Welcome to the second installment on the Garnier SkinActive series! The wonderful folks at Garnier have been kind enough to send me a sample to try, and I am here to share my thoughts and opinions. As always, if you like what you see please feel free to share this post with your friends and follow me so you are kept up to date on each new product. And if you have any product suggestions for review, please contact me and let me know.
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This product comes in an awesome tube design, perfect for in the shower. The front of the package touts the product as Vegan. I really enjoy seeing more and more products switching to a kinder and more ethical stance on the use of animal ingredients. It actually made me smile to see a major corporation take this step. So two thumbs way up!
The product claims to be Silicone, Dye and Paraben free. This is awesome, again really impressed. I personally look for Paraben free products whenever I can, so this would actually help sway me a little in the store. (Yes, I am the person you see in the store reading the ingredients list on every product.)
Further, it claims that is 99% Naturally derived ingredients.
If you look at the back of the packaging you will see a list of the ingredients used, and what they are derived from. This is pretty cool in my opinion. I really dislike spending hours trying to figure out WHAT is in a product, and I think that this is a great way to clarify what is being used. Again, two thumbs way up!!
I will admit I was dreading trying a scrub. I had envisioned something super harsh like St. Ives Apricot Scrub, where your skin looks like you attacked it with sand paper and even the movement of air makes you want to cry. So, with dread I popped her open and…
The pore gel smells like Green Tea, as does the rest of the line. Yummy! It was pretty refreshing. The gel itself was closer to a soap than a traditional scrub. This is a good thing. It was light and not the least bit sand papery or gritty. Made with bits of Argan and Green tea extract, I found myself enjoying the scrub.
It washes off easily and there was no redness in sight. If I had any negatives about this product, it would be that my skin felt a bit tight and dry. All in all, I am pretty impressed for a first try with it.
A week in and so far all good. My pores look pretty decent, but I don’t really see a major amount of change (it has only been a week.) I find myself using the scrub everyday and I am really good with the scent and the feel.
The weather here has turned super hot, and it’s making my skin drier than normal. I think under normal conditions the scrub wouldn’t be quite so drying.
Long Term Impressions:
It’s been a few weeks. The drying effect was based on the weather. The smell is still refreshing. The texture is light and easy to work with. A little bit goes a LONG way.
At a price point of less than $20 this scrub is a good value for the money invested. This is not a scrub for someone with dry skin, this is a scrub for those of us who rock an oil slick in summer with pores out of control.
This scrub didn’t give me any additional redness, didn’t irritate my skin or make me break out. It is definitely the kind of product I would take with me on holiday. Easy to store, and does a great job at getting rid of the end of the day grime.
Stay tuned…next up is my review of face masks….are they worth the money, or just a waste of time?