Skin matters: Garnier SkinActive Micellar products and Moisture Bomb masks

One thing that everyone needs in their makeup collection is a good makeup remover. I have tried tons of them and usually have found that the best ones out there are the kinds that mix with oil or are micellar waters.

Bioderma started the micellar trend and although I still love their product, my giant bottle that I got in Paris back in 2014 is still sitting in my medicine cabinet half full since I’ve been using different ones from various brands. Almost everyone has gotten on the micellar trend since it’s an amazing way to remove your makeup gently and easily.

Although I just talked about Garnier on Wednesday’s post, they also have some new skincare products that came out recently that have been proving to be amazing. The Micellar Water with Argan Oil is actually the best of both worlds as it’s a micellar solution with argan oil in it (could it possibly by the best makeup remover ever?). It was created to tackle long-wearing makeup since the long-wear formula is so popular right now (you know those matte liquid lipsticks I’m always raving about? Yeah, those are hard to remove). This formula is designed to effectively dissolve waterproof, long-lasting and intense-coloured makeup, as well as get rid of any impurities or dirt. Oh, and it’s also fine to use on sensitive skin.

Garnir SkinActive Micellar makeup remover with argan oil

The idea is to shake the bottle before using the product, as the combination of the two mixed together will help you remove stubborn makeup. Skin is left feeling soft and cleaned.

They also offer the formula in makeup removing wipes as well, which make it easier for travel and just all around general easiness of removing makeup (there’s nothing like wiping your face with a makeup wipe).

I received both of these products, and unfortunately the makeup removing water spilled all over the box, leaving me with a little bit of the product to try out. I do agree that this is a good makeup remover, but I don’t think it’s the best I’ve tried out. I’ve been using L’Oreal’s Micellar Solution and been loving that one. With that being said, keep in mind, I had a tiny bit left in the bottle, so I didn’t really get a fair representation of it.

As for the wipes, those are amazing. I’ve been swatching bold-coloured matte lipsticks all week and one wipe of those things take the colour right off. They smell good and are super gentle on the face as well; no rubbing needed. I highly recommend their wipes, there are 25 in a package and retail for and SRP of C$9.99 (which I feel is a little steep for 25 wipes, but they are amazing).

Garnier SkinActive Moisture Bomb masks

If you are a facemask kinda gal (and really, who isn’t?), Garnier has also released some new masks in their line up. Although I would love to do them more often, I have a bunch of face masks in my collection since I bought a whole ton when I had a stopover in South Korea earlier this year. The Garnier SkinActive Moisture Bomb Sheet Masks are inspired by the leading-edge skincare trend in Asia and are designed to replump, energize, and give you healthy, glowing skin.

There are two formulas to choose from, Super Hydrating Mattifying and Super Hydrating Soothing.  The mattifying mask is designed for normal to combination skin and includes green tea, hyaluronic acid and hydrating serum.  It’s designed to rebalance skin for mattified, purified skin with tighter pores.

The soothing mask contains chamomile, hyaluronic acid, and hydrating serum and is for dry and sensitive skin. It’s supposed to relieve sensations of tightness (after three applications) for intense rehydration and more comfortable skin.

The masks are designed to be worn for for 15 minutes and contains half a bottle of serum. They retails for a SRP of C$3.99 each. I tried the mattifying mask yesterday and was actually quite impressed with the product. Usually when I wear sheet masks, I find the bottom part of them starts to come off after a couple minutes or so. This one stayed on my chin for the whole time and even when I went to take it off, there was still product there (meaning that I could have worn it for way longer than the 15 minutes they recommend). I also noticed you apply these a little different as well. First you put it on your face, then peel off the top layer of film. There is no need to rinse off the formula after you throw away the mask. I already cleansed my face prior to applying it, so I just applied some eye cream and a tiny bit of moisturizer to my face afterwards. My skin felt super hydrated and fresh.

I was surprised about how much I really enjoyed these masks. I do feel like they are bit pricey at $4 for one mask, however, it’s definitely a better quality mask then the ones you buy for five for $10. These aren’t an everyday thing, but something great to wear on a Sunday night when you’re watching Keeping Up With the Kardashians with your girlfriends.

If you’re looking for some new skincare add ons for your existing collection, I highly recommend these products from Garnier, especially the makeup wipes and the masks, they are a must for anyone!

What’s your favourite micellar solution and face mask?

Please note, this post contains products sent by PR. All opinions are my own.

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