Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Best Micellar Water?? Bioderma vs Garnier

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It’s a battle of two best micellar waters today. Bioderma micellar water is a French cult classic and favourite of many skincare enthusiasts. Moreover, it is my personal favourite too. It has been said, Garnier micellar water is equally sharing the spotlight, because of its price. I am putting my investigative cap on and getting down to the nitty gritty of both micellar waters. Let’s see who will win!!

Packaging:

Both micellar cleansers come in clear plastic bottles with pink caps. Bioderma lid has a tiny nozzle to dispense cleanser while Garnier lid is plain with small hole. This may be not a significant difference between these bottles but I found that tiny nozzle on Bioderma cap is actually very helpful. I can freely pour out the product on cotton pad without spilling it. While with Garnier bottle, I always need to put a cotton pad directly on a lid before pouring the product out. Otherwise the water squirts out of a bottle. Garnier bottle is not very sturdy too. 


Ingredients:

Both micellar solutions have few similar ingredients. Bioderma has additional cucumber extract which gives skin cooling sensation and is paraben free. Garnier micellar cleanser lacks this property. Both makeup removal products are fragrance free.


Usage and Suitability:

Micellar water is an easy and quick way to remove makeup and freshen up skin at any time of the day. Both products are perfect for this purpose. Small quantity on cotton pad and swipe over face for squeaky clean skin without drying. Both micellar cleansers are safe to use on face, eyes and lips. They are suitable for all skin types, even for sensitive skin. They both are gentle on skin and none of them broke me out. They taste horrible though.


Performance:

I painted a heart and lips with red lipstick on my arm to check how both products will perform side by side. Red lipstick is quite difficult to take off. There is always a stain left behind. I let the lipstick to set for a while on my arm to sink into skin so we can measure the efficiency of both micellar waters. I poured out an equal amount of Bioderma and Garnier on two cotton pads. I placed the pads on doodles and gently pressed for six to seven seconds. And then swiped them over the marks to take off the lipstick.
After one swipe you can see that lipstick didn’t come off completely. Therefore, I changed the side of pads and swiped one more time. I didn’t rub skin at all. Second time the Bioderma removed the product fully while Garnier didn’t. I had to go over for third time on Garnier's side to remove any remaining product. It is also not very effective on water-proof makeup  as well, while Bioderma melts away water-proof makeup in first attempt. Bioderma performed slightly better here. I will always prefer Biroderma for my eyes. Since I don’t want to go over and over again on this delicate area and irritate my skin. But Garnier cleansing water is fine to use over rest of the face. I always double cleanse anyway and wash my face with foam or gel cleanser to remove any trace of makeup after micellar water.


Price & Availability:

Bioderma and Garnier micellar cleanser have huge price difference. Bioderma 200 ml bottle retails for £10.50. Garnier micellar cleanser 400 ml bottle costs £4.99. So there is no comparison in price. Garnier is budget friendly and economical. Even if Bioderma performs slightly better, we get double amount of product in Garnier bottle for less than half price.
Both micellar solutions are widely available in-stores and online in all leading pharmacies.

It is a tough decision to call one product a winner. However, I have been using Bioderma for last couple of years and I am very comfortable with it. Which one is your favourite micellar water?


28 comments:

  1. I never knew that either of them had water-based products like that

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  2. They do seem to be pretty similar in performance with just a bit of an edge going to bioderma, in your experience. I would be hard pressed to pay double the price for half the amount of product for just a small difference in performance, but I haven't used either of these products.

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  3. I do like Micellar Water. I've only used the Garnier one out of these two x

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  4. I have only just started using Micellar water and I am pleased so far! I am using a L'oreal one. Will try the above next x

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  5. I have been using Bioderma for past 2 years and love it. Thank you for the detailed post. I think the Garnier one looks equally good. Will surely give it a try now.

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  6. i love this its lovely and a great brand that always delivers their promise

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  7. I've never used a micellear water before (I'm a bit behind the times), however I may have to give the Bioderma one a go! Great post, I love how detailed it is xo

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  8. I actually have the garnier micellar water, and I love it. You can just feel how much cleaner your skin is afterwards.

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  9. I use the Garnier one but I have to agree it is harder to take off my eye makeup as I always wear waterproof x

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  10. I haven't tried either of these! Thank you for sharing, I'll definitely have to try.

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  11. I didn't find biodermna very good when I tried it. For the price difference I'd choose garnier every time x

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  12. What a great way to compare the two products, micellar water is definitely worth a try :)

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  13. Great test to see both products side by side, I am terrible at taking make up off!

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  14. I have been using Garnier micellar water for a while as it seems like the product every make up artist I work with on set uses, so I just follow the crowd! I'd be interested to try the other one though, as the Garnier one doesn't always get waterproof mascara off without a scrub.

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  15. I use the garnier one too and I am really happy with it. For the price I think it's really good value.

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  16. I always wondered what the difference between brands was - and now I know! I'd buy Bioderma in the future.

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  17. I don't really have a favourite. I usually buy whatever is on sale lol.

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  18. I didnt think I would ever find a Micellar water that I would like, but I have found one I adore and it is on the blog next week x

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  19. I still haven't tried any Micellar solutions yet but it's great to hear which worked better. I may try the Bioderma now, thanks x

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  20. I've never used micellar water but my friend really likes the garnier one

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  21. I have a bottle of the garnier and for the price it is very good! Interesting to see the difference between the two. Suppose to get what you pay for but there still isn't that much difference!

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  22. I do love the Garnier micellar water as it does work really well for the price! I would like to try the bioderma for comparison

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  23. I've never used micellar water before x

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  24. I love the Garnier Oil Infused Micellar water, it's amazing!

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  25. I'm a garnier girl myself but find I always struggle to find anything that removes mascara properly... either that or I'm doing it wrong!

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  26. Great post! I've always wanted to try Bioderma but never saw the point when the Garner bottle was so cheap! I think I'll stick with my trusty Garner there doesn't seem to be much in it at all :)

    Starlight & Stitches

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  27. This is a fab post as helps people who are on a budget and those who have a little more cash to splash. Thanks for sharing :) Happy Monday :) x

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