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This moisturiser fights spots and imperfections using the spot fighting ingredients salicylic acid and zinc.It also contains cucumber, renowned for its calming properties. It claims to purify and control oil whilst also being hydrating to the skin.
One thing to note is that this moisturiser does not contain vitamin A like the "pure A" name could suggest.
The moisturiser comes in a toothpaste like tube which you squeeze to get the product out. It is easy to control how much you want to release so you do not waste any product. A 40ml tube lasts me about 3 months, using once a day before applying makeup and applying 2 pea sized amounts to my face.
I find this moisturiser makes an excellent primer under makeup, my pores look smaller and my foundation goes on alot smoother. Also, it has a mattifying effect on the skin which when used in conjunction with my mattifying foundation keeps me shine free until i remove my makeup at night. My skin is notoriously sensitive and can react to products badly but i have not experienced any redness, soreness or irritation when using this moisturiser. If anything it has a calming effect to my skin, it feels soothing when applied and my skin feels wonderfully soft after applying. I particularly like to pop it in the fridge before using for an added cooling effect. It is so refreshing and makes my pores shrink.
The product contains cucumber but to me doesn't smell overly like it does, it just has a "fresh" scent to me. The consistency is more like a gel than a cream, yet it looks like a cream due to the white colour. It absorbs into my skin quickly, meaning i can get on with applying my makeup as soon as i have applied this as my makeup base.
I would not recommend this product for use on drier skin tones, it moisturises very lightly and is designed specifically for those with oily/combination skin types.
I would like to warn people that due to the salicylic acid content my skin becomes slightly more susceptible to burning in the sun, it is just something i have noticed and your skin might not react the same as mine.
WOULD I RECOMMEND?
I have repurchased this moisturiser about 3 times in the past 2 years now. I always end up coming back to it so it must be doing something right. I do feel that it lives up to its claims to purify my skin as i do find i do not break out as much when i am using this. Most importantly it does not irritate my skin at all, and my skin can get aggrivated very easily by other moisturisers.
I am rewarding this product 4 Dooyoo stars, taking a star off because it makes my skin burn easily in the sun. Other than that, i highly recommend it to those with problem skin types.
I purchased Garnier skin naturals pure A from Boots for around £4.50. It is also available from Superdrug, Asda and Ebay.
Garnier Pure A Daily Treatment Moisturiser
I'm a pretty simplistic woman and don't tend to splash out on cosmetics or particularly special treatments. I don't wear makeup and I don't tend to use moisturisers either. Recently however, I began using this moisturiser after my sister decided to use a different brand she'd bought online and gave me the bottle of this she'd bought and never opened.
While I didn't actually purchase this a quick google search tells me it can be bought online for £3.50-5.00. The higher end of this is way too expensive for me to consider and so if I do decide to purchase this product again I will be sure to buy it online. However for a product which is used daily this may be more reasonable for some. I have been using this for a little over 2 weeks now and there is still a fair amount of liquid left in the bottle. The product is therefore relatively long lasting, especially as I do apply a reasonable amount to ensure its optimum effect.
Application is very easy and it sits well on the skin. It feels very light and absorbs easily which is a good thing in my opinion as often the feeling of cream sitting on the skin irritates me and makes me just want to rub the stuff off! Although my skin wasn't exactly softer than usual, I did notice that it felt less oily as the day went on and so this was one god aspect of the product.
I don't tend to suffer from lots of spots of blemishes and so am unable to comment on whether the product is good at remedying these. However, the product is listed as reducing impurities and so provided it is successful in doing so, this is another good reason to purchase. I did however notice a little less redness, particularly on areas where I have dry skin such as around the base of my nose, which means that in a sense the product did indeed remedy some of MY imperfections!
Some of my friends that use the product have commented on the fact that it leaves the skin feeling dry or flakey. I personally haven't experienced this, although like I said I don't really suffer much in that respect. I do think however for a product that is supposed to moisturise this is a pretty note-worthy issue and so perhaps the product isn't entirely great.
