Pure Active Micellar Cleansing Water
Size 400ml
Skin Type Combination, Oily, Sensitive

For the women who need a fast, easy and effective way of removing their makeup, Garnier presents its first Micellar Cleansing Water; the multi purpose cleanser for all areas of the face which is also gentle for all skin types, even sensitive.


Pure Active Micellar Cleansing Water contains micelles which act like magnets, gently lifting away makeup and impurities from the skin, without the need to rub or rinse. Beautifully cleansed and refreshed feeling skin in an instant. The formula is suitable for the face, eye area and lips, has no perfume. For combination to oily and sensitive skin.


Pure Active Micellar Cleansing Water contains micelles which act like magnets, gently lifting away makeup and impurities from the skin, without the need to rub or rinse. Beautifully cleansed and refreshed feeling skin


  • Liziwe
    Garnier Pure Active Micellar Cleansing Water - 13 Nov 2018
    I was introduced by my sister and ever since it is still my number one product. It is so versatile I use it as a cleanser and a toner. My skin is so gentle. It also removes make up.
  • Lona
    Buy it. Buy it for your partners too - 3 Nov 2018
    Micellar water is one amazing facial product. It made my life so easy to remove dirt and make up on my face after a lit night out. It's like this fairly priced super facial product. I use it on my neck and chest (my major break out areas), as my breakouts have been reduced. It really is worth the hype and should be in everyone's daily routine.
  • Lungile
    Great Product - 30 Oct 2018
    I think Garnier is by far one of the best affordable skin products. I've been using the Micellar cleansing water for about 3 months now and I must say the result are great. My skin is soft and looks healthier
  • Thobile
    The love - 20 Sep 2018
    This product is nice when applied to the face it feels light weight and hydrates the skin also. I can also use it as my make up remover
  • Mbali
    Amazing product - 12 Sep 2018
    I’ve been using this miscellar water for over a year now and it’s very good at removing makeup. I use it as a toner as well , it doesn’t dry out your skin. It leaves the skin feeling smooth and fresh.
  • Sakhile
    Love it! - 17 Aug 2018
    I've been using this as a makeup remover for over a year now and I absolutely love it. I'm very sensitive around the eye area but this micellar water doesn't irritate me at all. It removes all traces of makeup.
  • Dinika
    Garnier Pure Active Micellar Cleansing Water review - 19 Jul 2018
    I absolutely love how versatile the Garnier Micellar waters are. During the Summer, when it is hotter outside, I prefer using the pink bottle. However during the colder months, or winter, I turn to the yellow bottle (the oil based micellar water) which gently removes my makeup without drying my skin (I suffer from severe eczema on my face during winter). I also like to use this micellar water as a toner as I find it to be more gentle than a lot of other toners I've tried in the past. Overall I think this is a great product and have been using it for a while, and will continue to do so.
  • Kayla
    Wipe away - 28 Jun 2018
    Great for cleansing face especially after a long day with make up. My go to night routine cleanser
  • Petal
    Perfect for on the go freshening up - 23 Apr 2018
    I purchased this product a couple of months ago and I've been enjoying using it. It's a perfect "on-the-go" cleanser since it doesn't require water. When on vacation it's perfect for a quick clean up between activities and it leaves skin feeling great
  • Noluthando
    excellent - 11 Apr 2018
    This is a good product. I used it to cleanse my skin. it is not too strong it's very gently on the skin
  • Jabu
    Garnier - 7 Mar 2018
    I would love to try this product. My skin needs to be cleansed
