Well hello to you my reader chums! If you've been following me for a while then you'd know Garnier's micellar water is my main skincare stable so when I saw Boots were stocking a 'gel wash' version, I had to pick it up. Initially, I wasn't sure what to expect of this product, whether it would exceed expectations of my beloved micellar water or not. I've trialled it when washing my face without makeup and for taking light/ heavy makeup off to see how it played out.
It goes without saying, a gel wash with a pump is so much easier to use than a squeezy bottle tube. I find with this gel wash, you're able to pump the correct amount of product out without wasting any or creating spillage.
When I first used this face wash, I was quite surprised of the watery texture and thin consistency. Once pumped onto your hands, it'll run over your fingers if you don't lather it straight away. However, after lathering it up and using circular motions on the skin, it feels incredibly soothing. The thin consistency works well as you're able to work it into more areas of the skin.
The product is fragrance-free which is not only good for those with sensitive skin but it means you're not putting additional chemicals onto your face. During application, as there's no scent it smells very fresh and clean which in turn does the job it was designed for.
Makeup removing ability
I tested this out for two different makeup looks, my everyday light, face makeup and also on a heavy-duty eye look. For the face makeup, the wash worked well, taking off the makeup layers from my skin and leaving no additional product excess. However, I found for eyes it wasn't so successful. I'd rub it in and afterwards, it would leave either eye shadow or mascara residue with my eyes feeling quite sore. I wouldn't recommend using it for eyes especially if yours are as sensitive as mine even though it claims it's also designed for this purpose.
I couldn't fault this. Whether on makeup free skin or used as a makeup remover, the face wash once washed off, always leaves the skin feeling fresh and fully cleansed. The gentle fragrance and thin texture doesn't feel too tough on the skin and does the job with a full clean finish.
With the fresh cleansing ability and as a scent free product, I couldn't say a bad word about it. However, I wouldn't say it's the best product to wash off heavy makeup and prefer to stick to the classic 'micellar water' for that task. Yet, for an everyday face wash and light makeup wear, the product works a treat, rubbing off every inch and leaving your skin clean as a daisy.
I hope you enjoyed this review of Garnier's micellar face wash. Have you tried this product?
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