The smell wasn't exactly appealing but it wasn't unappealing either. If anything it just smells quite fresh and almost clinical, but its not long lasting and doesn't fragrance the skin. Further, the bottle is 40ml and as mentioned before I do think it lasts reasonably long.
Overall I think this is an ok product and I'm not entirely sure if I would purchase it. If anything it left me feeling simply ambivalent towards it as though it was successful in some respects it also didn't work miracles with my skin and have any obvious lasting effects. From what I've heard of it not doing a great job at tackling blemishes and spots, I do think this is quite a big problem as one of the main uses of the products is as a daily preventative for this. While I did see less greasiness almost immediately, I didn't feel any smoother and so again its not an entirely comprehensive product.
If anything however, I think if you require such a specific product to tackle these issues and the problem is somewhat serious, then I would recommend other products even those of the Garnier line, such as those for acne and spot care. In this way you would then be able to tackle these issues and by using this product simultaneously reduce the effects of such impurities. However, this would require buying this product as well as another more specific one which would be expensive and perhaps more costly than buying a single product that does the job of both. For this I don't think I could give it more than 3/5 stars.
I bought this product as a trial due to another company stopping the other product I was using. After I have washed my face I like to put a layer between my skin and my make up. I was originally looking for a primer but came across the Garnier skin care range. The product does two things, it moisturises and protects my skin. I have problems with acne and I have been on different medications for it so I need a layer to prevent my spots from getting worse. I have forgotten to put some on before and my skin becomes very bad.
Although it is about £4 a tube which is expensive it does last about six months. You do not need a large amount just a thin layer over the skin is fine. The product can also acts as a primer for make up making it last longer.
I will start out by saying that I use LOTS of beauty products and love testing new items - so for me to stick to one moisturiser is quite rare and speaks volumes about the quality and price of the product. I started using this daily moisturiser in 2008 and have continued to purchase it regularly.
I love the smell of the product - it has a very fresh scent, almost like cucumber, which is very pleasant and refreshing. I have often found with moisturisers in the past that they can be very thick and oily and I feel like they clog up my pores. This moisturising cream is very light, absorbs into the skin quickly and always leaves my skin feeling smooth and revitalised. If you want a treat for your skin and are looking for something creamy and rich the absorbency of the cream may prove to be a disadvantage. However, I find for a daily moisturiser and for someone with a busy lifestyle it is perfect as you can put it on and a minute later be ready to do your make up. The cream claims to eliminate imperfections and is targeted to help people with spot prone skin. I have never really suffered from bad skin but do occasionally have break outs and the odd spot. I do think this product has helped to keep my skin clear and spot free - although it might be more noticeable on someone who is very prone to break outs or has acne.
I think what is really great about the product is the convenient size of the bottle. I have often found with other brands or products that the pot/bottle is not well designed for travel and is not particularly hand-friendly. This bottle is the perfect size for your hand, and being long and slim it is far easier to get everything out of the bottle. The tube is made of a very flexible plastic so it is still easy to use when the product is running out. They do also sell this product in a pump bottle - which I found was very good until you started to run out of the product. The handy thing about buying it in the slimline bottle is that you can cut into the plastic and make sure you use every last drop - that may seem very frugal, but as it is a lovely product I always make sure I do it.
In terms of value I have found this product to be very good. I usually purchase the 40 ml bottle which costs roughly £3-£5 (£4.79 from boots). It is worth going to a cheaper retailer like Wilkinsons as they offer very competitive prices - saying that, I have not always found them reliable for stock of a variety of products whereas at Boots you can generally guarantee you'll find it. I usually buy a bottle of the moisturiser every 2-3 months which I think is pretty good. That generally works our at 4-5 bottles a year keeping the price around £20 for a years supply - not bad!
