Micellar water is one of the most popular cleansers in the skincare world, and for good reason. Easy to use, and effective for both makeup removal and skin cleansing, micellar water is a star product that can help you start your beauty routine on the right foot. French skincare Garnier offers different micellar waters with different properties, but do you know which one is ideal for you? Keep reading, and we’ll tell you everything you need to know to spot the best Garnier micellar water for your needs.
On this post:
- Micellar waters
- Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water Sensitive Skin (pink)
- Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water Sensitive Eyes (dark blue)
- Garnier Micellar Oil-Infused Cleansing Water (gold)
- Garnier Rose Micellar Cleansing Water Sensitive Skin (light pink)
- Garnier Skin Active Vitamin C Micellar Water (yellow)
- Garnier Hyaluronic Aloe Micellar Cleansing Water (mint green)
- Garnier Pure Active Purifying Micellar Jelly Water (black)
- Garnier Skin Active Micellar Reusable Eco Pads
- Garnier Bio Organic Cornflower Micellar Cleansing Water
- Micellar milks
- Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water & Milk Sensitive Skin
- Garnier Soothing Botanical Cleansing Milk with Rose Water
- Micellar gels
Each and every Garnier micellar water has been dermatologically and ophthalmologically tested. You can rest assured that you’ll be safe with every option on this list, even if you choose to use it around the eyes. That being said, not all micellar waters are created equal! You will notice, for example, that some micellar waters on this list are better suited to the removal of waterproof makeup than others. We’ll let you know what’s what as we move down the list!
Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water Sensitive Skin
The do-it-all cleanser for sensitive skin
This is the classic pink micellar water from Garnier; it’s suitable for sensitive skin, which means it can be used by everyone.
Formulated without fragrance, dermatologically and ophthalmologically tested, this is the hard-working micellar water that’s going to get the job done. With an all-in-one formula that provides three benefits–it removes makeup, cleanses, and tones the skin–, this micellar water is a no-brainer. If you’re looking for a tried-and-tested cleanser, go with this one!
Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water Sensitive Eyes
The versatile hero for oily sensitive skin
If you have combination or oily skin that is also sensitive, you know how hard it can be to find a cleansing product that does everything you need it to do. No more!
The Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water Sensitive Eyes may be all about ensuring optimal tolerance on sensitive skin and eyes (this includes you, contact lens wearers!), but that’s not its only selling point. In fact, this micellar water features a non-oily texture that plays particularly well with combination and oily skin. Use it to remove makeup, cleanse your skin, and achieve a calming and soothing finish.
Garnier Micellar Oil-Infused Cleansing Water
The “eraser” for waterproof makeup
Have you ever spent twenty minutes in your bathroom, trying to remove waterproof liners, mascaras, and even liquid lipsticks that just won’t quit? You won’t have to do it again with this oil-infused micellar water.
As it combines the cleansing effectiveness of micellar water with the properties of a cleansing oil, this cleanser can dissolve even the sturdiest, most stubborn makeup. Opt for this micellar water if you are looking to remove waterproof makeup, cleanse your skin, and create a soft and smooth finish with just one gesture. Easy!
Garnier Rose Micellar Cleansing Water Sensitive Skin
The glow-boosting micellar water
All of the Garnier micellar waters are versatile, but this may be one of the most interesting of the bunch. With this rose-infused micellar water, you will be able to not only remove makeup and cleanse your skin, but also create a subtle illuminating effect.
If you feel like your skin has been a little dull and tired, this micellar water will be a great option for you. (As always, it’s also dermatologically and ophthalmologically tested, so you don’t have to worry about tolerance!)
Garnier Skin Active Vitamin C Micellar Water
The illuminating vitamin C cleanser
If you struggle with dullness, signs of fatigue or dark spots, then this is the micellar water for you. Featuring vitamin C, this cleanser contributes to illuminate your skin from within. Not only will it cleanse your skin to perfection, it will also provide you with toning and brightening benefits, creating a healthy and fresh look after each use.
Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin, this micellar water presents a dermatologically tested, vegan formula that is sure to make your skin happy and fresh!
Garnier Hyaluronic Aloe Micellar Cleansing Water
The micellar water for dehydrated skin
We all know, by now, that hyaluronic acid is one of the most interesting ingredients in the world of skincare; with the Garnier Hyaluronic Aloe Micellar Cleansing Water you can bring the benefits of this ingredient to your skin from the first step of your routine.
