What is the opinion of Reddit about the
Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water, For All Skin Types, 13.5 Fl Oz?

A total of 13 reviews of this product on Reddit.

1 point


19th Nov 2021

I discovered micellar water for cleaning by accident. I found it under the sink and was wondering why I bought it since it is a makeup remover and I had stopped wearing makeup. Anyway, I thought what the hell, I’ll clean the quartz with it and my god, what a job! I have been using it in the kitchen ever since. It’s a small bottle but only a wee bit is needed. I think it would be less abrasive the BKF

1 point


4th Oct 2021

I don’t know what those are, but I do know that I’ve also struggled with acne. Micellor Cleansing water has really helped me! It replaces your cleanser and toner and works like magic! You can use cotton pads, a washcloth or reusable makeup remover cotton pads, squirt a little on, and wipe it over your face and neck! It cleans really well, doesn’t dry your face out and doesn’t make you oily (my skin is combination but leans toward oily).
Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water, For All Skin Types, 13.5 Fl Oz https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B017PCGABI/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_31G10RZAETP77YR084YN

This is a great one, just get the regular one, don’t get the ones with additives for waterproof mascara, etc.

1 point


3rd Jun 2021

Micellar Cleansing Water has been great for me! I normally find oil or “normal” eye cleaners too oily (i wear contacts/glasses so my eyes are super sensitive) but this product specifically has worked amazing for ALL of my makeup needs. Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water for All Skin Types

1 point


3rd May 2020

Garnier w/ pink cap. I buy it on Amazon.

Garnier Micellar Water – Pink Cap

78 points


22nd Dec 2017

Perfect timing! I just posted some of my Amazon skincare shopping list in another thread. For reference, I have dry skin with PIH and closed comedones. Here it is pretty much copy and pasted:

34 points


26th Dec 2017

Here’s a comment I posted in a similar thread because I basically live on stuff I can order from Amazon:

If you add “smile.” in front of “amazon” in the link, you can pick a charity to receive a portion of the sale 🙂

3 points


17th Feb 2017

I LOVE AZELAIC ACID. So I pretty well thought I would live with a red face forever along with a severely damaged moisture barrier. The biggest thing that helped me was azelaic acid. I use Melazepam from Amazon. Cheap and works! It’s thick at first but smoothes into my skin leaving it kinda matte. At first it itched like crazy and I wasn’t using it consistently enough. Then after more research, I decided to use it up and give it a chance. Along with anything high in ceramide, my skin got used to the 20% AzA. Maybe around the 10th day of twice daily use, my skin finally started to look normal. I also switch my oil cleanser to an olive oil based one and saw even more improvement in my redness. I’ve just added in Vit C to my under eye area and continuing to use Melazepam around the rest of my face and neck and my ENTIRE COMPLEXION is EVEN NOW! Would never have believed that was possible. Melazepam has also minimized my SFs on my nose, has finally stopped this ingrown hair on my neck from forming (I’ve had it for years!!!), and has cleared all the CCs on my forehead. I repeat: I loooooove azelaic acid, specifically Melazepam!

Current routine:


Garnier Micellar Water – pink cap or Cerave Foaming cleanser

Cosrx Aha/bha Clarifying Treatment Toner

BELITAE Vitamin C Serum with Hyaluronic Acid to my under eye area and upper cheeks

Melazepam to the rest of my face and neck, especially my nose. Sometimes I wait after the Vit C but not usually since I don’t use them in the same spots.

I do wait 15-20 minutes after my actives step.

SCINIC First Treatment Essence 3 skin method. My face loves this more than the Missha FTE.

SCINIC Snail All In One Ampoule or SCINIC Honey All In One Ampoule depending on the day.

CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion

A’PIEU PURE BLOCK Natural Sun Cream SPF45/PA+++ I don’t see much sunlight at all but when I do, this one keeps me from turning beet red imediately upon application.

Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Derma Green-Cure Solution Recover Cream This is the best thing I’ve found for redness and skin barrier repair! My skin loves ceramides so much and this soothes like nothing I’ve found yet.

Medela Tender Care Lanolin Tube on my lips. Yes it’s nip cream. I couldn’t use it all up while nursing and it causes my skin to redden so it’s perfect for a little lip color.


ROHTO Hada Labo Gokujun Cleansing Oil My skin reacted to Holika Holika Soda Pore B.b Deep Cleansing Oil so this is my second one to try and I’m really enjoying it.