I would definitely recommend this product for anyone who wants a light, refreshing moisturiser with a clean and fresh scent. If you are looking for a rich, creamy product then this may not be the one for you. I have found though that the best place to use it is on holiday - you can slap it straight on any sunburn and it reduces redness instantly leaving your skin feeling cooled and smooth. So, a great product even if you only use it on your travels!
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After purchasing his for only four pound from asda I thought oh what a bargain. However now after using it I realise it was such a waste of money. First of all the cream comes in the smallest bottle of moisturiser i have ever seen. the packaging was boring the cream lasted about two months which is never a good thing. Probably the only good thing about this product is it's really easy to squeeze out the right amount of cream. One thin I found really weird was the consistenty of the cream which felt more like an eye cream than a moisturiser. It smelt rather minty and was a green colour which is unusual for a typical day cream. When applying assumed you only needed a small amount due the small bottle. Once applied he moisturiser absorbed rather easy howeve it felt like I needed more. After about ten minutes my skin felt really dry like I hadn't even applied moisturiser. Even after applying more and more I still felt my skin was dry. It was as if my skin absorbed he moisturiser in about two seconds andthen just disposed of it having no effects. It was just a waste of money and did absolutely nothing to my skin if anything it made it drier. Overall a terrible product and I would not recommend to anyone.
I've suffered with spot prone skin for years now, and as an adult it's not exactly what you want. I've never really found a moisturizer that's 'right' for me as I have combination skin that is oily and sensitive depending on what mood it's in.
I was looking for something to go with my normal skincare regime that not only moisturizes my skin, but helps eradicate spots and manages oiliness without irritating it. I've used Garnier products in the past to help with my spots, but to no great effect but I thought I'd give this a go as my skin has improved slightly with age.
The moisturizer itself smells lush, there's no chemical smell at all (which can irritate my skin). The packaging is clear with emphasis on a key ingredient for helping to clear spots; salicylic acid. The colour and design is appealing and fresh looking which reflects the smell of the product nicely.
It glides on my skin beautifully, and just a tiny amount provides a nice even coverage without leaving an oily feel. My skin afterwards feels smooth (if a little red) with no tightness or dryness. I'm yet to see an improvement in my acne, (but I do need to ease up on the alcohol and junk food) but it leaves my skin feeling smooth, fresh and hydrated.
My only complaint is the pricing and the small packaging, although you could argue the amount you need per application fairly reflects this, I have worried about how much I may need to spend on this every month. I would recommend to anyone using this that a little does go a long way.
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It can be extremely frustrated when you have suffered through the greasiness and acne covered agony of being a teenager, only to be plagued with the same problems as an adult. The Pure collection has been created to target the unfortunate individuals like me whose skin just refuses to grow up.
With a variety of products, it promises to cleanse the skin and reduce the appearance of imperfections such as marks and blotches. It will also purify the skin, reduce oiliness by tightening the pores and fight a winning battle against those horrible black heads that pepper your skin. Therefore you should be left with a healthier, shine free and smoother complexion.
One member of the Pure team is the Garnier Pure A Daily Treatment Moisturiser. This particular product has been designed to hydrate but control oily skins, tighten your pores and fight any imperfections that may be spoiling your complexion. It costs around £4 for 40ml of the product.
The product comes in a sky blue tube with a white lid. Not the best packaging as it can be hard to access the product when it is coming to the end of its life. Plus when you actually can't get anymore out, you'll have to cut it open if you don't want to waste a single drop.
So how does it perform its magic? The key ingredient in this formula is Salicylic Acid. This is an ingredient which is commonly found in over the counter acne treatments. Spots form when the skin cells inside your hair follicles shed too fast and clog up your pores. This ingredient slows down this shedding of cells, therefore reducing the appearance of spot, blackheads and whiteheads by stopping them from being able to form.
The cream also contains zinc which has anti inflammatory qualities. It also helps to reduce acne as it aids the synthesis of collagen. This in turn helps to normalise the amount of skin oils that is produced and allows you to maintain healthier skin.
