💦WHICH WATER 💦 Garnier vs Dirty Works Micellar Cleansing Water


Hi everyone

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



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



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.


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Welcome to Popcorn and Pearls…. My name is Melissa. I’m a 30-something year old Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger. I originally come from Durban, living in Cape Town with my 3 furbabies (cats), Peanut (my little panda) and my Twins, Lycan and Luna, for 15 years now and loving this City with all it has to offer. I have a love for everything Beautiful – from Makeup, to Fragrances, Clothing, Shoes and even Food. Popcorn and Pearls is my home away from home, the place i dive into to get away from the busy yet mundane life of the ebb and flow of work and sleep. I love sharing my finds with you all, whether it be a beautiful yet inexpensive dupe makeup item, a piece of jewelry, books or a little undiscovered restaurant. I love sharing my views on makeup, fragrance, body products and more with every one of you. I know you get great products in the USA or UK but i love finding dupe affordable products for all my readers in our very own South Africa When i am not working on my blog then i am a Full Time Travel agent. I also am addicted to TV series as well as reading. Thanks for reading my blog and being such great supporters. Please feel free to contact me anything on: mel_east_7@live.com

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