Hello my lovelies,
I thought after the success of my Benefit’s Precisely, My Brow Pencil Vs ABH’s Brow Wiz I would do another comparison post. Now, if you know me or read any of my previous posts then the Garnier Micellar Water is a holy grail product for me no questions its my skincare saviour but with more and more brands bringing out micellar waters I thought I owed it to myself to try some new ones – I have tried others in the past and always gravitated back to Garnier. Around 6 months ago I saw that Nivea had launched MicellAIR and I thought that it was worth seeing how it compares to my beloved Garnier.
For me, I love the packaging of the Garnier Micellar Water. I love the pink top, and the flip top to get into the product is great. I mean it’s pretty standard, but it works and with it being water I like that it’s a clear bottle. I’m a simple girl and I love having this within my draw. With it being so light it really stands out in my skincare collection.
Now, Nivea for me is a brand that that I always associate with nice, simple packaging also that is calming on the eye. For me, this product does not symbolise air at all which is it’s main selling point. Although it stands I feel as though it’s for all the wrong reasons. It’s a bit of an eyesore and for me it’s too harsh and goes against the look of other Nivea products. The top to this is a screw top, which is fine – but the top is forever rolling around and is a little bit of a faff compared with the Garnier bottle. Maybe this is just person preference but Garnier have for me on packaging.
So the actual product, Garnier is a water which I use with a cotton pad and apply all over my face. It, with ease is able to remove the most stubborn make up and I never have any issues with any residue left. I use this at night for removing make up as well as a cleanser and in the morning to give my skin a little refresh and both times my skin feels hydrated and clean. I never find that this irritates my skin or eyes in any way even with the amount of water I use on a cotton pad when it comes to removing stubborn mascara it’s never irritated me.
However, if you do worry about this they do offer a sensitive skin option which is even more gentle on the skin and eye area. I would say that with this being a water this does take a couple of minutes to sink into the skin and I would suggest leaving it to dry for the skin before adding any other products.
So Nivea is a little different, as this is formulated with dry oil this works a little differently. Again the same as Garnier, I squeeze the product out onto a cotton pad to swipe over my face. As I do with any new make up removal I do test how well the product removes make up. Now this did do fairly well but it struggle a little with more stubborn mascaras – so it’s something to bare in mind.
What I do love about this product is that as it’s formulated with dry oil so the product is instantly soaked into the skin which is great for a quick skincare routine and being able to move onto your next product. As it’s dry oil there is no oil residue left on the face and instantly your skin feels a lot smoother. What I would say though in the mornings when I swipe this over my face I never feel as clean and refreshed as I do with my Garnier Micellar water and I think that has something to do with the dry oil which then I feel as though I need to slap a bit of water on my face for that wake me up feeling.
Overall, Garnier still wins for me. I much prefer the whole water feeling and for make up removal it’s a definite winner for me. If you prefer dry oil based products that quickly sinks into your skin then Nivea MicellAIR is probably a good product to look into but as I wear a lot of eye makeup on a day to day basis it just doesn’t live up to Garnier’s Micellar Water. However, if I was in a shop and there was no Garnier Micellar Water after a bit of a breakdown I would use Nivea’s MicellAIR as an alternative.
The Gariner Micellar water is also cheaper, for comparing their 400ml bottles. Garnier is £4,99 and Nivea is £5.99 which both are extremely affordable it just depends what you are after. If you want to know more about the Garnier Micellar Water or try it for yourself see here. If you want to know more about Nivea’s MicellAIR or try it for yourself see here.
Let me know if you have tried either of these before and what your thoughts are on them. What’s your favourite micellar water?