I’m pretty sure you’ve all heard of micellar waters by now and while the general consensus is that Bioderma Sensibio/Crealine H2O reigns supreme, I’ve found an amazing budget buy contender – Garnier’s Micellar Cleansing Water. Bioderma kicked off the trend years back and since then every brand and it’s dog has been trying to get a piece of the cake.
From what I gather if you live outside of France, the price of Bioderma products are massively inflated. If you can’t convince your bestie/partner/family member to lug back a sneaky souvenir (someone say 2x500ml twin pack) you’ll want to get your hands on this alternative.
I’ve been using it for over a month now so I think I’ve given it a good enough trial to warrant a big thumbs up. In my opinion Garnier’s Micellar Water is on par with Bioderma’s offering. I’ve tested a few micellar waters in my time (La Roche-Posay EFFACLAR Purifying Micellar Water, Vichy Normaderm Micellar Solution and Avène Micellar Lotion to name a few) and the Garnier option comes up trumps. In my opinion it does the same job as my Bioderma Sensibio/Crealine H2O at a fraction of the cost.
The product is super easy to use. I simply soak a cotton pad and swipe it across my face, concentrating on my eye area as this is where I have a few layers of makeup (eyeliner, mascara, etc). The product literally disintegrates makeup on contact. There’s no tugging or pulling involved and it doesn’t irritate my eyes, or skin. In addition is has no odour/scent.
I know this is a good’un because it’s the one I’d buy over and over again. Not only is it effective but it’s easy on the purse and comes in a big enough bottle that will last ages.
What are your thoughts on the battle of the micellar waters? Do you have a budget buy favourite? Please share in the comments below.
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