Cleansing Oil vs Cleansing Water

When i started with a cleansing makeup remover, it was just a matter of curiosity that got me to buy it. I was at superdrug looking for makeup remover wipes (addicted to them) when i came across the L’oreal cleansing oil and decided to give it a try. Like any new product i was excited to give it a go. A while into using the L’oreal cleansing oil,i wanted to try another make of cleansing oil. Looked up some blog posts to check which one to try. Came across the GARNIER Micellar Cleansing Water and thought this should be my second purchase. Just a little info on how i decided to buy these two specific ones. Now getting down to writing more on each one i have tried.

L’OREAL Skin Perfection 15 Seconds Miracle Cleansing Oil
I Instantly fell in love with this product. It removed every bit of makeup on my face. I wouldn’t say its actually gets everything off in 15 seconds , but it works quick enough. It is a light oil that i message into my skin in circular motions to get every bit of my makeup off. I leave it on my face for few second to a minute and then rinse it off with warm water. It leave my skin feeling and looking so clean, soft and moisturised. It doesn’t leave my skin feeling stretched, dry and patchy like some cleansing products do. Keeping in mind this is oil based, it doesn’t leave my skin feeling greasy even thou i have oily skin. If water touches it,it then becomes cloudy and soapy looking. I don’t let water get to it unless i am ready to take it off cause i feel it doesn’t do its cleansing as well as it does without the water. Mind you,it doesn’t need water mixed to it,just explaining in case you thought of doing so. If i have a very heavy eye make up on i just pump some of the oil on a ball of cotton and keep it pressed to my eyes for about 20 seconds. It helps to loosen the makeup,avoiding extra rubbing of the eyes while trying to remove your make up. Most morning i even use this just as a cleanser instead of my face wash. It does great on my skin. It comes in a plastic bottle with a pump. According to the direction of use it says all u need is 2-3 pumps,in my opinion it depends how you planning on using it. Like if i was going to apply it on a cotton ball to loosen my eye makeup then Yes i would use only 2-3 pumps but if i was using it for all over my face i would use more pumps than that. It totally depends on you. This is my second purchase of it. I will definitely continue to use this.

Garnie Micellar Cleansing Water
When i bought this product i expected the exact same results i got from the L’oreal. To my disappointment i dint get the exact results. I tried to use it just like the L’oreal but it failed. My fault,yes i know its water based so it would trickle down my hand instead of going onto my face. Then tried it on a cotton ball and i found the cotton soaks up most of the product and leaves nothing for the face. Since nothing much is left on the cotton it doesn’t really remove much of my makeup. So i end up using quiet alot to get all of my makeup removed. It leaves my skin feeling dry, stretched and itchy. It was a complete disappointed. It doesn’t have a fragrance to it. What i do use it for is for eyemake up correction. Put some on a Q-tip and wipe off the little makeup mistakes i make. Since its a smaller area to work with i don’t find it difficult to work with. Overall i would say its not a cleansing water i would repurchase.

Hope you found this helpful. If you have used any of these,id love to know your thoughts. So whats your favourite a cleansing oil OR cleansing water.
Chinella.

2 comments on “Cleansing Oil vs Cleansing Water

  1. I tend to cleanse my face first then use micellar water and it's ridiculous how much make up comes off when I thought I had gotten it all. I wouldn't use it on it's own though, it doesn't seem to work, would take ages and you would get through a ton of cotton wool.

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