Hey everyone today I'm going to talk about how well these Micellar waters stand up to each other. Now we all have those lazy girl days where we just want to take our makeup off quickly and go to sleep.
Gone are the days of makeup wipes because there's a new kid on the block and all the brands are interested. Bioderma, a French brand was the original one that started the craze and now L'Oreal, Garnier, and a lot of other brands (some are Polish or European so I won't mention them) have hopped on the bandwagon.
To test these out basically what I have done is just take my makeup off with the Micellar water and then not wash my face and see if I have any skin issues or acne in the morning.
L'Oreal Skin Perfection (Ideal Soft in Europe) Micellar Water- (200ml) I don't think this one lives up to Bioderma at all. I feel like this leaves a strange film on my skin when I use it and it has this SLIGHT smell that I can't put my finger on. Some people don't even smell it…but after I use this I feel like there's a film or a layer left on my skin. I did have some skin problems the mornings after so I don't think this one takes your makeup off entirely or clogs my skin up. I also had to use quite a bit of product, it takes two whole rectangular cotton pads and sometimes two round ones for my eyes. (and I still have to wash my face after)
Garnier Cleansing Micellar Water- (400ml) When I bought this, I was going in to buy a different micellar water, and I saw this beauty sitting near to L'Oreal Micellar water and it was 2PLN more (so like 50 cents) for double the amount. I'm always a fan of a good bargain so I figured I'd try it out. HOLY, MOLY. If you wanted a dupe for Bioderma then here it is ladies and gents. I took my makeup off with this and then fell asleep because I've ben pulling all nighters for my finals for medical school. I woke up and my skin felt soft and clean and not tight. Didn't put any moisturizer or toner on and my skin looked like a dream. I do think you have to use a tiny bit more product than with Bioderma but far less product than the L'Oreal one. I could take a full face of makeup off with one of those big square cotton pads. (this one also claims you get 200 uses out of it, so 2 ml a use…i don't know if thats true. I think it's relative to how much makeup you wear)
Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micellar Water- (500ml) Now this is the one everyone knows and loves, except their wallet doesn't. It's hard to find, expensive (well more expensive than anyone would like) but no one has found an actual dupe for it. Until now. The Garnier one is a legitimate dupe for everyone's beloved bioderma. No smell, not irritating, almost feels like it moisturizes the skin, and takes off almost every last bit of makeup.
All in all I feel extremely confident saying that the Garnier Micellar Water is a complete dupe for Bioderma and is a lot more wallet friendly. You may have to use a tad more but not that much. That dent I've made in the bottle is after about 3 or 4 uses I think?
Here's to all the lazy girls that are horrible about taking their makeup off and would like more money to spend on buying makeup (since there will be a lot more money in your wallet).