  • Christelle
    #savingwater - 2 Mar 2018
    This is an amazing product. Due to the water crisis in Cape Town, it is very challenging to keep to your usual beauty regime. This product not only allows you to cleanse your face but removes excess oil with the added bonus of make-up removal ALL without the use of water!!
  • Natalie
    GARNIER PURE ACTIVE - 29 Nov 2017
    Can a makeup remover get any better than this???? So as someone that really cakes up their face in make up, the only part I hate about slaying is removing my make up after a loooong day, But after discovering this product, removing my make up has been a breeze. I would totally recommend this product any day any time xoxo Natalie :)
  • Tatenda
    Micellar Cleansing Water - 24 Nov 2017
    I use this every morning before i wash my face to remove excess oils, dirt and leave my skin ready for nourishing cleanser to do it job properly and i love it!
  • Lindi
    love this product - 16 Nov 2017
    When I first used this product I was mine blown. Water can remove your makeup and leave it feeling soft to the point where I don’t feel the need to moisturise afterwards. Typically after removing makeup my skin felt dry, but after using this it doesn’t remove moisture when removing makeup. With a full face of makeup I would typically have used about 3 makeup removing wipes (and we all know how expensive those can get!) and still be left with a residue of mascara and foundation in my pores. With the Garnier Micellar Water I use 3/4 cotton pads and it takes absolutely everything away, it’s gentle on the skin and works like nothing I’ve ever tried before. I will always by this product again and again
  • Salmah
    Micellar Water - 3 Nov 2017
    I was a bit sceptical about this when my friend recommended it because i had joined the masses of coconut oil lovers. But alas, once i tried it there was no going back! Its the best make up remover I've used and I would recommend it to anybody. It removes waterproof make up and also leaves your skin feeling great afterwards, no need for additional face wash or cleanser
  • Trishal
    Love at first wipe - 1 Nov 2017
    The first time I tried this product was at my friends home and she went on and on about this product and in a good . So I decided let me try it out , I'm usually quite afraid to use anything on my skin but as soon as I wiped my face I could feel this cool soothing sensation and from that day , I have been using it. After a long day of make up this is perfect !
  • Emma
    Great cleanser - 30 Oct 2017
    This Cleanser is so simple to use and makes my life easier as I can just swipe a cotton pad drenched in this over my face,removing makeup and oil and be done with it.The perfect cleanser for lazy girls!
  • Nadia
    This is my new best friend! - 24 Oct 2017
    I have oily skin, and this product helps contain my breakouts and oiliness throughout the day. It also cleanses and removes waterproof makeup!
  • Caitlin
    Skin as soft as a babies bottom - 20 Oct 2017
    When I first used this product I was mine blown. Water can remove your makeup and leave it feeling soft to the point where I don’t feel the need to moisturise afterwards. Typically after removing makeup my skin felt dry, but after using this it doesn’t remove moisture when removing makeup. With a full face of makeup I would typically have used about 3 makeup removing wipes (and we all know how expensive those can get!) and still be left with a residue of mascara and foundation in my pores. With the Garnier Micellar Water I use 3/4 cotton pads and it takes absolutely everything away, it’s gentle on the skin and works like nothing I’ve ever tried before. I will always by this product again and again
  • Danielle
    Gentle Make Up Remover - 19 Sep 2017
    I started using the Garnier Pure Active Micellar Cleansing Water about 2-3 months ago.

