I'm a huge fan of luxury skincare but have recently been trying to scale down my expenditure on beauty products as it's getting out of hand. The problem I saw with relatively cheap moisturisers is that it felt like they just sat on the skin and didn't sink in so I never got the feeling that my skin was properly benefiting from them. I have pretty dry skin so I need a product that will work hard and produce results- previously I always felt the need to invest in such products as the lower end of the market simply wouldn't cut it.
Happily I feel like I've now found a great value moisturiser that provides me with the hydration I so desperately need in this Garnier formulation. Not being a huge fan of Garnier products I only tried this through a free sample in a magazine as I wouldn't naturally spend my money on this brand. I'm glad I did have that sample because I was so impressed I've repeatedly purchased the full size product since.
The bottle the cream comes in is kept simple in a muted shade of pink. I'm a fan of face creams that come in thick glass jars but that's purely aesthetic and really the plastic squeezy bottle is more hygienic and better for travelling with. The cream itself is nice and thick with a pleasant subtle scent but the real beauty of the product is how it sinks into the skin and provides lasting hydration. Very impressed for the price!
I really like Garnier products and I do use a lot of them. As i suffer from dry parches on my forehead, I was tempted by the special offer which was on in Boots for this Garnier Moisture Match Cream called "goodbye Dry". There are a few different types in this particular range but this one suited my skin perfectly and I Am so glad that i discovered it. It is light and fresh and absorbed so very quickly by my skin. I wear it both underneath make up and on its own and it''''s made my dry patches clear up very quickly indeed. It is very impressive. It is designed to moisturise the skin and leave it feeling hydrated for up to twenty four hours after application, and I can vouch that this stuff actually does work. it is tailored specifically for dry skin and it is light and refreshing but rich and creamy at the same time. I have occasionally used this as a night cream, and waking up i find that my skin feels lovely and fresh and very hydrated. It smells pleasant but it isn''''t overly perfumed and I got my tube for only two pounds ninety nine pence as it was on offer at the time. As i say, there are a few different types in this range but this one I can really recomend for anyone who suffers from drier skin.
My first experience with this moisturiser was when I kept getting samples in magazines and with any beauty product I bought, I am always nervous in starting to use a different skin care product as I have extremely sensitive skin but when I kept seeing the samples I thought I would give it a go so with the trusted brand of Garnier I decided to give it a go and I am so happy that I did.
The first thing to decide when purchasing this moisturiser is which one you need to go for, there are 5 different types, these are:
- Protect & glow: moisturiser for normal skin
- Start afresh: moisturiser for normal/ dry skin
- Goodbye dry: moisturiser for dry/ very dry skin
- Wake me up: moisturiser for dull skin
- Shine be gone: moisturiser for combination/ oily skin
You can use the website moisturematch.co.uk and answer a few questions which will then give you your perfect moisture match.
I personally use start afresh as I have normal skin but do get dry patches. From looking at the descriptions, I could say my skin goes through each one of these types depending on time of the month/ year.
I have never paid full price for this moisturiser, I have paid £2.99/ £3.99. The RRP is £5.99 but you can always find it on offer.
You can pick this moistuiser up in all of the usual places - Boots, superdrug, Tesco, Asda, Morrisons, Savers so it is really easy to get hold on.
I apply this moisturiser day and night, every now and again I will try a sample or face oil if I need a little something extra but the majority of this time I use this moisturiser. The moisturiser has the texture of a lotion which makes it really easy to massage into the skin, I use it all over the face and neck, I do have to give it a minute before going on to apply make up but this is not a problem at all. I then feel like my face is moisturised all day until the evening when I remove my make up and moisturise again. In the past I have had major problems with my skin but this causes no irritation at all which is why I like it so much.
I have just bought my third tube of this moisturiser and I am almost certain that this is the first moisturise that I have ever purchased for the third time so that has to be a good thing.