Cerave Foaming cleanser with a konjac sponge but waiting on
Hada Labo Rohto Gokujyn Hyaluronic Acid Cleansing Foam in the mail.

Cosrx Aha/bha Clarifying Treatment Toner

BELITAE Vitamin C Serum with Hyaluronic Acid to my under eye area and upper cheeks

Melazepam to the rest of my face and neck, especially my nose like the AM.

SCINIC First Treatment Essence 3 skin method.

All depending on how I’m feeling that evening:

LJH TeaTree 90 Essence

SCINIC Snail All In One Ampoule

SCINIC Honey All In One Ampoule

Cosrx Galactomyces 95 Whitening Power Essence

Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence

MIZON Snail Repair Eye Cream

Petitfee Black Pearl and Gold Hydrogel Eye Patch Not sure if I like these or not honestly…

Some or all of these layers followed by CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion and

Guerisson 9 Complex Horse Oil Cream

Pretty sure my shower filter, Mermosis, has also helped my skin and hair.

I also use sometimes REVITABOOST PEEL Anti-Aging Peel Pads or Cosrx Bha Blackhead Power Liquid but I skip my AzA on those days and just go back to my regular routine the following day. These are rare for me though because they make me ridiculously red again.

Things I’m waiting on in the mail:

ROSETTE Aqua Ceramide Gel

Rumase BIFIDA Snail Toner

Hada Labo Rohto Gokujyn Hyaluronic Acid Cleansing Foam

It’s Skin Power 10 Formula – PO Effector

Hoping the all work well for me too!

3 points


20th Jul 2020

No clue how your skin will react to it but I use Micellar cleansing water and a gentle cloth to remove things like makeup/primer. I find it doesn’t aggravate my skin.

If that doesn’t work for you I would go for a gentle non foaming cleanser like the Sukin Sensitive Skin Cleansing Gel. My skin can’t stand foam cleansers but tolerates this one well.

2 points


22nd Dec 2017

Most of routine is available on Amazon. I have dry skin with PIH from picking at acne. I’m not sensitive to fragrance, but can get easily dried out. Here are all the skin care related things I can think of that you can easily get on Amazon:

  • Garnier Micellar Water with the pink cap (for make up removal)
  • Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser (used at night to wash my face with lukewarm water and my hands; dab dry with clean soft washcloth)
  • Dermal Sheet Masks – assorted (I use these as a treat yo self kind of thing; watch out if you’re sensitive to fragrance)
  • Ponds B3 Dark Spot Correcting Cream (this helps with my PIH left over from picking at acne)
  • Thayer’s Witch Hazel Original (as a toner after washing my face to calm my skin and leave it feeling refreshed; I’ve also heard good things about the rose version)
  • Neutrogena Hydroboost Water Gel (I got this as a dupe for a $38 belif moisturizer that came in my Sephora Play box; it has hydrolaunic acid which is good for locking in moisture and sinks in well – good for my morning moisturizer so I don’t look greasy)
  • Genes Vitamin E Cream (I don’t use this nightly because it takes forever to sink in, but it’s super thick and combats my dry winter skin; also good on elbows!)
  • Nivea Cream (I use this after Neutogena gel (after it sinks in) some nights for extra moisture, but be warned it’s pretty fragranced)
  • Vaseline can always be used over moisturizer as an occlusive (basically just locking in the moisture so it doesn’t evaporate)
  • Stridex Pads in the red box (a BHA/chemical exfoliator meant to encourage cell turnover; used after cleansing and before toner; wipe on and wait 10-15 min before next step)
  • Neutrogena Dry Touch sunscreen (prevent wrinkles and give those dark scars a chance to fade)
  • Some cotton rounds for applying things like micellar water and witch hazel
  • Nivea Lip Care + sunscreen (no one likes crusty lips)
  • Corsx Hydrocolloid Bandages (lance a big ugly whitehead from the side with a small sterile needle and slap one of these bad boys on overnight to clear the gunk out and minimize scarring/inflammation – could help as an alternative to picking!)
  • A little something fun to keep your hair out of your face while applying everything
  • Soft microfiber washcloths (won’t scratch your skin and multipack means a clean one every time!)
  • My favorite water bottle ever (because hydrated skin looks better than dehydrated skin)
  • Some extra pillowcases so you don’t have to wash yours so often (clean pillow cases can help prevent acne)

Phew hope this helps!

1 point


16th Dec 2020

I would not get an electric brush for removing makeup.

I use this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B017PCGABI/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

and these:



Best part is you can throw them in the wash to clean them, toss em in the dryer and TADA! Good as new.

