Is Micellar Water a Beauty Scam?

Miscellar water has been around for several years now. Like many, I’m still left wondering whether something I’m purchasing containing ‘water’ can actually be that good when I can clearly get this ‘so called water’ for free from my bathroom tap?

I must admit for a few years now I’ve grown to love micellar water and use daily in my beauty routine. So I’m going to tell you why I don’t believe Miscellar water is a scam.

What is Micellar Water?

Micellar water is a skin cleanser which is designed to remove makeup, oil and dirt from your face. Unlike a typical cleanser, you don’t have to rinse it off.

How does it work?

Micellar water is a mild surfactant which creates clusters of tiny balls called micelles which are the chemicals which remove the dirt and makeup. Once poured into a cotton pad, the micelles rearrange themselves for optimal cleansing.

Does it clean better than other skin cleansers?
It works so much better than facial wipes is especially good for the skin. It removes my makeup especially heavy mascara.

There must be some negatives, surely?

Although it removes makeup, I do tend to use Cetaphil Skin Cleanser twice a week to really get into my pores for a thorough deep cleanse.

It does work out more expensive to use especially since you need to use it with cotton pads. You can’t just wash your face and go.

It can prove difficult to remove heavy makeup and some waterproof mascara.

It works fab on dry, sensitive skin.

Despite the negatives, it does clean really well. Plus it’s the only cleanser which doesn’t leave my dry skin tight and dry after use. In fact my skin feels more smoother and brighter.

I’ve tried various Micellar water’s on the market but I will always go back to Garnier. One of favourites, it’s available for every skin type including dry, sensitive skin.

Click here to buy now.

Garnier micellar milky water dry sensitive skin



  1. I love using the miscellar water for my face but with waterproof mascara and eyeliner I use a cleansing oil because I find myself ripping out my lashes because I’m not patient enough to place the cotton pad over my eyes and wait for the micellar water to work it’s magic lmao.

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