I really love the regular Micellar water so I thought I'd give this a try for a more thorough cleanse and to minimize my use of cotton pads when using micellar water. Unfortunately this doesn't live up to the magic of the regular Micellar water. The product comes in a clear bottle with a pink pump. I like that the packaging is clear so I can see how much product is remaining. The pump works fine, and the product is very economical as one small pump is enough to do the entire face. The gel wash is quite a thick transparent gel with no fragrance. The wash lathers up well with water and washes off the face easily and doesn't leave any residue. However, I find it isn't very good at what it promises to be; a gentle cleansing make up remover. I find the product stings when used on the eye area and my eyelashes. It doesn't feel like it's stinging in the sense of having a reaction, and my eyes are fine afterwards, but more feels like having soap in your eyes. This frustrated me as this promises to be gentle and able to be used on the eyes, yet this easily drips into the eyes, or the lather gets into my eyes and stings. I find this doesn't remove mascara well at all, and I always wake up with panda eyes the next day after using this, or I have to go in with regular micellar water afterwards to get the rest of the mascara. Having to use another product to remove the rest of my make up after using this make up removing wash, defeats the entire purpose of this wash. This removes face make up well, but I find it doesn't remove lipstick well. It tends to just smear the lipstick all over my face, whether it be cream lipstick or a matte, and it doesn't remove it entirely. This takes twice as long to use and wash off when compared to using the regular Garnier Micellar Water and struggles to remove eye and lip make up, so this is a really inefficient product. I also found this dried my skin out on my face, so this definitely is not a sensitive formula and not for you if you have sensitive skin. I'd recommend not using this and sticking with the regular Garnier Micellar Water.
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Garnier Skin Active Micellar Gel Wash Review
The Micellar you love, now in a gentle wash format. The new all-in-one Garnier Skin Active Micellar Gel Wash is powerful, yet gentle to skin. Like a magnet, micelles capture and lift away dirt, oil, and makeup without harsh rubbing or over-drying.
Enriched with natural-derived grape extract, the ultra-gentle, fragrance freeformula is suitable for all skin types, even sensitive. In one easy step, it gently removes makeup and impurities leaving skin perfectly cleansed and refreshed with no harsh rubbing
Availability All leading supermarkets, The Warehouse, selected pharmacies and department stores.
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Garnier's Micellar Cleansing Gel Wash is an all-in-one rinse-off gel that not only promises to remove make-up but cleanses too. It's dermatologically and ophthalmologically tested, has a gentle formula, and is non-perfumed, making it perfect for all skin types, including sensitive skin. If you're avoiding products containing SLS (Sodium Laureth Sulfate) you may want to avoid purchasing this, as it does contain it.
Packaged in an easy to use 200ml clear plastic pump action bottle with hot pink nozzle, the bottle makes it easy to see how much you have left. Unfortunately, this product did not live up to the promises made. This extremely gentle cleansing gel hardly foams, and does not remove gel eyeliner pencil or non-waterproof mascara, however it did remove powder products and foundation.
I ended up using the rest of my bottle of Micellar Cleansing Gel Wash after oil cleansing first to remove make-up, purely to use it up (as I didn't want to simply throw the product away) and to help remove some of the oil cleanser residue before I cleansed with a foaming cleanser.
Sadly, this micellar product gets a "no" from me, and I won't be purchasing more or recommending it. Garnier's Micellar Water did a better job of removing make-up than this did.
Tips: One pump is sufficient to cleanse with
I picked this beauty up in my weekly grocery shop . I love that I can sneak these things into my trolley lol . I’m dedicated to cleansing my skin morning and night .
This comes in a pump bottle easy to disperse product out of it . Has the garnier labelling . Consistency is like a clear gel . I lather this on my face after a full face of make up . This just powers through all of my make up .
After using this religiously for four weeks daily use I can say that my skin feels cleaned nicely . I had no skin irritations or sudden changes with my skin . I can see myself buying this again . I reccomend giving this a try .
Whoohoo!! I always wanted to try this gel cleanser. Saw it on the shelves like it was calling out to me, and I just couldn’t hold back on the purchase. I’m so glad I finally got to try it out; a cleanser and make up remover all-in-one. It has a turn on and off lock, so you wont need to worry about accidental spillage when carrying it around with you on the go.
I thought I would have preferred this micellar gel cleanser to the micellar water. However, after trying out the gel, i realised i missed wiping that cool water over my face.
I don’t usually use eye make up.. but thought i would do a little test with this gel cleanser. This clear and thick transparent gel cleanser frothed up nicely, and cleaned off my usual basic make up of the same o’ BB cream and powered foundation. However, when it came to my eyes, although the colour shadow was gone, i still had residue of the glittery substance around my eyes.
When it comes to foamy cleansers, I have the tendency to try avoid as much as my eyes as possible, which was most probably why my eye make up didn’t come off as cleanly as I would have liked it. Although the gel wasn’t harsh on the eyes, I would probably stick to my micellar water, as I feel less anxious wiping that around my eyes than rubbing the gel over it.