If you are looking for a fancy moisturiser that claims to work miracles then this probably is not for you but if you want a good moisturiser to suit your skin type and do the job then I would really recommend this
I recently purchased this moisturise and I love it. The texture of this is creamy and rich but non-greasy. I personally have very dry skin and I needed a rich cream which easily absorbs into my skin, and this is the one. I also love the packaging as it is pink and has all the relevant information on it. There is a wide range of moisturises made by Garnier for all different types of skin. This moisturise contains camellia oil which helps to nourish your skin, it also make your skin plumper and silky soft. Goodbye dry is enriched with hydrating properties, helping maintain levels of hydration. Personally I feel that this cream has helped improve my skins texture and also tone. finally this rich cream is suitable for sensitive skin (which I am, and I haven't had any redness from this moisturise compared to others which I have recently tried.
However I feel that the cream doesn't last 24 hours with hydration. I feel that half way through the day my skin starts to feel dry around my nose. But I would still recommend it to others.
As someone with a multitude of things that bug me about my skin, I thought these new Garnier moisturisers would be perfect for tailoring my skincare routine to the condition of my skin at the time. The two main issues I have are regularly dry, bumpy and dull blemishy skin - Which are the reasons I thought that Wake Me Up and Goodbye Dry would be the most suitable products for me. I purchased them on offer for £3.99 each, which I guess is a reasonable price. However the usual price is £5.99 which in my opinion is far too expensive for the quality of the product...
For this price, you get 50ml in a squeezy tube. They come boxed which I always think is a nice touch. The tubes themselves are quite plain in design (as with most Garnier packaging I find), although the tubes are colour coded which means it is easy to tell which is which if you have more than one type.
I will review the actual moisturisers separately from this point...
WAKE ME UP
This is a gel cream, which is designed to rejuvenate and brighten dull skin. It is a mid consistency gel, with a lovely smell- almost peachy. It applies well, and you don't need very much at all for coverage. I intended to use this cream as a day cream, and under foundation. I had previously used a Garnier Gel body lotion (which I also reviewed) and was very impressed with, so I had high expectations of this moisturiser.
Sadly though, I was not impressed. My skin felt tight, and the gel almost formed a layer on top of my skin rather than absorbing into the deeper layers. Although this can work well with a body lotion, on the face it can be quite an unpleasant feeling and certainly feel that I received minimal moisturisation from this particular product. The layer-ness also left my skin looking incredibly shiny, which is not ideal. I didn't feel that my skin looked brighter or less blemishy either.
In short, I wouldn't purchase this version again ever. Regardless of the price, as there are simply no positives about it other than the smell :-(
This is a very very thick consistency, pale pink cream designed for use with dry to very dry skin. It also has a nice smell (roses I think) and much more floral than Wake Me Up. The squeezy tube means that I often used far more of this than was necessary, and is possibly quite wasteful. I feel this product would be better off in a pot. As with Wake Me Up, you do not need very much. I intended to use this mostly as a night cream, or in the day when my skin is drier.
This product is almost the polar opposite to Wake Me Up - Its *so* thick, and needs quite a lot of spreading on the skin. It does feel like it absorbs, but very very slowly and in the meantime it just sits on the skin and looks/feels very very greasy. Once absorbed, skin did feel moisturised, but the feeling didn't last as long as you would expect for a cream of this consistency and thickness. And due to the greasiness I wouldn't recommend this cream for use under make as it would just slide off!
Unfortunately, although this cream did moisturise for a short while, my skin would not take long to feel dry again and therefore I wouldn't buy this version again either.
Additionally, having been using just these two moisturisers for the last three weeks or so, I have noticed that my skin has started to feel very sore and tight due to dryness, which to me is an indication that there is not much quality moisturising from these items and therefore I unfortunately wouldn't recommend them. However everyone's skin is different, and I can't comment on the quality of the other three types that are available. I'm glad I tried them (mainly due to the hype and advertising - I'm a marketers dream customer lol) but won't be buying again and would score both products 2/10.
During the summer months my skin tends to suffer more than it does during the winter months. During winter there are dozens of products that will cure my skin of the insufferable dryness and dullness that kindly accompanies with winter but during the summer my skin goes all oily and shiny and there isn't much I can think of that will help it apart from face powder (or baby powder when I don't want to wear make up) which just dries it out! I saw an advert for the Garnier Moisture Match range for people with dry, oily, dull (ect) skin so I decided I would give it a bash and see for myself!
