REVIEW | 2 Popular Garnier Micellar Waters – Are They THAT Good?

By now almost everyone I met be it in real life or online has already purchased or at least tried these two Garnier Micellar Waters, usually referred to as ‘the pink one’ and ‘the yellow one’ lol. I have used them a long long time ago but now I bought the Oil-Infused one to try. As for the Gentle one, I recently won it in a giveaway that I joined on Instagram.

Garnier Skin Naturals Micellar Oil-Infused Cleansing Water

Garnier Skin Naturals Micellar Cleansing Water for Sensitive Skin

Have you tried both of these? Tell me in the comments section below!

Ingredients List

Garnier Skin Naturals Micellar Oil-Infused Cleansing Water

Aqua / Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Isohexadecane, Argania Spinosa Oil / Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Salicylate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, CI 60725 / Violet 2, Decyl Glucoside, Dipotassium Phosphate, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Geraniol, Haematococcus Pluvialis / Haematococcus Pluvialis Extract, Hexylene Glycol, Limonene, Linalool, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide, Potassium Phosphate, Sodium Chloride, Parfum / Fragrance,

This micellar cleansing water is free from paraben, sulfate, and alcohol, in case you have any issue with any of these three. I don’t really mind paraben personally and also sulfate but for cleansing waters, I tend to avoid the ones with alcohol as top ingredients because sometimes they can be drying to my skin or worse, making the areas around my upper lip and under eye super tight and flaky. Additionally, according to skincarisma, this oil-infused cleansing water is not safe for fungal acne.

Garnier Skin Naturals Micellar Cleansing Water for Sensitive Skin

Aqua/Water, Hexylene Glycol, Glycerin, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Disodium EDTA, Poloxamer 184, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide.

There are only seven ingredients in this one and oh wow, I am impressed! I am a fan of minimal ingredients products as they pose less irritation risk and are deemed to be more effective without filler ingredients. This micellar cleansing water is formulated for sensitive skin and it is free from paraben, sulfate, alcohol, silicones, and EU Allergen. It is also safe for fungal acne as according to skincarisma.

Removal power

 Garnier Skin Naturals Micellar Oil-Infused Cleansing Water

It removes eye makeup such as waterproof eyeliner and eye shadows quite okay but for lips, I am quite disappointed that it is quite a struggle to remove my liquid lipsticks, particularly the Silky Girl Matte Junkie as seen in these pictures.

After a lot of wrinkle-inducing skin tugging, I managed to remove the liquid lipstick but still, as you can see, there is still some stain on my skin so yeah, this is kind of a disappointing experience for me since most of micellar or cleansing waters that I own now remove the Silky Girl Matte Junkie liquid lipstick easily so why can’t this one? I thought it’s supposed to take off waterproof and stubborn makeup???

Silky Girl Matte Junkie liquid lipstick in code 07 Dolly

Garnier Skin Naturals Micellar Cleansing Water for Sensitive Skin

This is supposed to be the gentler one out of these two but it puzzles me how this Garnier Skin Naturals Micellar Cleansing Water for Sensitive Skin one takes off the same Silky Girl Matte Junkie liquid lipstick in a breeze! Okay now we know which one of these two sisters is my favourite hehe.

Kajal eyeliner, waterproof eyeliner, matte foundation, waterproof mascara (had to borrow my sister’s Maybelline Falsies Eyeliner since I don’t own any waterproof one), Silky Girl Matte Junkie liquid lipstick, and The Balm Eat Your Heart Out eye shadow in the shade Ray Sinbread.

As you can see taking off all of these is easy peasy lemon squeezy. I don’t even have to rub hard or struggle to get it all done, unlike the oil-infused one. Love love love!

Experience

Garnier Skin Naturals Micellar Oil-Infused Cleansing Water

Before purchasing I found the oil-on-top-of-micellar-water mechanism and shaking the bottle to mix them together to be quite intriguing but once I have tried it, honestly, I am not that impressed. It is mostly due to the removal power in which I have to struggle not only with the liquid lipstick but also with eyeliner. This is quite the opposite of their claim which is:

Why Is It Different?

Micellar Oil-Infused Cleansing Water is an easy way to remove even waterproof make-up…

(from product description)

My experience with removing makeup is definitely not “an easy way” one. However, it is not all bad. I still appreciate the alcohol-free ingredients and how it doesn’t dry my skin or make it feels tight or taut. I still use this on the daily to remove my sunscreen on my no-makeup days. Skin feels soft and um that’s about it. It says that the formula is a no-rinse one but I still strongly feel that rinsing is definitely needed (well at least for me!) because this cleansing water leaves a sticky residue that is really uncomfortable especially when it is a scorching hot afternoon, the itch I feel is fairly annoying.

Garnier Skin Naturals Micellar Cleansing Water for Sensitive Skin

As I have mentioned above, my makeup removing experience with this one is gladly a pleasant one as it takes off my makeup even the stubborn ones easily without having to rub hard. I also like the super minimal ingredients (only seven ingredients!) that is non-irritating for my skin and my eyes. There is no drying effect, skin feels soft and there is no tacky or filmy residue. However, the no-rinse claim doesn’t vibe with me because I still feel that there is something on my skin if I go about my day without washing it off or worse, continuing the rest of my routine. The only no-wash formula my skin can take is the Neogen Real Flower Cleansing Water which has one of the most beautiful and comfy formulations.

My rating:

Garnier Skin Naturals Micellar Oil-Infused Cleansing Water: 2/5

I am not impressed with this one. If it’s not for the affordable price or the non-drying effect, I would have rated this 1/5. Would I repurchase this? Nope.

Garnier Skin Naturals Micellar Cleansing Water for Sensitive Skin:4/5

I am a satisfied and happy user but it doesn’t really blow my mind. Besides, the no-rinse claim just doesn’t make sense to my skin. However, as I have explained above, the pros outweigh the cons hence the 4/5 rating. Would I repurchase this? Well, probably not because I don’t really mind spending more on other better micellar waters out there that really wow-ed me.

 

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