Product Type: Garnier body care
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Garnier Body Intensive 7 Days Moisturising Lotion
Member Name: sparkle1004
Garnier Body Intensive 7 Days Moisturising Lotion
Advantages: Super fast absorption, hydrates the skin and leaves it feeling soft.
I love trying out new body lotions and one of my latest ones that I have purchased is the new Body Intensive 7 Days Refreshing Gel-Cream by Garnier. I had already tried one of the other moisturising lotions in the 7 day collection and liked it so when I saw this newest one, I decided it would be worth purchasing. The product has been specifically designed for those with normal to dry skin.
What does the product do?
The product is a cross between a cream and a gel. It makes the massive claim that it you use the product continuously for four weeks then your skin will stay hydrated for the following seven days, even if you don't use the product. It promises to hydrate the skin deeply and to lock in the moisture while nourishing the skin with vitamins and minerals. It says that it will make the skin softer and smoother, while also strengthening the top layer of skin.
There are a few different products available under the 7 day intensive heading as well as the one I am reviewing. For extra dry skin there is the Repairing Lotion with Shea Butter. If you have dry skin, you can choose between the conditioning lotion with Cocoa Butter and the Ultra-Softening Lotion with Mango Oil. For normal skin, there is the Hydrating Lotion with Aloe Vera and for sensitive skin, there is the Soothing Lotion with honey.
How does it work?
The product contains an anti evaporation complex which prevents the new moisture from being lost again. It also contains Grape Extract which strengthens and nourishes the skin while Glycerin helps to draw moisture into the skin. Shea Butter is included which is one of nature's greatest moisturisers and it both nourishes and hydrates the skin.
How do you use the product?
The product is to be applied to clean skin and it can be used all over the bottle. You dispense some from the bottle and massage it into the skin. It be used as often as required and should be used continuously for a month in order to see the full effects.
Packaging and Price
The product comes contained within a minty green plastic bottle and it has plenty of information about the product on both the front and the black. The bottle is shaped in a way which lets you get a good grip of it so that it won't slip if your hands are a bit greasy. The lid is white and it is a flip top so you can easily open and close it immediately after using the product.
The product comes in two different sizes. I have the 400ml bottle which cost me around £3.50 and the other available size is 250ml which costs around £2. The product is available from stores such as Boots and Superdrug, large supermarkets and a variety of online websites.
Aroma and Consistency
The product smells very refreshing and it is a bit like cucumbers. It doesn't smell artificially fragranced and it shouldn't really offend anyone or mix badly with your perfume. The consistency is really strange and just as promised, it really does seem to be a cross between a gel and a cream. It is white in colour and it looks like and has the consistency of a cream but when you rub it into the skin, it turns into a gel.
On the front of the bottle, the product promises to be instantly absorbed and it really is. It seems to melt into the skin in the same way as a gel would and you don't even really need to massage it in the skin because it disappears as it's smoothed on. It goes quite watery on the skin and you really don't need to use much in order to get the desired effects because a little goes a long way. It seems to have a cooling effect, although it doesn't say about this in the bottle and I think it would work really well as an after sun product. It doesn't irritate my skin or make me feel uncomfortable.
The lotion really does make my skin feel smooth and soft immediately. It makes an instant difference and it gives the skin a healthy sheen that leaves it looking in a better condition straight away. It doesn't make the skin greasy or make it feel unclean but if you apply too much, you may end up feeling a little bit sticky. The hydrated feeling stays with me all day and I don't feel the need to reapply the product before bedtime. It seems to deal with my dry skin and it stops the skin looking dull or flaky. It is has a very light texture that makes you feel like you have nothing on your skin. I haven't tested out the four week rule as I use other product as well.
All in all, this is a really lovely product which hydrates the skin deeply and gives long lasting moisture to the skin. It is absorbed super quickly and leaves the skin looking and feeling softer and healthier from the very first use. I wouldn't hesitate to buy this product again.
Summary: A lovely gel/cream which hydrates the skin and leaves it feeling softer