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I have been using and loving this product for a while now. I have tried many of these types of products, but I have found even the ones with good review have not improved my skin.
At first the product itself does look slightly thick and this worried me as I thought that it would take a while drying into my skin. But I was very happy to notice that it absorb easily into my skin. Although there was one time I used too much of the product and it looked really greasy on my skin. Because I used too much, it took a while to absorb into my skin.
I have been using this product a while, but when I did just started using this product it did not take long to see it working on my skin. I did have some dry patches on my legs, but after using this product on my legs, it cleared them up and left my legs soft and re-hydrated. After using this product my skin does feel hydrated and much healthier.
The product does not have a very strong smell and what I like most about it is that it does not have a perfumed scent to it. It is a very neutral smell and once on you skin the slight smell which it does have, fades.
The bottle that I have is the 250ml bottle. And I have found that because you do not need a lot of this product fr it to work, it does last a long time. The bottle itself is while, with a blue lid and blue writing on it. On the bottle it says, "Hydralock ; Moisturising Milk, Non-stop hydration 24h."
You can buy this product from Superdrug for £3.59. I think that this is very good value for the product you are getting. I would definitely recommend this product and it is one that I will continue to use!
Ever since I moved back from Canada and their harsh winter, I have had dry skin on my face, especially around my nose and forehead. I have gone through so many different moisturisers trying to find one that would either get rid of the problem or at least make it a little better and Garnier Hydralock Moisturising Milk was one of those!
== Price and availability ==
The bottle that I bought of this product was the 250ml version from Boots and it cost roughly £3.50, which I didn't think was a bad price. The 400ml bottle can also be purchased at Boots for around £5.50. As this size bottle is quite large, I would only buy it if I knew the product worked and I would be using it regularly. Even though I purchased Garnier Hydralock Moisturising Milk from Boots, it is widely available at major supermarkets and other shops selling cosmetics and body care items like Superdrug.
== Packaging ==
Garnier Hydralock Moisturising Milk comes in a quite slim line white bottle. The blue, flip top lid matches the colour of the larger amount of text on the bottle. The front of the bottle states what the product is supposed to do as well as having the brand logo at the top. The back of the bottle explains what the product is as well as stating the ingredients used, which you can see below.
== Ingredients ==
Aqua/water, glycerin, proplene glycol, butyrospermum parkii butter/shea butter, cetearyl alcohol, alcohol denat, peg-100 stearate, glyceryl stearate, glycine, sodium lactate, disodium edta, hydroxyetheylpiperazine ethane sulfonic acid, acer saccharinum extract/sugar maple extract, xanthan gum, acrylates/c10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, methylparaben, phenoxyethanol, ethylparaben, parfum/fragrance.
== The product itself ==
Initially, I had to give the bottle a good shake and squeeze in order to even be able to use this product. Once I did get into it though, this moisturiser is the colour you would expect it to be: white. I don't actually think I have ever seen a moisturiser which is a different colour. The moisturiser is quite thick, even after being described as a 'milk' and it wasn't what I was expecting at all. You do only need to use a small amount of this product though as I have found that using too much will mean that you are spending forever trying to get it to absorb into your skin.
== Does it work ==
Unfortunately, this is not a product for me. It takes far too long to work any decent amount into my skin and I ended up getting really annoyed with the time it took. Even after all of that effort, my skin did not feel even close to amazing. I have used this on both my legs and my face and while it worked better on my legs, it was useless on my face. That being said, my legs still did not feel amazing after using this. On my face, I was left with quite a greasy residue which I had to wipe off with a towel every time. For me, this defeats the point of the product as I felt I was rubbing a lot of it off. Even after trying to rub in as much as possible, it didn't do anything to help the dry skin on my face at all. This moisturiser was a big disappointment and even at the good price, I cannot recommend it.
Every day life can leave our skin feeling dry and badly in need of some nourishment. Harsh weathers, whether it is the scorching sun or bitter winds, air conditioning and air pollution causes our skin to lose moisture all the time.
Garnier promises that Garnier Hydralock Moisturising Milk with give you the gorgeous skin that you have always dreamt of having. They claim that it will leave your skin with a long lasting hydration from the very first use and super smooth skin which looks dewy and feels soft for 24 hours.
