A quick glance of my bathroom shelf and you would quickly see that I am rather loyal - and partial - to an oil based cleanser or ten; I enjoy the luxury and the slip of an oil, not to mention I find that the consistency makes light work of make-up removal. Easy peasy cleansing is how I roll, speaking of which, two oil infused cleansing options by Garnier could be the on-the-go solution you have dreamed of. Imagine being able to quickly swipe off even the heaviest of foundation with ease, while aboard the last train home and without having to nurse dry, dehydrated or irritated skin the next day - the dream, am I right? Well you now can thanks to two new oil-infused Micellar options and the best part is that they won't break the bank at less than £6 per product.
Micellar cleansers are certainly having a moment aren't they? They are everywhere you look and what a revelation too; a non-rinse cleansing option that is fairly skin friendly, typically affordable and if you are really lucky - effective. Truthfully I don't rely on Micellar Waters all that often, they kinda go against all I know and enjoy - I like water and muslin cloths - but I like to have one on standby just-in-case. My life is just one huge just-in-case moment truth be told. Anyway, I may have found a Micellar water that I don't mind using before fully cleansing later in the evening: you know the drill, you've been out all day, with a full face of make-up, that is now irritating your skin and all you can think of is a, pyjamas and b, washing your face. Rather than drying my skin out with a wipe or foaming cleanser, Garnier Micellar Oil-Infused Cleansing Water offers a gentle and instant, refreshing option.
Can we forget how Micellar water cleansers work - something about the micelles trapping dirt and oil like a magnet when you swipe over the skin with a cotton pad - and focus on how great a make-up remover this is. Yes you will still want to - if not need to -follow up with a "real" cleanser before bed, if using Garnier Micellar Oil-Infused Cleansing Water in the same way as I do, but for a quick and easy way to remove the bulk of your make-up this is the micellar water you will want to try. The oil-infusion glides over the complexion, melting away foundation, waterproof mascara and all else that is in-between with ease and without leaving behind a weighty residue. If you have a drier than average complexion, Garnier Micellar Oil-Infused Cleansing Water is the one for you; due to the small oil percentage this is slightly more moisturising than your average micellar cleanser but light enough to be compatible with all skin types - yes, oil slicked skin types that includes us.
I know facial wipes aren't for everyone but I do like to stash a pack in my handbag for any make-up emergency, or to quickly remove the bulk of my make-up if travelling - otherwise, regardless of how tired I may be, I will always opt for a "real" cleanser kinda gal (I know I'm a real winner). My real gripe with make-up wipes is how the leave my skin feeling after use - even if it is just one use - I find that they either deplete my skin completely of moisture, or worse they leave my complexion red and irritated. There is also the dried out wipes that do not remove a stitch of make-up, or the wet-come-greasy offerings that leave a trail of sticky of residue behind - lovely. For all the aforementioned reasons it is easy to see why facial wipes have earned a bad reputation but don't write them off completely - Garnier Skin Active Oil-Infused Micellar Cleansing Wipes aren't half bad. Unlike previous instant cleansing options they actually deliver - the oil infused formulation not only quickly cuts through all traces of make-up (waterproof mascara inclusive) but to some degree comforts and gently hydrates the skin too. If ever there was a facial cleansing cloth to pack for a festival, or those just-in-case moments it is the Garnier Skin Active Oil-Infused Micellar Cleansing Wipes.
Isn't it interesting to watch cleansers evolve and not just within the higher price sector but the more accessible, and of course affordable high street market too.
What is the future of Micellar cleansing? Who knows but this post touches on a few new break-through products of such category.