I purchased the Shine Be Gone moisture match for oily, shiny skin from Boots for £3.99 which is a lot cheaper than some of the moisturisers I have tried. The product is a refreshing pale green with a mess free flip cap for easy application. It smells incredibly fresh and has a really light texture, the product also comes in a small box which you can keep the tube in to preserve it from sunlight!
So I don't know what I was expecting with my first application but I didn't get my hopes up too much as I have a massive habit of doing this with products who promise to banish common yet stubborn products. I decided to put it to the test and use it after the shower, I use a mild exfoliator on my face in the shower which can leave my skin feeling tight and dry so I gently rubbed the product into my skin just like I usually do with a moisturiser and I was pleasantly surprised that it did seem to work right away. It took the shine away from my t-zone (the toughest part!) very subtly and gave my skin a nice, fresh finish which I was very pleased with! I felt that it gave my skin the same appearance as when I use a primer but without the heavy feeling on my skin. The product sinks in easily and doesn't leave a greasy residue on the surface of my skin which was nice, but my skin doesn't feel like I've moisturised at all. The downside of this is that it doesn't leave a baby soft feeling on the skin but more of a neutral feeling (if that makes sense?)
The pros of this product is that it definitely provides the skin with a matte finish and it took the shine and oiliness out of my skin. I found that it lasted all day too and the matte appearance blurred other problems such as large pores and blackheads. Since using this product for about 3/4 weeks I've found that I don't even need to use a primer anymore, I just use this before applying make up which has saved me a ridiculous amount of money (have you seen the price of the good primers recently?!) and it provides the same results. The only con I would say would be that it doesn't leave my skin feeling moisturised, so I still use a softening face mask every now and then to make my skin feel soft and nourished.
I would definitely recommend this product, especially to anyone like me who has a problem with oily or shiny skin.
After seeing so many adverts about these creams I thought I might as well get it. There are 5 different types of creams in this range so there is plenty of choice. I must say I found it quite hard to choose. In the end I decided to go with the one targeted for dull skin. Lately, my skin has been feeling dull and lifeless so I thought dull skin would be the one for me. The cream comes in the a squeeze tube which is good and not good at the same time. It's practical but I always seem to squeeze a bit too much out. The creams doesn't feel that great on the skin. I have to say this nothing special and after using it for a week and half I haven't really seen any improvements in dullness. I was pretty annoyed at the results but then I used my sisters one and she bought one for oily to combination skin. I tried that one out as well out of curiosity of course and my my I love it. I have dry skin so its quite surprising that it works well for my skin. I have been using t for about 2 weeks and I love how light it is. It's a really good day cream especially in hot weather.
These are available in Boots for 5.99. I don't know how I feel about all the moisture match creams because I haven't tried them all but out of the 2 I tried I have a love and hate relationship. Therefore I am giving this 3 stars out of 5.
I have always liked Garnier face creams and I had been itchy to try this new range since it was first launched. As I was trying to be very good with my pennies after Christmas I told myself I couldn't buy any as I had been given another product as a present and so I had to wait. By the time the end of January came round however, my resolve had broken, and with £2 off the RRP of £5.99 I felt that fate was telling me I should try.
What's all the fuss?
So, why was I so desperate to try this? It's surely just a mid range moisturiser I hear you say. But no! The whole premise behind this range is that the five creams within it are completely different and tailored exactly to different skincare problems, hence being called the Moisture Match series. Garnier claim that they can match the right kind of moisture to the right issues. The moisturisers available are:
-Protect and Glow Illuminting Light Lotion
-Goodbye Dry Ultra Hydrating Rich Cream
-Shine Be Gone Matifying Fresh Cream
-Wake Me Up Revitalising Gel
-Start Afresh Light Softening Cream
The variety of Gels, lotions and Creams means there should literally be something for everyone. After much deliberation I went for the Wake me up Revitalising Gel as my skin looked really dull due to the cold winter months dragging on.
