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Garnier Pure Deep Scrub Gel

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Brand: Garnier / Scrub / Type: Facial Scrub / Texture: Gel / What it does: Cleanses, Exfoliates / Product line: Garnier Pure

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      18.12.2012 10:43
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      Fresh and clean skin

      Garnier Pure deep scrub gel is one of my favourite face washes that I like to use when I feel like my skin needs a bit of an extra clean that a cream cleanser just can't give it.

      The gel is a bit runny so you need to be careful when squeezing some out otherwise you will end up with far too much on your hands. It is a light blue in colour with little darker blue beads and I absolutely love the smell of this. It smells of cucumbers and is really fresh and clean smelling.

      The gel does foam a little but it doesn't foam as much as a proper face wash might just enough to feel like it is really cleaning the skin. The little beads in it are just rough enough that they feel as though they are cleaning my pores and getting rid of all the gunk.

      This is great to use when my skin feels as though it is heavy with make-up as this removes every last trace of make-up including mascara. You know that feeling you get when you have cleansed and you can't see any make-up but feel as though your skin is still clogged with it? This gets rid of that feeling and leaves me with lovely fresh feeling skin.

      When I first used this I expected it to be a little harsh for my really sensitive skin but surprisingly it isn't too bad at all on it. I thought a product designed to deep clean skin and stop spots and blackheads would strip my skin of moisture and make it red and sensitive but this really doesn't. After using it my skin is no redder that it normally is and it isn't tight and dry.

      It really works at stopping spots and getting rid of blackheads too. If I use this on my skin when having a breakout then my skin is definitely less prone to breaking out and my skin is left feeling soft and looking much less greasy.

      It only costs £3.50 and because you only need so little when you are using it a bottle will last for ages too.

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      07.09.2011 20:50

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      good product with a few hic-cups

      this is a tactful and deep cleansing scrub cleanser, but please note it does smell quite bad, which I first bought a few months ago and have bought it whenever its on offer as my main scrub is slightly cheaper. It costs around £3 but this does depend on where you buy it from, but when its on offer it goes for around one pound fifty. It comes in a squeezy tube that stands on it's lid, i've never had a spillage The lid has a flip up top which fastens tightly and securely so that it won't leak. It's very easy o get the cleanser out of the tube by just squeezing it a little, but sometimes it can be hard not to get too much out. The cleanser is a clear gel with little blue microbeads in it. The beads are gentle on the skin and whilst you can feel them working

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      07.09.2011 20:07
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      A great wash for spot-prone or oily skin

      I've used a lot of Garnier Pure products since discovering the range in my early teens and this is one of the ones I liked the most. I hadn't used it in a long while so when I spotted it for just over £1 in Morrisons I picked up a tube straight away. It used to cost about a fiver when I used to buy it before so this seemed like a bargain. It seems the usual price for it now is about £2.99.

      It comes in a squeezy tube with a flip top lid. The lid is easy to open and close and it fastens tightly so you don't have to worry about spills. It looks pretty nice especially for the price, it looks more expensive than it really is.

      The scrub is not grainy like most scrubs are, it's a pretty runny gel texture with tiny little beads in it. The beads are so small that they really don't look like they would do anything. It has a fresh cucumber like scent which I really love and makes a change from a ll the chemical smells of products like this.

      It feels nice when I massage it into my skin and it lathers up nicely so you don't have to use much each time. I can't really feel the beads when I'm using it and I don't feel like my skin is being exfoliated but it does leave it feeling a little smoother. It rinses off pretty easily and doesn't leave a residue behind so my skin just feels fresh and clean. It definitely gives my skin an extra fresh, slightly tingly feeling that makes it feel like it's been deep cleansed.

      It really helps keep my skin looking clearer without making it feel dry or tight. Like I mentioned earlier I used it from my earlier teens when my skin was really bad, I suffered with pretty bad acne, and this and a couple of the other Garnier Pure products were the only things that actually worked for my skin and helped keep the spots to a minimum. It still works just as well now on my less problem combination skin.