In order to use the cream, you apply it in the same way as your normal moisturiser. After cleansing and toning, you apply a small amount of the product to the skin on the face and massage in gently, especially on the delicate skin around the eye area. Allow it to completely sink into your skin before applying any make up.
This is a great moisturiser if you have oily skin. It marginally reduces the oiliness of my skin and stops the greasiness from reappearing for a longer amount of time than other moisturisers that I've tried so far. Its consistency is light so it's easily absorbed into the skin. It doesn't make the skin greasy which a good thing as the whole purpose of the product is to reduce shine!
My skin feels tighter when I use this and not in a bad way. It feels cool on my skin and smells fresh. My pores are less visible but you can still notice them. I've noticed a reduction in black heads and less spots and blemishes so it gets the thumbs up from me.
I would recomend this moisturiser for anyone with oily to combination skin. I suffered badly from oily skin as a teenager and found this moisturiser did help. My skin had a more "matte" look to it and using this with the other pure A range made a noticable difference over time. Only a small pea sized amount of cream is needed, as using too much will make your skin look greasy and make up is difficult to apply. This product does need to be used daily for a period of weeks with the full range of pure A products to really work. The only downside to this product is that by the end of the day my skin felt oily again and i would need to reapply to keep my skin looking fresh. Overall, i would recommend this moistriser and for the price, i think it does a good job.
I used this moisturizer a few years ago, when I was still a teenager, ie oily skin + acne + budge-conscious. This moisturizer is pretty affordable and it was suitable for oily/ combination skin, so I tried it.
To be honest, the effect of the moisturizer was ... okay. It provided sufficient moisture to my skin, but then I had oily skin so I do not exactly need extra moisture. It did not really control oil, as it claims on its packaging, or maybe it was because my skin was too oily.
Still, the moisturizer contains sacylic acid, which is supposed to unclog pores and hence, makes the moisturizer suitable for acne-prone skin. It did help control those pesky small acne I had. I did not have a MAJOR breakout after using it. Moreover, it is not overly drying on my skin. Lastly, I like its fresh scent.
I used that for about 3 - 4 months, and each tube lasted me for about 1 month plus a few weeks (I used it twice a day), so it is pretty great value for money. All in all, I think the moisturizer will be more suitable for adult/ young adults who still have slightly oily skin as compared to teenage skin.
I've had bad acne problems with my skin for years, I've tried most facial wash lines, different moisturizers, cleansers and toners that are aimed at blemished skin and none have worked. I used the Witch line until a lot of shops stopped selling it and since then I've been trying to find something just as good.
This is the only moisturizer I've found that keeps my skin soft for the entire day, keeps it from being overly oily and doesn't disagree with me using makeup over it.
It comes in a fairly small tube compared to most moisturizers and costs me £4.26 for a 40ml tube from Asda. I must admit i do grudge paying that much for the size of tube but you only need a very small amount and it does last quite a while. Asda often runs it at half price and I'm sure you can find it cheaper or on offer somewhere like Boots or Superdrug.
It claims to be for:
Skin that's upset by hormone fluctuation (like teen skin), stress or pollution and is affected by blemishes, blackheads, visible pores and combination to oily skin.
How does it work:
It has Salicylic Acid (popular ingredient in acne treatments) and Zinc, both used by dermatologists because of purifying and regulating properties.
"Encourages the shedding of dead skin cells from within the follicle, helping keep the pores clear of cellular debris."
How to use:
Clean your face in your normal way (wash, tone etc), apply a small amount to your hands and rub them so it's evenly covered, apply to face and let it sink in before applying anything else to the face.
Less is more with this, if you use too much it can make your face oily.
It comes in a white box and a blue tube, the writing on the tube is really small so just read the box, there's more info on the box and it's just the different languages on the tube.
I find it smells a little like cucumber, though it does smell slightly medicated you wont smell it once it's had time to dry in.
Garnier Pure is known for using Salicylic acid as a base for their range, so i wouldn't go buying the whole range until you've tried one item as not everyones skin agrees with the amount of Salicylic acid they use. I use the micro-bead face wash and this moisturizer and my skin is a lot clearer than it's ever been.
