An Honest Review of Garnier Micellar Foaming Gel Cleanser

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I’ve been a fan of the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water since it came out on the market, so I was super excited to try out their new face wash from the same line.

Micellar water has become a big trend among skincare routines, but what exactly is it? According to cosmetic chemist, Joseph Cincotta, “Micellar (pronounced my-sell-er) water is a combination of purified water; hydrating ingredients, such as glycerin and low concentrations of extremely mild surfactants,” (Angelle & Calaor, 2018).

Using micellar water is beneficial because it removes dirt, makeup and oil while hydrating your skin. Because it’s meant to be absorbed into the skin, there is no harsh scrubbing needed, eliminating irritation.

This new product is an all-in-one rinse-off cleanser that gently foams to remove makeup, cleanse and refresh. The product can be used on your face, lips and eyes and rinses off clean without any harsh rubbing. Garnier claims the product is meant for all skin types, even sensitive skin.

One of my favorite things about this product is that it doesn’t have any oil or acid, making it such a versatile facewash.  You can check out the full list of ingredients here.

I have really dry skin, so I tend to go for oil-based facewashes as to not dry my skin out. This product, however, did not dry my skin out at all. I actually found that it had no positive nor negative effects on my skin. It didn’t dry it out but it also didn’t help with the dry patches I already had. It also didn’t burn my skin or my eyes, which I’ve had face products do in the past.

This product has no scent to it which I liked. Sometimes facewashes have overbearing smells that last all day or night. It felt gentle on my skin and my face felt clean and refreshed after using it. I used it both in the morning and night.

I recommend pairing this facewash with Garnier’s Micellar Water for a simple skincare routine that will leave you feeling clean and refreshed.