Friday, June 10, 2016

Garnier Skin Active Oil Infused Range

Garnier Skin Active Micellar Oil Infused Cleansing Water  £5.99
Garnier Skin Active Micellar Oil Infused Cleansing Wipes £3.26

Oils have become very popular over the past year or so, but I don’t actually have any oils in my skincare routine. I use the Camomile Balm Cleanser from the Body Shop that turn’s into an oil, but that’s about it. I don’t know why, because research shows that it’s not true, but when I hear the words ‘Facial Oil’ all I can think of is a grease ball mess on my face. It’s never been something I’ve wanted to dabble in, because I don’t want to make my already quite oily skin any worse. 

Then I saw that Garnier had released an ‘Oil Infused’ range of cleansing products and at the time I was in the market for a new Micellar water, so as they were on offer, I thought I’d give them a try. 

I know many of you will be internally tutting at my use of makeup wipes. They don’t get used that often, but sometimes, I just can’t be bothered with a full cleanse, so a quick swipe with the Micellar Oil-Infused Cleansing Wipes is better than nothing. To me, these feel just like normal cleansing wipes. No softer, no quicker to use, no more effective. They very slightly leave a feeling of something behind on the skin, but that’s definitely not a feeling I like. They do the job, but I’m not sure I saw any added skincare benefits.

Same goes for the Micellar Oil-Infused cleansing water. This two part solution is shook up to combine the Oil with the Micellar water, and aims to make that cleans even easier at breaking down waterproof makeup. I hated this. The oil got into my eyes and gave me blurred vision, stung a bit and clung around on my skin. I didn’t feel cleansed like I do with the original cleansing water. I can’t wait until I finish the bottle so I can go back to their original Micellar water (which I adore) because this just does not work for me. I’ve seen good reviews elsewhere so don’t just take my word for it, but if you have sensitive eyes, I’d give this one a miss.

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