Quick & Easy with Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water

I’ll be honest, I was never a big fan and user of makeup removers. Mainly because the many times that I have tried (and sometimes loved) them, they always end up drying my skin up or causing patchiness and flakiness – which, really, nobody likes.

And since we’re being really honest here, let me also tell you that I used to, more often than not (such a shame), sleep with my makeup — and all the dirt that comes with it — still on. I know that that’s seriously bad but like I said, makeup removers annoy the shit out of me, plus I suffer from this disease called extensive laziness.

But because I promised that I would really focus all my energy and attention on skincare this year, I deemed it necessary to purchase a makeup remover (I do have one of those wipes in my stash but I don’t like them so I solely use those now for removing swatches on my arm) that I could actually religiously use.

I was torn between cleansing balms/oils and micellar waters but I went for the latter because they’re cheaper and I don’t want to be spending big bucks for fear of wasting money if in case the product ends up being shitty.

I didn’t particularly hunt for this specific product as I initially had my eye on the cult-favorite Bioderma Micellar Waters. But when I saw this Garnier Micellar Cleansing Waters on BeautyMNL last May, it seemed promising and I was definitely intrigued. I went over the many positive reviews and decided to just go for it. Great reviews and it’s affordable? SOLD!

I have been using this for 8 weeks now and I really am extremely happy with this purchase. Although it’s not very good at completely removing those waterproof products (eyeliner, mascara, matte liquid lipsticks), I still find it to be very effective at breaking down my makeup (concealer + powder) and cleaning the layers after layers of dirt accumulated from everyday Manila commute.

I’m also glad that it didn’t irritate my skin so no itchiness or redness; didn’t cause any breakouts (hallelujah!); and thank heavens, didn’t dry my skin up or caused dry/flaky patches.

So if you’re looking for an easy, quick, effective, and very affordable product for removing makeup, then I highly suggest you give this a try.

BeautyMNL for PHP149 (125ml) and PHP249 (400ml).

7 thoughts on “Quick & Easy with Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water

    1. I did not know you hate Garnier so much, lol. This is actually the first product that I tried from the brand and I’m pretty impressed. What Garnier products do you hate?


  1. Seriously going to buy this and give it a try.
    I also suffer from extensive laziness LOL and have been using makeup wipes to take off my makeup. And I just knowwww that that’s simply not enough! 😅😅

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    1. Makeup wipes definitely aren’t enough, especially for a full face of makeup on. Haha. You should definitely give this a try! It’s super affordable but it actually works! 🙂

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  2. I’m so glad you don’t sleep with makeup on anymore! My friend still does despite me nagging at her! But that lucky duck, she has amazing skin.
    I actually use BOTH cleansing oils and micellar waters – after experimenting a few options, I found the combination of the 2 to be really effective yet gentle for my skin. I use cleansing oils as my first cleanse to remove about 80% of my makeup. Then I follow up with micellar water as my 2nd cleanse to get the rest off. And I agree, I finally tried the Garnier micellar water after all the hype, and I have to say that the hype is warranted. 🙂

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    1. Tell me about it! Thank god I’ve overcome the laziness :p And yes! I have a friend too who just blatantly refuses to remove her makeup prior to sleeping and but the damn woman still has amazing skin! #jealous

      I just got my first cleansing balm and I’m excited to give that a try!! Can’t wait till the end of this day so that I could go home and get on with that 😀 The many cleansing oils that I’ve tried before tend to either dry my skin up or make it super tight — both aren’t good things. So I never went back. But I’ll probably try a few more in the future. I just need to find the right one. And I’m glad that you liked this too! 🙂



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