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      05.06.2010 17:42
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      Big let down for me

      I decided to try this because I have always had issues with oily skin and find that scrubs work better for me.At around £3 per bottle it was a good price and so I thought it was worth a try, but I can't say that this product worked that well for me. I was expecting to be able to feel the ex foliating beads work on my skin more and in terms of outcomes I did not see any improvement on my oily skin or spots. The scrub comes in an upside down style bottle and with its watery consistency this meant every time you opened it unless you were careful way to much spilled out.

      I used this scrub for about 2 weeks before reverting back to my usual routine, I don't think I will be using it again but the hubby has been using it and seems to like it but he does not have oily skin like do.

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      26.01.2010 01:29
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      Cost effective way of treating problem skin.

      This is an excellent product for anyone with combination skin, or those prone to blackheads.

      The bottle is a good size, with a flip top lid that the bottle stands up on. The lid secures well, and is not prone to leakage.

      The scrub itself is light blue in colour, with blue microbeads. It has a pleasant clean, cucumber scent.

      The beads themselves are not too harsh on the skin, but can be felt scrubbing away at all the dirt and oil on the face, leaving the skin feeling fresh and clean, but not tight and dried out. After continued use the appearance of pores is actually minimised, and breakouts of blackheads are greatly reduced.

      The product itself lasts for quite a long time, as only a very small amount is required for each use. At around £2-£3 per unit, it is a very cost effective way of treating combination or oily skin.

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        04.08.2009 13:27
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        Worth a try if you are looking for a fresh feeling astringenty face wash

        I recently decided to try this product after having a nasty reaction to Biore blemish fighting face wash. I saw this on offer for £1.61 in Morrisons and thought- why not try it.

        I was pleasantly surprised as it looks good- it is a see through clear and blue gel (it has dark blue bits in it and the gel is sort of tinted a blue colour) and it smells fresh. You squeeze a little out of the tube, apply it to your face and rinse off- easy.

        It removed make up first time and it has a mild exfoliating feel- not as much as products like St Ives Apricot scrub (which feels like sand and toothpaste..) but if you scrub hard enough it feels scratchy - it feels like you are buffing your skin. It has a slight astringent feel to it too- the Pure range from Garnier is for problem skin, but since using it, I have had a few more spots than usual- though it is hard to know if this is just down to using this product.. or if it is just my skin.

        It has a nice smell and is pleasant to use. It is worth a try if you are looking for something with a bit of an astringent kick to clean your skin. Plus it is quite cheap compared to some other face washes.

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        21.05.2009 23:43
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        Will carry on buying it as long as my skin type stays the same

        This is a fantastic scrub cleanser which I first bought years ago and have been using on and off ever since. It costs around £3 but this does depend on where you buy it from, and over the years I've been able to get it on offer at often around £1 a bottle.

        It comes in a squeezy tube that stands on it's lid. The lid has a flip up top which fastens tightly and securely so that it won't leak. It's easyt o get the cleanser out of the tube by just squeezing it a little, but sometimes it can be hard not to get too much out.

        The cleanser is a clear gel with little blue microbeads in it. The beads are gentle on the skin and whilst you can feel them working they're not at all scratchy. It feels really refreshing and cooling on the skin when you're using it, and it really does feel like it's giving it a good deep clean. It foams up nicely and is easy to use, and rinses off quickly and easily. It has quite a nice fresh smell, a bit like cucumber, which is much better than the usual medicated smells you get with this type of product.

        After I've used this my skin feels soft, smooth and very clean indeed, but not to the point of feeling tight or dry. It doesn't dry my skin out, but it does stop it from producing as much oil and mattifies it, so for this reason it would not be so suited for dryer skin types.

        Over the years of using this I've found it to be very effective at helping to keep my skin fresh, clean and clear, and when I stop using it I really notice the difference and soon go back to it again. I'll definitely carry on buying this one

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        17.05.2009 16:33
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        Not the product for me but would be great for others

        I used to have really unpredictable, oily skin as a teenager and was prone to spots. This continued into my mid 20's until i went on the pill. At the back of my mind i always worry the spots will come back so try and use a face wash that keeps my pores clear. I decided to give this a try as i saw it at my local supermarket and it seemed a good product.

        What it claims to do:
        It says it will unclog pores and help clear imperfections. It is dermatologically tested which ive recently learnt just means that its been tested on skin, not that its been clinically proven.

