Garnier Micellar Oil-Infused Cleansing Water Review 

Micellar water is arguably the skincare product of 2016. It’s absolutely everywhere with skincare and makeup brands alike all trying to have the dominant product on the Micellar market. Having tried out a few types myself and not being overly sure, Garnier produced an absolute game changer – The Micellar Oil-Infused Cleasning Water

Before reviewing this product I feel like we should make sure we’re all on the same page with micellar water. It’s no ordinary toner water, instead the water contains tiny oil balls called micelles which are attracted to dirt and oil. These help draw out impurities without drying out the skin and can cleanse as well as remove makeup all in one. What makes the Micellar Oil-Infused Cleasning Water so different is that it contains a layer of pure oil as well as those cleansing micelles.

Using this Cleasning water is super easy, simply shake up the bottle first to make sure the oil and Micellar water mixes well together. Then squeeze a small amount onto a cotton pad, gently moving this across the face. It will remove all makeup including waterproof mascara, leaving your face feeling fresh and cleansed. What I love about this Micellar water compared to ones I’ve used in the past is that the layer of extra oil adds a beautiful moisturising effect to my skin. It combines makeup removal, cleansing and moisturising all in one, perfect for when you’re feeling particularly lazy. The effects on the skin are also amazing. My skin feels soft without feeling greasy and I’ve noticed my complexion looks a lot more even and dare I say brighter. The added oil also makes it fantastic at removing waterproof makeup and it’s so gentle I can apply it directly to my waterline without stinging, redness or watery eyes. It even has a really pleasant floral smell which doesn’t irritate sensitive skin. I’ve even found it to be an effective makeup primer.

All in all, this Micellar Water has become an essential part of my skincare routine. You get 400 uses out of the 400ml bottle and for £5.99 I don’t think it’s a bad price. Let’s not forget how expensive the Pixi Glow Tonic is and it produced little results for me. If you’re not a Micellar Water fan or you find that you need something a little extra for your dry and sensitive skin, I fully recommend this. It’s gentle, cleansing and makes my skin feel like a dream.

Have you tried this product or do you have a particular favourite Micellar Water? I’d love to know your thoughts in the comments below.

Emily Mae x



  1. Lise

    Micellar doesn’t work for me at all, unfortunately :/ I tried using it and it left my skin feeling so greasy and i broke out overnight 😦 I do use the Tea tree water toner from lush instead however and that luckily helped my skin return to how it was.

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    1. emaalymaae

      Oh no I’m so sorry! Unfortunately everyone’s skin is so different and reacts differently to different products. Is your skin combination/oily? I can see the Micellar water making that worse but tea tree toning water is fab for that type of skin! I’d always give at samples for it when I worked for lush and everyone came back for more!


      1. Lise

        My skin is either extremely dry or extremely oily so i guess it decided it wanted to be oily when i tried it. Tea tree water evens out the extremes so its more bearable so yeah i understand why people came back for it!

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  2. swatchyswatcher

    I use a cheap local drugstore brand which works great (has poloxamer 184 like many fancy micellar waters), I can’t get bothered to spend a lot on such a simple product. I am very interested in one with an oil phase though, first time I hear, so I’ll try this one when I see it.


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