Wednesday 2 March 2016

Bioderma vs Garnier | Micellar Cleansing Water

The one thing that I hate doing and forgetting to do after a long day, is taking off my makeup!

As a busy working mother, the simplest of things can become the hardest to do, but I made a vow or more of a New Years resolution, to which I am happy to say I have not yet packed in, is to invest in a GOOD micellar cleansing water to remove all the daily grime and makeup.

I was first introduced to Bioderma through Birchbox, I had received a small sample size in my box well over a year ago.

I first thought what the hell is this, why am I being sent water, then I thought hold the phone, what actually IS Micellar Water?

Micellar Water is a cleansing water which removes makeup and cleanses your skin, with the added bonus of not needing to wash your face after.

I purchased this particular Bioderma Micellar Water Sensibio as I have very sensitive skin. Bioderma does have other micellar waters to suit all skin types which is brilliant in my books. 

Bioderma is a French brand, but all good stockists should have this available, I purchase mine from Escentual priced at £10.50 for 250ml. At the time of purchase this was on offer a buy 1 get 1 free which was excellent.

Slightly more expensive than most micellar waters, but I have to say I truly love this product as it is great for my sensitive skin and is also fragrance free, paraben free, which is brilliant as products with parabens can be extremely harmful and can contribute to the development of cancerous tumours.

After using this micellar water my face does feel fresh and clean, but even though it is does state non-rinse depending on how tired I am I do still wash my face after, just to give it that extra cleansed feeling.

The only downside I would say of this product is the nozzle, when pouring on to cotton face pad it is quite free flowing so do take care on when pouring.

I found this big boy in Boots from Garnier currently on offer at an awesome price of £3.33 for 400ml.

This Micellar water too is used in the same way as the Bioderma, what I like about this is the guide of how many times this can be used 200 can you believe it, but to get 200 uses you only need to use about 2ml on a cotton pad, does anyone know the exact amount of drops that is, nope? Nor I! but if I had to guess I would say about 3-5 drops.

This bottle nozzle is a lot better than Bioderma, as the nozzle is flat so the pour is more effective to which you can control, hence you could probably use this 200 times as suggested.

The downside about this product, even thought it states clearly in bold Hypoallergenic, after my first use my forehead did feel like the Micellar molecules where popping on my head, so I grabbed a fresh cotton pad and just wiped off the excess cleansing water and all was fine, but that was enough for me to not use it again so very disappointing, but maybe that is why it is on offer, but then Garnier is a very affordable pocket friendly brand.

Out of the two tried and tested I will certainly be sticking to my old friend Bioderma I will give it a hands down 10/10 . Garnier a disappointing 4/10 a bit harsh but I do have sensitive skin which I need to protect.

Have you tried any of these products, what did you think or maybe you use others? I would love to hear your thoughts.

London Mumma. x


  1. I've recently blogged about the garner micellar water too! I much prefer this product as a cleanser X

    Lorraine ,

    1. Lorraine, I agree with you, but for the right skin type. x


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