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Until now, I had been using a mixture of rose water and glycerin to remove makeup from my face and neck and Vaseline to remove my kajal and mascara, but I wanted to try something new and something that can help me cut short my duration of night-time skin care routine. Keep reading on to find out how this Garnier Micellar Water helps me with my skin care 🙂
This all-in-1 bi-phase cleanser is surprisingly powerful yet gentle on the skin. It effectively removes even waterproof makeup, cleanses skin and refreshes. A multi-purpose cleanser that contains Micellar technology. Like a magnet, micelles capture and lift away dirt, oil and makeup without harsh rubbing, leaving skin perfectly clean and refreshed without over-drying. Results – surprisingly Powerful yet Gentle to Skin with Micellar Technology. Like a magnet, micelles capture and lift away dirt, oil and makeup without harsh rubbing, leaving skin perfectly clean and refreshed without over-drying.
My Take on Garnier Skinactive Micellar Cleansing Water All-In-1 Cleanser and Makeup Remover:
Packaging: Clear, cylindrical bottle with a blue flip cap to hold the product. I like the packaging because it holds a generous amount of the cleanser, is made up of sturdy material, and is easy to dispense out the product.
Fragrance: It has no fragrance; it claims to be water, hence has no color or fragrance (not sure about the “no taste” part) :P.
Usage: Squeeze out a little product on a cotton pad and hold it over the eyes for a few seconds and then gently wipe without any harsh rubbing.
Similarly, it can be wiped all over the face to remove makeup and other impurities to remove dirt and waterproof makeup. Since the oils form a separate layer on top of water-based compounds, it is advised to shake the bottle well before use.
Can a water-like substance remove waterproof makeup? Apparently, it can, because this product uses the same mechanism to attract dirt as a detergent would (micelle formation – recall 6th grade science :P).
The other version of this product is not meant for waterproof/eye makeup because it contains mild soap, but this version has a layer of oils which help in removing waterproof makeup. Chemicals such as cyclopentasiloxane and isohexadecane mentioned in the ingredients list are oils that help in removing waterproof makeup. I use similar oils in my research work and they are non toxic, but I am not sure if there are any long-term effect.
It is a very effective and gentle product to remove waterproof makeup without any harsh rubbing and yes, one more bonus is that one need not rinse face afterwards, hence it is a perfect makeup remover on the go. It is a slightly cheaper version of Bioderma Micellar water, but works just as fine and I might as well buy this one than Bioderma.
Pros of Garnier Skinactive Micellar Cleansing Water All-In-1 Cleanser and Makeup Remover:
- Packaging, sturdy plastic bottle, but too bulky for travel purpose.
- A few drops are enough to remove makeup off both eyes.
- Easily removes waterproof makeup.
- No fragrance, does not irritate the eyes at all.
- Has a subtle fresh aloe smell.
- A generous quantity for the money paid.
- Can be to remove full facial makeup and then there is no need to rinse afterwards.
- A bit cheaper dupe of Bioderma Micellar Water and is equally effective.
- Soap-based version available as well for non-water proof makeup.
Cons of Garnier Skinactive Micellar Cleansing Water All-In-1 Cleanser and Makeup Remover:
- Can’t think of any.
Would I Repurchase Garnier Skinactive Micellar Cleansing Water All-In-1 Cleanser and Makeup Remover?
Yes, because it is such a time saver and so much easier on my pocket. I totally recommend it to the readers so that they can also enjoy the efficacy of this makeup remover.
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