1 point


14th Aug 2020

Hi Skincare Addicts!

I recently joined ScA, but have been a longtime lurker. I love all the useful tips I can find here!

I am still in the process of finding my HG skincare routine. During quarantine I have had some time to do research about products that could suit me and have been trying some new ones. I wanted to share my thoughts with you about my current skincare routine. So far I have seen great results with these products.

Skin type: 22F, dry skin, acne-prone

Main concerns: ACNE, and dark spots

Skin goals: even out and hydrate my skin

[AM] Boscia Purifying Cleansing Gel, Overt The Brightener, Cerave Moisturizing Lotion, Clarins Gel Contour des Yeux, Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen

[PM] Garnier Micellar Water, Boscia Cleansing Gel, Overt The Hydrator, Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve moisturizer, TO Squalane oil

Mini reviews:

Garnier Cleansing Micellar Water: I love the double cleansing method but recently ran out of my Clinique Take the day off balm so have been using this micellar water. I like it, takes most of my make up and doesn’t strip my skin. The only downfall is that it can take some time for it to take my mascara off (maybe my mascara is too stubborn? It isn’t waterproof). The price is good and a bottle lasts a long time!

Boscia Purifying Cleansing Gel: Very nice smell and leaves my skin feeling very smooth and clean. It has become one of my favorite cleansers! On a side note, I LOVE the new Boscia packaging. For anyone that has acne-prone skin, this cleanser is a winner!

Cerave Daily Moisturizing Lotion: I like that it feels very lightweight and it is a good overall, no frills daily moisturizer. Really gentle on my skin and a must-have in my routine, wouldn’t change it for any other product.

Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve moisturizer: I had been wanting to try this one for a while so I got little sample size at Sephora. I have to say, not a big fan- I wanted to start incorporating some anti-aging products to my routine, but don’t think this product is for me. Broke me out a little bit and it has a weird smell. For the price, I think I will stay with my Cerave moisturizer.

Clarins Eye Contour Gel: I really like it. Doesn’t leave a greasy residue under my eyes, absorbs quite fast and my under eyes feel very hydrated after I apply it. Also, make up layers very well on top of this too. Haven’t tried many Clarins products but they seem to have a very wide product range, heard amazing things about their Beauty flash balm and toners.

Overt The Glowing Duo (The Hydrator+ The Brightener serum): Before I used La Roche Posay Hyalu B5 serum but it just didn’t seem to agree with my skin. A saw a review for this product so decided to do some digging and give it a try. I am blown- away. My skin feels super hydrated after using it and overall really liking this one. Regarding The Brightener, I have seen results very quickly. My skin doesn’t really agree with LAA, and I like MAP serums. This serum delivers on its promise of evening out and brightening my skin without irritating. I bought the 2 serums as a duo to save a little bit of money. A new brand worth keeping an eye out for.

The Ordinary 100% Plant-Derived Squalane: I have also been loving this product! I use it as my last step in my skincare routine a few times a week, and it seals in all the products I applied before and helps keep my moisture barrier healthy. I have used the TO Rosehip oil also, and after testing both I prefer the Squalane one.

Glossier Futuredew: I am still not sure how to use this one I think. It is supposed to be an oil-serum hybrid, but haven’t nailed its application yet. I have used it as the last step in my night routine, but didn’t notice any significant changes in my skin the morning after. I don’t really like applying any oily products as part of my morning routine, so what I have been trying out is applying a few drops to my foundation and been loving the dewy look it generates. As a combo with my foundation, I like it. As a way to seal in all my products, still on the fence.

Caudalie Beauty Elixir: I feel this is a magic beauty toner. It has a nice scent, the spray is great and leaves my skin looking really dewy! I use it throughout the day just to freshen up and love it so far.

Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen: this sunscreen is GREAT! It doesn’t leave a white cast, absorbs easily into my skin and it doubles up as a primer. I love that it truly feels invisible and that I can easily reapply it throughout the day. Can’t wait to try new products from this brand! Completely worth it!

1 point


25th Mar 2016

Does anyone happen to know the pH of Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water? I’ve looked around but can’t find a source that gives a number, and the company just says that it is formulated to be "compatible with your skin". I’m going to try to get a ballpark number via pH strips, but a more accurate result would be appreciated to.

I’m primarily wondering because I have been using it after doing OCM and knowing whether it returns my skin to a natural pH (around 5.5) would be helpful.

Edit: My pH strips say around 6, but the color change isn’t very noticeable.