Say goodbye to makeup wipes, we’re going eco-friendly with our cleansing routine

Here’s what our Review Crew® had to say about this reusable offering

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / April 12 2021

The product

Thanks to modern innovations and eco-consciousness (as well as a better understanding of good skin care) less and less of us are reaching for single-use disposable cleansing options like makeup wipes. Instead, we’re looking to modernised solutions that can be reused again and again without fail. Not only does this mean less waste in the long run, but less trips to the supermarket, and as a result, our wallets are pretty thankful too.

Say hello to your new cleansing routine ladies and gents: Garnier Micellar Reusable Eco Pads and Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water.

This innovative cleansing duo takes efficiency, affordability and eco-friendly to a whole new level. Simply add a few drops of the gentle and sensitive skin-friendly micellar water onto one of the ultra-soft reusable pads and watch as the micelle-powered solution and magnetic fibres get to work cleansing away your day. And when you’re done? Simply wash and reuse, because these eco-friendly pads last up to 1000 washes. Phew.

Here’s what our panel of Review Crew® testers had to say about this pair of eco-friendly cleansers.

The panel

Beauty Crew sent Garnier Micellar Reusable Eco Pads and Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water to a panel of women aged 18 to 39 with a variety of skin types, including sensitive skin, who needed a cleansing solution that could cut through their daily makeup with minimal effort.

The lowdown

Here’s what the Review Crew® loved about the Garnier Micellar Reusable Eco Pads and Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water.

The eco-friendly aspect: We don’t know about you, but there’s something doubly satisfying about a cleansing option that’s also friendly on the planet. Our reviewers are a bit over single-use makeup wipes, so the reusable eco pads were a welcome change from the more wasteful option. 

How effective the cleansing duo was: When used together, reviewers found that the reusable pads and micellar water gently but effectively cleansed their skin, no matter what they’d done that day. We’re talking buh-bye to makeup, dirt and impurities with just a few thorough swipes of the micellar-soaked pads.

A little goes a long way: Even though our reviewers were sent a mini-sized bottle of micellar water, when paired with the eco pads many of them admitted they still had ample product to play with. Only a few drops were needed to get the job done.

The verdict

“Obsessed with how soft the [Garnier Micellar Reusable Eco Pads] are an absolute game changer not only because of how incredibly soft they feel but no longer do we need to pay $7+ a month on single use make up wipes when you can purchase these eco pads for a few extra dollars and get more use out of them. It’s such a vibe to not only be helping the environment by no longer using single use wipes but to also be saving a few dollars a month is amazing. Also the best thing that I thought was satisfying to see is when you’ve wiped off all your makeup and run it under the tap to give the pad a clean to see all the product wash off.”
Talia F
REVIEWCrew® Member
“I used [Garnier Micellar Reusable Eco Pads] together with the micellar cleansing water as part of the REVIEWcrew and I got to say I love this! They work so well together. The pad is so soft to touch and it's so great for my sensitive skin. I usually buy the disposable cotton pads but I don't think I will ever go back, as not only this is environmentally friendly but it works so well to remove my makeup. They are also so easy to wash. I will definitely continue to use this after the trial and will recommend this to my family and friends.”
Marsha M
REVIEWcrew® Member
“[Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water] hands down has to be one of the best micellar waters I have used. What I love most about this product is how effective it is at removing makeup - including stubborn mascaras! The added bonus is that it's very gentle on my skin even though I have sensitive skin from time to time. Another feature to this micellar water is how it leaves my skin feeling. It literally feels like I have splashed water on my skin as it doesn't leave a residue/film which I often find some of the other brands do. When used in conjunction with the Garnier Eco Pads, a little goes a long way, therefore you will get a few uses out of the bottle.”
Izzie R
REVIEWcrew® Member
“Super cost effective and easy makeup removal option. [Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water] is a staple in my night time routine (after a long day of wearing makeup). I like to use it after a cleanser to remove the harder to get eye makeup and the makeup I may have missed in my cleansing (along the hairline, jaw and neckline). I don't experience any stinging or burning, so it is great to use in the more sensitive areas of my face. There is no need to rub or scrub the makeup off, a single swipe is often enough to remove my eye shadow. I love the tiny bottle we received, as it's so easy to have in your hand bag, at your desk or for travel/gym. I would imagine the bigger bottle would last you forever, as you only need a few drops a night.”
Helen D
REVIEWcrew® Member

Like the sound of this zero-waste cleansing duo? Read more Garnier Micellar Reusable Eco Pads reviews and Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water reviews.

The products for this Review Crew® trial have been provided by Garnier to Are Media and BEAUTYcrew for the purpose of trial and review by Review Crew® members.

*This combined average star rating for Garnier Micellar Reusable Eco Pads and Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water is based on a combined total of 200 reviews submitted and is correct as of 12/04/2021.

Main image credit: Are Media

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).