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I don't know about you but every time I open a magazine I see so many adverts for 'younger skin' and lots of hype about how important it is to protect your skin from it's natural ageing process. I always used to dismiss these and think they weren't relevant to me but now that I am in my mid twenties and since having my daughter I have noticed that my skin isn't as it used to be. I am becoming aware of it being more dry and the odd line or two appearing and so now I have found myself paying more attention to these adverts and wondering whether perhaps now is the time to start doing something about looking after my skin.
If you go to the skin care aisle of Boots or a similar shop you will be overwhelmed by the amount of choice that there is with toners and moisturisers and anti ageing products galore! I wasn't sure where to start so I decided that the best product to invest in was a moisturiser which contained vitamin E. I decided on this because I know that Vitamin E helps to keep your skin nourished and therefore younger looking.
I opted for Garnier Skin Naturals mainly because of the price as it was more affordable than others. I couldn't believe that some tiny pots were charging over £40 when as far as I could see the ingredients weren't all that different.
This cream comes in a tube which has a cap that unscrews. It is designed so it stands on the cap which means that it's easy to get the contents out and you should be able to use all of it even when you begin to get low. It is a simple tube which I like and I think this kind of product should be. It's pale green which I guess reflects it's 'naturalness' and has a picture of a leaf on it again showing how natural it is. The writing is in siler and black. The word 'fresh' is typed right in the middle which I think is quite a sensational word, suggetsing that both the product and your skin is fresh. It claims to be a 24hour hydrating day cream that quenches and protects the skin.
It is meant to be used as part of your every day skin care routine and is for people with 'normal' combination skin. It is made from pure fruit waters and vitamin E. It is supposed to keep your skin quenched as well as protect it from UV rays as it has a UV filter in the product too which is very important in terms of the ageing process and the effect the sun has on our skin. It is supposed to make your skin glow with health.
When using this product I find it very easy to use- the lid is very easy to unscrew and the cream is easy to squeeze out. The nozzle which it comes out of is very small so you don't end up getting too much all over your hands when you squeeze, instead it's a very small amount which I much prefer as I feel as though I'm only using the amount I want and not the amount I've ended up squirting everywhere by mistake!
I apply it to the skin on my face daily (When I remember anyway!) and only use a pea-sized amount as this seems to be plentiful. I tend to concentrate mainly on my forehead and around the eye area. The moisturiser rubs in quite easily without there being any excess cream left on my face.
I apply my make up over the top of it as normal and think it actually gives quite a good base for it.
One thing that I have noticed though is that the cream tends to sit on top of the skin for a while. If I rub my finger quite hard across my forehead up to forty minutes after applying this then it tends to rub away onto my finger and I feel like I need to havea good exfoliate to get rid of it! I have tried to reduce this by not using as much but then it still happens so I just assume it takes quite a while to really soak into the skin.
In terms of the effect it's had on my skin I cannot say whether it has stopped the ageing process or at least helped fight against it, but it has made my skin seem fresher like it says it will. It doesn't glow as such but it does feel smoother.
I think that this day cream is very good. I don't know exactly how effective it is but I can't see what harm it can do to engage in a skin care routine which involves rubbing vitamin E into the skin every day. I like the fact it has UV filters in it too so that it seems to do more than one job at once- protects and quenches.
The bottle I like, the cream is easy to apply and I like how it is very simple and doesn't involve having to use about 3 other kinds of treatments too.
You can buy this from shops such as Boots and also in some supermarkets. I bought it for £5 which I think is very good value for money especially considering just how much competition there is out there.
I was browsing the shelves in Boots for a new moisturiser when I saw a pot of Garnier soft 24hr nourishing day cream.
I am quite a fan of Garnier as I find that their products are always of good quality. The pot states that it soothes and softens skin. It is especially suitable for dry or sensitive skin. My skin is now of the more 'mature' type so I decided to give it a try.
The cream comes in a 50ml glass pot and cost £4.99.
The cream contains rose water which is very soothing, vitamin E and has UV filters to protect your skin against damage from the sunlight. I always look for this in a skin cream and don't buy it unless UV filters are included in the ingredients.
