I love using micellar waters to remove my makeup as they’re just so fuss-free and easy to use before I go ahead and do my second cleanse with a proper cleanser. I’ve tried so many micellar waters with my absolute favourite being the Bioderma Hydrabio H20 (aka the ‘blue’ one) as it’s so gentle on my dry skin, and it actually feels like it hydrates my skin but the worst I’ve ever tried is the Garnier Micellar Water. It seems that the original Garnier Micellar Water is quite the marmite product in that you either love it or hate it, but I really don’t like it and I found it to be really drying and I couldn’t stand the smell however when I read that Garnier had launched the Garnier Micellar Oil-Infused Cleansing Water I had to try it for myself.
The Garnier Micellar Oil-Infused Cleansing Water £5.99 is suitable for those with dry and sensitive skin which is my skin type in a nutshell, and it claims to remove all makeup including waterproof and longlasting makeup formulas. I’ve never tried an oil based micellar water so I was most intrigued to see how it would compare to a typical micellar water.
The Garnier Micellar Oil-Infused Cleansing Water is formulated with nourishing oils and micelles (cleansing agents) which work together to capture all impurities like a magnet and lift away dirt from the skin whilst the oils dissolve the makeup and nourish the skin.
The bottle contains 400ml like the original Garnier Micellar Water, and you can clearly see the golden coloured oil and the clear micellar water within the bottle. The directions are a little vague as it doesn’t tell you to shake the bottle before use, however I’ve found that if I don’t shake it before use, it can feel a little bit greasy but a quick shake stops any greasiness completely.
I was worried that the Garnier Micellar Oil-Infused Cleansing Water would disappoint my like the original formula, but I cannot believe how much better this formula is in comparison. Firstly this micellar water has a gorgeous scent which doesn’t aggravate my super sensitive skin which I love.
Most importantly this oil enriched formula works absolute wonders at dissolving makeup so quickly. Now I find the majority of micellar waters are pretty quick at removing my makeup, but this is in another league and each time I use it I can’t believe how quickly it removes my makeup; even with heavy eye makeup.
Not only does the Garnier Micellar Oil-Infused Cleansing Water remove all traces of my makeup very quickly, it leaves my skin feeling incredibly smooth, soft and nourished and I even find that it calms any redness or inflammation I might be experiencing too.
This oil-infused formula is £1 more expensive than the original micellar water formula but it’s so, so worth it in my opinion and it has now become my absolute favourite micellar water which I never thought would happen as I’m so loyal to my Bioderma Hydrabio H20 but the Garnier Micellar Oil-Infused Cleansing Water is just amazing and I really do recommend it if you have dry skin as it’s such a good product.