Essentially it’s a make up remover. But it’s better than any make up remover you have used before. It’s a cleansing water. You don’t need to rinse your face after using it and you don’t need water to lather it up. Micellar water gets its name from the word micelles which means tiny oil molecules in water. The way the cleansing water works is by the oil molecules attaching themselves to the makeup on your face and dissolving it.
It is so light it doesn’t feel like you’re using anything, yes, it feels like you’re just wiping water on your face. But it does so much more than that. It is the lightest yet most effective make up remover out there. It doesn’t leave your skin feeling dry or oily or leave you with that feeling of a layer of product sitting on your skin. I does what it says it does.
I used to swear by Nivea’s Extra Gentle Eye make up remover because it was one of the only ones that didn’t burn my eyes and dry out my skin. But then when it came time to refill my stash, I came across Garnier’s Micellar Cleansing Water and I’m never going back. I got the one for sensitive skin and it’s amazing.
When wearing a full face of make up I used to use about 5 cotton pads to completely clean my face, but with Garnier’s Micellar Water I use 2-3 and my face is clean which means the product will last you quite a while.
Most brands now are coming out with their own version and they all vary in price.
At the end of the day, this is definitely one of the best “new” products out there and I highly recommend it to everyone. You won’t be disappoint.