The formula has been created for normal to dry skin and is two times more moisturising than Garnier's Body Cocoon moisturiser. It offers an intensive hydration and promises to completely transform your skin within one week of your first use. The lotion will leave your skin looking revitalised and feeling as good as new.
How does it work?
It locks in moisture by preventing water from being lost through evaporation and it is enriched with 5% Hydro-Urea which is a natural hydrator. The formula allows the moisturising ingredients to be absorbed easily and the lotion helps to soften the outer layers of the skin.
The formula is made using naturally derived ingredients which have been extracted carefully in order to preserve the quality and purity of the substances and have a beneficial effect on the skin.
The cream contains glycerine which is a humectant meaning that it will attract more moisture into your skin. Wrinkles and fine lines that can age your body occur because of a loss of water in the skin. This substance rejuvenates the skin and gives it a deep hydration. It helps to even out the skins appearance and leaves it looking healthier than before.
The product comes in a white plastic bottle with a blue lid that clicks open and shut. It is available in two different sizes. A 250ml bottle will set you back around £3 and a 400ml bottle will cost around £5. It can be bought from department stores such as Boots and larger supermarkets. It's also available online and the product has been dermatologically tested.
How to use?
Garnier instructs you to use this lotion when ever possible. It can be applied all over the body and should be used on dry, clean skin. The cream needs to be massaged into the skin until it has been completely absorbed. When using the cream on the thighs, a circular massaging action will help to reduce the appearance of cellulite.
This cream is very rich but this doesn't stop it from being absorbed easily. The smell is delicate and hard to explain but it has a fresh barely there aroma which is comforting.
The lotion leaves your skin feeling soft from the first use but it also leaves your skin with a greasy film which makes your skin look sheer but feels slightly uncomfortable and messy on my skin. I think this would be fantastic for dry skin but it might be a little bit too rich for normal skin like mine.
If you like this product then also available in the Hydralock collection is the Soft Moisturising Milk which is a light lotion, Light Moisturising Milk which is a feather light lotion and also a hand cream.
Aqua/water, Glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Urea, Paraffinum Liquid/Mineral Oil, Propylene Glycol, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter/Shea Butter, Cetearyl Alcohol, Alcohol Denat, PEG-100 Stearate, Glycerin Stearate, Glycine, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Lactate, Disodium EDTA, Hydroxyethylpiperazine Ethane Sulfonic Acid, Acer Saccharinum Extract/Sugar Maple Extract, Xanthan Gum, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Methylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylparaben, Parfum/Fragrance (F.I.L. B31956/1)
I get dry skin a lot on my body and especially on my legs and the backs of my arms, so I need a good body moisturiser and always have about 3 different ones on the go. This is the one I'm using most right now as it seems to work the best.
The bottle is nice and big and has a flip top lid which makes it easy to use, but it does take a while to get the stuff out of the bottle once you get to about half way down it, and it can be a pain to get the last bits out.
The lotion is real thin but it has a funny texture to it and also a funny smell. The texture is not bad, it feels nice, it's just different to any other lotion and it feels almost sitcky but not in a bad way. The smell is kind of fruity but also kind of sickly and I don't like it at all really.
You don't need to use too much at a time so the bottle will last longer than alot of lotions do, but it is a bit more expensive too at £5.49 for a 400ml bottle.
If feels nice and it moisturises my skin really well. It does leave it feeling a bit coated but not in a greasy way, but I think that's because it creates a kind of barrier on your skin to lock in the moisture. It works really well and stops my legs from getting all dry and white and scaly, and it actually makes them look kind of glowy with a nice sheen to them aswell as feeling really soft.
I also just noticed yesterday that my feet had gone really dry and got that awful yello tinge to them that they start to get before they start to crack, so I smothered them in this and put on some thick socks before bed, and woke up this morning with baby-soft, gorgeous looking feet :)
----- Background information -----
I was quite skeptical before buying this product. On one hand, there were Garnier's big claims about intense 24hour hydration, specifically formulated for dehydrated to dry skin - I've heard all that before and was usually disappointed afterwards. In addition, this milk contains paraben, which often causes skin irritation and can produce an allergic reaction. Another 'baddie' in the list of ingredients for me personally is glycerin. I usually don't find that it improves the condition of my skin, but instead feels greasy and unpleasant.
