POTW #9 | Nivea Micellar Water

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Nivea Micellar Water for sensitive skin

It's been a whole month since I've dedicated a 'product of the week' post to a skincare product. You all know how much I love the Garnier Micellar water (post here) so you can imagine my disappointment when it ran out and they didn't have it in stock in my local Boots. There may have been tears. I decided to just get over it and pick a different one as I'm extremely anti face wipes so there was no way it was coming to that. Without further ado, let's see if this micellar water was as good as my beloved Garnier one......

First up is the packaging and obviously the first big difference I noticed between this and the Garnier version is it's a lot smaller. There's 200ml of product in this bottle whereas you get a whopping 400ml in the Garnier micellar water. I was really disappointed as I only got a couple of weeks out of Nivea's version whereas I got a few months use from Garnier's. One point goes to Garnier. The next thing is the cap, some micellar waters have really large holes which results in a lot of product coming out. There wasn't really much of a difference between them in that aspect. Just the right amount comes out of both of them. A point each.

So, how well did it remove makeup? I wasn't really impressed with how this removed my makeup to be honest. It was just average at removing my face makeup, I wasn't blown away - it took longer and more cotton pads than Garnier's one though. As for eye makeup, it took a good bit of elbow grease to get it all off. I didn't really mind that too much as I only wear mascara to school but it was a pain when I wore eyeshadow and eyeliner. We're talking 10 cotton wool pads and about 20 mins later.... Garnier gets that point.

They both claim to be suitable for sensitive skin but I would have to disagree with Nivea. Almost every time I used it I got an awful stinging sensation under my eyes. Not cool. Garnier didn't irritate or sting my skin at all so another point goes to them. Another claim Nivea made that I would have to disagree with is, that it doesn't dry out the skin. Sorry Nivea, but it did dry out my skin ever so slightly. Yet again Garnier gets the point.

So, not a great review from me today but I'd thought I'd still mention it as it was my most used product this week and there wasn't anything new I was loving. If you're thinking of purchasing a micellar water then I would save yourself some time and just pay the extra €2 for Garnier's micellar water as it really is worth it. This has just run out and I'm so glad to have the Garnier version back in my life. I feel like there has been a big hole in my life for the last few weeks. Garnier micellar water, you are my one true love!

Do you like micellar waters too? And what's your favourite makeup remover?

Hope you have a great week!

Cliona xx


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