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Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Micellar waters - Bioderma and Garnier


In Vienna last year, I stumbled upon a pretty little pharmacy that sold Bioderma. I paid €19 for a 500ml bottle which is roughly £15. I tried it that night at the hotel and fell in love. The next day my boyfriend bought me this little €7 travel sized bottle so that I could use it and keep the bottle to use whenever I'm away from home as the 500ml size can be quite heavy to carry around! 

A Micellar water consists of microscopic oils held in water molecules so that they cleanse the skin gently and effectively. Bioderma removes make up well, contains cucumber extract making it gentle on the skin and it feels like you are just using water to remove your make up. I have combination skin and I feel it works well with my skin and doesn't dry it out or leave it feeling oily.

I bought a 400ml bottle of Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water in savers for £2.99 which is a lot more affordable than Bioderma. The Garnier Micellar water feels less gentle on my skin, It can leave my skin a little red but for me it still removes make up as well, if not better than Bioderma.

Due to this I use them both for different jobs. I use Bioderma as a cleanser after a face wipe to cleanse my skin and remove any last traces of make up before I moisturise and I use the Garnier Micellar water as a Make up remover as it really strips everything away. I'm not sure if I will repurchase the Garnier Micellar water but it's definitely great to try if you can't get your hands on some Bioderma!

What is your favourite Micellar water?


  1. i used the loreal micellar water and it was really good, removed all my makeup really nicely! still haven't tried bioderma yet! xx

  2. I've tried the Garnier and L'Oreal ones and so far, I think I prefer the Garnier one. I'd love to give Bioderma a try though! x

    Kat from Blushing Rose Beauty | Tiny Flutters - Mummy & Baby

  3. just discovered your blog... very nice :)

  4. oooh I want to try the garnier one! I absolutely love the photo for this post too
    Lucy xx
    Sailor Speak

  5. I love bioderma so much! I just stumbled across your blog and it's lovely! You've got yourself a new follower xx

    Jasmine Cara

  6. I have never tried a micellar water! i want to try one though.

  7. Bioderma is my holy grail, I'm on my third bottle and I always have a back up. Ive tried the L'Oreal one but it was just too greasy on my skin. I guess my skin has expensive taste :)
    xxx Claire

  8. I have heard so many good things about both but I have never tried either. With the Garnier product being more accessible here in the UK I will probably try that one..currently using the L'Oreal Micellar solution which works wonders.
    Becka | This Is My World

  9. So sad that I don't get any of these in my country x


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