On the other hand, the product was displayed in a very visible place in Boots, looked quite appealing and was offer half-price, £2.68 for 400ml, something that always makes me stop and at least consider a product. Also, it is produced by Garnier, a brand that I had used in the past and which I trust.
However, this wasn't the main reason why I finally bought it. Garnier's Hydralock Moisturising Milk is the first product I found in the UK to contain hydro-urea. Hydro-urea is a natural hydrator and for me, an ingredient that cannot be beaten on it's moisturizing properties. I often suffer from eczema on my hands, which results in extremely dry, flaky skin and the only thing that helped until now was a very expensive medical hand cream with high concentration of urea, which I had to buy from France. I had never before seen a urea containing product in the UK and was very excited to have found it in a body moisturizer.
There are three variants of Hydralock Moisturising Milk - Light Moisturizing for normal to dehydrated skin, Rich Texture for dehydrated to dry skin and Soft Texture. Light Moisturizing and Soft Texture have pink highlights in the packaging, whereas Rich Texture has green highlights. All of these are available in 250ml and 400ml sizes. I am reviewing the one with Rich Texture and for dry skin.
----- Packaging -----
This milk comes in a very simple but attractive packaging. The bottle is white with blue cap and flip-top lid. There is a big sticker across the front and one at the back of the bottle with the name of the product (of course), information about 5% hydro-urea content, recommended skin type and claims about the results of using this product: skin intensely hydrated, transformed within 1 week and looking dewy and supple.
The bottle is easy to grab and the flip-top lid easy to open.
----- Texture -----
The white liquid is much ticker than you would expect moisturizing milk to be, but it does say "rich texture" on the front of the bottle. You have to squeeze the bottle quite hard to get anything out, but it is easy to control how much of the product is dispensed at one time.
Although it feels slightly greasy while applying, it absorbes well and I am able get dressed pretty much straight away without my clothes sticking to my skin. It doesn't leave greasy stains on the clothes either.
I suppose that how quickly the product absorbes depends a lot on the type of skin that you have - if it is not very dry it might take a while for this milk to absorb into it, but then you shouldn't use this product and choose something suitable for your type of skin.
----- Smell -----
At first I thought this was not perfumed but then looked at the ingredients list and found perfume/fragrance. Only after a few uses I noticed the smell, it is delicate and rather neutral - would suit men and women. It stays on the skin surface for a few hours but is so subtle that it doesn't overpower any perfume if you want to wear them.
----- Properties -----
This body milk really does moisturize instantly, leaves a thin protective film on the skin, which must come from glycerin and paraffin, but it is not unpleasant. The hydration lasts 24 hours and there is no need to re-apply during the day. The result is very soft to touch, glowing skin.
Contains many moisturizing and skin conditioning ingredients including:
* Shea butter, known for its moisturizing properties
* Glycerin - has water retaining properties, prevents moisture loss
* Urea - natural hydrator that seals moisture inside of the skin and creates a barrier for irritants; especially useful in treating conditions such as dermatitis and eczema; it absorbes into the skin and doesn't leave a noticeable film on the surface
* Sugar maple extract - contains natural alpha hydroxyl acids (AHA) to remove dead skin cells, help renew skin and increase collagen synthesis
----- My verdict -----
I really like this moisturizer because it does exactly what it claims to do. There are few body moisturizers that work on my very dry skin but this one is very effective and lasts for the whole day. Even though it contains glycerin, an ingredient I usually avoid, it is not greasy and sits comfortably on my skin. It still forms a thin film on my skin and I am aware of the glycerin content but it is not as greasy and unpleasant as other products I tried.
I even applied it on my hands after an outbreak of eczema to see how it copes and it works almost as good as my imported specialist products, which is a great plus. I have not experienced any irritation, stinging or any other allergic reactions - neither on my body nor on my hands (which are very sensitive), something that surprises me a lot, given the paraben content.
