When it comes to makeup remover, nothing beats my beloved Bioderma micellar water. Although I recently switched to the Hydrabio version, I still love the Sensibio version just as much. It’s simply the best at getting rid of everything on your skin: waterproof mascara, long wear foundation and even highly pigmented lipsticks. So when Garnier came up with what seems like a dupe of my favorite pink bottle, I knew I had to give it a try.
First of all, the price tag is quite different. With a price of 4,80€, it is definitely cheaper than the Bioderma version that retails for around 15€. The second advantage of the Garnier one is that it is really easy to get your hands on it. You can find it in your drugstore but also in your supermarket which makes it really convenient.
Although they have really similar textures, I find that the Garnier one isn’t as good as taking off eye makeup as the Bioderma one. I don’t wear waterproof mascara on a everyday basis, so I can’t really report back on that, but it took a bit of time and a handful of cotton pads to get rid of all my eye makeup… Apart from that, it leaves my skin as fresh and as clean as the Bioderma crealine does. I also love the fact that the Garnier micellar water is formulated without perfume or parabens, which makes it a perfect product for those of you who have sensitive skin.
Overall, I would say that the Garnier one is rather good dupe and one to go for if you’re not a smokey eye kind of gal.
My last piece of advice here, would be to always cleanse after using a micellar water, and that goes for both of these. Trust me, it makes the world of difference!