Quiz: Which Garnier Micellar Water Is Right for You?

May 03, 2021
Sarah Ferguson
By: Sarah Ferguson | skincare.com by L'Oréal
Quiz: Which Garnier Micellar Water Is Right for You?

Garnier’s entire skincare collection is a treasure trove of affordable, effective products, but some of our favorites are the brand’s micellar waters. These no-rinse, watery formulas contain micelles, small molecules that attract and remove makeup and impurities. Whether you’re looking for a gentle alternative to harsh cleansers or a quick way to remove makeup, a micellar water should be in your routine. The question is, which one? Garnier offers five micellar formulas, each with slightly different benefits. To find your perfect match, take our quick, three-question quiz below. 

Quiz: How to Determine Which Garnier Micellar Water Is Right for You

1. What’s Your Skin Type?

a. Oily and/or acne-prone

b. Combination or Normal

c. Sensitive

d. Dry

2. What Are Your Skin Concerns? 

a. Excess oil and clogged pores

b. Dullness and uneven tone

c. Redness and irritation

d. Uneven texture and itchy, tight skin 


3. What’s Your Makeup Style?

a. All matte everything.

b. Glowing skin is the focus of my look. 

c. Fresh-faced with concealer and a swipe of natural mascara.

d. A dewy complexion and a bold eye or lip. 

If you chose mostly As, try … Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Mattifying or Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Waterproof

In addition to removing makeup and impurities, All-in-One Mattifying is formulated to purify pores and keep skin shine-free, making it ideal for oily or acne-prone skin types. But if full-coverage foundation, liquid lipstick and waterproof mascara are part of your regular repertoire, you may want to opt for the All-in-One Waterproof formula instead. It cleanses skin and removes stubborn makeup, yet is oil-free.


If you answered mostly Bs, try … Garnier SkinActive Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water With Vitamin C

The newest micellar water in the range is this vitamin C-infused formula. It’ll help keep pores clear without dehydrating your dry spots and helps brighten skin for a more even, glowy complexion. 


If you answered mostly Cs, try … Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1

All of Garnier’s micellar waters are gentle (they’re fragrance-, alcohol- and paraben-free), but the original formula is our pick for anyone with sensitive skin. It doesn’t have any bells and whistles (i.e., brightening or mattifying effects), but it gets the job done without drying out or irritating skin. 


If you answered mostly Ds, try … Garnier SkinActive Water Rose Micellar Cleansing Water 

To cleanse and refresh dry skin, reach for this formula with rose water and glycerin. It lifts away makeup, dirt and oil with ease, while giving skin a hydration boost. 


Photo: Chaunte Vaughn

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