You’ve probably noticed that I didn’t post much last week. Well, that’s because I was enjoying 30+ degree heat in Spain! I was initially going to work last week but I was given the week off instead so I decided to join my dad and brother in La Manga. Surprisingly, my mum wasn’t that keen on going to Spain. I guess someone had to stay at home and look after the cats since the holiday was arranged very last minute and we couldn’t really book them into a cattery! Anyway, Spain was amazing! I pretty much swam, sunbathed and read books all day every day! (Hence why I don’t really have any photos to share!)
As promised in my beauty haul post
, I have done a review of Garnier Micellar Water, which I will be sharing with you today 🙂
One of the most annoying things about wearing makeup is having to remove it at the end of the day. When you’ve had a long day at work or just come back from a night out, do you really want to spend ages cleansing your face? I know I don’t. Fortunately, micellar water has been invented, promising to make removing makeup fuss-free.
So what exactly is micellar water?
Micellar water is a cleansing product made up of micelles, which are tiny molecules that float in water. Hadley King, a dermatologist
“The idea is that micelles are attracted to dirt and oil, so they are able to draw out impurities without drying out the skin”
This makes micellar water great for not only washing your face and removing makeup, but moisturising your skin too.
What do I think of Garnier Micellar Water?
I was quite late to start using micellar water, and even later to review it. I wasn’t sure whether it was a decent product or not, but after reading tonnes of reviews I decided to purchase it. I was lucky enough to find a small bottle of Garnier Micellar Water (125ml) in my local Superdrug shop for only £1 – real bargain considering the Bioderma micellar water costs around £10. I was also particularly drawn to the packaging of the Garnier Micellar Water. As you can see in the photos, it comes in an easily transportable bottle which is sleek and has a pink lid, making it really feminine.
In order to use micellar water, you have to simply dispense a little bit of the liquid onto a cotton wool pad and then wipe it all over your face. A little like toner, I suppose. Depending on how much makeup you have on, you might need to repeat this a few times. However, it’s still much quicker than using face wash.
The great thing about this product is that it really leaves your face feeling fresh and energised
. And it lasts such a long time considering it size. Perfect if you’re a student and can’t really afford to keep buying new beauty products. Garnier Micellar Water is also ideal for anyone with sensitive skin as it doesn’t contain any alcohol or perfume
. however, I have found that my eyes do get a bit irritated if I use micellar water to remove my mascara, eyeliner and eye shadow. It would be best to stick to a regular eye makeup remover such as the one from Simple
and just us micellar water for cleansing your face.
Overall, I think that Garnier Micellar Water is a really convenient product. While it does sting my eyes a little, it doesn’t aggravate my face at all. The small bottle is also handy for taking away on trips – I’ve used it when I’ve travelled around England and Spain. Garnier Micellar Water is worth purchasing as an alternative to toner since it’s much more effective and like having two products in one. Nevertheless, if you’re going to be using this product on a regular basis, it’s advisable to continue using your normal cleanser as well.
Have you tried Garnier Micellar Water? Or micellar water from another brand? What are your thoughts?