    My reason for wanting to try it was that I didn't like having scrub my face to get make up with make up wipes. The circular motions of the make up starting tp become a little too harsh for my sensitive skin.
    I really like the packaging its simple and doesn't drip.
    When removing my makeup i only need two cotton swabs! It is extremely effective at removing make up and water proof mascara.
    I honestly prefer Garniers Micellar water over the wipes. It doesn't cost a lot and lasts quite long. Just a few drops/squirts and you can get rid of make up and left over make up residue.
  • Nelisa
    Bring Back the Toner - 1 Sep 2017
    For months now I've never been able to find your toners so I've used this product as a temporary replacement and to be honest I'm not satisfied. It doesn't remove sneaky dirt after I've washed my face and my pores don't close up...maybe my face is just not fully adjusted to this product
  • Marc
    Great but contains alcohol - 10 Aug 2017
    The micellar range is great, but alcohol is the 5th biggest ingredient in here, weakening skin. I would have loved some Salicylic acid in this - like the rest of the Pure Active range. Or even Tea Tree. Great product but the original is still best
  • Carla
    Garnier Pure Active Micellar Cleansing Water - 23 Jul 2017
    Works really well at removing makeup, especially mascara. Your face is left feeling refreshed and light. Great for my sensitive skin and the very mild fragrance does not irritate it. Not drying
  • Gwendeline
    Garnier Pure Active Micellar Water - 1 Jun 2017
    I have tried this and its my must have cleansing water. Works wonderful!
  • Nicole
    Amazing - 29 May 2017
    I love the feel of my skin after using this product, my skin feels soft, clean and refreshed, and it's perfect for sensitive skin
  • Zaghra
    Heavenly Cleansing water - 25 May 2017
    This product makes my skin feel amazing.I remember a time when I could not find a cleanser that worked for my skin. After purchasing the 'Ganier Pure Active Miceller Cleansing Water' , my skin feels so much lighter and it also feels as if my pores are not clogged. My skin does not have a dry texture anymore. This product has definitely brought positive change to my skin .However it is a little costly for me .
  • Nelisa
    Best Toner Alternative - 20 May 2017
    My heart sank when Clicks stopped selling toners. I liked the feeling of sterile clean pores but now with this, not only does my face get refreshed, somehow my face appears lighter...I still want toners though
  • Natashja
    The best - 19 May 2017
    Im in love with this make up remover. Its definitely the best one ive used for a while. Ive used plenty of other products before and i keep on going back to this one. Its sooooooo good
  • Kirsty
    Best Product Ever!! - 16 May 2017
    I have literally tried so many make up removers and I can honestly say that this is by far my favourite. One to two swipes over your eye make up and its clean! It doesn't burn your eyes at all. Great product!
  • Leomandi
    goodbye makeup - 20 Apr 2017
    I use this product to remove my makeup at night before washing my face.... it's good and gets rid of the makeup, but I just don't like it.
  • Rue
    Make-up remover/Facial Cleanser - 5 Apr 2017
    One of the best from 2016! Definite value for money!My favourite feature-it doesn't leave you with an oily face!!Amazing product!Works for mascara, lipstick, eye-brow pencil, eye shadow,foindation!!I just love it!
  • Angelique
    Holy grail! - 5 Apr 2017
    I bought this 2 months ago along with the rest of this range, scrub, toner and all. And I almost didn't take this one because I had a makeup remover at home that I loved. But I'm so glad I took it because I will never use another makeup remover unless garnier improves this one. Although I don't think that it can be improved!