I would give it 5/5 but have to take 1 star for paraben content and testing on animals, which Garnier unfortunately do. Although Garnier's official statement says that they are cruelty-free, they are on PETA's list of companies that either test their products on animals or source ingredients that were tested on animals, because they failed to prove they don't do it.There is also no mention whether the glycerin is animal or plant derived. You need to make your own mind about this.
Otherwise it is a great product and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending it to anyone (with a slight warning for allergy sufferers due to parabens).
Price: £3.49 for 250ml
£5.49 for 400ml
For: Non-stop 24hour hydration of dry or dehydrated skin types
The packaging is quite nice, clean and simple looking in white and dark blue. The bottle is made of opaque plastic, so you can't really see how much you have left. The lid has a flip top which looks quite flimsy but is actually quite sturdy and can withstand many knocks. It fastens tightly so there are no spillage issues.
The texture is fairly thick for a body lotion, but in a thick cream/lotion kind of way, rather than a thicker body butter type texture. It feels nice and smooth and spreads nicely over the skin, but I do find that the thick texture means I have to use quite a lot of this in comparison to thinner lotions.
It melts into the skin with minimal massaging required, and leaves the skin feeling refreshed and comfortable. It does leave a slight coated feeling if you use to much, but generally it sinks in and leaves no trace.
My skin feels instantly softer and smoother after using it, and it does have a 'dewy' look to it as claimed on the bottle. It feels much more comfortable and supple, and all signs of dryness are diminished. When I get dry skin on my legs I find it can be quite itchy and uncomfortable, but using this soothes it a great deal. My skin also remains feeling soft, smooth and supple all day.
The claims on the bottle say that it visibly transforms skin in 1 week, and I would definitely agree with this. It's not a miracle worker, but after using it every day for a week there was a very noticeable difference in the texture of my skin, it felt more hydrated, and I felt I needed to moisturise less often to keep it in good condition.
All in all I think this is a great product for dry skin.
Thumbs up from me.
I bought Garnier Hydralock on a whim basically. I wasn't interested in trying it, it was just one of them shopping sprees where you pick everything in sight up. I use Palmers Cocoa butter body moisturiser usually but once I ran out of it, instead of buying more Palmers I thought I would give this a try.
It is a moisturising milk for normal to dehydrated skin and it claims to lock moisture in for 24 hours and visibly transform your skin in 8 days, obviously I wasn't even going to believe that, a £3 moisturiser surely couldn't make too much of a difference. I don't suffer with dry skin but it is dehydrated due to having red hot showers and due to never drinking water, I hate it!
I applied it after I got out the shower it has a runny consistensy but not too runny, this will not leak all over the place! I was instantly drawn to the smell, it smelt very chemically but it states that it contains naturally derived ingredients which is probably why it has a scent to it, I've definitely smelt worse though (*cough, Orangic Surge, cough*). It sunk into my skin effortlessly, I thought I was going to have a waiting game on my hands and that I'd have to wait lightyears to put my clothes on but I felt confident enough to put them on straight away. It didn't disapear in a bad way either, like it had completely disapeared my skin felt incredibly moisturised.
I've religiously used this for around 4 months now and it is my favourite body lotion at the moment! My skin did transform in 8 days, it had more of a supple soft feeling, and gives it quite a dewy finish. My skin doesn't feel dehydrated or thirsty anymore and I wont look back. It contains Hydro-Urea a moisture seal which is why it is so intelligent to lock moisture in. I use it twice a day and it lasts me 2 weeks, because I apply so much, you don't need to apply much but I just can't help it. My usual Palmers lotion had only lasted me 3 days.
It is in a 400ml recyclable bottle. It has a flip top lip and is very easy to squeeze the product out.
Ingredients are :
Aqua/Water, Glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Urea, Paraffinum Liquid/Mineral Oil, Propylene Glycol, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter/ Shea butter, Cetearyl Alcohol, Alcohol Denat, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycine, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Lactate, Disodium Edta, Hydroxyethylpiperzine Ethane Sulfonic Acid, Acer Saccharinum Extract/Sugar Marple Extract, Xanthan gum, Acrylates/C10-30 Alky Acrylate Crosspolymer, Methylparaben, Phenoxyethanomol, Ethylparaben, Parfum/Fragrance.
