Today I’d like to tell you about the micellar water by NYX which is called Stripped Off. For a few years already the micellar water by Garnier has been among my favorites, because it offers a good and big bottle of water for affordable money.
Until one day I was presented with the $5 coupon for the NYX corner. And it was exactly the moment when I had to replenish my micellar water stash.
Both of these micellar waters cost the same - $7, give or take. I decided to spend my coupon on this micellar water and a few days later I could already get my hands on this beautiful bottle.
The price on the official site is $7.
Weight - 400ml
Made in the USA
Here’s what the product says:
At the end of the day, it always feels good to strip it off! Available in seven unique formulas, each one of our new Stripped Off Cleansers feature a refreshing scent and amazing feel. Stripped Off Micellar Water is a fresh feeling cleansing water that uses micelle molecules to pick up impurities and makeup from the skin.
Package - it’s a usual square plastic bottle. The plastic is of the same thickness as the bottle with the Garnier micellar water.
Consistency - well, guys, it’s water
The fragrance is barely there, or maybe there isn’t any at all. While the Garnier micellar water stinks as though it expired 10 years ago, alas.
Water/Aqua/Eau, Hexylene Glycol, Glycerin, Poloxamer 184, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Disodium EDTA, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide, BHT.
If we compare the ingredient lists of these two micellar waters, then we’ll see that the lists of components are almost the same. The exception is the order of the components maybe. And of course in the micellar water by NYX we can see the component called BHT (Dibutyl Hydroxy Toluene) - which is actually a synthetic antioxidant.
There isn’t anything surprising for me that the lists of ingredients of these two products are almost the same and there isn’t even any industrial spying, as the NYX Professional MakeUp brand has been under the L’Oreal holding for years already, which also runs the Garnier brand by the way.
The directions for use are the simplest simple:
Just apply a little bit of the water to the cotton pad
Use it to remove your makeup
Smile to your reflection in the mirror
The NYX Stripped Off Micellar water does its primary duty - it removes my makeup very well. It doesn’t irritate my eyes. I also haven’t noticed any skin drying out or any other unpleasant feelings after using this product.
And here I want to run a comparative test of these two products by NYX and Garnier:
I picked up some long-wearing makeup products: CC cream, eyeliner, mascara, long-wearing purple lipstick and a lip liner.
I applied all these products on my arm and left on for some time for the pigments to sink in better.
I’ll try to remove the products from my skin with these micellar waters - the NYX product is on the right, and the Garnier product is on the left.
From the photo you can see that there’s almost no difference. Both products work fine and remove the cosmetics pretty good. The only gripe is that neither of them could cope with my purple lipstick, there are stains on the right and left of my hand. But it’s obvious, as the lipstick is very long-wearing and clinging.
So, now there’s a question that I have to ask. Is there a reason to buy the NYX micellar water, when there’s Garnier product?
If we abstract out minds from the existence of the dupe of NYX Micellar Water, then I can say that there’s absolutely nothing to be picky about here. If you feel fine with the list of components, then yes, why not buy it then.
Both products retail for the same amount of money - $7. The only difference is that the NYX Micellar Water is a little bit more difficult to buy as they don’t sell it in the local supermarkets like the Garnier micellar water. The weight of both bottles is also the same, by the way.
Lastly, I want to say that the NYX Stripped Off Micellar Water is a good and working product which will easily remove your daily and even long-wearing makeup. And of course it’s up to you to decide whether to buy it or opt for the dupe.
Thank you everybody for reading my post, see you in the next reviews!