As much as I enjoy applying makeup, taking it off is always a tedious task. I’ve been a big fan of using micellar water and become really comfortable with Garnier’s answer to micellar waters. When they bought out the Garnier Micellar Oil-Infused Cleansing Water I was super intrigued because I felt as though the infused oil might help to break down my makeup more when I’m starting my cleansing routine.
I have to apologise for the lack of better photos. I didn’t take any when I first started using it and only remembered that I didn’t write a post on it when I neared the end. Oops!
So let’s get straight to it. The bottle holds a massive 400ml priced at 5.99. Not bad considering it boasts 200 uses. The flip top lid is really easy to open up and dispense as much product as you need.
The bottle states that it’s fine for use on face, eyes and lips and is non greasy.
Although the product doesn’t leave a lot of a greasy film that other oil based cleansers do, there is still a slight feeling that your face isn’t squeaky clean after using it. As a pre-cleanse however I don’t think it’s too much of issue.
One thing that I wasn’t too keen on was the fragrance. There’s nothing unpleasant about it but I prefer my skincare products to be fragrance free and this smell kind of just lingers on your face rather than fading.
Something that I’m really pleased about is that the micellar water is opthalmologically tested. My eyes are really important to me and having had previous eye infections before I’m really really careful with what I put on and around my eyes. I like having the reassurance that it’s safe to get up close and personal with my eyes and lashes to remove makeup.
I personally love the original Garnier Micellar water and found that this didn’t take off my makeup any better than the original. I tried it on waterproof mascara and long wearing concealer and it still required the same amount of swipes as the other products. At times I thought it just wasn’t taking off my makeup as efficiently as I had hoped.
All in all, nearly 200 uses later, I wasn’t really very impressed. I mean, I wasn’t disappointed but I wouldn’t purchase it again either. If you’re looking for a micellar water, I’d recommend you buy the original instead!