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Trying to find a good face cream is a bit of a challenge as I sometimes find moisturisers can be too thin in consistency and almost a little watery on the skin which when you suffer with dry skin you want something a bit thicker which will be absorbed. For me I do like a thick face cream or one that I know will be absorbed well and will make a difference to the skin especially when I'm wanting to keep my skin hydrated and looking healthy.
After running out of my Simple cream which was specifically for dry and sensitive skin I was unable to get hold of it anywhere it seemed so I had to find a suitable replacement. After browsing several stores and what seemed like many different creams I decided to go for the Garnier Moisture Match Goodbye Dry which has been formulated for dry to very dry skin. Now, I've used products in the dry skin range from Garnier and have been pleased with how they effect my skin so I thought the Moisture Match Goodbye Dry cream would be worth a go.
Garnier have apparently formulated the Moisture Match Goodbye Dry cream with "ultra light" oils which is rich to the feel but non-greasy, ideal for easy absorption. The moisturiser is designed to give your skin instant comfort without being heavy on the skin which sometimes rich creams can leave your skin feeling a bit clogged up and it can't absorb properly. The Moisture Match Goodbye is just one in a range of Moisture Match creams all specifically designed for certain skin types.
The Goodbye Dry cream does come in a pale pink, slim cardboard box which is a nice touch but for me not needed as the pretty pale pink box will be going straight into my recycling! On the front of the front it features the Garnier logo, product name and on the back information about the moisturiser itself. The tube it comes in is actually quite plain, although pale pink it doesn't feature much apart from the Garnier logo and a thin white band going around the tube breaking up the pinkness.
The cream itself is enriched Camellia oil and Mannose - mannose being a patented hydrating active ingredient as well as helping reinforce the skin's barrier. Also included in the formula is Omega 3 & 6 together with Shea butter. All ingredients which have intensive nourishing properties which is ideal for those who like me suffer with dry skin. The cream itself has a lovely gentle floral fragrance which is nice as a lot of creams for dry skin isn't fragranced as a lot of companies combine their dry skin creams with those that are suitable for sensitive skin so having a floral, rose type aroma is definitely quite nice.
The cream itself is white in colour and does have a rich, thick consistency which is easily squeezed out of the tube. The cream has such a luxurious texture which seems to melt instantly into the skin which is probably with the help of the Shea butter. Despite it's thick and creamy consistency it easily manages to sink into the skin very quickly which is great as I tend to use it as a make up primer and before I go to bed when I've removed all of my make up and within about 2 minutes it's absorbed and leaves the skin feeling soft and smooth.
Garnier claim that it starts to work instantly on your skin and will keep it hydrated for up to 24 hours. It is quite a claim for those that suffer with dry skin as those who do know how hard it is to keep your skin moisturised and many moisturisers soon wear off leaving your skin exposed once again. However, I have found that this cream does manage to keep your skin hydrated for quite a few hours. During the day my skin remains nourished and even when I wake up (after a hopeful 9 hours) my skin isn't dry at all.
I've been using Moisture Match Goodbye Dry for a few weeks now and I've been really impressed with the results. Not only do I like the consistency and the fragrance it has, the cream really does nourish my skin to the point that I am not suffering with dry skin which is obviously great. The cream is absorbed so easily and doesn't leave a residue or shine on the skin, it simply hydrates it and soothes it perfectly. You also find that a little goes a long way so the one tube does last for quite some time.
Overall, if you do suffer with dry or very dry skin then this definitely should be worth trying as for me it has worked wonders and my skin is looking a lot brighter and healthier. I really have no complaints about the cream as it seems to be an ideal match for my skin. Not only does it work wonders on dry skin it is also gentle so ideal for those with sensitive skin also. Would definitely recommend and therefore I can easily give it 5 stars.
== Product Information ==
Price: £5.99 (Boots Jan 2014)
Availability: Supermarkets and Pharmacies
The Mrs has had me standing in the cold helping her with craft fairs or looking round Christmas markets and this has resulted in me having a horrible tight feeling in my cheeks. I am not sure if it's wind burn or chapped cheeks or something but The Mrs told me to try some moisturiser to help stop the tightness that was starting to feel rather uncomfortable in the evenings.
Now when your Mrs tells you to use her beauty products it doesn't go down well! I wasn't very excited about using a feminine product, nor was I excited when I saw the bottle she handed me was baby pink in colour! However, it was the evening and nobody was about so who would know I used a feminine beauty product?!
I am damn glad that I did use it though as it worked really well! The bottle is baby pink with a dark pink detail so definitely aimed at the girls! The cream itself smells slightly floral although the Mrs claims it barely smells at all- I could definitely smell it! It is quite a liquid cream so it was easy to squeeze out of the bottle and then apply to my face. Because it wasn't too dense it was easy to rub in. I didn't use very much (in fear of harming my masculinity!) and almost right away that tightness feeling in my cheeks was relieved. It really did feel as though my cheeks had cooled down and were not as taut.
