I’ve been a fan of Garnier for years now, and while I have tried many products, the SkinActive Micellar line is my favourite! I like that they are all gentle on my skin and do their job without causing extra dryness, breakouts or other irritations. Here’s a quick review of some products in the range, including my go-to, the Garnier SkinActive Micellar Water (I’ve gone through countless bottles of this stuff!).
Ps. Make sure you read all the way to the end for an exciting giveaway.
If you’re already a fan of this product like me, please take a seat before I blow your mind…
Costco sells the Garnier SkinActive Micellar Water in a 700ml bottle for around $13. For reference, the regular size available in most drugstores is 400ml for $11.49. Although you can typically find it on sale for less…
Great deal, right?!
For those who don’t know what I’m talking about, this “water” is magic in a bottle. It removes makeup without needing to be rinsed after, and makes my skin feel clean but not stripped of moisture. It’s the best for lazy girls like me when I can’t be bothered to go through a whole skincare routine. A little of this solution on a few cotton rounds is better than not cleansing at all. And it’s easy to use while watching TV at the same time. So there really should be no excuses for sleeping with makeup on.
I also enjoy using it every morning instead of washing my face to make sure my skin is really clean before applying my moisturizer.
I only recently began using the SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Gel Wash and I’m really impressed! It removes the majority of my makeup in one use. The gel formula turns into a beautiful foam, which I like to think of as a sign that it’s working, and has not caused any irritations to my skin.
It can sting the eyes a little, which is why the next product is so great.
There are 100 little round pads in this pot that have been saturated with product to easily remove eye makeup. I like to use two at a time and hold them over my lids for 15-20 seconds before gently swiping over my lash line. They don’t sting, they don’t leave behind a greasy residue, nor do they cause my eyes any dryness or irritation.
I like to use these first, before going in with the face wash, and I’ll use the SkinActive Micellar Water after cleansing my face to remove any makeup that may be left behind. Typically it’s just a bit of foundation and bronzer along my hairline that I can’t get by washing my face without soaking my hair.
*Tip: store the container of eye makeup remover pads upside down so the solution surrounds the top layer for maximum saturation. I use this same trick with makeup remover wipes.
In my opinion, a successful makeup remover wipe MUST be very wet. These do not disappoint. They’re perfectly saturated and do a great job removing makeup. Pretty much everything – foundation, concealer, blush, bronzer, mascara and eyeliner – are gone with just one towelette. I also really like that they are infused with Argan Oil, which leaves my skin feeling hydrated and soft, but not greasy.
These also have what Garnier describes as a “honeycomb texture”, which gently exfoliate the skin too.
Garnier make some of my favourite sheet masks! They’re all super saturated in moisturizing ingredients that make my skin feel great. Plus they’re affordable and easily accessible.
Now onto the most exciting bit…
I’m teaming up with Garnier to give one lucky reader the chance to win this great prize pack featuring:
- Garnier SkinActive Micellar Water All-In-1 Cleansing Water
- Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Gel Wash
- Garnier SkinActive Micellar Eye Makeup Remover Pads
- Garnier SkinActive Makeup Removing Micellar Wipes With Argan Oil
- Garnier SkinActive Moisture Bomb Sheet Mask (The Super Hydrating Mask for Soothing)
- This giveaway is open to Canadian residents only.
- It starts on January 14, 2019, and will run until January 19, 2019.
- One winner will receive the prize pack pictured and described above.
- Once the winner has been contacted, they will have 48 hours to provide me with their mailing address. If the winner fails to respond within that time frame, another winner will be chosen.
Best of luck to you all!