It is extremely reasonably priced too and costs £3 from Boots, and will be similar priced at stores such as Asda, Tesco's, Superdrug. You can always find it on offer somewhere if you want to do some hunting around to get it as cheap as possible.
Someone told me to try a bit of their Garnier Hydralock moisturiser and from that point i was hooked! I've had a lot bottles of this stuff and i honestly wouldn't use a different moisturiser again, not only is my body smooth and silky but my skin smells great too! It comes in an average sized bottle that i normally carry around in my hand bag, but they also do a bigger size that i keep at home. The price isn't that expensive and varies from shop to shop so you need to look around before purchasing, but whatever the price its well worth the money!
For moisturising 'milk' it isn't at all runny, its more of a cream, which i prefer, it also isn't sticky and dries fairly quickly!
It's also very good for when you have sun burn (which we try not to get) and when your skin dries out, it locks in all your moisture and your skin suddenly goes from sad and dry to happy and smooth.
If you're anything like me, you're constantly looking for a new moisturiser. I have incredibly dry skin on my legs, but the rest of my body is perfectly soft and moisturised. I've been like this for as long as I can remember, and have never understood why.
Having tried countless brands from Nivea (which seemed to work best for me, altthough I had to put about 3 layers of moisturiser on my legs), to St Ives, Palmer's Cocoa Butter, and Vaseline products, I also tried home remedies and used olive oil on my legs. Nothing really worked. I bought this product randomly in Superdrug, I'm constantly trying new products randomly to see if I will finally find something that works for me... And this did.
It has a very smooth consistency and is very easily absorbed into the skin. The most surprising thing however is that you can feel the results INSTANTLY!!! As soon as the product dries your skin feels incredibly smooth and soft. I also thought it was fantastic because it was absorbed very quickly and could be used all over my body, my dry legs and everywhere else!
It's also incredibly long lasting, I like to use it at night after a long shower and just before bed and wake up to really radiant looking skin. I'm quite lazy with my moisturising routine and so was impressed to see that even after 2 days of not using this product my skin was still very soft and smooth. Also the product absorbs into the skin very easily so you don't need to use a lot. Mine has lasted about 2 months and still going and I got this on a deal at Superdrug, but for just £5.49 for 400ml you wont break the bank.
I would have to say that whether you have very dry or combination skin, whether you moisturise every day, or like me get a little lazy and skip a few days this moisturiser will work wonders on your skin. As for me, no more olive oil or 3 layers of Nivea... I've finally found a product that really works!
I recently bought Garnier's new Hydralock Moisturising Milk on a bit of a whim and boy, am I glad that I did! I was attracted to it initially through a Boots half price deal (on further inspection they often run similar deals so keep an eye out!) and as I was yet to find that perfect product on a *fairly* modest student budget I couldn't believe the value for money! At only £3.50 full price RRP for 250ml or **£2.45** on Amazon, it doesn't break the bank even without the deal (Also available in 500ml)!
But why is this wonder product? For me, it's the first time I have found a cheap moisturiser that doesn't sit on the surface of the skin all day leaving a horrible greasy feeling. Instead it absorbs well and quickly, with immediately noticeable smoothness. After a few weeks of using my skin felt much suppler, and a few dry spots I had (probably from too much winter heating in my cold student hovel) cleared up completely. Most obvious was the improvement in 'dull' skin tone, I looked quite radiant!
It doesn't have a horrible clinical smell either- it's actually quite pleasant (reminded me of babies...) however, if you prefer something scented this is not the potion for you. Another thing worth mentioning is that even after shaving my legs and using it, it really didn't sting which is a problem I have found with other cheap products. It hasn't seemed to block up open pores either, which is a bonus!
On a final point, the product is available in two formulas: one is a very thick product (for dehydrated to dry skin like mine) and one is much thinner (normal to greasy). This allows you to benefit from all the great features of this product, whatever kind of moisturiser you are used to using.
In conclusion, for sheer value for money this has got to be a five star product. If you need anti-ageing or cellulite-busting features it would probably be worth splashing out on something else, but Hydralock does exactly what it says on the tin. It may not be as flashy as higher end products but as a basic daily moisturiser it definitely delivers.
I ran out of my usual body lotion and thought it was time to give something else a try. I came across Garnier Hydralock Moisturising Milk on offer in my local superdrug for a bargain price of £1.67.
