Recs & Reviews: Garnier Micellar Water

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As someone with both very dry and very sensitive skin, finding a makeup remover that's strong enough to remove makeup but gentle and non-drying enough to not wreck my skin has been a multi-year struggle. I've seen a ton of reviews and recommendations for different makeup removers and cleansers over the years and I've tried a few, but none have ever really worked for me the way they seem to work for the bloggers who write about them. It's a lonely life having terrible skin, y'all.

For a while now, I've been using Philosophy's Purity, and I've really liked it. It's not too thick and it does a relatively good job of removing my makeup without too much scrubbing. I thought I'd found my makeup remover match, but I kept seeing reviews of Garnier's Micellar Water that touted it as being non-drying and super effective. At a third of the cost of what I was using before, how could I not give it a try?

I've been using Micellar Water for about three weeks now and overall, I'm pretty pleased. I went into this trial period thinking it would be a magical, perfect fix for the issues I'd had with other makeup removers, and it wasn't. Of course it wasn't, nothing can be, but because of my own delusions I did start out a little disappointed. Micellar Water is somewhat drying, at least on me. I've had to up my moisturizer game for it. However, it does take my makeup off a lot more easily than other products I've used. I like that I don't have to scrub at my eyes with it and, because I'm lazy when it comes to my nighttime routine, I like that it's quick.

Overall, I would give this product a B+, A-. Yes, it's drying, but it's also effective and easy to use. It doesn't make a mess and it doesn't have to be rinsed off. It's pretty close to perfect for a lazy girl like me, and I can definitely see myself buying another bottle when this one (which is a great size and value) eventually runs out.

What type of makeup remover do you use, and how does it work for you?


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