Like the name suggests Garnier’s new micellar cleansing water is designed to cleanse your face with a few swipes leaving fresh, soft and hydrated skin. Garnier’s micellar cleansing water is available in two variants- sensitive and oily-combination and at a huge 400ml this cleansing water is guaranteed for 200 uses! My research revealed that micellar water is made up of micelles, which are tiny oil molecules suspended in soft water whose purpose is to attract oil and dirt,cleansing your face. Micellar water has been around for a while and was mainly used by the French due to the harshness of their water.

I enjoy this product and am currently using the pink bottle (sensitive). While I do not suffer from sensitive skin, right now it is slightly dehydrated from winter and I feel that the green bottle (oily) would only exacerbate my problem. I use the micellar water as part of my double cleanse in the evening and alone in the morning to remove night time serums and treatments. I find it so refreshing and definitely delivers on its promises. For the sake of saving on cotton pads I use it after I have washed my face and even though I wash my face pretty well there is always traces of grime / makeup left behind. I’m looking forward to using this product in summer and plan on storing it in fridge for those horrible, humid Durban days.

Pros: effective one step cleansing process, skin feels soft and hydrated, hypoallergenic, price (R79.95 for 400ml).

Cons: the amount of cotton pads you will go through! Has a tough time removing certain waterproof mascara.

Definite two thumbs up!