    Waterproof makeup? No problem!
    No water but want to feel refreshed? No problem!

    My husband and I go camping alot so this is amazing for me! I can still be clean and feel clean. Even outdoors.
  • Nadine
    Goodbye Wipes! - 1 Mar 2017
    I used to be obsessed with make up remover wipes to remove my make up- until a friend suggested I start using this product. This, accompanied with some cotton wool pads, is my new holy grail. It lasts so long too! I've had it for two months and am only half way through (and I wear a lot of make up)
    My make up is completely removed after use and it also removes waterproof make up effortlessly. It leaves my skin feeling refreshed and nourished.

    It's also great to use as a toner after washing your face! Two in one products?! YAY!
  • Hafizah
    Great product - 11 Feb 2017
    It's definitely helped me look after my skin after a day of make up . Leaves skin feeling fresh and revitalised . Love this product cause some other makeup removers leave skin feeling sticky . This one's awesome
  • Rachael
    Quality and Quantity - 1 Feb 2017
    As someone who is religious about going to sleep makeup free, I'm pretty relentless with trying makeup removing products in search of a product which will not only cleanse my skin, but also leave it feeling moisturized and not tight! I'm happy to say that this product is a must. Bonus is they also make little travel sized ones - perfect for that trip when you get to your room and the last thing you feel like doing is take off your makeup!
  • Siya
    Fresh faced - 17 Jan 2017
    It's water, but with more active ingredients that removes dirt and makeup and is yet gentle on my skin. It leaves my face feeling nourished instead of dry and tight. It's a real good quality go-to and must-have for any lady.
  • sashnee
    Garnier Pure Active Micellar Cleansing Water - 13 Jan 2017
    This product is amazing , it is gentle on the skin but it removes dirt and makeup so effectively.It is a must have product for every lady and it is worth buying every month,It lasts really long and people with sensitive skin can use it as well.
  • Thiruna
    best makeup remover ever! - 1 Jan 2017
    This makeup removing "water" feels exactly like what it says it is. There is no harshness on my skin and it does a great job at removing all my makeup with a few swipes of a cotton pad or two soaked in the micellar water. It also has a very neutral smell and doesn't burn even when rubbing close to the eye area. Id recommend it to anyone!
  • Kesavi
    Ganier Pure Active Micellar cleansing water - 19 Dec 2016
    Love it and would recommend to everyone!!! My make-up comes of easily and leaves my skin feeling soft.
  • Thandazile Zama
    The Best - 30 Nov 2016
    My mom was using it I was out of my make up remover decided to try it out. The way it left my skin soft and clean really impressed me. Bought mine two weeks back ill be using it now. Its not sensitive on my skin yet it cleans and leave my skin smooth and healthy.
  • Sinesipo
    Garnier Micellar Water - 28 Nov 2016
    I broke out when i first started using this product and stopped using it after a week. I recently ran out of face wipes and decided to try this baby out again. I must say this time around i was pleasantly surprised, no breakouts it completely removed my foundation and other makeup except for a bit of mascara. I will carry on using this product as it definitely is value for money
  • Delia
    Great value for money - 22 Nov 2016
    I really love this product. love the way it makes my face feel after i have finished using it. leaving it clear and refreshing. love the fact that it takes off my makeup with ease.
  • Marilicia
    Pleasant Surprise - 21 Nov 2016
    I'm used to quite a little bit of eyeliner residue after intense make-up removal but this was great. Hardly any residue and my skin did not break out. In fact, it felt softer and fresher. Also, you don't need to use much to get all your make-up off. Value for money!
  • Kerishini
    I love it.
    I usually buy the Sorbet Oil make up remover and that's quite expensive (R130). It got finished within 3 months.
    I bought this for R67 from Dischem and WOW. 4 months in and I only used a 1/4 of it.
    It gets off every form of makeup (even eyes-without burning it). It's the perfect makeup remover.
  • Adele
    At first I thought it wouldn't work - 9 Nov 2016
    At first I thought it wouldn't work but it is amazing. Will never use any other makeup remover ever.
  • Terri
    My daily lifesaver - 7 Nov 2016
    My skin always feels fresh and new after using this product. I love how simple it is. No overbearing aromas and does exactly what I need it to do.
  • Margareet
    Love this! - 7 Nov 2016
    I love the Garnier Active Micellar Cleansing Water and now I love this one for combination skin every more. It cleans my skin of makeup and makes it feel soft and refreshed. Since I started using it, my breakouts have improved and I have less blackheads.
  • Mikela
    Does what it should - 3 Nov 2016
    Love both the Garnier Micellars, but this one doesn't smell weird like the pink one, and makes my skin feel soft and fresh and takes of almost all of my makeup, with just a tiny bit of mascara staying behind every time. Good value for money.
  • Daisy
    Sensitive but Not Sensetive - 5 Oct 2016
    My skin is sensitive and i tried this out and it worked absolutely amazing...
    my skin felt so smooth and refreshing. it also opens pores - i didn't break out or receive any breakouts
  • Delia
    Great Product - 4 Oct 2016
    I have been using this product for a while now and it leaves my face clean and i have a fresh feel to it. I love the fact that you can just swipe and walk which it great.
  • Camrynne
    Wow results. - 4 Oct 2016
    The results I received from this product were astounding. It cleared up my skin In no time. A must have!
  • Léan
    Great value for money! - 7 Sep 2016
    I love the Garnier Micellar Water-range. I use it every single day!
    My skin feels refreshed and clean after use. And one bottle easily lasts almost 3 months!
  • Tamarin
    Garnier Pure Active Beauty - 19 Aug 2016
    Love Garnier products. My gran introduced it to me when i was a little girl and have used the product ever since then.
  • Delia
    Great Product - 11 Aug 2016
    I have been using this product for a month now and i love it. It leaves my face feeling refreshed and clean and keeps it moisturized.
  • Megan
    Love it - 5 Aug 2016
    I love my Garnier cleansing water. It removes make-up without a fuss. Depending on the amount of make-up I wear, I usually remove all my make-up with one cotton pad. If I am wearing more make-up than usual, it takes about 2-3 cotton pads and removes waterproof mascara easily.

