Garnier SkinActive Micella cleansing water

Garnier SkinActive Micella cleansing water review

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Normal and sensitive skin

Get it at your local drugstore

Description and claims

This All-in-1 cleanser is surprisingly powerful yet gentle to skin. It is specially formulated to effectively cleanse, remove makeup, and refresh skin. Like a magnet, micelles capture and lift away dirt, oil and makeup without harsh rubbing, leaving skin perfectly clean, and refreshed without over-drying.


Water, Hexylene Glycol, Glycerin, Poloxamer 184, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Disodium EDTA, Myrtrimonium Bromide

How to use it

To remove eye makeup
Hold pad over closed eyes for a few seconds, then gently wipe without harsh rubbing.

To clean skin and remove face makeup
Gently wipe all over until skin is completely clean from makeup and impurities. Use in both morning and evening routine. No need to rinse.

My thoughts on Garnier SkinActive Micella cleansing water

The first time I heard about cleansing waters I was skeptic. I just thought it felt strange and I did not think it would work. I still don’t see myself using this type of product on a daily basis and I don’t tend to use it exactly as it is supposed to be used. But I do think these types of products are practical today.


Garnier SkinActive Micella cleansing water comes in a large 400ml bottle and you get a lot of product for the price you pay for it. The packaging is practical and the opening is good, which means that you get a good amount of product out without getting too much at once.

Garnier SkinActive Micella cleansing water
Garnier SkinActive Micella cleansing water

Texture and scent

As for texture it is basically a water, so that is what to be expected. It is also unscented which is what I do prefer.

As I said before, I have always been a bit skeptic to these types of product. And always when a product claims to be 4 in 1 or something similar I simply don’t believe it. What I mean by that is that I don’t believe it will do as good of a job as a product that is supposed to do just one thing. For example, I believe that a regular cleanser will always do a better job than this one. And I do believe that a eye makeup remover will be a better choice. But that said it doesn’t mean that this product is bad in any way. Just not as good.

So how do I use it

I use micellar water when I have not been wearing any makeup or heavy sun protection products. That is some mornings and some days when I just been at home not wearing any makeup or sun protection. Or when I am traveling and don’t want to bring a full arsenal of skincare products. I also got my teenage boy to start using it since it is better than nothing.

But what I always tend to do is rinse my face after I have been using it. Just to get any product off my face. Since it is a cleanser it will leave that product on your face and since my skin is super dry I will not let it stay on. I know you are not supposed to do that but there is nothing wrong with doing it. And it just feels better.

But does it do a good job in cleansing my skin?

Yes it does. But I don’t think it is a very effective eye makeup remover and I will not use it as that. I don’t feel that it does it well enough even though I soak my eyes I don’t think it gets my mascara off as easy as a regular eye makeup remover does. But it do make my skin feel clean after I have been using it and it does a nice job in cleansing my skin.

I really cant say if it is drying or not since I don’t use it continuously. But if you do and if your skin is really sensitive or dry I would rinse it off anyway. Just to be sure it is not drying.


Garnier SkinActive Micella cleansing water is a good micellar water and even if I am rather skeptic to these types of products to begin with I find it easy to use and it does work. So if you are looking for a cheap micellar water to try I absolutely recommend this one. You can always rinse your face when you have been using it just to get rid of any residues.

I give this product 5/7

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