It makes my skin feel smooth and tight for most of the day but works better when you use it as an all over moisturizer rather than just on one area of your face.
If it dries out your skin try using it less, it took me a little while to figure out how often and how much my skin would agree with because i have sensitive skin.
It's the only moisturizer i use and it's the best I've found so far, so if you do have acne prone skin/blemishes it could be the one for you. For people with acne, you may benefit from using the micro-bead face wash along with it.
Apparently Salicylic Acid isn't something you can use during pregnancy so if you are pregnant and thinking of buying this, check with your doctor/midwife/chemist first!
I don't really remember how I came across this product as it is not I something I would usually I get terrible spots, I have no idea how that can be!
Any ways from the moment I tried Garnier I was so impressed, the lotion smelt lush it was cucumber and it felt so refreshing and cooling on my face. I rubbed this all over my face and it soaked in so fast leaving no evidence of ever being on my face, I had no greasy marks what so ever which is great!
Garnier pure A daily treatment is a must for everyone to try, it really highdrates the skin leaving it feeling smooth and well moisterised. It does not shine through if like me your a foundation wearer you would never tell you have a moistueriser on! It quickly treats spots and blemishes and significatly reduces redness, as time goes on your skin becomes less and less prone to flares of bad skin. The lotion comes out quiet thick so use it sparingly, a 40ml bottle will last a few months so it is well worth the money. Not only is it cheap but it also smells lush! the cucumber is a huge relief for your skin, try it and you will soon see what I mean, your face is given a fresh start to the day.
This product is not one to be ignored it is highly effective and at around £4 a go it is well worth every penny!
So go on and give it ago!
I have combination skin which basically means that if i use a greasy moisturiser than my oily skin will just get worse, but I also have dry patches on my face too... nightmare! so I'd tried so many different things to try and get an even tone to my skin with out flaring up the dry or oily parts of my skin. So I thought I'd give another moisturiser a go and i came across this and thought I'd try it. Well the serum goes on so smoothly and soaks into my skin without just sitting on top of it and making my skin oily, its cleared up and red blotchy patches and in perfections on my skin within a few day of using it in the morning. It has a nice fresh smell like cucumber too which is nice. This product is also great to use just before you apply make up for a nice flawless finish if like me you don't like to wear too much foundation. The only downside is that for the price you dont get a lot for your money and the tubes are quite small.
Although variety is the spice of life it can sometimes get very confusing when you wish to purchase a straight forward moisturiser for use during the day. Walk into any supermarket or cosmetics store and shelves are full to the brim of moisturisers promising to magically transform your skin in silly amount of days.
I'm in my mid-twenties, no sign of wrinkles or any other major problem apart from visable pores, blackheads and the occasional outbreak of spots. I do get a bit of a shine on my t-zone area-in particular in hotter weather.
I bought Pure A as it says it deals with imperfections-including visable pores. When I first used it I did wonder if it would work-lucky for me it did.
I use it in the morning-it sinks in instantly and doesn't leave any residue, it's not sticky either which is great-a nice light formula. It smells nice and fresh-almost like cucumbers.
The packaging is clear and easy on the eye.I'm quite a fan of the colour blue. As the packaging is a plasticy tube I can keep it in my bag without worrying of smashing glass.
Now for price-I often get this on special offer at Superdrug-the whole range often has 1/3 off the price. Even without the discount this moisturiser is a bargain for those with skin problems like mine. On the price frame this moisturiser is not too cheap, nor too expensive making it affordable for those on a budget.
If you have problem skin like mine and are looking for a budget range of facewash/moisturisers that cost around £20.00 a month this would be ideal for you (that's the facewash, day moisturiser and night moisturiser). And if you can get if on offer that would be even cheaper. Not bad price tag for an easy skincare routine.
I also use the face wash, and night moisturiser and can say they all do what they say on the 'tin' (or rather, packaging).