I know when i uploaded a picture to my social media accounts a few people where asking for a comparison review on the Garnier and Dirty Works Micellar Cleansing Waters, so here it is. Hope you all enjoy
♥ GARNIER ♥
WHAT THEY SAY Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water features micelle cleansing molecules that pull oil and dirt away from the face. Our all-in-1 cleanser gently takes all makeup off, no rinsing, no harsh rubbing
WHAT I SAY Garnier’s Micellar Cleansing Water has become an unquestioned staple in my life. I’ve tried both the Sensitive Skin (pink cap) – which is Alcohol, Paraben and Fragrance Free so its perfect for people who have sensitive skin and gentle enough to use on the eyes. and the Pure Active (blue cap) – which is for anyone who suffers with Problem skin or who is acne prone, it contains an extra ingredient compared to its counterpart, Alcohol Denat, which is drying to the skin and stings my eyes. I’ve been using Garnier for a few months now and I’m very happy with the results. All i need is a little bit of the water on a cotton pad and it easily takes off my makeup without leaving my skin feeling dry.
It comes in a large 400ml bottle and is said to get about 200 uses – this all depends how much you use and how often. It retails for R 79.95 at Clicks and Dis-Chem
♥ DIRTY WORKS ♥
WHAT THEY SAY Dirty Works Micellar Cleansing Water packed with antioxidant-rich and skin conditioning ingredients, this micellar water effectively cleanses, refreshers and soothes skin; removing dirt, grime and makeup in one clean sweep. Hyaluronic Acid provides a moisture boost to ensure skin is left hydrated, whilst Hibiscus Extract conditions and helps to restore the complexion’s natural glow.
WHAT I SAY Dirty Works is new to the game (maybe only in SA?) but when i saw it on the shelves at Clicks i wanted to try it out as their other products, Masks / Scrubs etc are top notch. This Micellar water does the job but its not my favourite. It removes the makeup well but its not suitable to use on the eye area as it makes my eyes burn so bad (it does say on the bottle avoid contact with eyes), and while cleansing my face with cotton pad it leaves the pad/skin with a soapy substance – which maybe has something to do with the Hyaluronic Acid or Hibiscus Extract, its not completely clear like Garnier. It comes in a 250ml bottle and retails for R at Clicks only.
I use Micellar water in the evening to remove my makeup, then i wash my face, moisturize etc and again in the morning this time after i wash my face as a toner.
OUTCOME I will definitely be repurchasing Garnier until the day i stop wearing makeup but i think this was a one time purchase for Dirty Works.