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. 🙂 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

Garnier Skin Naturals Dark Spot Corrector

Hi there! I hope you enjoyed the bank holiday weekend. This is a bit of a funny post for me since I haven’t used the Garnier Skin Naturals Dark Spot Corrector on my face. However, I’ve used it on my husband’s face, so I think I’m qualified to review the product. 🙂

My husband has developed a few dark spots over the past year or two, and one of these dark spots – a big one on his cheek – has bugged him quite a lot. So I bought him the Dark Spot Corrector which claims to reduce the appearance of dark spots.
Garnier Dark Spot Corrector
So did it work? I’d say it somewhat worked. I’ve applied the cream to his dark spots twice a day and most of them are significantly paler than a couple of months ago. They’re still present, but not as pronounced as they used to be.

I am not sure if I would recommend this product – I would say it depends on the result you want to achieve. However, there is one flaw that I need to point out. The Dark Spot Corrector does not have sunscreen. I know some people prefer an SPF-free face cream, but I think that a product that aims to fade skin discolourations – many of which are caused by exposure to sunlight –  should contain some sort of sunscreen.

If you want to give Garnier Skin Naturals Dark Spot Corrector a try, 50ml set you back between £2.99 and £9.99. So keep your eyes peeled for the best offer. 😉

Mrs Strawberry Blonde