Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water £4.99
In terms of being a makeup remover, it does remove makeup.. but not as effectively as Bioderma. I’ve found that I need upto six cotton pads when using the Garnier Cleansing Water to remove my face and eye makeup, but with Bioderma it takes me no more than two.
I also find that it’s not as gentle on my dry skin, and that it leaves my face feeling quite tight and in need of urgent moisturisation which again isn’t something I’ve ever experienced in the two years I’ve been using Bioderma.
I know the Garnier Cleansing Water is ‘cheaper’ than Bioderma, but it’s actually better value for me to buy Bioderma as a 250ml bottle of Bioderma is £10.20 from Escentual, and it lasts me for two and a half to three months as a makeup remover whereas the Garnier Micellar Water won’t last me six weeks so yes the initial outlay is more affordable, but in the long run Bioderma is much better value and it’s a lot more gentler on my dry skin too.
I know a lot of people love this Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water, and whenever I write a negative review people seem to take it personally. However skincare works differently for everyone and I’m just not a fan and trust me, I wanted to like it but I really don’t. I honestly think that the L’Oreal 3 in 1 Micellar Solution is a much better alternative to Bioderma if you have dry skin like myself.