        Where to get it and how much:
        It's available in most chemists and supermarkets. I got mine from Sainsburys and it cost £3.23 for 150mls. The product comes in a blue plastic tube.

        How to use:
        You just wet your face, dispence a little into your hand and massage onto the face.

        Ok, what did i think?
        As you open the tube you get a waft of cucumber so the smell is fresh and light. I immediately noticed the consistency of the product. It is a clear gel with dark blue bits in. After reading the packaging i was told that these 'bits' were micro-particles for exfoliation. On the skin the gel glides on. The 'bits' are not too gritty and large so aren't too harsh on the skin. The product lathers up a little and you really feel clean after washing. After drying my face i noticed it felt a little tight, but not uncomfortable. My skin felt almost squeeky clean! Things were fine for a day or two but then i started to develop some red patches on my cheeks that were really dry. On reflection i think the product was just too much for my skin. As i said i don't actually have oily skin anymore so the daily exfoliation with this product was just too much for my skin.

        Don't dismiss it just yet.....
        My husband is prone to acne, especially spots caused by shaving. He has got on great with the product. His spots have visibly been reduced and he likes the fresh feeling he gets from using the product. It is easy to use for him, avoids an extra exfoliation step in his skincare routine and is great for use in the shower.

        Conclusion:
        If you don't have oily/spot prone skin then this probably isn't the product for you. Also if you have sensitive skin this is to be avoided too. To be fair it does say on the packaging that this is only for oily to combination skin. If you are on the less oily side of combination then i would leave this alone. On the other hand fantastic results can be had if you suffer from regular breakouts of spots.

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        19.02.2009 16:19
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        One to avoid!

        In these tough times, I've had to cut back on my use of the other face wash (from Lush) that I use, as it's just too expensive. So when I saw Garnier's Pure Deep Scrub Gel for less that £3 at Tescos, I thought I was onto a winner.

        I started using it about once a day, which the packaging states is perfectly adequate (I think they say gentle enough to use every day). The gel itself is a light/clear blue with the dark little exfoliating beads in it. It smells very fresh and clean and very cucumbery! You only have to use a very small amount, so I'd say that it was very good value for money. It can take a while to wash all the little exfoliating beads off though, so don't use it if you're in a rush. I'd also not recommend (neither would the manufacturer) that you get it anywhere near your eyes.

        At first I thought this face scrub was good, when I came out of the shower I certainly felt my skin was clean and tingly. But after a couple of days I started to notice my skin was becoming red and blotchy, and also drier. This was a concern, especially as I really don't have dry skin.

        I persevered, as I thought that perhaps it was my skin just getting used to the face scrub, but cut down to only using it 2/3 times a week.

        After a week of using it less, I had broken out in teenage style spots! Admittedly I only had about 4 but this is very unusual for me. Even as a teenager I was getting about 1 a month tops! By this point my skin was also looking terrible - really blotchy and red, and with a huge dry swathe across my forehead and cheeks - areas that are normally quite greasy, as I have classic combination skin. I gave up after this as I really didn't want to do any further damage to my skin!

        I also noticed, just after I bought it, that there was nothing on the package saying that it wasn't tested on animals. A little online research reveals that Garnier is one to avoid as they do not avoid animal testing/using ingredients tested on animals, as they are a subsidary of L'Oreal.

        One to miss then. I'll just have to cut out something else, and stick to my animal (and skin!) friendly cosmetics then!

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          19.02.2009 12:46
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          This is the most recent face wash I have bought. I've no idea what made me chose this one, I was out shopping with my Mum when I got it and she said something about how she used to use Garnier products when she was younger so I thought I would give them a try. I have a bit of trouble with blemishes on my skin, sometimes it is worse depending on how much I've been out and how busy I've been. Recently I've been out quite a bit and my skin has shown it, so I wanted a face wash that is designed to tackle spots but without being too harsh on the skin, as I also have fairly sensitive skin.

          I got it for £3.40 for the 150ml bottle from Superdrug which seemed really cheap, possibly because the last face wash I bought was from The Body Shop.

          ***What it promises...

          "Garnier Pure Deep Pore Wash gently exfoliates to deep clean pores, removing dirt and oil to prevent the formation of blackheads. Enriched with natural extracts of eucalyptus and exfoliating beads to gently cleanse away dead skin cells and impurities to leave skin radiant and naturally matte."

