Garnier Micellar (Pink) Cleansing Water – Review

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Garnier Micellar (Pink) Cleansing Water - Review
Garnier Micellar (Pink) Cleansing Water

Hello All! Welcome to another review post and today, I am going to share my experience with Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water (Pink) which is for Sensitive Skin. I already tried and loved, Garnier Micellar Argan-Oil Infused Water but yes, it does contain harmful chemical so I didn’t purchase it again. Well, both the variants contain PHMB (Polyaminopropyl Biguanide) which is said to be dangerous (that is what I heard) for the skin but I saw a lot of people loving the Pink Variant of Garnier Micellar Water so I thought why not to give this a try and see which works best. Let us get into the review.

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Garnier Micellar (Pink) Cleansing Water

Price: Rs.175/- for 125 ml

Available on Nykaa

I Bought this from my Nearby Big Bazar with Free Cotton Pads. I do have a feeling that the one which is being sold separately and the one which comes with free cotton pads have some sort of difference going on in their packaging or formulation. I feel so! Not sure.

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Garnier Micellar (Pink) Cleansing Water

Product Description

  • All-in-1 Cleanser & Makeup Remover
  • Removes make-up + cleanses + soothes
  • Suits sensitive skin too
  • No rinse, no harsh rubbing
  • Ideal for face, lips, and eyes
  • Non-Sticky, Non-Oily
  • Contains no perfume or alcohol
  • Dermatologically and ophthalmologically tested




Surprisingly, mine one didn’t contain PHMB. I bought this from my Nearby Big Bazar with free cotton pads and when I read the Ingredients I was like, what? how? How come the one I picked is not having that rumored dangerous Ingredient? Even the one listed on Nykaa does show that Ingredient. I asked for a few people on my Instagram to check if it contains in the bottle they were having and yes, it was there. I really got worried if mine was original or fake, or if the packaging or Ingredients got changed because I noticed, the one I am having says “Even for Sensitive Skin” and “60 Uses” on the front while the one which is available online doesn’t have this printed on their label. I was literally tensed up! 

And when I googled a bit, I saw this product is having different packaging/ labeling everywhere. On some, “Skin Active” is mentioned. Some were having “Even for Sensitive Skin” but not that 60 Uses label. On some, the product description was changed a little. This was confusing that I just made a decision to try it, experience it, and to never ever buy it again. First, it has different labeling going on everywhere and then that Ingredient issue. Phew!

Review – Garnier Micellar Water (Pink)

My Skin Type: Normal to Combination, Sensitive, and Acne-Prone Skin

Packaging: It comes in a transparent plastic bottle with a flip flop cap. The nozzle dispenses the product in a fine way. The packaging is spill-proof, mess-free and travels friendly. The labels have all sort of Information need but as I mentioned above, there are different bottles of this with different labeling.

Garnier Micellar (Pink) Cleansing Water - Review
Garnier Micellar (Pink) Cleansing Water

My Experience with Garnier Micellar Water (Pink)

It takes off the makeup but it isn’t that powerful. I won’t say it worked like a magnet and took out the maximum amount of makeup in one go. Even after taking 2 or 3 cotton pads, the makeup was still coming off. A Lot of people say it is good for your daily wear makeup and I was wearing only a sheer coverage foundation, concealer, mascara, Lipstick, and loose powder and it was taking multiple cotton pads to take it off. While the oil-infused micellar water from Garnier does the 80% job in 1 cotton pad. Or maybe my makeup was too much for daily wear. 😂 Also, I feel like it depends on what amount of makeup or what product you were wearing. I think this is good for the really minimal amount of makeup.

When it comes to taking off the eye makeup, it definitely does a pretty job. From eyeshadow to the liner and washable mascara, it takes off everything in few swipes but isn’t that powerful when it comes to taking off the makeup from rest of the face.

After wiping off my face with this, I felt some unusual plastic-y kind of smell which this left on my face for a few seconds. No Idea why! But, the good thing is, it doesn’t leave any sort of stickiness behind. I was able to feel a kind of freshness.

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    It has no effect on waterproof makeup. I swiped it over my waterproof mascara and it came in the blank. Like, the cotton pad was all clear. It is totally not at all effective for waterproof makeup. I understand this one is not marketed for waterproof makeup. Then I took my Jaquline makeup remover and everything was off. That oil-based makeup remover from Jaquline is really great. I love that.

    One thing which I am so surprised about is that it formed a kind of lather while I was wiping my face with it. I took a cotton pad, poured the micellar water, started swiping all over the face and next I see there is some lather or foam on my fingertips and on cotton. Is it soapy water or what? How and why there is lather in it? This was all strange.

    And the biggest fail is it broke me out. It says it is good for sensitive skin but nope, I got clogged pores and tiny pimples. When I didn’t use it for a few days, my skin got normal. And with this point, this was a total fail for me. 

    Garnier Micellar (Pink) Cleansing Water Swatch Test

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    Garnier Micellar (Pink) Cleansing Water Swatch Test

    Here are a lot of swatches on my hand. 😃 I swatched both creme and matte liquid lipsticks followed by cream and powder highlighters, waterproof mascara and eyeliner, concealer and eyeshadows.

    After One Swipe

    Garnier Micellar (Pink) Cleansing Water - Review - One Swipe Test
    Garnier Micellar (Pink) Cleansing Water – One Swipe Test

    After Two Swipe

    Garnier Micellar (Pink) Cleansing Water - Review - Two Swipe Test
    Garnier Micellar (Pink) Cleansing Water – Two Swipe Test

    After Multiple Swipes

    Garnier Micellar (Pink) Cleansing Water - Review - Multiple Swipe Test
    Garnier Micellar (Pink) Cleansing Water – Multiple Swipe Test

    Even after multiple swipes, the swatches are still there. These are just hand swatches but when you wear makeup for hours, when makeup is there on your skin for a long time, it needs a great makeup remover. And if these much traces are left, this is a lot for your skin.

    In short

    Garnier Micellar Water (Pink) didn’t work for me. It requires multiple cotton pads to take off even a basic layer of makeup. It isn’t that powerful in taking off the face makeup but does a pretty job in taking off the eye makeup. It forms a kind of lather/foam while swiping it all around the face and leaves some unsual plastic-y kind of smell on face. It broke my skin out and gave me clogged pores and pimples. Does not work on tough or waterproof makeup. Also, The same bottle comes with different labeling and Ingredients everywhere which is quite suspicious.

    • Alcohol-Free
    • Good for Extremely Minimal Makeup
    • Works great in taking off eye makeup
    • Doesn’t feel sticky or Oily

    • Gave Clogged Pores and Pimples
    • Not for Moderate to Heavy Makeup
    • Doesn’t work on waterproof makeup
    • Leaves a plastic-y kind of smell on face
    • Doesn’t take off the makeup totally.
    • Forms a kind of lather
    • Available in Market with different labeling and Ingredientseverywhere which is Suspicious

    So, this was it for today. I hope you have found this post helpful. Share your views in the comments below. Have a Good Day. 😍

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    Niharika Verma

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    2 thoughts on “Garnier Micellar (Pink) Cleansing Water – Review

    1. Ye to bahut ajib baat hai, ingredients change, bubbles firm hona, ye first time suna n dekha, maine Nykaa se liya hai aur wo bahut accha result de raha hai, 2 swipe me to pura makeup Clear ho jaata hai
      Aap isko use mat kariye aur nykaa se dusra lijiye

    2. I got mine from Nykaa a few months ago..and it is the same as you PHMB and states 'even for sensitive skin'. Might be they revamped?

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