Micellar water is the beauty hero we all know and love. You'll find it on the shelf of every beauty addict as it removes everything from a red lip to a smudge-proof eyeliner with ease. But no matter how much we adore this skincare product..it's not actually designed to be the beauty hero we believe it to be.
Micellar water originated in France where it was invented due to water shortages in 1918. It was later discovered that washing your face with micellar water as opposed to regular water was far more beneficial to the skin. Washing your face with regular water disrupts the skin's barriers function which can then lead to developing skin conditions such as acne, eczema and dermatitis.
Since then, micellar water has gone worldwide and reached cult favourite status with both designer and pharmacy brands releasing their take on the skincare brand. The clear winner in the game is Garnier's Micellar Cleansing Water. Not only is it top of the game for its efficiency but also for its super affordable price tag.
However, despite the product being voted by beauty fans everywhere as the best skincare product...it's actually not all the great. Sure it takes off that stubborn mascara in seconds but it actually does nothing for your skin.
That's why the brand has given their beloved micellar water a skincare makeover. Meet Garnier Micellar Milky Cleansing Water. This time around, the cosmetics brand has infused the micellar water with a milky texture that is designed specifically to comfort and hydrate your skin.
Now, before you crying: 'if it's not broken, don't fix it' - relax. It still holds all the same greatness as the original micellar water except this time, it has added benefits. The micelles in the water still hold its magnet like tendencies when removing makeup while the new milky texture simply gives the product a lightweight texture which hydrates and soothes the skin.
Garnier Micellar Milky Cleansing Water, €7.99, Boots
Although micellar water is renowned as a cleansing godsend, remember it doesn't count as a cleanser. All the product does is push the dirt, grime and oils on your face further into your skin meaning it doesn't actually remove them. Gross.
So while your face may appear to be clean, try going in for a double cleanse and you'll be shocked to see just how much dirt was left on your face.