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What kind of Holy water is this? Genuinely, the amount of times I’ve heard about Micellar Water and thought it was something you could drink (before starting this blog)…

Obviously, now that I’m a fully fledged beauty blogger (who knows absolute sod all about 95% of beauty products but writes about them then hopes for the best), I feel like I’m entitled to pass judgement.

I bought it from a shop (not a pharmacy) on my way home and thought I’d give it a try as I’ve become increasingly tired of using make-up wipes. If you read my Waitrose cucumber wipes post, you’ll know they’ve really been stinging my eyes recently.

Garnier’s Micellar Cleansing Water is apparently used by sensitive skin sufferers and made from natural ingredients, the water of Micellar – which is a mixture of Hexylene, Glycol, and Glycerine and who host of other God knows whats – to name just one (and only one). It can’t be that bad, can it? I mean, it’s Garnier after all! I’m sure if I’d tried a lot more Garnier products earlier, I’d have loved them!

It claims to “remove dirt, impurities and makeup”. Whether it removed dirt or impurities, I don’t know because my face has never – as far as I know – looked dirty or impuritie(d), so I wouldn’t know what I’d be looking for…

Makeup? Yes, it removed my cheek, chin, forehead, nose and top lip makeup pretty well… In terms of whether it was “soothing”, it felt soothing but I don’t have any pores or inflamed breakouts that need soothing at the moment (touch wood!) so, again, I can’t comment…

My skin is somewhat sensitive and this is specifically targetted at the sensitive-skin type so I agree that I haven’t noticed a redness or an irritancy since applying. I’ll follow up with an update tomorrow though (or over the next few days) just to be sure.

Okay, overall I do feel as though my face is cleaner and more soothed since trying it. I applied it on my face using cotton  pads, and as I said, it took the majority of my make-up off. But, I don’t know what kind of bionic, invincible eye make-up I have been wearing of late (the same Kajal eyeliner from Maybelline and They’re Real mascara from Benefit) but MY GOD! They just seem stay on and hang in there for dear life! What am I supposed to wash my eyes with to get rid of them entirely? 😭The most ridiculous thing about this idiocy of a situation that I’ve been finding myself in is that I haven’t even been wearing heavy eye-makeup like I usually do. However my flannel/face towel still gets black marks all over it! What is this sorcery?

Also, for a product that claims to be for “sensitive skin”, it’s apparently stung some people’s eyes like a… BEE(ch)! I don’t see how though because it doesn’t contain perfume.

Would I buy it again? Probably. I do think that if I was being honest though, I found it too over-hyped for the results it gives. I mean, it didn’t remove all of my eye makeup… That’s one of the main reasons why I wanted to try it. But, I’ve got to say that it didn’t sting me like Waitrose’s wipes did! So, that’s a result in itself I think…

It’s good, yes, but I wouldn’t write home about it if I emigrated to Australia on a foreign exchange student trip or something like that…