          This sounded perfect for me as it claims to purify skin but it still says it will be gentle.

          ***Packaging...

          The packaging is pretty typical of a face wash, it is an upside down squeazy bottle with a normal cap lid. It is a mid-blue colour with the Garnier logo in white at the top and a blue rectangle in the middle with 'Pure' written in blue inside it. It is pleasant packaging but not particularly exciting. It looks professional though which made me trust it a bit more.

          ***My Experience...

          The face wash is a pale blue gel and you can see the little exfoliating beads which are a darker blue colour. It has a really nice cucumber smell which is really fresh. I've noticed other people who have reviewed this have said it is runny but I wouldn't really say so, it isn't really thick but not watery either, it's just right.

          I only need to use about a 20p size blob which is sufficient. I have to massage it in for a bit before its starts foaming then I have been massaging it in for about a minute before rinsing it off. It is fairly rough feeling as the exfoliating particles are very concentrated and although they are small you can definitely feel them. So I just use my fingertips and slowly massage it in. It is a pleasant experience though and it doesn't sting at all, instead it feels refreshing and the exfoliating effect makes my skin feel buzzing and healthy.

          I've noticed it takes a bit of rinsing to get it off properly, particularly because it is exfoliating you have to really make sure you have washed all the bits away. But this is fine if you're not in a major rush. Once it is rinsed off though my skin feels really good, and it is noticeable how smooth it feels. Sometimes face scrubs can leave my skin a bit red and sore looking afterwards but I haven't noticed that with this. Also my skin never feels that tight after I use it, but I always use moisturiser afterwards anyway.

          After using it for about a fortnight I have definitely noticed a difference in my skin, it is brighter looking and more radiant. And although my skin isn't perfectly clear (which it never is) it does look clearer and healthier.

          I have used it every night for 2 weeks and the bottle is still more three-quarters full as you don't have to use a lot each time, so I can see it lasting quite a while. I would advise it for anyone struggling with problem skin, although I think it may be a bit harsh for very sensitive skin or sore skin.

          ***Overall Opinion...
          I'm really pleased with this face wash and glad I found it. It does what it says and I think it would be suitable for most skin types. It is refreshing and feels good quality yet for a decent price.

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            22.08.2008 22:56
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            The best face wash I've tried to date

            When I was a little younger, I always used to wash my face with plain old soap and water. Then I started getting extremely dry skin, and somebody told me that the sort of soap I was using wasn't meant to be used on the face, and that I should . Also at this time I started developing spots and blemishes on my face, which I obviously wanted to get rid of.

            Over the years I've tried many different face washes and none of them have really worked for me...that is, until I tried Garnier Pure Deep Scrub Gel.

            I have combination skin; i.e. normal skin on most of my face but a tendancy for oil to accumulate on my nose and the "T" zone. I wanted a face scrub that would not only leave my skin feeling and smelling clean, but one that would properly remove the oil on my skin.

            LOOKS/PACKAGING
            The product comes in a standard shape and size face wash bottle. As with most face washes you get 150ml of the product. I like the packaging colour as the blue seems to work well with the fact they're advertising this one as "pure". Blue and pure seem to go together nicely.

            The writing on the back has three FAQs:

            1. Is Garnier Pure Deep pore wash right for me?
            Yes, if you have oily to combination skin which is prone to imperfections, blemishes and blackheads, and you are looking for a deep cleansing pore wash. It is ideal for daily use to purify and cleanse the skin.

            2. How is it different?
            Thanks to the exfoliating action of its natural micro-particles, its formula cleanses and unclogs pores, helping to clear impurities. Enriched with mineral zinc and eucalyptus, selected for its purifying action, its formula helps to control excess surface sebum, and helps protect against the appearance of blackheads and imperfections.

            3. How do I use it?
            Moisten face and apply, gently, massaging with fingertips, concentrating on the forehead, nose and chin. Rinse thoroughly.

            INITIAL THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PRODUCT
            After reading the writing above, I decided to try some out that evening, and have been using the product morning and evening ever since. My first impression of the gel itself was quite positive. It has a nice consistency, solid enough to spread over my face without dripping everywhere, yet liquid enough so that I didn't feel I was applying a mud mask!

