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Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water For Sensitive Skin All-in-1 Ingredients Explained

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Overview

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 248 routines created by our community.

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Makeup remover with 7 ingredients

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Benefits

Ingredients 7

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

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Glycerin Humectant, Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting
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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

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Polyaminopropyl Biguanide Preservative
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Polyaminopropyl Biguanide is a preservative.

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Ingredients Explained

This product contains 7 ingredients. Click on any ingredient to learn more about it
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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Emulsifying, Skin Conditioning, Solvent
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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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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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Cleansing, Skin Conditioning
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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.

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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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Emulsifying
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We don't have a description for Poloxamer 184.

Polyaminopropyl Biguanide is a preservative.

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StarshineHoney_246

3 months ago Β· Sensitive Skin
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Perfect for sensitive skin. The rose version tends to irritate (me personally) skin. Minimum ingredients (7) versus many other makeup removers I've...

Perfect for sensitive skin. The rose version tends to irritate (me personally) skin. Minimum ingredients (7) versus many other makeup removers I've seen, and good for hydration due to glycerin (for sensitive & dry skin.).

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chickpeahead1754

3 years ago Β· Skin
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It Do Be Burnin!
I had previously been using samples of Simple Micellular water that were around 3 years old (Bad mistake- they were just what I...

It Do Be Burnin!
I had previously been using samples of Simple Micellular water that were around 3 years old (Bad mistake- they were just what I had), which worked wonderfully. I tried this one instead because I could not find the one I was using when I went into Target. This left my skin stinging until it dried, which was usually 5/10 minutes. I kept using it for a few days to see if it stopped but returned it in the end at the advice of my friends.

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