One of the items from my haul yesterday (missed it? click here) was of the new-to-America Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water--the waterproof version. I am a huge fan of micellar waters (click here to learn more about them) and the Garnier is one of my faves. This was only available in other countries before and I used to order it online, so I was thrilled to find this at Walgreens and at ULTA.
- Note, packaging is slightly different. Click here for a pic.
- This All-in-1 cleanser is surprisingly powerful yet gentle to skin. It effectively removes makeup, cleanses skin and refreshes. A multi-purpose cleanser that contains Micellar technology. Like a magnet, micelles capture and lift away dirt, oil and makeup without harsh rubbing, leaving skin perfectly clean, hydrated and refreshed without over-drying.
- Dermatologist tested for safety. Ophthalmologist tested. Non-comedogenic--won't clog pores.
- Aqua/Water, Hexylene Glycol, Glycerin, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Disodium EDTA, Poloxamer 184, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide
- This does an excellent job at removing makeup, ranging from cream concealers to matte lipsticks.
Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Waterproof
- Surprisingly powerful yet gentle to your skin with Micellar Technology. Like a magnet, micelles capture and lift away dirt, oil and makeup without harsh rubbing, leaving skin perfectly clean and refreshed without over-drying. Even removes waterproof mascara.
- All-in-1 Makeup Remover & Cleanser removes makeup + cleanses + refreshes. No rinse, no harsh rubbing. For face, lips, eyes.
- Micelle Technology. No Oil, Alcohol, Fragrance
- Aqua/Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Isohexadecane, Potassium Phosphate, Sodium Chloride, Hexylene Glycol, Dipotassium Phosphate, Disodium Edta, Decyl Glucoside, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide
- This feels more like a traditional makeup remover, and did a better job at removing waterproof mascara.
- It looks oily--shake it to see--but doesn't feel oily or leave an oily residue.
This or That:
- Both are great options if you'd like a gentle cleanser that doesn't feel oily or irritate skin. Since wipes usually have alcohol, which can be drying, or sometimes fragrance, which can be a skin irritant, micellar waters are a good alternative.
- The waterproof version (blue) did much better at removing waterproof mascara than the original version (pink).
- Both are around $7.99 at ULTA or Walgreens for around 200 uses.
Have you tried micellar waters?
- Yesterday was my first day back at my day job (nanny) after 2 weeks off. They flew by! I took only Christmas Eve and Day off from the blog, but next year I think I'll do like most of you did, and take off even more time.
- Winter has finally arrived in Atlanta. We've had temps in the 40s, which isn't bad at all, so now I get to wear my sweaters and scarves. I'm sure I'll be changing my tune next month! ;)
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