The smell didn't seem to linger for long either luckily and I wasn't left feeling at all feminine! I have since used it a few other times when I have felt that dry skin feeling come back. I think I will look out for a moisturiser of my own for future use.
For me it worked fine, really nice and refreshing for my face which was feeling uncomfortable. The Mrs uses this about four times a week on her face and also on her hands where they become dry and she says it is one of the best moisturisers she has used and trust me she uses plenty you just need to look in our bathroom cupboard! I can see why she is so happy with it, if it wasn't for the slight feminine fragrance of it I would happily use it myself regularly.
Moisture Match Goodbye Dry is part of a range of moisturisers from Garnier. It comes in a pink box, with a pale pink bottle inside.
I originally received this product as part of a free sample set, and I found that it was very good for my skin when it was feeling particularly dry. I often get dry flaky patches of skin in the winter, and decided to try this product to hopefully moisturise my skin enough to get rid of these unfortunate patches.
Very soon, I realised that this was an excellent moisturiser for my skin during the winter months. Within a few days of the dry patches making an appearance, I switched from the product I use during summer months to this product, and the difference was noticeable within another couple of days. I now use this product every day, and plan to do so until the weather is warm enough for the dry patches to no longer appear on my face.
The product itself is very thick, and is marketed for "Dry to very dry skin". It has a pleasant, subtle fragrance that gives the illusion of fresh smelling skin. As my skin is only dry during the winter months, I have found that this product is too rich for my skin during the times that I do not have dry patches, and is liable to make me break out in spots. However, for dry patches, this product is great.
Overall, I find this product to be an excellent addition to my winter skin regime, but far too rich for the summer months, so I would only recommend this product to people with very dry skin.
My attention was first drawn to this product - Garnier Moisture Match Goodbye Dry Moisturising Cream, when Garnier were offering free samples of several of the moisturising creams from their new range. I got to try three samples before deciding that I wanted to purchase a full tube of this 'Goodbye Dry' cream particularly when Boots are currently offering a buy one get one free offer on their tubes of this, with one tube costing £5.99, so with this offer, it is a particularly good offer when you look at the smallish size of the tube (50ml). Within this range, each tube has a different colour, but the this 'Goodbye Dry' tube is pink, so it does stand out.
This Goodbye Dry cream is designed for those with dry to very dry skin, and although I wouldn't say that my skin naturally dry, in fact, I would say that it is usually quite oily. However, during the winter months, and for some reason in the last week or so, possibly due to the hot sunny weather, my skin had been feeling dry, particularly on parts of my face.
This cream includes 'ultra light oils' within a 'rich but non greasy' cream, so it is meant to feel light on your skin. THis 'skin comforter' is meant to be absorbed in a flash, so you get instant relief from the dryness. It includes Camellia Oil, Omega 3 & 6 and shea butter (which I particularly like!) due to their nourishing qualities. THe other great thing about this cream is that it is suitable for all skin types including 'sensitive skin' and I would say that my skin can be sensitive at times and I do have to be careful, but this was reassuring. The final feature of this cream is that it claims to offer 24 hour hydration.
When you first start to use this cream, you can see why it markets itself as a 'rich' luxurious cream as it feels like a heavy cream but that isn't the case when you put it on - there just isn't that heaviness which is refreshing. There is a pleasant scent when you apply it - very pleasant but not overpowering. It suggests on the tube that you use this morning and evening to improve skin texture - I tend to only apply this once in the day, either in the evening or morning, as it is a small tube, and to do so twice a day unless absolutely essential would mean the tube would last a rather short length of time.
What of course is important is whether or not this cream actually reduces or eradicates dry skin, and makes your skin feel hydrated and looking healthy, and I would have to say that I think this cream really lives up to its claims. Even with me only using it either morning or evening, I could still see the effect of this cream on the dry patches on my skin, particularly on my cheeks which seem to be more prone to dryness than other parts of my face. The dryness was immediately eradicated and within that 24 hour period there wasn't a hint of it reappearing. Once applied, my skin felt soft, smooth and nourished and certainly hydrated. Even after the 24 hour period, I didn't feel that the dryness had completely returned but another application of this cream and the hint of dryness was eradicated again.
All in all, it is nice to find a cream that really does do what it claims. It is quite expensive for what you get in terms of tube size, however if you have very dry skin that you suffer with persistently then any price is probably worth paying. I don't suffer with it persistently but I know I can use this product during the time (either winter or when out in the sun) when my skin is dry. Highly recommended.
I follow a regular skincare regime to keep my skin in tip-top condition and to (hopefully) benefit my future self's youthful look. I always use the same night cream as it one I've fell completely in love with and feels it benefits me perfectly (The Body Shop's Vitamin E Night Cream if you're interested) but everything else I tend to play around with to find new things that suit my skin type and give it the best results. One of these new things I've been trying is this face moisturiser by Garnier.
There are five different moisturisers in Garnier's Moisture Match range, all tailored made for different skin types to give you the best moisturiser for your skin. These are:
Protect & Glow - for normal skin.
