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Updated on April 07, 2024

Overview

What they are

These products are both cruelty-free, fungal acne (malassezia) safe, and reef safe makeup removers. They have a total of 2 ingredients in common

Suited For

They're both likely to be good for dry skin and brightening skin

Free From

They both do not contain any harsh alcohols, common allergens, fragrances, oils, parabens, silicones or sulfates

We independently verify ingredients, and our claims are backed by peer-reviewed research. Spot a product that needs an update? Let us know.

ACO Micellar Cleansing Water 3in1
ACO Micellar Cleansing Water 3in1
Makeup Remover
Swedish Brand Sweden
Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1

Ingredient Info

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Benefits

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Benefits

Ingredients Side-by-side

found in both products
Micellar Cleansing Water 3in1
Water Skin Conditioning, Solvent

Water. It's the most common cosmetic ingredient of all. You'll usually see it at the top of ingredient lists, meaning that it makes up the largest part of the product.

Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate Emulsifying

Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate comes from Capric Acid and Polyglycerin-4. It is an emulsifier.

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Sorbitol Humectant, Masking, Skin Conditioning
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Sorbitol is a sugar alcohol. It is a hydrating and moisturizing agent created from the reduction process of glucose.

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Betaine Humectant, Skin Conditioning
Helps hydrate Dry Skin IconHelps reduce Skin Redness IconHelps reduce irritation Icon
3 Benefits

Betaine is a common humectant (a substance that promotes retention of moisture). It's known to be gentle on the skin and can help balance hydration.

Glycerin Humectant, Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting
0 / 0 Helps hydrate Dry Skin IconHelps brighten skin Icon
2 Benefits

Glycerin is already naturally found in your skin. It helps moisturize and protect your skin.

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Sodium Hyaluronate Humectant, Skin Conditioning
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Hyaluronic AcidHyaluronic Acid Icon

Sodium Hyaluronate is hyaluronic acid's salt form. It is commonly derived from the sodium salt of hyaluronic acid.

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Panthenol Skin Conditioning
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Helps reduce irritationHelps reduce irritation Icon

Panthenol is a common ingredient that helps hydrate and soothe the skin. It can be found naturally in our skin and hair.

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Sodium Hydroxide Buffering

Sodium Hydroxide is also known as lye or caustic soda. It is used to adjust the pH of products; many ingredients require a specific pH to be effective.

Phenoxyethanol Preservative
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Phenoxyethanol is a preservative that has germicide, antimicrobial, and aromatic properties. Studies show that phenoxyethanol can prevent microbial growth. By itself, it has a scent that is similar to that of a rose.

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Benzoic Acid Masking, Preservative
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PreservativePreservative Icon May worsen EczemaMay worsen Eczema Icon

Benzoic Acid is used to preserve and adjust the pH of products.

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Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1
Water Skin Conditioning, Solvent

Water. It's the most common cosmetic ingredient of all. You'll usually see it at the top of ingredient lists, meaning that it makes up the largest part of the product.

Hexylene Glycol Emulsifying, Skin Conditioning, Solvent
0-2 / 0-1

Hexylene Glycol is a surfactant. Glycols are a class of alcohols. Hexylene Glycol is a surfactant and emulsifier.

0-2 Com. / 0-1 Irr.
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Glycerin Humectant, Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting
0 / 0 Helps hydrate Dry Skin IconHelps brighten skin Icon
2 Benefits

Glycerin is already naturally found in your skin. It helps moisturize and protect your skin.

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Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate Cleansing, Skin Conditioning

Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate is a surfactant and helps cleanse skin. It is created from the fatty acids of coconut oil.

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Disodium EDTA

Disodium EDTA plays a role in making products more stable by aiding other preservatives.

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Poloxamer 184 Emulsifying

We don't have a description for Poloxamer 184.

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Polyaminopropyl Biguanide Preservative
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Polyaminopropyl Biguanide is a preservative.

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Ingredients Explained

These ingredients are found in both products.

Ingredients higher up in an ingredient list are typically present in a larger amount.

Skin Conditioning, Solvent
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Water. It's the most common cosmetic ingredient of all. You'll usually see it at the top of ingredient lists, meaning that it makes up the largest part of the product.

So why is it so popular? Water most often acts as a solvent - this means that it helps dissolve other ingredients into the formulation.

You'll also recognize water as that liquid we all need to stay alive. If you see this, drink a glass of water. Stay hydrated!

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Humectant, Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting
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Glycerin is already naturally found in your skin. It helps moisturize and protect your skin.

A study from 2016 found glycerin to be more effective as a humectant than AHAs and hyaluronic acid.

As a humectant, it helps the skin stay hydrated by pulling moisture to your skin. The low molecular weight of glycerin allows it to pull moisture into the deeper layers of your skin.

Hydrated skin improves your skin barrier; Your skin barrier helps protect against irritants and bacteria.

Glycerin has also been found to have antimicrobial and antiviral properties. Due to these properties, glycerin is often used in wound and burn treatments.

In cosmetics, glycerin is usually derived from plants such as soybean or palm. However, it can also be sourced from animals, such as tallow or animal fat.

This ingredient is organic, colorless, odorless, and non-toxic.

Glycerin is the name for this ingredient in American English. British English uses Glycerol/Glycerine.

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Ingredient Ratings

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Micellar Cleansing Water 3in1
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Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1
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When to use

1,648 Routines
25% use in am
75% use in pm
93% use every day
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Reviews

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ACO Micellar Cleansing Water 3in1 10 ingredients

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Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 7 ingredients

4.5 /5
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Great Value (7) Works Well (6) No Scent (6)
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Laila

4 months ago Β· Combination Skin
Review

My God! How did i not know about double cleansing with micellar water?
After trying it consistently for one month, every night paired with Avene...

My God! How did i not know about double cleansing with micellar water?
After trying it consistently for one month, every night paired with Avene clearance cleanser my skin became sooo much better.
I'm always in shock when I look at the cotton pad after cleansing even I don't wear makeup at all.
My skin feels a lot more smoother, cleaner, and actually more light? idk lol.
If you have a sensitive, reactive acne prone like me you should consider getting this rather than an oil cleanser.

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Taynara Motta

1 year ago Β· Combination Skin
Review

Love it!
I use this as my first step in every routine. It's gentle but it cleanses deeply. I'm not particularly fond of cleasing oils, so I use...

Love it!
I use this as my first step in every routine. It's gentle but it cleanses deeply. I'm not particularly fond of cleasing oils, so I use this instead. Obs: even though it says it's not needed to wash after using it, I do think it's best to rinse it off.