Wake me Up Revitalising Gel comes in a box, and then a short squat orange tube with a white flip top (well bottom) It is 50mls and the packaging is just plain and simple, the Garnier logo on the top and the information about the product covering the rest of the tube. As I say I was attracted to this as at the time I had dull skin and I wanted something that would moisturise but also make my skin look fresh. The gel is enriched with citrus extract and hibiscus flowers and has particles which are supposed to burst on contact with the skin to offer extra hydration.
The gel has a lovely, fresh citrus scent which is just lovely, its like a mini wake up call for your face when you first apply it but the scent disappears quickly once it's rubbed in, exactly what you want from a gel. As it is a gel rather than a cream it is quite a wet product in consistency. This means it take a bit longer to sink into your skin and it is quite easy to put too much on. It's a consistency I have found a little odd to be honest, I find it hard to judge how much to use and often find that parts of my face feel sticky and greasy whilst others feel like they haven't been moisturised at all. Personally I don't like the feel of this gel on my skin and I am conscious of it on my skin all day, I can really feel the trace of it under the rest of my makeup. This may be my fault as maybe another product in the range would be better for me, I do have quite dry skin and so Goodbye dry may have been better.
Whilst the Gel has a lovely smell, for me it is not the ideal product. Rather than brightening my face it makes it look greasy, an issue I have never had before. However, I could see this Gel working on other skin types. Perhaps if your skin is less dry and just a little dull it would work well. As for me, I think I will stick to creams.
I have to say that I was left rather under whelmed by this reasonably priced moisturiser, I paid £5.99 in Boots for a 50ml tube of this. The packaging is pretty standard, a white box with some detail on it and some yellow colouring and inside there is a plastic tube with a twist off cap. You are only supposed to use a small amount of this on your face so it does last a decent amount of time.
The main reason for not being that impressed with the results is that while it does mositurise my face and complement the other products that I use it does not add much of a glow to my skin so it feels like it is only delivering on half of the promises that the packaging makes. I find that as far as giving my skin a healthy feel to it then as a mosituriser it works perfectly well, my skin has a nice feel to it and it seems to retain some elasticity and bounce.
The cream has a very feint scent, a slight trace of fruit when you apply it but the smell does not really linger on my skin at all. The cream is an off white colour and it absorbs really easily into the my skin without leaving it feeling greasy. It leaves my skin feeling reasonably hydrated and the effect last for a decent amount of time.
While there is nothing significantly wrong with this product the problem is that there are lots of better moisturisers out there on the market and therefore this is not a product I will be purchasing again as I think there are better options for my skin which deliver better reults if your skin needs a boost. Having said that it is reasonably priced and does have some positives so others may find it a better choice particularly if on a budget.
When I requested that Garnier Moisture Match cream be added to the Dooyoo product list I specified one particular version - the 'Goodbye Dry' variant. By that time I knew I liked the product so much that I'd want to try others in the range and probably review those too. Sadly, the whole lot got added as a single listing which is a shame as each of the creams is quite different. That's pretty much the point of the range, that you should pick the one that matches the moisture demands of your particular skin.
I bought my first tube in Superdrug back at Christmas time when I was visiting my parents. The weather was cold and miserable and my skin was fed up of the chilling conditions. I wanted something substantial, a moisturiser that could stand up to Arctic winds without fear and the product I chose was Goodbye Dry which is designed for 'Dry to Very Dry' skin. I'm not normally very dry but my skin is more towards the dry end of the spectrum and the harsh weather and unforgiving central heating in the office where I work combine to make the mid winter a challenging time.
I paid just £3.99 for my tube as it was on special offer. I liked it so much that I went back a few weeks later to get some more and also picked up two more types in the range.
The Moisture Match range contains five different creams. There's one called 'Shine be Gone' for people with oily or combination skin, 'Wake Me Up' for 'dull skin' (whatever that means), 'Protect and Glow' for normal skin, 'Start Afresh' for normal to dry skin and 'Goodbye Dry' for dry to very dry skin. Each is sold in a box with a white background but is differentiated by highlights in a colour that matches the tube inside. 'Goodbye Dry' is the pink one and I also have 'Start Afresh' in blue, which I've not opened yet, and 'Protect and Glow' in yellow which contains a sunscreen rated SPF 20. I used that last one on my holidays in Portugal but the weather was so lousy that I didn't really get to test the sun effectiveness.
