I haven´t used products like this on my skin for years, I´ve steered clear of anything less than high-end brand skincare and my skin has gotten better - it just never stabilized and stayed that way.
I started using the first product in this line that came out, the Micellar Cleansing Water, it was a huge hype and I got it as well like "everybody else" :) It removed my makeup really well before getting into the actual cleansing with my regular products, instead of having to wash my face 5 times to be sure every last bit was gone. I liked it, but I didn´t like the feel it left my face and it didn´t have a very nice scent to it.
I still wanted to repurchase and by the time I did - this had made the shelves!
The Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water in Oil.
It looked so much more interesting than the regular type and I went straight home to try it!
What it says:
- Removes make-up
- No rinsing
- Non-greasy finish
I am on my second bottle of this now, and I don´t even know where to start? I am SO SATISFIED with this product!
First off it smells AMAZING (think The Body Shop honey/honey bronze collection).
The oil feels really good on my skin, just make sure to shake the bottle well before using!
I don´t know if it is my age, have I reached a certain point in my life that my body decided to end my skin problems? Or is it simply this cleanser? I know that 25-26 is an actual time where your body tends to stabilize, skin wise and hormonal, but was I supposed to feel it this hard?
I have NOT been good at exercising since April, I have not been eating well, I have been sitting inside studying for months, I am super stressed and I´m tired 24/7 - it doesn´t sound like a good thing for my skin - does it?
MY POINT IS ever since I started using the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water in Oil, my skin has stabilized so much! I don´t get the same blemishes as I used too (except the usual time of the month, but they´re not as bad as they used to either).
My skin is far from perfect, and it will never be as I have large pores and uneven skintone - I guess my face will never look a 100% healthy. As sad as it is, I need to look at the positive side - that it is better than it used to be:)
I think I might have overstimulated my skin to some certain point before? I did everything "right" skin care wise, and as I said, my skin got better but never good.
Now I stopped using all the products I used to, Like; my skin has not been needing any moisture so I haven´t used lots of creams.
I simply remove my makeup in the evening with the Garnier Oil Cleanser and I do this until there´s nothing left. I wash my face lightly in the mornings and I cleanse again before applying my makeup.
As simple as it gets.
It felt SO WRONG in the beginning, putting this Garnier stuff on and NOT RINSING?!
But what felt so wrong, felt so good, because of how time-consuming cleansing your face is.
Honestly... I got a little lazy - and I just went with it for a few days!
As I saw results just after a few days, my skin felt better, it felt moisturized, I got a new glow, and my blemishes stopped popping up. I continued this routine, and I honestly believe it has made my life better!
Now I am on the search for a new (high end) skincare line that might fit my skins needs better than the one I used before. Maybe my skin and body HAVE changed this last year.
My plan is to introduce it little by little, as I am afraid of my skin purging. I don´t have time OR the psyche for that right now.
Because no matter how good this Garnier Oil Cleanser is, my skin has other needs too and I can´t stop using regular skin care forever, but I think it has been a good break and it amazed me so much I felt I had to talk about it! I´ve already snapped this to several of my friends, preaching about how good it is!