    I love it!
  • Brumilda
    Fresh - 5 Aug 2016
    love it. Takes all my makeup off and my skin feels clean and fresh
  • Nadine
    quick, easy and effective - 15 Jun 2016
    I love this cleanser. it's so easy to use and leaves my skin feeling fresh and clean. It is also great for those "lazy days" when I just cant be bothered doing the whole facewash routine. I love my Garnier Pureactive Micellar Water.
  • Lameez
    Life Saver - 31 May 2016
    I simply fell in love with Garnier's new Pure Active Micellar Cleansing Water. its so convenient, leaves my face feeling fresh, non sticky and lifts all make-up and impurities as promised. I would highly recommend this product to everyone.
  • Tracey
    Covenient, easy make up removal - 13 Apr 2016
    This productvis a life saver, especially when you go on holiday or you just want to quickly remove your makeup without washing your face. No water needed and also no scrubbing.
  • Jodi
    Fav New product - 7 Apr 2016
    This has to be one of my favourite new products as it is really effective and convenient after a busy day.
  • Linell
    Love to Love - 5 Apr 2016
    Ok so when i was introduced to the Pure Active Micellar Claensing Water i was like ooookayyy...trying to digest the idea of not washing my face i have been doing that since Amen...gave it a go and did my own findings when i discovered that Micellar Waters have been around for ages and Super models and beauticians swear by this product i was like Yes Jesus i want that Runway glow and i grew to love this love.
  • Llevona
    Garnier PureActive Makeup Remover - 28 Feb 2016
    I love this product, not only is it value for money but also good quality. It is gentle on the skin but also removes makeup easily without any struggle
  • Priya
    Extremely Gentle - 9 Feb 2016
    I love this because it has the same feel as water and doesn't sting my eyes or irritate my skin
  • Yasmeen
    LOVE IT - 21 Jan 2016
    It tones my skin perfectly .Initially it tingles a bit but it really helped clear out my skin.
  • Siobhan
    Great product - 18 Jan 2016
    I've tried both micellar solutions from Garnier. I adore the regular one with the pink lid, as it soothes my skin as well as cleans it.

    While this definitely cleans my skin a lot more, I feel like it dries my skin out a bit, and is more suited to younger teenage skins.

    I do still have the bottle, and I use it at that time of the month, as it helps to fix any hormonal flare ups, but once it's finished I'll stick with the pink bottle!
  • Joande
    Great product - 19 Nov 2015
    I am really impressed with the Garnier Micellar Water. Its not only great value for money, but actually does what it says.
    Life Changer - 10 Nov 2015
    has totally changed my mind about cleansers. I really like this product a lot I loved the fact that is was for lips, face and eyes which a lot of wipes and other cleanses only have one function to remove one or the other. The Pure Active range has a few other 3 in 1 products which to me is amazing and space saving and so helpful.
    really has the look and feel of water. I did like that it helps with spilling or using to much of the product. Results it removed my make-up and left my skin feeling light, fresh and cleansed really no rinsing needed.

    Great product to have and its a 2in1 it Cleanses and Purifies which gets a thumbs up from me and to add I didn't get any skin reactions at all because my eye area can be really sensitive. Its a big bottle 400ml equaling to to 200 uses but that depends on you
  • Cynthia
    The wait is finally over! - 1 Nov 2015
    So as of October, the Garnier Micellar Waters were officially available nationwide but when the first batch arrived in-store a couple of months ago, local beauty bloggers and editors broke the twitternet with excitement! Rubybox were kind enough to send me both Garnier Micellar Cleansers to review so here's my verdict!

    I love applying makeup but I hate the task of taking it off (I'm sure I am not alone). But because cleansing your skin at the end of the day one of the most critical steps in skincare, one cannot afford to slack-off and this is why the Garnier Pure Active Micellar Cleansing Water is heaven-sent. Located right next to my bed on my side table is my very own bottle. I religiously apply a liberal amount of the micellar water onto a cotton pad and proceed to get rid of makeup, repeating the process until I'm makeup, dirt and oil free.

    For most of the year I have dry/combination skin but as seasons change so do my needs and towards the end of the year my skin becomes more slick with oiliness and more prone to breakouts - I believe that humidity plays a role. The Garnier Pure Active Micellar Water is great for because it has been formulated to remove makeup, cleanse skin and purify the skin while keeping irritation and excess oiliness at bay.

