It's the question of the month - is the Garnier Micellar Water as effective as the dearly beloved Bioderma? I previously did a post on the Garnier water and was so impressed by it that I bought a mini Bioderma to take on a week-long trip away.
To be honest, there is little difference between them. They both have a very slight smell and exactly the same water-like consistency. I mean, if I were none the wiser, I'd think someone had just filled up a bottle of water at the tap.
Lets have a look at some pictures to see how they compare...
So, first I am going to try a couple of products that come off easily - blush, tinted lipbalm and BB cream. I'll compare how well each one removes the products.
Sleek Blush in 'Sunrise'
Maybelline Colour Whisper in 'Lust for Blush'
Rimmel BB Cream
On the left hand side, I have used one swipe of the Garnier micellar water. Everything looks like it has been removed pretty well.
On the right hand side, I have used Bioderma (and left a little section in the middle to separate the two). Again, everything has been wiped down well! So they both effectively remove these types of products without much tugging, one swipe seems sufficient.
Now let's move on to some more stubborn products...
Maybelline Unstoppable Crayon Eyeliner
Face of Australia Liquid Liner
Revlon Kissable Balm Stain in 'Lovesick'
MAC Lipstick in 'Girl About Town'
Again, on the left I have used one swipe of the Garnier water. Does a decent job with the lip products, not too great with the eye products though. It does require a bit of work to get eyeliner off I find.
On the right, I have used one swipe of Bioderma. You can probably see it performs better than the Garnier water....the liquid liner has been removed a lot better, as have the lippies.
With a little bit more wiping, you can manage to get everything off with the Garnier water. So while it appears that the Bioderma is slightly more efficient at removing longer-wearing products, you can still remove everything completely with the Garnier water too. The end result is the same, it just takes a bit more time to get there!
So in conclusion...they are both very effective. The Garnier one is much cheaper and works pretty much just as well, but if you're devoted to Bioderma then by all means, stick with it. I think I'll definitely repurchase the Garnier one when I run out.
What are your thoughts on these micellar waters?