Micellar waters are gaining popularity as alternatives to regular cleansers and makeup removers, and Garnier jumps on the trend with its SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water. As it turns out, it's a worthy option that delivers on all its claims, meaning it easily earns points in my books.
SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water, comes in a plastic bottle and its fluid, watery formula is easy to dispense onto a cotton pad, just like other micellar cleansers.
Before I get to the heart of this review, a note about the "micellar technology" This technology is a way to formulate a cleanser with water and how it interact with oils, like the "oil" our skin produces, to cleanse it away. Though the technology isn't groundbreaking the product itself it quite good for all skin types and is fragrance-free!
True to its claims, no harsh rubbing is needed to cleanse the face; gentle circular motions with your cotton pad are enough to distribute it across the face. The water-light liquid removes oil, dirt, and most makeup (though not the waterproof varieties) effectively with no residue left behind, without leaving skin feeling dry or tight.
If you've been wondering whether micellar waters are an option to add to your skincare routine, Garnier's SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water, is a great, and a very inexpensive product to consider. The only thing that could have made this better is the addition of soothing ingredients, as some of the pricier alternatives included.
Thanks to its gentle, fragrance-free formula and effective performance, it's a true drugstore gem.