Garnier Pure Active Fruit Energy Daily Energising Gel Scrub

Hi there! Today’s post is about Garnier Pure Active Fruit Energy Daily Energising Gel Scrub.

This product contains salicylic acid, vitamin C, grapefruit and pomegranate extracts, and it’s aimed at people with oily / problem skin. It promises to unclog and tighten pores and to give skin a radiant glow.

You’re supposed to use the product as a daily face wash. Since I use a konjac or cellulose sponge (+ face wash) to cleanse my face in the shower every morning, I used this product the same way – and I was impressed!

This gel scrub is wonderful. It lathers up very well (it’s like it was designed to be used with a konjac sponge), it feels powerful but not harsh, and it really seems to “sweep up” grease and grime to give my pores a deep cleanse.

I also think that this gel scrub has skin brightening properties. Every time I use this gel scrub, my skin tone looks incredibly even and, yes, radiant. It’s awesome!

Since I have dry and moody skin, I can’t use this gel scrub every day. At the moment I’m using it once or twice a week which seems to work out perfectly.

Garnier Pure Active Fruit Energy Daily Energising Gel Scrub is available as 150ml for £4.99. I paid £3.33 (special offer).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Garnier Intensive 7 Days Ultra-Replenishing Lotion with Shea Butter

Garnier Shea Butter LotionHi there! Today’s post is about Garnier’s Intensive 7 Days Ultra-Replenishing Lotion With Shea Butter.

This body lotion is aimed at people with very dry skin, and it promises hydration that can be felt for up to 7 days after you’ve stopped using the body lotion.

Sounds cool. So how’s the product?

Well, I think this body lotion is great. It’s very rich, so it can feel sticky on my skin. However, the sticky feeling doesn’t last very long, so I have no reason to complain.

I also think that this body lotion is very hydrating. It’s plain awesome for dry skin. It even works on elbows. Fantastic stuff!

And there’s one more thing… this body lotion smells wonderful. The shea butter fragrance is sweet and cuddly. I love it!

I would definitely recommend Garnier’s Intensive 7 Days Ultra-Replenishing Lotion With Shea Butter. It’s available as 250ml and 400ml. The smaller bottle can be yours for £1.49 if you keep your eyes peeled for special offers. 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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 Active Moisture Bomb Tissue Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about Garnier’s Skin Active Moisture Bomb Tissue Mask with pomegranate extract, hyaluronic acid and plant serum. This mask promises intensely rehydrated skin that looks smoother and more radiant – in 15 minutes. Now let me tell you if this mask is any good. 🙂
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At first I need to say that this tissue mask doesn’t fit my perfectly average-shaped face. The mask looks like it was made for people with round faces and long chins. However, I have to say that Garnier’s tissue mask doesn’t fit anywhere near as poorly as Boots’ Luminous Youth sheet mask.

Anyway, let’s look at what the mask did for me! I left the mask on for more than 15 minutes – I think I left it on for about 45 minutes (give or take a few minutes). The mask felt cool and refreshing – but it also felt quite tacky. I didn’t notice any issues (no stinging or burning), so that’s definitely a good thing. 🙂 But when I removed the mask, I was disappointed. My complexion looked incredibly dull and my skin didn’t feel hydrated at all. I would say that, despite the superficial tackiness, my skin felt dry and tight underneath.

Since I didn’t get any benefits from this mask, I won’t buy it again. I have another Moisture Bomb tissue mask – but I’ll give that one away. If you’d like to try this product… Garnier’s Skin Active Moisture Bomb Tissue Mask is available for £1.49. I paid 99p (special offer).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Garnier Skin Naturals Fresh Radiance Boosting Scrub

Garnier Skin Naturals ScrubHi there! Quite some time ago I mentioned that I wouldn’t let scrubs that contain crushed apricot seeds or walnut shells anywhere near my face.

But I’m very happy to use face scrubs without abrasive ingredients, like Garnier’s Skin Naturals Fresh Radiance Boosting Scrub.

This paraben-free scrub is aimed at people with sensitive, dull and tired skin. And it promises to purify and revitalise skin.

I’ve used this scrub for a few times now, and I think it’s really good. It’s not too harsh, so it doesn’t harm my skin. But it still gives my face a good scrub. I also think this scrub smells and feels refreshing. In case you’re wondering, it smells like sunny citrus fruits. 🙂

I will continue to use this scrub for sure. I will use it on a weekly basis. And I would definitely recommend this scrub, especially if you want to say goodbye to abrasive scrubs, or if you have dry or sensitive skin. Garnier Skin Naturals Fresh Radiance Boosting Scrub is available as 150ml for £3.99. I bought mine on a save 1/3 deal.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Garnier Body Intensive 7 Days Soothing Gel Cream With L-Bifidus & Peach

uploadHi there! I haven’t reviewed any body butters or lotions in a while – that’s because I’m currently trying to use up all those part-used products that have piled up.

But since I was so impressed by Garnier’s Aloe Vera Body Lotion, I was happy to pick up Garnier’s Intensive 7 Days Soothing Gel Cream with L-Bifidus + Peach for dry and sensitive skin at my local Home Bargains store. 🙂

When I used this gel cream for the first time, I found it incredibly sticky – for about a minute. But once my skin had absorbed the moisturiser, it just felt great.

So whilst my skin felt smooth and supple, it didn’t feel like it was slathered in moisturiser just minutes ago. Brilliant!

I also think the soft peach fragrance is quite pleasant. It’s nothing special, but I think it’s the perfect fragrance to go with the gel cream theme.

It’s obvious that I’m happy with the product. So yes, I would definitely recommend it. 🙂 I will continue to use this moisturiser over the coming weeks and months, and I might even pick up another bottle. If you’re interested, you might want to swing by your local bargain store to check if they have it. Oh, and this product is a real bargain. I paid £1.49 for a 250ml bottle – amazing value!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Garnier Pure Active Fruit Energy Daily Energising Gel Wash

Garnier Pure Active Fruit Energy Daily Energising Face WashHi there! Most of the time I use Olay products on my face, but occasionally I pick up products from other brands for a change, like this Garnier Pure Active Fruit Energy Daily Energising Gel Wash which I bought for half price at the drugstore.

This face wash is aimed at people with oily skin that’s prone to imperfections, and it claims to target these imperfections, to awaken skin and to tighten pores.

OK, I’ve got dry skin, so this product isn’t really aimed at me. However, my pores could do with a little tightening and I wouldn’t say no to my skin being awakened, so I’ve been using this face wash twice daily for just over a week now.

To be honest, I didn’t notice any difference at all. My pores are exactly as they were a week ago and my skin does not look any fresher or more awakened. I’m also not loving the scent; it’s a tad too sweet for my taste.

However, I think this face wash is really great at removing make-up, so I’ll be using it up for sure.

Garnier Pure Active Fruit Energy Daily Energising Gel Wash is available as 200 ml. It’s usually £4.99, but at the moment it’s on special offer at the two big drugstores.

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