Start Afresh - for normal to dry skin.
Goodbye Dry - for dry to very dry skin.
Wake Me Up - for dull skin.
Shine Be Gone - for combination to oily skin.
I have quite dry and very sensitive skin so I opted for the Goodbye Dry moisturiser which I shall be reviewing.
The moisturiser is sold in the likes of Boots and Superdrug and larger supermarkets. A 50ml bottle tends to cost £5.99 in all of these places at full price but is often on offer in at least one of these stores. Currently Asda are selling it for £3 and Superdrug for £2.98.
The Goodbye Dry moisturiser comes in a pale pink cardboard box which contains the Garnier logo, product name and description. Inside the box is pale pink plastic tube which stands upside down on its white, plastic flip top lid. All the relevant information printed on the outer packaging is repeated on this tube.
Garnier claim this moisturiser is 'created with nourishing but ultra-light oils' making it 'rich but not greasy' promising an easily absorbed, light-weight and comfortable facial moisturiser. The moisturiser is 'enriched with Camellia Oil and Mannose' which are both known to have excellent moisturising benefits on the skin. Camellia Oil is also known for providing the skin with UV protection and preventing age spots and uneven skin tone. The moisturiser should provide your skin with hydration for up to twenty-four hours and Garnier claim this will start working straight away so you can feel the benefits immediately.
Goodbye Dry is a fairly thick cream and the tube does require a bit of a squeeze to dispense it, it flows out the tube quite slowly which makes controlling how much you use very easy so no there's no wastage. The cream is mainly white in colour with a tiny hint of pale pink and smells really nice. It has quite a subtle aroma which reminds me of Johnsons Baby Lotion only perhaps a little sweeter. It's certainly a very fresh, clean type of scent which is really pleasant to catch a whiff one when rubbing this into the face.
I use this moisturiser in the morning after cleansing and toning and have quite enjoying doing so. A little goes a long way with this moisturiser and I find a pea sized blob of moisturiser is enough to do my entire face and my neck so a tube lasts a fair while even with daily use.
It's not often I come across a product and end up agreeing with every single one of the manufactures claims but I believe Garnier got it spot on with Goodbye Dry. It is, first of all, extremely easily absorbed. You don't have to spend twenty minutes rubbing this in as it just sinks into my skin almost immediately. I also agree that the texture of this cream is 'rich but not greasy'. It certainly doesn't feel greasy and doesn't leave my face shiny but it also feels like a massive moisture boost whilst being comfortable and light-weight. It's richness always reminds me of much heavier night creams and it's nice to find a moisturiser which is just as hydrating without the heaviness making it comfortable to wear in the day.
I also agree that you can feel the benefits straight away. The unfortunate thing about dry skin is that it can often feel quite tight and occasionally itchy and this really soothes my skin and makes my face feel much more relaxed and comfortable. I usually get really dry patches around my nose where the skin feels quite rough and flaky. The first time I applied this cream that rough, dry patch around my nose felt a whole lot smoother and hydrated within a couple of minutes and after a couple of applications that dry patch had completely disappeared and, whilst continuing to use this moisturiser, it hasn't returned.
I feel this moisturiser probably could keep my skin hydrated for twenty-four hours although due to my twice daily skin care routine it always gets taken off at night and replaced with my night cream so I can't say for certain. I do feel my skin certainly still feels very much hydrated after twelve hours or so though and I can still feel the benefits of this moisturiser in the evening before I'm about to wash my face again.
I suffer with very sensitive skin and have to be extremely careful with what I put on it to prevent my face from having a nasty reaction and I can confirm that Goodbye Dry does indeed seem to be suitable for sensitive skin. My face has never reacted negatively to it anyway.
All in all I would absolutely recommend this if you suffer with dry skin. It's very effective and has tons of benefits on the skin. I can't think of a single bad word to say about. Five stars from me.
Is Goodbye Dry my perfect moisture match? Yes if you are looking for a daily moisturiser specifically formulated for dry to very dry skin to protect it from feeling tight, uncomfortable and dehydrating day after day. Goodbye dry is your ticket to plumper, silky soft skin. Why is it different? At Garnier we know that different skin has different needs, that's why we created Moisture Match - our new generation of tailor-made daily 24H moisturisers. With a variety of specialised textures of carefully selected ingredients, each moisturiser is customised to match specific skin needs. How does it match my skin? -Tailored texture: Ultra-rich and ultra-hydrating cream - non greasy and quick to absorb. -Tailored formula: Enriched with Camellia oil, known for its nourishing properties it immediately leaves your skin feeling soothed and silky soft. Nourished with moisture, your skin feels plumper and looks dewy. You can feel the difference. -24H hydration: Goodbye Dry is enriched with a patented hydrating active and reinforces the skin's barrier function, helping your skin to maintain its level of hydration. Apply in the morning and evening all over the face to visibly improve skin texture. Tested on sensitive skin. Paraben Free.