“ Brand: Garnier / Type: Facial Serum / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types / What it does: Nourishes / Product line: Garnier Nutritionist „
When it comes to using a moisturiser I'm pretty good. I own quite a few bottles of this type of product and usually use one in the morning and last thing at night and if wearing make up I do try to remember to use a little under my moisturiser too. I do sometimes not use it and see a difference in my skin quickly which teaches me a lesson so I make a concerted effort to not be lazy again lol.
However with moisturiser I get so confused and when it comes to picking one it can be a trial and tribulation for me. At 35 years old I have what I can only describe as weird and temperamental skin. I suffer spots, blackheads and open pores terribly. I have lines, wrinkles and crows feet all making a home for themselves in my face of late too. I have a greasy t-zone and dry skin near my chin and some discolouration on my forehead. Now it would probably be easier to pick a moisturiser if you have say spots cos you go for Clearasil or something with t tree oil in etc. If you have mature skin there are over 40, over 50 deep moisturisers and that type of thing. What do you do when you have a whole host of problems like me?
Many moisturisers offer to dry up greasy skin say but what about my dry patches? I want a rich greasy cream to nourish my wrinkles but I don't want something that's going to feed spots lol. Yep it's mind boggling and even worse than that I have really sensitive eyes and even if I don't use a moisturiser near those it can make them weep simply by being used and whatever is in it upsetting them!
However you can't give up and try, I do and usually I make pretty good choices.
The first time I spotted this product was on a market stall shopping with a now ex. A guy was selling 40 sample packets (which is 40 applications) for a pound. Me not having my brain in gear never realised the saving I was making and only bought one bundle! I still get cross at myself thinking about that lol. Anyway I liked it which I'll come on to and ended up buying a bottle..and so did my Mother!
The bottle comes in a black and green oblong box. On the front of the box there is a picture of th bottle on it and I'm told it is Garnier Nutritionist Omega Skin Daily Renewing Serum which 'Targets lines, boosts radiance ad hydrates for 24 hours'. I'm also told it contains Omegas 3 +6 and that it contains Lycopene anti-oxidant and is skin smoothing and dermatologically tested. Other information on the box tells me a bit about the product and directions for use are given, ingredients are listed, size is stated (40ml in this case) and contact details for Garnier are given. The bottle is light green and cylinder in shape with a frosted white lid to the top of it over a push button dispenser and again I'm told what it is, who it's by, size is again stated as are contact details for Garnier. Simple packaging and I like the way the bottle is rather plain as I have all the information I need on the box which I read when I bought it lol.
Well the directions tell me to use this daily, morning and night and that it's great to use under make up. I like that about this product that this is suitable to simply use day in and day out, morning and night without having to use other products, though I am told I can use other products in the Garnier range if I want to along with this.
So I take a blob of the white cream that has a very, very light fruity smell to it onto my fingers. It's a good consistency and isn't runny but feels smooth. A little of this goes a very long way and I simply glide it over my face. It glides easily because it has a slight oily feel to it being a serum however it isn't really greasy because it dries into the skin in seconds leaving no greasy residue, you can't feel it at all and it's job done. Due to the fact it's quick drying it is suitable for under make up and i wouldn't have believed it was being a serum.... but it is.
This is a perfect moisturiser for me. It's light, easy to apply and doesn't one bit upset my skin. Although it dries pretty much instantly it feels nourished from within. On the box I'm told that this is meant to promote the health of the skin, smoothen skin thus diminishing the appearance of wrinkles and I'm also told that this is meant to give my skin a healthy glow. But does it?
Yes it does! It's simply really intelligent and goes to work in the background of my life. My wrinkles appear alot softer when this is on my face though I can't say they look better in the long term. Even though I have been using this daily for several weeks now my wrinkle and lines and still there but with this on they do look smoother. I'd rather that, that wasn't temporary but there we go. Does my skin glow?...again yes it really does look clean, healthy and more glowing with this on. Once again though in the long term...no.
This however doesn't upset my skin at all. I feel it's light and lets my skin breath and even my make up looks and stays fresher for longer with this on. It moisturises my dry skin, doesn't block pores or create oily skin bursting with acne and all in all is simply a breeze to apply and freshens the face and I love it. Like I said, sure I wish in the long term that it had more benefits but I don't think it does but what it does give me for 24 hours I'll stick with anyway.
Now I mentioned earlier my mum bought a bottle of this. My Mother is the type that uses soap and water on her face and not fancy lotions and/or potions. Shes 62 and doesn't really believe in all that she hears about these type of products. However one day she was sat on the sofa and said to me look at this skin. She had a lump of dried up skin under her left eye that was raised and sort of looked like a wart that was sort of peeling. She'd asked the doctor what it was but she was really down about it so I gave her one of sachets to try. Mum being mum squeezed 4 applications out the bloody thing much to my annoyance as it was one application per sachet but to both our amazement.... overnight it was gone. She was so pleased and not only did it go it stayed gone so like I say my Mum owns it and actually loves it and uses it everyday and since then I've bought myself a bottle too! It's good stuff and if buying moisturiser confuses you as much as it does me the this is a good option for you!
This bottle will set you back around £10.99 a bottle in places like Boots and Superdrug and do look out for offers!
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