ROADTEST: 'My favourite micellar water now comes with vitamin C. Here's how it stacks up.'

Thanks to our brand partner, Garnier

As Mamamia's beauty writer, I test a lot of different products. Like, MANY. But there are always those tried-and-true products that I end up going back to. The kind of stuff that never lets you down.

Garnier's Micellar Water is one of those products. I'm NEVER without a bottle in my bathroom cupboard — it's been a part of my routine for years. Because, when it comes to micellar water, I've tried a lot of different brands and I can tell you this: they're not all created equal. 

So, when I heard Garnier was coming out with a shiny new version of micellar water, I was intrigued. 

And then I found it was a vitamin C formula, and I was even more intrigued. Excited, even.

Why? Because everyone knows vitamin C is the jam. It's the gold standard ingredient when it comes to reducing hyperpigmentation and nabbing brighter, healthier-looking and glowing skin. 

Plus, have you ever seen micellar water with vitamin Cg in it? Thought so!

Want to find out more about this newbie? Course you do! We all do.

Below, I'm breaking down everything you need to know about the new Garnier Micellar Vitamin C Cleansing Water.

Let's go!

What is Garnier Micellar Vitamin C Cleansing Water?

Oh! Good question. Important question, in fact. Let's look at exactly what Garnier Micellar Vitamin C Cleansing Water actually... is.

Well, if you love a good all-in-one formula, I've got some very good news for you, friend. Because y'see, this is not just your average micellar water. Nah. There's way more to it.

Not only is it an effective makeup remover and a hardworking cleanser, but it now comes with the added benefit of skin brightening vitamin Cg for even, glowing skin.

Oooo! Different!

If you're not sure exactly how this formula works, pop on your science beanie for a quick minute and let me explain. 

Basically, the micelles in the formula act like teeny little magnets, grabbing makeup, dirt and grime and essentially cleaning your face for you, minus all the rubbing and scrubbing. 

The added vitamin C then works its magic by boosting dull and uneven skin, making everything look brighter and happier.

What a showoff!


If you're not really familiar with the new launch, the packaging is quite similar to the OG Garnier Micellar water — except with fancy yellow colouring (and obviously all that skin-loving vitamin C inside!).

Here she is IRL:

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Ain't she cute?

How do you use Garnier Micellar Vitamin C Cleansing Water?

What's great about this cleansing water is that it can be used morning or night as part of your usual cleansing routine. 

You can give your face a quick swipe in the AM for an easy refresh and to brighten skin for the day (psst... great before applying makeup), or you can use it in the evening to cleanse dirt, impurities and cleanse away the day. 

To use, you basically pour the formula onto a pad (Garnier also has Reusable Eco Pads to reduce single-use cotton pad waste) and just swipe it over your face. It's as simple as that!

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And don't worry, there's no film or residue leftover, so you don't need to go back over and wash it off with water (just in case you were confused!). You pretty much just go straight into applying the rest of your skincare routine — serums, moisturisers, sunscreen, etc.

See? Easy as pie!

What are the benefits of Garnier Micellar Vitamin C Cleansing Water?

The benefits! Let's talk about them, shall we? I mean, that's what we're all here for, right?

In case you've been skimming and missed all the important details above (awkward!), when it comes to what Garnier Micellar Vitamin C Cleansing Water can do for your skin, the product promises to cleanse your skin in one swipe, remove makeup and brighten the skin.

Sounds pretty good, right?

Now, I'm not really one for cleansing my skin in the morning. I usually just use a splash of water, cause my skin tends to be dry and irritated. 

However! When this shimmied across my desk, I wanted to give it a proper whirl — so I've been incorporating this formula into both my morning and night routine for the past week — and I love it. 

Here's what my skin looked like after using Garnier Micellar Vitamin C Cleansing Water in the morning:

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I found that my skin looked way more even, glowier, fresh and just generally more... alive when I incorporated this formula into my morning routine. 

In the evening, I used this cleansing water as soon as I walk through the door... because there's nothing I hate more than sitting around at home with makeup on. Ugh.

I found that it makes makeup removal so effortless and easy — you don't have to stand in front of the bathroom mirror swiping and rubbing at your poor skin for eternity before everything decides to come off. There's none of that business.

It's quick, easy and effective.

Plus, no stinging! My eyes weren't on fire! How good.

Another thing I noticed was that my sensitive skin doesn't end up feeling all tight, dry and red compared to some other formulas I've used in the past. This one is hypoallergenic and is suitable for all skin types, which is a massive plus for my sensitive little face.

Overall, adding this to my routine has made my skin look happy, healthy, and glowing — pretty much unheard of in winter.

Will I keep using it? You betcha.

Get your hands on the new Garnier Micellar Vitamin C Cleansing Water here

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Garnier is a leading natural beauty brand committed to a future of Greener Beauty by 2025. Since 1904, Garnier has been offering effective, innovative beauty products, inspired and enriched by nature. Garnier is excited to introduce a new Vitamin C Brightening Skincare Routine for clean, fresh and brighter skin, with the launch of the new Micellar Vitamin C Cleansing Water and Vitamin C Brightening Serum. Vitamin C is the gold standard to reduce hyperpigmentation and to reveal healthy-looking, brighter, glowing skin for all. For more information visit: