While we totally understand the appeal of makeup wipes, your skin doesn’t benefit from using them… At all. In fact, a lot of people (derms included) say you should ditch them entirely as they’ll dehydrate your skin and do a poor job of actually cleansing. Here’s where the Garnier Micellar Oil-infused Cleansing Water, $4, comes in to save the day! This uber-affordable cleanser will remove every last smidge of makeup while providing your skin with a surge of moisture. It’s basically a boujee micellar water, and we’re obsessed with how it’s transformed our skin since we (finally) said goodbye to our makeup wipes. Here’s everything you need to know:
Why you’re going to love Garnier Micellar Oil-infused Cleansing Water
Okay, so you guys have probably heard of micellar water – it’s the beauty junkie’s staple for a reason. If you haven’t, we’ll give you the 411: Micellar water is made of tiny balls of oil molecules called micelles, which are suspended in soft water. The micelles are made of surfactants, which act as a magnet to attract makeup, dirt, and sebum, lifting impurities from the skin without stripping away natural oils.
This cleanser combines micellar water (yay) with antioxidant-rich argan oil making it even more hydrating. If you have oily skin, dw, it’s not bad for your skin. The oil will combine with any excess sebum (the natural oil your skin produces) and surface impurities, so when it’s removed all of those nasties are removed along with it. Plus, argan oil’s packed with fatty acids and vitamin E, which will plump your skin and strengthen its natural barrier, preventing future moisture loss.
We love it because it leaves our skin feeling silky smooth and you don’t have to spend ages rubbing at your eyes to get rid of those last traces of mascara. The gentle formula’s suitable for all skin types; in fact, it’s ideal for sensitive skin as you’ll avoid removing any natural oils. Also, the cotton pad literally glides over your skin, so there’s no need to tug and pull, as you do with wipes.
To put it bluntly, it’s not only a total badass at removing makeup – including waterproof mascara – it’ll give your skin a major hydrating hug as well.
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How we use our Micellar Oil-infused Cleansing Water
Morning: Shake well before use to combine the oil and the micellar water. Soak a cotton pad in the cleansing oil and wipe away any makeup or dirt from your skin. You don’t need to rinse it off, as the formula draws out impurities and the oil locks in moisture.
Nighttime: We use this as the first and second step when we double cleanse in the evening. For the first step, we pour the cleansing water into our palm and rub our hands together until it lathers. Then we massage it into our skin and rinse with water. After this, we cleanse again using the technique outlined above. This will ensure all of your makeup is removed, as well as any dirt, or pollution that’s sat on your skin throughout the day. We recommend following with toner and your usual routine – make sure you’re layering your products in the right order!!
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Let us know if you’ve used the Garnier Micellar Oil-infused Cleansing Water in the comments below.