bioderma or are you sticking to these cheaper alternatives?