Formulated with hyaluronic acid and aloe vera extract, this micellar water gently cleanses and removes make-up from the skin, all the while providing a boost of hydration. The formula is suitable for the face, eyes, and lips, so you can complete your entire cleansing routine with just one product. If you feel that most micellar water leaves your skin feeling a little tight and uncomfortable, almost as if it’s been stripped out of moisture, this is a great option for you!
Garnier Pure Active Purifying Micellar Jelly Water
The gel-like cleanser for acne-prone skin
Combination or oily skin types skin affected by blemishes or pimples have specific needs. When caring for these skin types, specialized products are usually the safest bet, as they won’ t create more issues than they’re trying to solve!
This is where this all-in-one micellar water for acne-prone skin comes in. It removes makeup, cleanses the skin, and adds a gentle purifying and exfoliating action through the benefits of charcoal and salicylic acid, respectively. But there’s more: this micellar “water” is Garnier‘s first with a jelly texture; it’s easy to apply directly with your hands or, if you prefer, with a cotton pad. If you’re looking for the right cleanser to kickstart an anti-acne routine, this might just be it!
Garnier Skin Active Micellar Reusable Eco Pads
The reusable alternative to cotton pads
One common downside of micellar water is that you’re supposed to use it with cotton pads–and cotton pads create a lot of waste.
In order to minimize cotton pad waste, Garnier offers this set of three reusable eco pads. They are made from microfiber and stand up to 1000 washes each. Simply combine them with your preferred Garnier micellar water, and you’ll be taking an important step toward making your beauty routine more eco-friendly.
Garnier Bio Organic Cornflower Micellar Cleansing Water
The original organic micellar water
Made with a vegan formula containing 98% natural ingredients, the first micellar water from the Garnier Bio range combines a trio of uniquely soothing ingredients to create a truly calming cleansing experience. Organic cornflower water provides soothing properties; barley water offers an antioxidant effect; finally, vegetable glycerin keeps the skin moisturized and shielded from environmental sources of aggression.
Suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive, this micellar water is the right choice for those looking for a micellar water to complement their vegan skincare routine.
If we’re discussing the best Garnier micellar waters, then we can’t walk away without also discussing the best Garnier micellar milks. If you’re unfamiliar with this type of product, it’s simple: a micellar milk is basically just a micelle-based cleanser where the micelles are suspended in a milky lotion, rather than in water. The resulting formula is softer, smoother, and even kinder on dry and sensitive skin types.
Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water & Milk Sensitive Skin
The comforting cleanser for dry skin
Like we said, this product isn’t exactly a micellar water, but it might just be what you need if you have dry, sensitive skin.
With a smooth, milky texture, this cleanser offers the same two benefits as a micellar water (meaning, it removes makeup and cleanses the skin) but it also adds a third benefit in the form of hydrating properties. Dermatologically and ophthalmologically tested, this micellar water-milk hybrid is the perfect cleansing product for dry skin that needs a little extra comfort after cleansing.
Garnier Soothing Botanical Cleansing Milk with Rose Water
The natural rose-scented milk
This product isn’t, strictly speaking, a micellar water, nor is it promoted by Garnier as a micellar milk. Hear us out, though, because you might end up liking it!
This is Garnier’s first cleansing milk made with 96% ingredients of natural origin–you may see it referred to as a botanical cleansing milk! Among the many natural ingredients included in the formula is rose water, which lends this cleanser a soothing quality. Not only will it cleanse your skin, it will also remove makeup and leave your skin feeling nice and calm. Win-win!
Okay, so we know we keep offering alternatives beyond micellar waters, but we want to show you as many valid options as possible. Some people like to add water to their cleansing routine, and that’s perfectly ok! If this sounds like you, then rest assured: Garnier has a cleanser for you too.
Garnier Micellar Cleansing Gel Wash All-In-One
The face wash with a micellar twist
If you prefer to actually wash your face, a micellar gel can be a great option for you. With the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Gel Wash All-In-One, you will succeed not only in cleansing your skin, but also in removing makeup in a single gesture. (And in case you’re wondering, yes, that includes both eye and lip makeup!)
This versatile face wash is fragrance-free and suitable for all skin types; however, normal to oily skin types may benefit the most from including this product in their routine, as it will also help them clear out any excess oil from the skin.
Now that we’ve discussed a wide variety of Garnier cleansers, you’re ready to pick the one that best suits you. From the best micellar waters to the latest botanical innovations, we’re sure you’ll find your perfect match!
Beauty Writer & Editor