My skin has really suffered this winter, my legs have been rather dry and scaly and my skin on my back has felt quite 'tight' and uncomfortable. I have mainly put this down to the fact that everywhere air conditioning and central heating is on high and had played havoc with my skin in general.
When I read the claims on the bottle I thought it was exactly the product I was looking for, and a bargain price too. The fact that the product is Garnier skin naturals also made me feel confident that the product would deliver the results it promised. The packaging states that the moisturising milk 'hydrates instantly, visibly transforms skin in 1 week and skin will look dewy and feel supple'. Anothr claim is that it offers non-stop hydration 24 hours. One of the active ingredients is 5% hydro-urea which is a moisture seal, it stops the skin loosing moisture. The lotion is suitable for dehydrated to dry skin, which I felt fit my skin condition totally. A lot of claims for a mere £1.67.
The packaging is really basic, a white 250ml bottle with blue flip top lid which makes dispensing the cream really easy. The cream is white and fairly thick and has a nice light fragrance. I have found the cream to be easily absorbed and it leaves a nice fragrance lingering on my skin. With this product being specifically for dry and dehydrated skin I thought I'd have problems applying the cream, but it glides on easily and does not need an awful lot of rubbing in as some creams designed for dry skin do. The product states that it is a 'milk' however I found it more creamy than milky, so bare this in mind if it is a milk style product you are looking for.
After applying the cream I only had to wait a few minutes before getting dressed for the cream to fully sink in to my skin. I hate it when some creams feel sticky and it hard to get dressed and feel comfortable, but I had none of these issues with this moisturising milk.
By the end of the day, my skin still felt softer and more supple, comfortable and moisturised, something I did not have with my regular body lotion. The scaly skin on my legs has dissapeared and my skin does look more 'dewy', it has more luminosity about it.
I will continue to use this moisturiser, I feel that it has lived up to my expectations and the claims it has made.
I bought this moisturiser looking for a relatively cheap, good quality moisturiser to use on skin that tends towards dryness in patches. The product comes in a large squeezy bottle which makes it easy to dispense as much or as little as you need. The moisturiser has a pleasant smell, which is not over-fragranced, but light and feminine. This is a relatively thick moisturiser, which is the ideal consistency for normal to dry skin. I would recommend a thicker, more concentrated moisturiser for particularly dry skin, as Hydralock is not too effective on excema and stubborn dry patches. The moisturiser does not sink in easily, and is greasyish on application. It needs you to spend some massaging it into the skin, but once it has soaked in, it does not leave a greasy residue. I have acne-prone skin on my back, and this moisturiser has had a positive effect despite the slight greasiness. Overall, this is a good moisturiser for the price, but anyone with a bit more money to spend would be better off going for a higher end brand for better quality.
I recently bought a bottle of Garnier Hydralock whilst it was on offer in Sainsburys. I had never used it before, and hadn't had it recommended to me and so was dubious to pay full price.
The first time I used this product I was most impressed. Normally body lotions can be greasy and leave an annoying residue on your skin, which in turn gets left on your clothes (sometimes staining). Not this one! It is as non-greasy and non-sticky as it claims to be and was absorbed into my skin very quickly. I have even used this product on my face because of this whilst in a rush! The lotion is very soothing on dry skin and leaves your body feeling soft and your skin comfortable. It also lasts through to the next morning, so no need for top ups before bedtime.
My skin is slightly sensitive and this product has had no adverse effects at all.
The product smells nice but isn't too over powering or girly. My other half even uses this and loves it too.
The lotion itself is a little runnier than usual lotions, it is more of a milk and so you shouldn't pour too much out or you will get it everywhere! Saying that though a bottle does last a while, which makes this product quite economical.
The bottle itself is a nice shape, easy to grab hold of and the lid is easy to open and use even with the lotion on your hands. The design of the bottle is also attractive, which although doesn't matter so much to me, it is an added bonus.
I will be buying this product again as it has left my skin hydrated and silky smooth. A definite winner in our household!
This is amazing! I've looked for a Moisturiser for ages that doesn't leave my skin feeling damp or greasy. I had tried so many others that I was about to give up and just feel greasy, when a friend told me about Garnier products.
