This year my skincare routine has had a massive overhaul replacing basic products that’s let’s be honest, existed because they were simple and cheap. Now I have abandoned things like face wipes and replaced them with much better quality cleansers, moisturisers and the like with room for more and by making these product changes my skin has never felt better… and I haven’t had to brake the bank in the process.
My most recent change was replacing my ‘eye makeup remover lotion’ from the Boots basic skincare range, with the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water. This for me has been a long time coming but I am pleased I have made the swap.
Firstly, there is/was nothing wrong with the original eye makeup remover lotion that I was using, it’s a decent enough product and does the job and some of you will never feel the need to change it and that is fine with me. But, when you try a cleansing water for the first time, you notice how much nicer it is. Lotion, when you apply slightly too much and it goes in your eye it can sting like hell so I find that I have to (once applied to a cotton pad), just dab it on my cheek to remove the excess before placing the pad across my eye to remove my makeup. With cleansing water, you don’t need to do this. Once you have applied the product to the cotton pad you can remove your eye makeup straight away without worrying about excess product making you sting.
Also dare I say cleansing water feels cleaner? Lotion I think is just too thick for eyes, it should be used more for moisturising as it has that creamy thickness that skin just loves to soak up. Whereas cleansing water is that right consistency for eyes and for the job at hand. I don’t expect you all to agree with me but I think those that have tried both product types will appreciate the difference I have outlined.
There are of course other cleansing waters out there but for me, for my first time using the product, Garnier was where I headed first and I bought this 400ml bottle from Boots for about £4.99 I think and it should last me a fair while.
Once again it’s a Sweetie thumbs up!
Let me know if any of you have tried cleansing water and what you think!
Until next time xFollow