I popped into Savers the other week and picked up the Garnier Miscellar Cleansing Water. I've seen a lot of reviews on this and seeing as it was only £2.99, I couldn't not pick it up!
I'll admit I've never used the infamous Bioderma Sensibio H2O - Micelle Solution and it's nothing to do with the fact it's £9.99 for 250ml (there are other sizes at different prices) but I've been happy using my Decleor Aroma Essential cleanser and toner, review just HERE and they're not exactly cheap! My skin is fairly sensitive, especially when it comes to my eyes so, when you find something that doesn't flare your skin up, you kind of get a bit scared to try something else! But for £2.99 I just thought, sod it, I'll give it a bash!
The thing that makes miscellar waters so great is that they are suitable for ALL skin types, especially sensitive skin... They are meant to remove all traces of makeup with ease and without the need to heavily rub your skin. I don't really get science (I never paid attention to it at school) but the secret of micellar water lies in the perfect balance between its extremely fine particles of oil and water. The oil droplets form micelles that trap dirt and makeup residue, leaving skin thoroughly cleansed. Certain micellar waters also contain active ingredients that soften and moisturise skin.
Anyway onto the actual review! Garnier Miscellar Cleansing Water contains 400mls, normally retails at £4.99, is hypoallergenic (suitable for sensitive skin), fragrance free and claims to contain 200 uses worth (based on 2ml per cotton pad) It also claims to remove all of your makeup, including eye makeup.
Now I don't believe for a second that this will give you 200 uses, maybe for those who don't wear a lot of makeup... I wear a lot, I have no shame, I own a lot of makeup, therefore it needs to be used and my face needs makeup simple as that! ha! I use two small cotton pads to remove my eye makeup and two large cotton pads to remove my face makeup (the second is to ensure all makeup has been removed and remove the last traces of makeup) This is exactly the same amount that I use when I use my Decleor skin care. That may sound like a lot, but it's not really, my cotton pads aren't drenched and literally all traces of makeup is removed. I've read some people say it doesn't remove all eye makeup, well for me it does and like I said I wear a lot of makeup and have no trouble at all in removing it. My skin feels super clean and soft after using this, so it's definitely leaving my skin slightly moisturised, which I like as some all in one cleansers can leave my skin feeling tight and dry afterwards.
It passes the test with eyes. I have to be so careful what eye makeup remover I use on my eyes as they are super sensitive, to the point where they will stream non stop for around half hour afterwards and the following day the corners of my eyes are still watering, ruining whatever eye look I've created. This hasn't happened since using this, and I'm thrilled with that. My eyes no longer are looking red and sore when I have no eye makeup on... yay!
I'm about a 1/3 through this bottle and have been using it for nearly two weeks so I think this is going to last me around six weeks and I'm definitely going to repurchase this as it is really quick and easy, even when there are nights when you just can't be bothered (we all have those nights right?) because it's so quick and easy to use it's no longer an effort to sit down and remove all my makeup!
As I said at the start I picked this up for £2.99 from Savers, it's currently £4.99 from Boots and is part of their 3 for 2 offer or it has a 1/3 off in Superdrugs for £3.32.
Has anyone else used this or used any other brands Miscellar Waters? What is your favourite?
Until next time!