This gel cleanser like the micellar water; easy and simple to use. But due to personal preference, if i wore any eye make up, I would probably stick to using the micellar water with facial wipes, and double cleanse with another cleanser. But if i felt a little lazy, and don’t have any eye make up on; I would go for a quick and easy clean with the gel cleanser in the shower.
Have been using the garnier micellar water and been impressed so was very excited to try the gel.
It’s wonderful. I like not having to use a wipe for this so better for the planet.
Also the gel lathers up well which I feel cleans my skin better. I use another small pump to lather up my eye makeup and help remove the more stubborn makeup. It doesn’t hurt my eyes so this is very comfortable.
I does well cleaning and also leaves my skin feeling soft and fresh, ready for my night creams. Doesn’t feel like it drys my skin like some cleansers can.
Great size bottle and very affordable.
Finally found this at Countdown, $12 for 200mls. Loved their Micellar water but couldn't be bothered sometimes using the makeup remover pads. One all over wash is easier & faster with same results. No irritation or dry tight feeling afterwards. Removed my makeup well including mascara. I always double cleanse, once to remove makeup and again to clean skin. Must have.
I was super excited to get this in the beauty vault, I love micellar water so couldn't wait to try a micellar gel!
It comes in a great size 200ml bottle and my favourite part is it has a pump, I love anything with a pump as it just makes life easier for me. It is a thick, clear gel and I cannot detect a fragrance.
I use this in the shower, one pump is enough and it cleans my face super well and doesn't sting or cause any irritation at all. My face is left feeling clean and soft and I get no tight, dry face.
I really love this micellar gel and would happily buy it again. I feel like the bottle will last for ages as a little bit definitely goes a long way. A very gentle but effective face wash.
I had been absolutely desperate to try this - didn't get on the trial, got it in the vault but it was left out in error, and it wasn't available anywhere I looked.....
--- so imagine my delight when I finally found it, for $10 (The Warehouse - usual price) and it was every bit as good as I hoped.
Why no 5 star rating then? I prefer the Micellar Foaming Wash from the same range, which I got in Hawaii and is still not out here - it's thinner, and i actually like the slight foam to it.
SO saying, this is good. VERY good.
As is typical for their micellar range, it comes in a clear bottle with a pink cap - pink is my fave colour and so that's always a good start! The pump cap dispenses a good amount of product for one wash, and the gel itself is thick-ish, completely clear, and non-scented.
I use this AFTER oil cleansing at night (cleanse once for your makeup and once for your skin, ladies!) and my skin is currently very well balanced, not prone to breakouts and feels clean and fresh.
The bottle is a generous 200ml, which will last weeks, if not months, for the $10. I'll buy another and have two open at once - one in shower and one on the sink - for when my other runs out. I'm sold.
Cheap, effective, gentle and works for my skin; what's not to love.
Tips: The Warehouse is the cheapest place I've seen it - I've also spotted it in Farmers and a couple of supermarkets since, but it's still not widely stocked. Yet ;)
After reading all the rave reviews of this gel wash, I thought I'd better give it a go.
What I like:
Lathers up well
Comes in an easy to use pump bottle that is clear so you can see how much is left
Seems like good value for money as you get quite a lot and don't need more than a coin sized blob for your face
No exfoliating beads so OK for when you don't want to scrub
If fragrance irritates your face or eyes then you might like this, but only if that's the only thing your face doesn't like.
What I don't like:
I mistakenly thought all micellar things were the same, and all natural/healthy. Unfortunately Garnier have resorted to using Sodium Laureth Sulphate (SLES) which was a surprise - I wouldn't have bought it if I'd read the ingredients.
While it doesn't feel harsh upon application or directly after, a little while afterwards I notice that my face feels a prickly and irritated. No other face washes or scrubs make my skin feel like that. The feeling goes away if I apply moisturiser but since I've already put some on after my shower, this would be an additional layer.
The labels says you can wash your eye makeup off with this but it didn't make a dent in my non-waterproof mascara or waterproof eyeliner. It did get the cream eyeshadow off.
Overall I give this a No Thanks. I'll probably finish it off in the shower as a body wash, but it needs to stay away from my face.
Tips: If you are desperate to try this but have sensitive skin, try out only a small amount first, don't scrub your face, and wash it off quickly. Then see how you feel about an hour or so later. If all is still good, then it's good!
I haven't owned this for very long (a weekish) but am already loving this! I've popped it in the shower and have been washing my face with it each night. I've tried it on it's own and also used it in conjunction with my face halo and both ways work amazingly. I love that it has a pump because it's easy to use, especially in the shower. The only thing I'm not too sure of is the scent, it isn't strong or overpowering, but does have a slight alcoholic scent (like a hand gel?). Overall I am really loving this and have enjoyed having a face wash again that foams up as I have been using just a cream for the last little while, there is something about a foam that makes me feel extra clean! It's also great to have an alternative to needing to use cotton pads with the other micellar water that they do.