Makeup Removal with Micellar Water | Worth the Hype?

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water

An effective makeup remover is crucial to find, as some may not get the job done 100%, overly dry your skin, or if using an oil you’re always left with that gross-oily cast that I personally detest. With all this micellar talk thats been going around in the last year, it opened up the curiosity window to find out exactly what micellar technology is and how it works. Once I finished my bottle of the Garnier Cleansing Oil, I decided to give something new a try and picked up their Micellar Cleansing Water the latest addition to the Garnier SkinActive line.

Micellar technology is kind of like a magnet pulling off all of the dirt, oil and makeup on your skin.” This product claims it’s an “All-in-1”; cleanses, refreshes and tones the skin without the use of water and also appropriate for all skin types including sensitive (a.k.a. me). The waterproof removing formula is the one I purchased, since the eye makeup I use is in fact waterproof. After 2 months of consistent use, I discovered the most effective way at removing every bit of my makeup with the help of a wash cloth and some warm water. Although it does claim using water isn’t necessary, I just find it to be easier with a wash cloth than piling up a ton of cotton pads.

Night skincare routine

Removing makeup with Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water

I begin by pouring a generous amount of Garnier’s Micellar Cleansing Water into the palms of my hands, slowly and gently rubbing it all over my face and eyes. Its crazy how you instantly begin to feel your mascara breaking up within seconds of rubbing your lashes.

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water removes waterproof makeup

Warm luke water

Once all of the makeup is rubbed off, I soak a small wash cloth with warm water. Even though at this point my eyes are open with product all over, the Micellar Cleansing Water does not sting or cloud up my eyes as many oils do.


Using a wash cloth simply helps with wiping all of the excess product and makeup from my face in a gentle way. No need to rub or harshly pull because the Micellar Cleansing Water already did the job. Using a wash cloth simply adds even more freshness and cleanliness to my skin.

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water Removes Makeup

Night Time Makeup Removal with Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water

Ta-da! As simple as that all of the makeup is fully off. I’ve really been enjoying this innovative method of makeup removal for the past 2 months, and I can honestly say it has made it easier to tackle such a process after a long day or even after a night out. There’s no overly drying, irritations, and no hassles which means it’s totally sensitive skin approved🎉

The Micellar Cleansing Water truly keeps the skin nicely hydrated without leaving an oily cast, and is a great option to use in the morning for an extra dose of freshness. For the price and bottle size (13.5 oz), nothing beats an effective yet affordable product! I’m left even more intrigued by the effects of micellar water and experiment with other brands to compare the results of each.

You will notice a little bit of redness around my mouth, but that was actually from a horrible skin reaction by a different skincare product (which I’ll be discussing soon on an upcoming blog post lol). Learn more about micellar technology here  and comment below if you too have any tips or recommend other micellar water-based products 🙂



6 thoughts on “Makeup Removal with Micellar Water | Worth the Hype?

  1. My absolute favorite Micellar is Biderma Sensibio from Beautylish – but Garnier is always a great brand. I am sure this stuff is great. Honestly, when I have a full face on, I go through like three, or four cotton rounds to take it all off

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    1. I know what you mean but that’s why I use the wash cloth to just take it all off in one swipe plus it feels so refreshing. I’ve heard many great things about the Biderma maybe it’ll be next on my list of Micellar goodies 🙂 thank you!


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