Garnier’s Cult-Favorite Micellar Cleansing Water Is Allegedly Contaminated with Bacteria

Garnier’s Cult-Favorite Micellar Cleansing Water Is Allegedly Contaminated with Bacteria
Garnier’s Cult-Favorite Micellar Cleansing Water Is Allegedly Contaminated with Bacteria

 

Garnier’s Cult-Favorite Micellar Cleansing Water Is Allegedly Contaminated with Bacteria

 “This post on Reddit is an isolated report–we have not received any other similar reports from consumers using the Garnier Micellar All-in-One Waterproof cleanser (with the blue cap). 

We have already corrected this in our manufacturing process.”

Originally posted 12:30 p.m: Fact: Any beauty obsessive has a can’t-live-without, desert-island product. For me, it’s a super-pigmented, matte lipstick, but for many (including a few of my fellow editors) it’s Garnier’s Micellar Cleansing Water.

But according to a recent viral thread on Reddit’s Skincare Addiction, consumers have noticed a, well, disturbing issue with the formula: The water is allegedly growing bacteria, which has resulted in broken out and irritated skin for some.

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Yup, sorry for spoiling your lunch, but an outraged (see: heartbroken) Micellar Cleansing Water user just took to Reddit to share their horrifying experience. The user started, “Just a warning to you all, something is going on with some bottles of Garnier Micellar Water. I have used two bottles of this stuff without a problem, and I considered it my [holy grail] cleanser.

The user shared an insane photo of their bottle, which appears to have thick, white globs of the alleged bacteria or fungus floating in the water—and later, the user began to experience out-of-character breakouts and irritation.

“For a while I didn’t realize [the water] was setting my skin on fire and breaking me out in tiny little red and white bumps all over my cheeks in localized clusters, giving me random red patches, and making everything I put on my skin sting like hell.”

Still, like anyone would, the user assumed it was a faulty bottle and promptly threw it away.

They concluded: “Please, if you’re using this product, check it and if it isn’t CLEAR when settled, be careful.”

Obviously, the community of self-labeled skin-care addicts had a shit-ton to say. Most consumers responded with caution, like one user who commented, “Oh god, that’s horrifying and disgusting, especially so because I actually have a bottle on my self and have been using it constantly.

As one user put it: “One thing I have always thought is weird about this product (in addition to this issue) is that there’s no safety seal on it when you first open it.”

The original poster responded, “I considered that bacteria may be getting introduced into it through the cotton, but the bottle cap is not the kind of cap you can really dip a cotton pad into…

We reached out to Garnier team for comment, but did not receive a response by press time. We’ll update this story as soon as we hear back.

July 26, 2017 2:54 pm

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