Garnier Pure Active range

29.7.09

I was kindly offered some products from the new Garnier range and of course I said yes! I had wanted to try out this range because a) it helps spotty people like me and b) I have heard lots of good things about it.

I was so excited to try these products out because at the time I had some spots, blemishes and just pants skin in general!

L-R: Deep pore unclogging wash, Blackhead clearing scrub, Spot-on roll-on, Spot fighting 24hr moisturiser

I had planned on trying one product at a time to avoid overloading my skin. I was worried the range would be too harsh as my skin can sometimes be sensitive. However, I took the risk and used everything at once and it was fine! No irritation, no allergic reaction, no nothing! Yay.

The range promises to give results after 1 day. I perhaps was too much of an eager beaver and expected my skin to improve after the 1st use. It didn't.

After 1 week I saw a slight improvement and after nearly 2 weeks I have almost clear skin! In fact..I was at the Dior counter on Monday and the counter lady said I had "lovely clear skin!" I actually thought she was joking! My boyfriend whispered "see I told you so!" :)

I have been using the face wash every morning and evening along with my regular toner or sometimes a face wipe, just to make sure all of my make-up has been removed. I have used the scrub 2 - 3 times a week, and the moisturiser and spot roll-on daily.

* I love the face wash. It makes my skin feel really clean and doesn't dry it out. I would definitely re-purchase this as a daily face wash.

* I love the scrub and will continue to use it 2 - 3 times a week to exfoliate. The 'scrubby bits' (what are they called?!) are effective without being too scratchy.

* I have to say I don't like the spot roll-on. I dabbed this on religiously every evening onto every single spot and it did nothing. Some even appeared worse the next day! I have now stopped using this in my routine.

* I like the moisturiser. It leaves my skin feeling very smooth and I hope that using it along with the face wash and scrub has contributed to the improvement in my skin. I will continue to use it daily and I would repurchase it if my skin continues to remain clear.

I am generally impressed with the range, apart from the spot roll-on. After almost 2 weeks I am relatively spot free and I feel a lot more confident about my skin. As I mentioned, my skin can be quite sensitive and usually when I use anything like Clean & Clear or Clearasil my skin hates it! But I have had no problems whatsoever with Garnier Pure Active.

If anyone wants any more info on any of the products please let me know.

xxx

33 comments:

CBethGlitter said...

Good review :) Iv been wanting to try this range out but struggled to find shops near me that have it. I'll definitely go on the look out again!

Victoria said...

@cbethglitter - i couldn't find it in boots when i looked a while ago but i saw it in superdrug and it was on special offer.xxx

Vik said...

Good to know these products are good! like you i have incredibly sensitive skin and would be scared to try out a new product unless recommended by someone. love your new blog layout! :)
magpie-girl.blogspot.com xx

Catanya said...

Great review! this range really looks effective. I am sure you have "Lovely clear skin" for sure!

Michelle (Lipstick Rules) said...

Good review! I might have to check this out if my Cetaphil experiment doesn't work :-)

Hele said...

i've tried these too and i thought the best thing was the spot roll on! the toner is nice too. can't believe you think your skin is bad - always looks lovely in pics! xx

Victoria said...

@vik - i was scared..i really thought i would have a reaction to them! but nope! xx

Victoria said...

@catanya - i think it is very effective if used daily and given a week or so to work. i am going to keep using it and hopefully it will keep my spots at bay! xx

Victoria said...

@michelle - yeah definitely! xx

Victoria said...

@hele - it looks good once i have slapped the foundation on :) double wear covers a multitude of sins! :)
ooh i need to check the toner out i think! xx

Faye said...

Heyaa, i might get the range. Fab review!!
<3

Victoria said...

@faye - thanks chick. yeah check it out if you can! xx

Jheneal said...

I'll have to give these a try if my new routine goes south.

Great review. =]

Victoria said...

@jheneal - cool. and thank you! xx

ONiC said...

my face wash is from garnier :D

Victoria said...

@onic - you should check out this new range :) xx

suzannah said...

i love all your reviews, now i'm going to buy some things from this range :)

CharmaineLi said...

i neeed to try this line out!!

butterfly said...

Oooh something that actually works, tis a novelty. Might have to give the face wash a go as my skin is more than lousy. On a side note- how on earth do you manage to get to test these things?!

Daisy said...

I need to finish reviewing this range soon!

And a big yay for you being invited to the Body Shop event :D Are you going to go? We can be scare newbies together! xxx

Emma said...

I love it when someone at a beauty counter gives me a compliment, I'm the same as you though, I never quite believe them at first!

I never believe the claims of 'results after first use' but this range does seem pretty good! I'm new to this, but have enjoyed you're entries so I'm going to follow you :) xx

Daisy said...

I think that Natalie is going to arrange the travel so I imagine we'll be booked on the same train from Leeds. Then we can travel down together! Yay!

Daisy said...

PS. How do you get them lovely headers and blog titles? x

Elaine said...

Thanks so much for the review! I'll have to check it out. Sometimes I still feel like a teenager because I get a new pimple every other day!!! It sucks...
clothedmuch.blogspot.com

Sara (The Makeup Snob) said...

Fabulous review! Im excited to check this stuff out! I love finding drugstore deals! that work that is!!

btw I want lily and lola- They are gorgeous!!!! xoxox! You have to be a proud mama!

Sara www.themakeupsnob.com

Jennnn said...

Thanks for commenting! Great reviews! I might have to try them sometime

Victoria said...

@suzannah - thank you, very kind :) xx

@charmaineli - yeah give them a go! i bet you like them too. xx

@butterfly - they emailed me and asked if i would like to try them. i don't know how they found me or anything. i think it is luck of the draw! xx

@daisy - i'm fairly sure i'm going, as long as my new job let me take the day off :) xx

Victoria said...

@emma - yay a new follower! thanks so much. i never take compliments well.. i always think they're lying! silly me. xx

@daisy ok cool! :D my boyfriend downloaded the font for me from some website and then i inserted it onto the picture using photoshop. xx

@elaine - i do too! i had better skin when i was 15 :) xx

Victoria said...

@sara - aww, hehe. you are welcome to babysit them, they are little terrors!!! xx

@jennnn - yeah give them a go. i like the face wash best. xx

ami said...

OMG i hate the US.... we dont have any of the garnier products like these!! all we have is anti aging and hair products :( i wish i could try this ive heard great reviews. Ive also heard that if you take the little ball out of the rollon spot on and stick a qtip and dab it on your problem areas it works much better since your rolling it over the spot the bacteria stays on the little rolling ball and the next time you use it goes right back onto your face. Eek! just a fyi! love your blog<3

Victoria said...

@ami - really? maybe they will release them over there eventually? i hope so. i always thought the US had loads more products than the UK. whenever i go on holiday i stock up on loads of goodies :) thanks for the tip about the roll-on! xxx

Phoebe said...

I just blogged on this too!

www.peluxe100.blogspot.com

I really like the scrub, i haven't branched out into the others yet but now i shall!

Victoria said...

phoebe - oh cool :) you will love the face wash if you like the scrub. it cleanses really well and isn't drying out anything.xxx