I've recently finished my pink tube and feel I know enough about it to review the Goodbye Dry variant.
The product comes in a 50ml tube which is designed to stand on its cap and which means it's usually easier to dispense than from a flat-lying tube. The colour of the tube is a baby pink, the sort of thing you'd expect from Johnson's Baby Lotion. There's very little information on the tube other than the name in a bunch of different languages - who knew the Finnish for 'dry and very dry skin'? - the company contact details and indications that the tube can be recycled and the contents are safe for 12 months after opening. All the instructions for use, ingredient info and suchlike are probably on the box which I threw away long ago.
The product squeezes out of the tube as a light pink cream with a delicate but pretty scent of camellia oil. I like the smell - it's simple and clean without being too 'cheap' or synthetic. It smells like a much more expensive cream than it is. Despite being very rich, a blob the size of a small pea is all I need to spread this all over my face and neck. It feels really thick and creamy but it doesn't leave my skin feeling at all greasy. I'm very impressed with the texture and the spreadability.
Within a few minutes of applying it, any dryness or tightness is gone and my skin feels really soft and smooth. The product claims to be both non-greasy and easily absorbed and for me, both those things are true. It's also suitable for sensitive skin and whilst my skin is only occasionally sensitive, I've had no problems with this cream at all. Although the cream claims to be for 24 hour protection, in the depths of winter I like to use it twice a day. Now that things are hopefully warming up a bit, I am hoping to be able to get my yellow tube out and start taking advantage of the SPF 20 in 'Protect and Glow'. And when it gets cold again, I'm already set up for next winter with a spare 'Goodbye Dry'.
For those who care about such things, none of the range contains parabens. I don't care but I know a lot of people do.
If you want an excellent quality moisturiser that's perfect for dry to very dry and sensitive skin and you'd rather pay a few pound than have to starve yourself for a month to save up for a luxury brand, then this might be just the cream for you. I buy plenty of posh creams too (usually on offer, I admit) but this is a fantastically effective budget intense moisturiser that doesn't 'feel' budget at all.
Recently I have been been running down my face moisturiser collection on purpose......I simply had loads of tubes and bottles half used or ones that I wasn't keen on and kept avoiding using and they really needed sorting through so pleased I was when I actually had none as it meant that I could go out and treat myself with no guilt to something that I did feel that I needed!
I'm quite often in Superdrug due to going there once a week for quitting smoking from an adviser and whilst she sorts out my nicotene replacement supply I go off looking instore nd the other week I went to have a look at the moiturisers and spotted this range I hadn't actually seen before costing only £3.99 a tube on offer from the usual price of £5.99 and I actually bought a couple of different tubes and the one I am reviewing here is called 'Protect & Glow though there were a few different formulations to choose from and I really had no clue what to go for so it was a bit of a punt on my part.
This comes in a yellow and white oblong box and on the front of it we are clearly told that it is Garnier Moisture Match Protect & Glow and that it has an SPF of 20 and then other information on the box includes being told a bit about the product and how to use it, the ingredients are listed, the size is stated which is 50ml and contact details for the manufacturer are stated. The tube looks similar to the box, is a squeezy plastic tube and contains much the same information as stated on the box too. Nice enough packaging this is and its aneasy to use tube it is too with a lid/cap to the bottom of it which conceals a small hole and twists on/off with ease.
Well I do is apply this to my clean face, morning or evening whenever I want to. I can use this on its own, under a primer, under a moisturiser.
The cream is a cream in colour, pretty unscented apart from a really, really light scent of fruit to it which is pleasantly but slightly sweet. I need a seriously small amount to smear over my skin, I dot it about my face and gently massage it in......a little goes a very long way indeed but it isn't greasy but it does take a while to sink in.
