Garnier Micellar Oil Infused Cleansing Wipes

5th April 2017

Garnier Micellar Oil-Infused Cleansing Wipes

In the last couple of years micellar waters have become a real cult favourite and since their popularity has risen, brands are now releasing micellar wipes which claim to house the same micellar technology in a more convenient wipe format. I’ve tried a few different micellar wipes so far; the Superdrug Micellar Wipes, Bioderma Micellar Wipes and the Simple Micellar Wipes but by far the best has to be the Superdrug Micellar Wipes which are only £1.29 and they remove makeup and swatches within seconds – even waterproof and staining formulas. My current favourite Micellar Water is the Garnier Micellar Oil-Infused Micellar Water as it’s truly amazing and I’ve already repurchased it three times as I love using it so much, so when I saw Garnier had created cleansing wipes to go alongside the water, I knew I had to buy them.

Garnier Micellar Oil-Infused Cleansing Wipes

The Garnier Micellar Oil-Infused Cleansing Wipes contain 25 wipes, are £3.26 and are described as the following;

For the first time, Garnier Micellar technology is formulated with oils in a thick, soft wipe. Garnier Micellar Oil-Infused Cleansing Wipes are soaked with Micellar water that captures impurities like a magnet, and combined with oils, instantly dissolves all types of make-up, even waterproof, leaving your skin feeling soothed.

Garnier Micellar Oil-Infused Cleansing Wipes

Each of the wipes are an average size and have little bumps on them which I guess are designed to help remove makeup, and they have the same amazing fragrance as the Micellar Water does. As the scent is so strong I wouldn’t recommend the water or the wipes to those whose skin is sensitive to heavily fragranced products.

The packet has a sticker to keep the packet closed which isn’t ideal as it loses its stickiness quite quickly thus allowing air to get into the packet and dry the wipes out, and I wouldn’t mind paying a little extra to get a packet with a seal (similar to the seal on some of the L’Oreal wipes) to keep them moist (yucky word) for longer.

Garnier Micellar Oil-Infused Cleansing Wipes

Right off the bat I had very high hopes for these wipes as I love the matching Micellar Water so much but sadly I’m disappointed. Firstly I find that they make my skin sting whilst using them which I’m guessing is down to a combination of the heavy fragrance and bumped texture, although the fragrance doesn’t bother my skin with the oil.

I find the bumps to be quite uncomfortable especially when used on my eyes as they feel a little too rough and I don’t find that they remove makeup very well either which is obviously what they’re designed to do. Without upsetting the skincare police, I sometimes like to use face wipes to remove my makeup if I’m wearing heavier makeup but I also use them for swatches.

If I do use face wipes to remove my makeup, I always follow with a proper cleanser or if I’m feeling lazy I’ll use a micellar water as in my opinion it’s better use wipes and micellar waters than to sleep in your makeup. Overall I really do think the Garnier Micellar Oil Infused Cleansing Wipes are just average face wipes and I wouldn’t purchase them again.

Especially when you consider I could purchase almost THREE packets of my favourite Superdrug Micellar Wipes for the same price and they’re considerably more effective and a lot more gentle on the skin. I really wished these wipes had been more effective but I’m yet to be impressed by any other micellar wipes apart from the Superdrug wipes but I will continue to try others as they’re so handy for removing swatches.

Have you tried the Garnier Micellar Oil Infused Cleansing Wipes? Do you have a favourite?

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