I looking in Superdrug and it was half price. The price of it and the size of the bottle meant I grabbed it up, feeling pleased with myself. I tried it and it soaked straight into my skin.
It felt so soft and so hydrated that I was incredibly pleased and chuffed with this product, I told so many other friends about it.
It did exactly what it says, leaves it feeling hydrated for ages. It was not difficult to get off my hands, as others had left my hands feeling greasy for ages afterwards.
Using this product has led me to use other products from Garnier!
When it comes to buying body lotions and creams I'm like many people I guess... I have the best of intentions of using them! However in this weather I feel I need them more but it's simply to cold to mess about! It takes me all the time in the world to get round to showering or bathing cos afterwards you know your going to be like a soggy wet squid and I hate the feeling of wet, straggly hair around my shoulders and stuff! Yep I hate winter, I'm sure you get the picture here lol
So I do buy what I think is going to be good stuff. I don't use cheap rubbish on my skin purely because I have sensitive/combination skin. When I say sensitive I mean it's sensitive. Like with my 'combination' hair I have combination skin. I get dry skin on my legs which can look scaly and my back in particular goes ever so greasy quickly and doesn't like any lotions on potions on it and on the odd occasion I do apply something I get spots badly and this one black head that constantly fills up at the most inconvenient of times threatening to explode! It being my back is bad as well as I do like open back tops, halternecks and strapless stuff to wear when I'm going out of an evening. My chest likes to join in as well and at moment I have a fair few spots there as well. On my stomach we're back to dry skin with stretch marks and yes ladies I have saggy bits and cellulite as well (well I have lost 6 1/2 stone in total after-all lol). So although I want to use a body lotion or cream or whatever it needs to be uncomplicated and suitable to slap anywhere which means I'm looking for an intelligent product and in the price range I'm willing and able to pay this is a difficult product to find of course.
The products are out there but they are unfussy, simple and usually not that luxurious or nice smelling which is why when I saw this on a television advert it appealed to me. It just looked simple though I was immediately concerned by it being called hydra lock because I don't want too much moisture locking on say my back or chest area do I? lol.... But it being a Garnier product I immediately had belief this would be a nice product to use as I do quite like some of their offerings!
It comes in a 250ml white plastic, recyclable plastic bottle with a navy contrasting flip top plastic lid. The colour scheme is actually mainly white and navy and has the usual Garnier 'Skin Natural' name in silver adoring the front with a swirl around it and a leaf pattern on there and the I'm told it's New 'Hydralock'. Under that on a blue background (opposed to it previously being white) I'm told it's a moisturising milk that gives non-stop hydration 24H, that it hydrates intensely and visibly transforms skin in 8 days and there's a picture of a drop of the 'milk' which is of course is white in colour and written on that I'm told 5% Hydro-Urea (Moisture Seal) and then I'm told dewy look, supple feel which is for normal to dehydrated skin and is dermatologically tested. On the back in blue and black writing I'm once again told it is non-stop hydration 24hrs, a bit bout the product, ingredients are listed, size is stated (as I've listed already), the recycle symbol is clearly shown, contact details are given for Garnier and finally there is a bar-code.
There is nothing really fancy about this bottle. It looks more functional than anything else but it is smart and isn't shameful to display either. The bottle is of good quality and the flip top flips without being flimsy and breaking off or anything (a real bug bear of mine!).
About The Product According To The Bottle....
Is Hydralock Moisturising Milk For Me?...
Yes if you have normal to dehydrated skin that, at times, becomes dull and lacks softness. To transform into beautifully dewy skin, it needs non-stop moisture.
Why Is It Different?....
Its formula contains 5% hydro-urea a naturally-derived ingredient. It works in perfect harmony with your skin, which is why it's so effective at intensely hydrating non-stop all day long.
Results: Transforms the look of skin in 8 days.
Instantly: Skin is re-hydrated and replenished
In 8 Days: Skin looks transformed. Intensely cared for your skin is better able to retain moisture.
Skin looks dewy and feels supple all day!
Garnier Skin Naturals Body Products:
Use whenever possible, naturally derived ingredients, which have been carefully extracted to preserve quality and purity.
