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Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Ingredients Explained

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Updated on April 07, 2024 Submitted by shetalc86

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What it is

Makeup remover with 7 ingredients

Cool Features

It is cruelty-free, fungal acne (malassezia) safe, and reef safe

Suited For

It has ingredients that are good for dry skin and brightening skin

Free From

It doesn't contain any harsh alcohols, common allergens, fragrances, oils, parabens, silicones or sulfates

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Garnier is from France. This product is used in 1329 routines created by our community.

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Here's our breakdown of the notable ingredients, benefits, and concerns we determined from the ingredients in this product. Click any item to learn more.



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Ingredients Overview

Here's our quick-to-read summary of the ingredients in this product. Keep scrolling if you'd like to learn more about what each ingredient does!
Skin Conditioning, Solvent
Emulsifying, Skin Conditioning, Solvent
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Humectant, Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting, Solvent
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Helps hydrate Dry Skin IconHelps brighten skin Icon
Cleansing, Skin Conditioning
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Ingredients Explained

This product contains 7 ingredients. Click on any ingredient to learn more about it
What it does: Skin Conditioning, Solvent
Community Rating: Loved

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. Talk about multi-purpose! If you see this, drink a glass of water. Stay hydrated!

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What it does: Emulsifying, Skin Conditioning, Solvent
Community Rating: Disliked

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

As a surfactant, Hexylene Glycol helps gather dirt and oil on your skin to be washed away.

As an emulsifier, Hexylene Glycol helps keep water and oil together. This prevents them from separating in a product. Hexylene Glycol also thins out the texture of a product by lessening viscosity.

Hexylene Glycol has a small molecular weight.

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What it does: Humectant, Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting, Solvent
Community Rating: Loved

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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What it does: Cleansing, Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Disliked

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

Surfactants help rinse oil, dirt, and other pollutants easily from skin. It has a faint fruit-like scent.

What it does:
Community Rating: Disliked

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

It is a chelating agent, meaning it neutralizes metal ions that may be found in a product.

Disodium EDTA is a salt of edetic acid and is found to be safe in cosmetic ingredients.

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What it does: Emulsifying
Community Rating: Disliked

We don't have a description for Poloxamer 184.

What it does: Preservative

Polyaminopropyl Biguanide is a preservative.

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When to use

We've created a guide with info on when you should use Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1. We've also included some recommended products to use it with, as well as some routine inspiration!

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Top Reviews

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laila.21's Avatar'
Mar 25, 2024

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...

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.

Great Value
No Scent
Works Well

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Ariiii444's Avatar'
Mar 11, 2024

The best micellar water periodt !!!!

The best micellar water periodt !!!!

Great Value
Works Well
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