            It has a gentle yet clean smell to it, not the sort of thing I'd object to my face smelling of. When I applied it to my face I noticed the "natural micro-particles" which were supposed to exfoliate and remove impurities. These felt quite nice on my face, they didn't feel overly abrasive either.

            After removing the gel with warm water I dried my face. It felt fresh and clean. Another reviewer has commented that their face did not feel tight as some face washes can tend to do; this is the case for me too. With this in mind, I looked forward to seeing if the product actually helped to get rid of my blemishes and spots in the near future...

            THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PRODUCT AFTER A MONTH'S USE
            After using this product twice daily for about a month, I have noticed a definite change in my skin, and my mum also commented that my skin seemed clearer than what she was used to. I've not had any outbreaks of spots for a few weeks now. My complexion isn't perfect, but then again it never has been and I could hardly expect a fairly cheap bottle of face wash to work miracles on my face. But it has generally improved my skin and I plan to continue using it.

            PRICE
            I bought this from Asda a few months ago, as it was advertised as 2 for £4, making the two bottles of this I bought £2 each. I thought this was a very good deal as I have seen a single bottle advertised for £2.99 elsewhere.

            Overall I would say that, for the money I paid, this product is definitely worth buying. However, even if you paid the full price of £2.99 for it, that is still cheaper than some of its competitors and still in my opinion superior to the other face washes on the market - and I've tried a few!

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              01.07.2008 01:20
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              Brilliant product, it works really well and is quite cheap

              Pure Deep Scrub Gel is a great facial scrub from Garnier. Garnier is part of the massive L'oreal company. Garnier produces shampoos, conditioners and various facial care products.

              Garnier Pure Deep Scrub is a facial scrub which has been specially formulated to help you get rid of blackheads, blemishes and greasy skin by purifying the pores on your face.

              It comes in a 150ml blue bottle with a white flip top, it's reaslly easy to use as you can just squeeze it out, but be careful not to get too much you only need a tiny amount.

              It is a liquid, quite runny, which contains little blue beads that scrub the oil and nasties out of your blocked pores. Judging by the size and amount of blue beads in it you would think that it would be really scratchy and hurt your skin but its not, it's actually quite soothing and feels really nice and cool on your face. It has a refreshing scent of cucumber which is really relaxing and tends to last for a long time after you've used it.

              I use this scrub twice a day, once when I get up in the mornings, before I put my make-up on and once before I go to bed after I've taken it off. Before applying the gel I wash my face with warm water to help open up the pores, this makes it easier for the gel to do it's work. Using it just twice a day like this has left my skin very clean and clear without any oil. I also use a few other cleansing products but I think that this is the one that works the best.

              Warning: this shouldn't be used around the eyes or on sore or sensitive skin.

              Overall I think that it's a great product and seeing as it only costs about £3 for a bottle it's really good value. One bottle should last you about four months.

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                05.05.2008 15:27
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                Love it!

                This is a fabulous face wash from Garnier!

                It's very runny, so you do have to be careful when you squeeze some out of the tube or you'll end up with far too much. The one in the picture seems to have a screw lid, but mine has a flip lid, so I'm not sure , you must be able to get both unless they've changed the packaging. I prefer the flip lid though, it's less fiddly and easier to use.

                It smells really fresh, like cucumber, and it has little blue beads in it that you can see are what will scrub your skin. It feels nice on the skin though, not scratchy at all, you can just feel that it's smoothing your skin down, and it feels really nice and fresh and cooling to your skin.

                It really makes my skin feel smooth and clean, and it seems to have helped get rid of the dreaded blackheads and blocked pores. I used to have loads around my nose and chin, but since using this they've all either disappeared or faded so they don't look as bad. It doesn't make my skin feel tight either which actually surprised me as I was expectig it to.

                I usually use this once a day, at night before i go to bed, and use a different cleanser in the morning and that seems to work out great for me. It costs arounfd £3 -£4, and you get 150ml in the tube, but it does last a long time as you don't need to use much, just as log as you're careful not to get too much out.

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                This scrub gel contains zinc, 100% natural cucumber extract, witch hazel, and camphor / The combination makes a gentle but deep-cleansing solution to all oily skin problems /