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Micellar Water is the Best Cleanser for Waterproof Makeup – Even on the Eyes

Is waterproof makeup an essential part of your beauty arsenal? Do you love swimming, working out and walking in the rain—without a single smudge? If so, you probably know that waterproof makeup is a double-edged sword: what makes it stay on your face is precisely what makes it so hard to get off. 

Regular cleansers don’t usually do the trick, so thank goodness there’s all-in-one micellar water! Read on to discover if micellar water removes eye makeup and what the best micellar water is for waterproof mascara.

What’s micellar water?

At first glance, micellar water looks exactly like…water. But don’t be fooled. One of the main ingredients in this all-around cleanser is micelles. These cleansing droplets attract, trap and lift dirt, oil and makeup like a magnet. Cleansing with micellar water is different than with conventional cleansers because it doesn’t need rinsing. There are even more advantages, like how it suits all skin types.

This ultra-versatile cleanser not only effectively removes any makeup (even waterproof and long-wear), but it also cleanses your skin, maintains hydration, and wipes away impurities. For stubborn, waterproof makeup Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Waterproof Makeup Remover is the perfect solution.

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Easy on the Eyes

You may be wondering “Does micellar water remove waterproof mascara?” or “Is micellar water safe for eyes?” The answer is yes, you can use micellar water on your eyes—even if you wear contacts! Because the micelles in Garnier’s All-in-1 Waterproof Makeup Remover are so effective, they also remove all traces of waterproof mascara without scrubbing or rubbing. 

So let’s learn the micellar routine. You can use disposable cotton balls/pads or cut down on waste with Micellar Cleansing Reusable Eco Pads. Good for 1,000 swipes, these 3 microfiber pads activate on contact with micellar water. Go green!
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No-Rub Cleansing Routine for Micellar Water on Waterproof Eye Makeup:

1. Soak two pads with your Garnier micellar water of choice.
2. Gently press one on each closed eye for a few seconds.
3. Slowly swipe them outward away from your eyes.
4. Repeat Steps 1-3 if you still have any remaining mascara or eyeliner. 

Instead of using your disposable or reusable cotton pads, you can also opt for pre-soaked Micellar Eye Makeup Remover Pads infused with aloe vera for extra softness.

The more the merrier

Micellar water can be used alone as a no-rinse cleanser and waterproof makeup remover, but it’s also marvelous when paired with other ingredients for added benefits. For example, Micellar Water All-in-1 Mattifying removes makeup and leaves your skin shine-free. Mature skin loves the penetrating moisture and plumping effect of Micellar Water With Hyaluronic Acid + Aloe. And who wouldn’t want to boost their glow with Micellar Water With Vitamin C or soften their skin with Water Rose Micellar Water? One of each, please!

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For overnight stays or vacations, . Also see our informative articles How To Use Micellar Cleansing Water and Micellar Water Hacks That Will Completely Overhaul Your Cleansing Routine.
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