This really does moisturise and soften my skin, I think it does brighten my complexion but only a bit but sadly once make up is applied over the top of it this doesn't seem to do much at all apart from make my skin feel hydrated and for a good while too.
I do think this is softening though I don't feel this softens my fine lines and wrinkles at all or does it keep them at bay but my skin does feel supple but only when this is on my skin and I don't feel that it offers me any long term effects.
I'm on the fence with this one. Its an ok moisturiser and makes my skin feel nice and not as tight when its on but it doesn't really add much brightness to my face and it does take a while for it to sink into my skin even though I only use a few dots of it per use. I think its not a bad product for the price I paid but not worth almost six quid....unless you like it lol.
Available from all good supermarkets and chemists and so on.
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
My skin right now is a huge pain in my behind. Why?For the last 6 months its been all over the place, spots her, dryness and tightness there and Ive found it very difficult to get it all under control. I have never been one of those people with problem skin, in fact, the opposite. But the last 4 months especially, I have seen a huge change for the worse due to stress, tiredness, not looking after myself properly.
If I had a good healthy budget, I know what products would really give my skin a kick start, such as Decleor, Elemis, products Ive used in the past. But right now I dont have the pounds to buy these products Ive used before, down to redundancy, 2 children under 4 and the general rising cost of living going up as we speak. Serums, balms, oils? Nope-I have to keep it simple and low cost yet I need to find products that work.My concern at the moment is trying to settle dry and tight skin on my face. So when I saw this product in Asda while doing my top up shop, I thought I would give it a go as my current moisturiser was nearly finished and wanted to try something new and hopefully richer. At a cost of £4.00 I thought I would give it a whirl.
What is this product?
This is a cream for the skin that is very dry and needs more moisture pumped into it than the norm. Its suitable for sensitive skin and is supposed to give the face up to 24hours of hydration. Its been formulated with a specific skin type in mind which is dry to very dry, and it calls itself a ' ultra hydrating rich cream '.
This is a Garnier product. A company that specialises in skin care and hair care, and is constantly advertised on our TV screens, magazines etc. So they obviously have the money to put into their products and advertising also
How is this product packaged?
I did findthat the packaging stood out to me on the shelf. Not because it was loud and ' in my face ', but because the box itself colour wise was quite feminine ( pink and white ), soft and quite simple.The wording stood out for me which was 'Moisture Match', ' Dry to very Dry Skin' as this is describing the skin on my face right now perfectly!
The box itself as you can imagine isnt very big, but it is slim and quite tall. As mentioned the colouring is mainly white and pink, with what appears to be petal leaves around the box.The brand Garnier is right at the top, not too big, but stands out as the lettering is in silver and embossed.
Theres quite alot of information on the box in regards to what this product is supposed to do and who its for, and I felt it was explained well and not over complicated. The usual information such as ingredients list is on the box also, but found the writing just a little too small.
The product itself comes in a 50 ml plastic tube. The tube itself is pink with a white plastic lid that you need to flip up so you can squeeze the product out. It also states you have 12 months shelf life when opened.
How do you use?
Place on face and neck area morning and night after cleansing, onto clean skin.
What do I think?
Firstly, I love the smell of this cream. Its feminine, lightly floral but in quite a modern way not old fashioned. The cream itself came out quite thick and looked luxurious in texture and in a very light pink colour. Applying to the face was easy as it sank in very quickly, and I didnt feel I needed to work it in. It wasnt greasy at all, and it didnt feel heavy on the skin.My skin immediately felt like it had more hydration to it...but, that feeling didnt last long. An hour later my skin still felt dry, but not as much. So throughout the day I felt like I need to put something on my skin and I actually have had to reapply afew more times, not counting putting it on in the morning and before bed.
To be honest, I cant knock this cream too much as I have only been using it for a week, but more importantly my skin I think needs more product on it that needs to be slipped into my routine, such as a balm to give my skin more of a jolt and added moisture. For what this cream is, its nice and very affordable, but not quite doing what it says on the box for me. If I have to use this more than twice a day, this wont last very long and wont be cost effective.
On the plus side, I liked the fact on the packaging it made a note to say No Parabens, which is one of the many nasties placed in skin care that can cause irritation.
Would I buy again? Maybe not, or possibly if and when my skin is more balanced as I think it would be a nice product to use, just doesnt have much benefit for me right now. If you go on the Garnier website, you can actually get a sample of one of their moisturisers which I think is great. Try before you buy!
I was in need of a new moisturiser. With the cold weather we have had at the moment, my face was feeling very tight and dry. I was in the city for a day out. I spotted Boots chemist and decided to go in and see what moisturiser they had on offer. I spotted five, off this product lined on one of the shelf. Now I had to choose which one was best suited to my skin.
I could pick from GoodBye Dry White/pink box for dry to very dry skin, Start A Fresh white/blue box for normal to dry skin, Wake Me Up white/peach box for dull skin, Protect and Glow white/ yellow box for normal skin and last was Shine Be Gone white/green box for combination to oily skin which I knew I did not require.
As my skin was very dry I chose moisture match Dry to very dry skin. On the front of the box it says "24-hour hydration ultra-hydrating rich cream with Camellia oil. Goodbye dry fast absorbing non grease suitable for sensitive skin."
I found on the back of the box information regarding whether this product is for you. And on the side of the box was the ingredients the moisturiser contains in very tiny letters as usual.
As my skin is quite sensitive I thought this should suit me fine. The box is White/ pink. The tube of cream is pink. I'm not a pink person but it's not the package I was interested in it was whether the moisturiser is good another for my skin.
When I got home I went straight to the bathroom to tried this moisturising cream I damped my face with water as a slightly damp skin is supposed to be better for absorption. The cream is thick and coloured light pink which smelled of rose. I squeezed small amounts about a pea size on different parts of my face and neck, smoothed it into my skin not rubbed, it absorbed into my skin quite quick still had a slight tacky feeling which wears off, but it's not as bad as some creams I've used.
After I applied the moisturiser I went out for a walk in the cold air. When I got back my skin still felt soft and not dry and tight as it would normal. I now use this moisturiser in the morning and evening before bed. Over a week that I have been using this product my skin does not feel as dry.
I researched and found that camellia Oil is tea seed oil used for centuries in Asia countries especial in japan for generation to nourish their hair and skin the other ingredient in this product besides others was Mannose a sugar ingredient which is claimed to reinforce the moisture barrier to minimise water loss. I always like to know what I'm using on my skin.
I 'm not fully convinced it moisturises for 24 hours I feel I still need to apply more moisturiser twice a day.
What I like is they are supposed to be tailor-made to your skin type.
I can try different Moisturise Match depending on how my skin feels.
I'm not a one product person I like to try different one to see which suits my skin.
You can get a free sample of this moisturiser on www. garnier.co.uk I decided I would send for the sample of Protect & Glow for normal skin because I liked the fact it contains SPF20.Then I could use this in day and the Goodbye Dry moisturise at night time to work while I sleep.
In the day time I like to have added sun protection in my moisturiser if I'm going outside to protect against the harmful rays of the sun as well as using sunscreen.
on www.Boots.uk website there is a test which you can click to see which is your perfect match its locate under the product information.
Price range at time of this review £5.99 to £3.99 for 50ml depending where you buy.
Online :http://www.chemistdirect.co.uk/ £3.99 50ml ww.boots.com £3.99, www.superdrug.com
Retail stores Boots chemist, Superdrug .
Having seen the advert on TV for this new range of moisturizers I felt I had to give them a try.
The moisturizers are a range of 5 different ones for the different skin types as listed below:-
Shine be gone - for combination to oily skin
Goodbye dry - for dry to very dry skin
Start a fresh - normal to dry skin
Protect and glow for normal skin
Wake me up - for dull skin
I went for the normal skin cream which also included a spf 20 (always useful). The creams are available in most supermarkets/chemists now so you can just grab them with your weekly shop. I got mine from Asda it was approximately £4.50. The cream comes in a tube in different colors depending on the one you choose. The one I got was in a yellow tube.
My experience - I found the cream smelt gorgeous and was really soft and smooth it is very lightweight and not greasy.
When I applied the cream I found that it was very easy to apply to my skin. I applied it immediately after washing and drying my face and it soaked in fine.
It left my skin feeling really nice and soft afterwards.
I normally apply my make up straight after applying a moisture cream and I was able to do this with the garnier cream it didn't affect my make up at all it went on really well.
I have used the cream for 2 weeks now and have not experienced any problems such as spots or dry/oily skin. My skin is looking good and feeling good also. I would definitely recommend this cream to other people especially if you have dry/oily skin as you can use the other creams.
When in the supermarket recently the Garnier Moisture Match promotion caught my eye. I have oily skin so am quite particular about the creams that I put on my face but I couldn't ignore these cute little creams.
About the product
The thought behind this cream is that you can't change your skin but you can change your moisturiser. The product is a tailor made moisturiser which promises to hydrate your skin for 24 hours to keep it feeling soft and looking younger for longer. They have been specifically made to suit your skin.
There are 5 different moisturisers for you to choose from
Protect and Glow for Normal Skin - It contains an SPF 20 and is oil free. It contains Lemon Extract and promises to give your skin a glow, making you look radiant and healthy.
Start Afresh for Normal/Dry skin - This one is non greasy and greasy absorbed and it aims to hydrate skin that doesn't have any major complaints.
Goodbye Dry for Dyr/Very Dry skin - This one is a rich cream which gives an intense hydration to the skin without making it feel heavy on the skin or greasy.
Wake Me Up for Dull Skin - This is an oil free gel which contains citrus extract which makes you feel fresh and hydrated all day.
And finally the one that I choose, Shine Be Gone for oily/combination skin. This one contains Green Tea Extract and Mannose. It is an oil free and lightweight cream which promises to keep your skin hydrated for 24 hours. It promises to be quickly absorbed by the skin and leaves your complexion looking matte and shine free. My skin can get very oily but it still needs to be moisturised so this seemed to the best one for me. On the website there is a short quiz for you to take to find out which of the moisturisers you should choose although it is pretty easy for you to work it out for yourself. I came out as needing this one on the quiz.
Packaging and Price
The product comes contained within a plastic bottle which has a flip top lid which is easy to open and close even when your hands are a bit slippery. The range is colour coded with pastels colours of pink, yellow, blue and orange. They almost look collectible. Mine comes in a minty green bottle with a while lid and it look cute on display in my bathroom. The product will cost you around £5 for 50ml of the moisturiser. It can be bought from large supermarkets, stores like Boots and Superdrug and also from a range of online websites.
Shine be gone has the consistency that you would expect from a face lotion. It has a slightly minty green tinge to match the bottle which is nice. The aroma is one of freshness and cucumber and it is one that I would associate with Garnier as a brand. It doesn't really smell like an artificial aroma and it's quite awakening and refreshing in the mornings. The cream is lightweight as promised and you can tell that it is oil free because it doesn't feel oily or greasy as I apply the cream to my face. It is quickly absorbed by my skin and you don't need to use much of it in order to achieve the desired results. It is easy to apply to the face and it doesn't pull or drag my skin.
It is gentle and doesn't cause my skin to develop any discomforts or irritations. The lotion is hydrating and it relieves feeling of dryness and tightness right away. It does leave my skin feeling soft and smooth, and also gives it a silky feeling. It does initially give me a matte complexion that is shine free but also healthy looking. It doesn't make you matte to the point where your complexion looks dull. It hasn't caused me to develop any blemishes which is one of my main issues with a face cream. This doesn't stop me from becoming oily during the day but it doesn't cause me to become oily enough. Some creams can make the situation ten times worse but this doesn't effect my skin on that way. It has long lasting effects and my skin feels hydrated all day long.
All in all, this cream does hydrate my skin well leaving it feeling soft and smooth, and it has long lasting results. It initially makes my complexion matte but it doesn't stop me from becoming shiny during the day but then again, nothing ever has! It hasn't caused me to develop any blemishes, it's light on the skin and my make up sits well on top of it. I'm happy with this cream and I would probably repurchase.