Micellar water probably is your best friend when it comes to removing your makeup quick and easy. More and more brands have a micellar water, but do they all work as well? I’m comparing four micellar waters from three different brands, all available in the Netherlands and Belgium.
The four contestants:
- Hema hydrating micellar water for all skin types: €2 for 250 ml
- Nivea micellar water for normal to combination skin: €5,99 for 200 ml
- Garnier micellar cleansing water for sensitive skin: €5,99 for 400 ml. I have had this one the longest, so that is why the bottle is more empty.
- Garnier micellar cleansing water for sensitive and combination skin: €5,99 for 400 ml
I have dry skin, which (I believe) the brands don’t have a special micellair water for. I decided to buy different versions to see wat works best for me.
We can say that Hema is the winner when it comes to value for money. When you convert the price to 400 ml, the Hema micellar water would only cost you €3,20, which is cheaper than the €5,99 for the other micellar waters.
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What’s also very important to me is if the products have a scent to them. Except for the pink one from Garnier, they all have a very light scent when you smell it from the bottle. But when you really use the micellar waters on a cotton round, the scent from the one from Hema really stands out. And not in a good way… It smells like chemicals. Horrible! Whereas the scents from Nivea and the green Garnier micellar water are much more fresh and way less noticable.
Hema and Nivea don’t take off the makeup as well as the Garnier Micellar waters do. When using the ones from Hema and Nivea, I need to use much more micellar water to clean my face. And what’s worse, Hema’s water doesn’t even really get the job done. I can use two cotton rounds loaded with the micellar water, but there will still be mascara left on my lashes and black eye pencil on my eyelid.
There is a slight difference though between the Garnier waters. The pink version for sensitive and combination skin irritates my eye a bit when taking off my makeup. I found it odd, because that version doesn’t include perfume. I don’t have that problem at all when using the green Garnier versien for sensitive skin.
Definitely the green micellar water from Garnier, for sensitive skin! It removes makeup the easiest and the most effective.
Which micellar water do you love?