Garnier Moisture + Protect Daily Protective Moisturiser

Hi there! Today’s post is about Garnier’s Moisture + Protect Daily Protective Moisturiser which I picked up for ¬£1.49 (Home Bargains!). This moisturiser with SPF 20 is aimed at women with normal or uneven skin, and it promises to brighten and to illuminate skin. I’ve been using this moisturiser for just under 3 weeks now, so let me tell you if it’s any good.

I think this moisturiser is quite good. It plays well with all sorts of products (toner, serum, hyaluronic acid face mist, glycolic peel) without balling up and without troubling my skin. This moisturiser feels light, but it hydrates my skin properly. It also sits well under make-up. However, there is one thing I’m not happy with…

… this moisturiser smells more like a hand cream than a face cream. The fragrance is 90% calendula with 5% lemon and 5% honey. I’m pretty sure I once had a hand cream that smelled exactly like this. I appreciate that fragrances are a personal thing, and the next person might love this fragrance – but I don’t. ūüôā I will definitely continue to use this moisturiser but, because of the fragrance, I wouldn’t buy it again.

Garnier’s Moisture + Protect Daily Protective Moisturiser is available as 50ml. I believe the RRP is around ¬£4, but I only paid ¬£1.49. It appears that Garnier has just repackaged the entire collection – so this must be the reason why the “old” stock can be found at Home Bargains!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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Olay 2 In 1 Hydration + SPF 15 Lightweight Lotion

Hi there! I found this cute looking new Olay 2 In 1 Hydration + SPF Lightweight Lotion when I swung by my local Superdrug the other day. It was £2.95 only, so I bought it! I was really intrigued because the lotion looked like a combination of two of my favourite Olay products!

The bottle reminded me of Olay’s Complete Day Fluid (which has been my favourite moisturiser for about ten years). And the pink packaging made me think of Olay’s 2 In 1 Hydration + Radiant Glow moisturiser (which smells divine). Now let’s see what this product is really like!
Olay Pink SPF
This Lightweight Lotion is really lovely. The formula reminds me very much of Olay’s Complete Day Fluid (I checked the ingredients – it’s not the same, but similar!). This means you get tons of lightweight moisture.

Plus: This lotion doesn’t clog pores and it feels really nice on my skin. I can reapply this lotion every couple of hours if I want to (I moisturise like a maniac every Sunday!) and it doesn’t rub off. It’s also worth mentioning that this lotion contains SPF15 and it sits great under make-up. Excellent quality!

Scent-wise this lotion is a mix of Olay’s Complete Day Fluid and the original Olay Beauty Fluid. It’s a gorgeous, subtle and ‘happy’ scent which goes well with the pink theme of the product. I love it!

If you look for a light moisturiser with SPF, I would recommend this one without hesitating. Olay 2 In 1 Hydration + SPF Lightweight Lotion is exlusive to Superdrug. It’s available as 100ml for ¬£5.99 (RRP). At the moment Superdrug has a BOGOF offer on selected Olay products.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde