Peeling Water: The Skin-Care Product I Didn’t Know I Needed

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A peeling water?

This unique combination of micellar water and a gentle chemical exfoliant makes your makeup remover work harder for your skin. A heavy hitting multi-tasker, Garnier’s Micellar Gentle Peeling Water with 1% PHA + Glycolic Acid makes true skin care out of a gentle makeup remover that leaves skin feeling cool and radiant. It’s strong enough to remove even waterproof makeup, while it provides a gentle chemical exfoliant that clears dead skin cells and cleanses.

Garnier's Micellar Gentle Peeling Water and reusable eco pad in front of a pink background. A micellar water for makeup removal.
Garnier’s Micellar Gentle Peeling Water is formulated with 1% PHA and Glycolic acid.

The Benefits:

This formula combines the makeup removing power of micellar water with the smoothing and toning power of glycolic acid and 1% PHA. The effect is a no-rinse makeup-remover that can replace your cleanser, which I did do in the evenings. Simply saturate a cotton pad and gently cleanse your face. It’s safe for the eyelids, but definitely be careful not to get any in your eyes—you may experience some mild stinging and need to rinse with water.

For my experience, the Gentle Peeling Water was able to remove longwear makeup in one or two passes of an eco-pad, even lip stain, without any heavy scrubbing or re-saturation. The feeling afterwards is a light coolness on the skin, almost like a soft breeze. Skin looks bright and refreshed afterwards, with texture and tone improving overtime.

My skin is notoriously sensitive and reactive, and I found the Gentle Peeling Water to be refreshing and cleansing. I even use it in the morning at the start of my skin-care routine for that cool sensation, just because it makes my skin feel awake.

Key Ingredients:

Micellar water, glycolic acid, 1% PHA, pineapple extract, glycerin

What It’s Free From:

Alcohol, oil, fragrance

Bottom Line:

This is an effective and gentle micellar water that does so much more for your skin than just remove makeup. It can easily replace costly and unsustainable options like makeup wipes, and the gentle exfoliation leaves skin feeling luminous and clean.

Garnier’s Micellar Gentle Peeling Water does it all: removes makeup, cleanses skin, and gives you an exfoliation that’s gentle enough to use daily. It’s sustainable, and the formula is free from any harsh or drying ingredients to leave your skin refreshed and radiant. Say goodbye to dull skin and harsh scrubbing to remove your makeup and say hello to this all-in-one heavy hitter.

Where to Get It:

$12, ulta.com

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