    If you're stuck on which of the two Micellar Waters to get and you have oily and sensitive skin, I would recommend you pick up Pure Active.

    You'll love the fact that you don't have to rinse your face afterward - the perfect lazy girls hack to cleansed and purified skin!
  • Simônè
    Acne Prone Makeup Remover - 22 Oct 2015
    Definitely a must have product. I have been using these Micellar Waters for the past couple months to remove my makeup and act as a toner before I moisturize. It left my skin feeling refreshed without drying my eyes and skiing surface. One of the major benefits is removing your eyemakeup without irritation. And is value for its money. Most Micellar waters retail for over R200 for only 100ml and these Garnier Cleansing Waters are 400ml which gives you 200 uses. Talk about a bargain. Get it and try it!
  • Taryn
    Best Alternative Cleansing Your Skin - 22 Oct 2015
    I must admit, I was completely new to Micellar Water before Garnier released their own range. I’ve always been the wet-wipes type of gal when I’m feeling a bit too lazy to go through the entire skincare routine, because seriously now, aint nobody got time for that after a night out!

    But what is Micellar water exactly? Basically the water contains groups of molecules (micelles). Think of micelles as the dirt magnets of your skin, they effortlessly capture and lift away makeup and impurities from the skin. And this ladies, is what you get when you put science and skincare together and they make a baby :)

    What’s great about Micellar water is you don’t need to rinse at all as rinsing can sometimes strip your skin of its protective barrier. My first impression about the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water was that the bottles were generously sized – definitely a lot bigger than the other products on the Garnier shelf. It is said on the bottle that you should get about 200 uses per 400ml bottle however I’m not too convinced so I’ll have to see how long it lasts.

    IMG_5848IMG_5847The Garnier Micellar water range is available in 2 different types: The pink one is for sensitive skin and the blue one for combination to oily skin. I’ve tried them both and so far they’ve both felt great and definitely no signs of skin irritation. It is really so mild on your skin, it has no scent to it and I’ve also noticed that it tends to turn slightly soapy when applied to your skin. With that being said, your skin is still left feeling smooth and refreshed and I loved that it doesn’t burn your eyes as well.

    I must add that you’ll need to use a few more cotton rounds than usual (I used 3 for a complete face cleanse) which is the only downside so you might want to pick up the extra-large cotton rounds which I have seen previously at Clicks stores.

    Is this something I’ll be replacing my wet-wipes with? Most definitely! And for just R79.99 this one’s a sure winner which I’m sure will (and probably already has) won over the hearts of many makeup addicts.
  • Farzana
    Love it - 21 Oct 2015
    I love this product! When you're in a rush, or just not in the mood, a quick swipe of this gets all the grit and grime off of your delicate skin. Was doubtful in the beginning but it works great, similar to a toner
  • Nokubonga
    A Beauty Essential!! - 16 Sep 2015
    Pure Active Micellar Cleansing Water:
    The combination to oily skin formula feels slightly more nourishing on my skin, as I have combination skin type and it does not leave my skin feeling dry or “sticky”. What I love about the formula is that you don’t have to scrub your face in order to remove all the facial dirt. Just in one swipe and already skin is cleaner and feeling refreshed. The best part is that it is safe to use on your eyes and lips too. I like to use this variant as more of a stand-alone make-up remover as it helps to maintain my skin’s moisture level and it does not feel strange when I apply my moisturiser afterwards. Worth the buy.


Where they’ve come from

In 1904, back when people would use plain soap to wash their hair, Alfred Amour Garnier noticed it produced poor results. And so he found a better solution and invented a hair lotion with plant extracts that cared as well as cleaned hair. Garnier has grown and now boasts a diverse product range that serves women of all ethnicities, complexions and hair types across the world.

Where they’re going

Nature remains at the core of Garnier products and to this day Garnier continues to combine all the energies of nature to find new ways to better care for hair and skin, for healthy-looking beauty that connects people. All women want to look their best, right? We at Garnier take care to help you look and feel your best every day with products made especially with you in mind.