Have been formulated and dermatogically tested to ensure their effectiveness and respect for your skin.
Well of course you need to apply this to clean and dry skin and you can of course reapply this as many times throughout the day as you desire which is great if you have very, very dry skin of course like in the summer etc.
You have to really squeeze the bottle hard and what your greeted with is a very white, slightly stiff in consistency liquid. It's not drippy and has the feel of a cream to begin with rather than a 'milk' so consistency wise it's quite thick. However it quickly melts into skin on touch. It really does. One second it is there, next you sweep it over desired area and voila the colour is gone just like that! It's the quickest absorbing product of this type I have ever seen for real! No rubbing, no nothing the white cream is gone in a millisecond! I'm still shocked at I type that statement for you to read!
The smell is rather nice. It's a little hard to describe but I would say it has a hint of a Shea butter type of smell with a nice, gentle waft of sweetness to it. It's clean, simple and fresh in smell and in my view totally acceptable smell wise for men, women and the children to use and it really isn't overpowering or offensive in any way and the smell does hang around on the skin, fresh and light for a good 3-4 hours but as I have said it's a light fragrance so if you want to you can still apply deodorants, body sprays, fragrances etc over the top and in conjunction with this. I would be happy to use this as part of my routine before going out smell-wise as I wouldn't feel too heavily fragranced at all.
Well this is certainly simple to use. A small blob goes a very long way cos as you waft it over your body and the skin drinks it and your can actually feel to the touch where you have spread it. As you have spread it, it has a slightly greasy feel to it though not film like or like an oily pool or anything but it takes about 20 minutes for the skin to really give way to feeling soft and normal opposed to fake soft and dried. Until it dries I do feel too greasy and I feel damp to the touch and for that reason I can't get dressed cos I would be worried about oils transferring to my clothes but on the upside it doesn't take long to dry so I really can't complain about that.
When dry I'm happy to get dressed of course and I have experienced no problems with this at all but like I say your best to leave it a few minutes first just to make sure of no transfer!
Your left with incredibly soft skin and yes as promised it is dewy looking. This dewiness is given by oils even though you feel dry you can feel it on the skin. It's so apparent that say I do my legs my legs feels incredibly moisturised after application but where I haven't done such as my feet, seriously without even touching them with my hands feel cracked and dry as a bone. It's a very peculiar feeling and makes me want to do everywhere on my body so it all feels hydrated and the same kind of soft and silky.
So yes it hydrates skin and it does it with ease. Not only does skin feel more supple and soft to the touch, I smell clean and I look brighter. Has my skin condition improved in 8 days? I can't answer that really as it's a tough question to be perfectly honest with you. I think I can only vouch for the fact that my skin feels better when this is in use but as for long term results, I don't really think so or it has and the results are so minimal I can't report on them.
If you can be bothered to use a body lotion type of product very often then this is great. It's a treatment rather than a 'treat' in my view. In the hot summer or cold winter this really is, to me like a rescue remedy and I never realised how much I needed some skin rescue before I slapped it all over my body. It's a nice, easy and simple product to use. It smells great and the oils this contains really does give softer skin. What is also nice about this product is that although I have been using it regularly it washes off my skin everyday really easily and leaves no slimy residue and I can't feel any thick build up of crud of my skin.
I would recommend this to someone with very dehydrated skin or a lazy girl (like me) that needs to give skin a much needed drink and beauty boost occasionally. I'm sure this is best suited to parched and more mature skins for instant re-hydration. What I do appreciate with this product is that as I was saying I was looking for some intelligence from a product such as this and I do feel I get that with this product. It doesn't make my greasy skin spottier but it also gives maximum hydration to dry areas. It's simply a drop of the good stuff.
From a product that is as good as this I expected a foul smelling product and something rather medical and this isn't that at all. Ok it's not knock your socks off smell wise but it is nice and creamy and a pleasure to use it! My skin is perky and in tip top condition at the moment due to this! Would I buy again? Yes but on an as and when required product in case of emergencies rather than an everyday type of product. It gives instant relief to tired and parched skin! Excellent I like it!
I bought mine in Boots a couple of weeks back at £3.99 but can be found in alot of places at the moment and do look out for offers on this!
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