Ok so we're off and running with Part 3 of my Micellar Water adventure! This week I'm reviewing the Garnier for Combination to Oily Skin, and the offering from Simple. Both are excellent quality, but once again they are quite different, so read on...
Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water Combination to Oily Skin 125ml/400ml (RRP $7.95/$12.95)
I have an oily T-zone and fairly normal cheeks, so I was particularly keen to try this formulation, and to compare it with the Sensitive Skin version, reviewed here. Love the pink one, but not so keen on this green labelled bottle. Given the target skin type, I expected it to be a wee bit drying, but it's a little too drying for my mature complexion. Identical ingredients, except for one extra inclusion - Alcohol Denat. Boo! I know some gals have a problem with this stuff, and although I didn't experience any reaction, I won't be buying this again. Doesn't make my skin feel tight, but it definitely feels like there is less moisture content after using it. I switched to Micellar Water from toner long ago mainly because of the harshness of the (often) alcohol content, so no, I'll stick with the original formulation...
Simple Kind to Skin Micellar Cleansing Water 200ml (RRP $9.99)
This is nice enough, no acohol content and it's supposed to contain multi-vitamins, but in my beauty book, it's nothing special. I've already gone through half a bottle as it's half the size of the Garnier one. Doesn't sting, and my skin feels clean, cool and refreshed after use, and super silky soft. It has a faint chemical-ish fragrance when it first hits the cotton pad, and after the skin dries, the scent is a bit like garden soil after a shower of rain - earthy but natural. Not unpleasant, and it dissipates very quickly, but a bit odd all the same - might be something to do with the chamomile content, although it doesn't smell like chamomile to me. It also doesn't seem to work as well at removing the last traces of makeup as some of the others, but I would buy it again if any of my other preferences weren't available ♥
I'm planning on uploading Part 4 next week, and to complete this little bit of research, I'll be declaring my personal favourite, as well as reviewing the Bioderma one. Till then why not join me in popping on over to Ingrid's Monday Makeup Madness Link Up Party ♥
Take care of you,