Garnier soft 24hr nourishing day cream should be applied to the skin after cleansing. The cream is white in colour. You gently massage it into your skin in a light circular motion.
It felt very light, did not clog up the pores on my skin at all and didn't feel heavy or greasy. It was quickly absorbed into my skin and felt very hydrating. It was very easy to apply and has a very pleasant floral scent which smells faintly of roses. My skin is not particularly sensitive but I certainly did not notice any irritation at all.
My skin felt soft and supple immediately and I was very pleased with the results as my skin felt hydrated and plumped up all day. It lasts the whole day unless you wash it away by bathing or showering. If so you will need to re-apply it.
I usually apply a light foundation cream over the day cream in the morning and even doing so, my skins still feels comfortably moisturised and soft.
Although Garnier states that this is a 'day' cream, I always apply it again at bed time, so I would say that it is equally suitable as a night cream.
I still have the pot so I think it is well worth the £4.99 that I paid for it.
I highly recommend it and will definitely buy it again.
For a few years now I have had a nightly routine that involves cleansing, Toning and Moisturising my face each night before I go to bed so using a really good moisturiser is very important to me. I want my skin to feel clean, fresh, hydrated, nourished and smooth but not have to spend an absolute fortune to do so.
I had been using other products within the Garnier Soft Essentials Range as I found them to be perfect for my delicate, sensitive skin, In the past I had often found it hard to find a moisturiser that was just right and didn't have a off putting smell or left my skin with a greasy residue so I decided to give the Garnier soft 24hr nourishing day cream a go.
The Garnier Soft Essentials range has been designed specifically by those at Garnier and Dermatologically tested to make it ideal for those of us who suffer from delicate,dry and/or sensitive skin that their use of natural ingredients and vitamins within the products make the range suitable for such skin types.
The cream contains:
Essence of rose water which is known for its soothing properties allowing the skin to feel more comfortable.
Shea butter which can help to restore the skin's natural elasticity and also allows the skin to absorb moisture from the air which helps the skin to stay moisturised for longer therfore improving the quality of the skin allowing it to become softer
Vitamin E which as well as helping to repais rough and damaged skin it is a natural antioxidant which hlps to protect the skin agains every day environmental damage from pollution and the sun.
It also contains a UV filter to help protect against sun-related effects of aging.
Now I find this moisturiser absolutely great as a night cream as I apply it after I have clensed my face with the soft essentials clensing milk and soft essentials toner. It allows it to be absorbed by the skin while I sleep and when I wake up and shower my face is nice and soft and smooth and require little moisturiser before I apply my make - up.
The cream comes in a 50ml lovely, very girlie pink glass pot with a white screw lid.
The nourishing day cream is much thicker and creamier in consistancy.
Application is simple; apply to pre-cleansed skin and work in small circular movements massaging the cream into the skin although I have noticed that it can take a little longer to soak in than some other moisturisers on the market...however once it is absorbbed it leaves my skin feeling soothed and non greasy replenishing my skin with moisture for up to 24 hours and left the skin with a very pleasant subtle, girlie floral scent too.
a 50ml glass pot of the Garnier Soft Essentials 24hr Day Cream usually retails at approx £4.00 - £6.00, Although I really suggest that you look around when buying this product as on occasion you can be lucky enough to find the day cream on offer, currently Superdrugs is selling it at £2.99 which is a bargain so its certainly worth looking around for.
All in all a really great moisturiser for those who suffer from delicate, dry sensitive skin and want it to feel smooth and replenished.
My skin, its very very delicate fair skin. Its not sensitive, its delicate. It likes what it likes. It gets dry, but I wouldn'd say I suffer from dry skin, as its easily resolved with a reasonable moisturiser. I keep out of the sun and always use a sunscreen, but prefer not to use a combo product, not altogether sure as to why.
My financial situation, I used to earn very well, and had a fantastic disposable income, and my husband and I lived it up!!! Now I have 2 kids and haven't returned to work, so I have become miss frugal pants and try not to waste money. I have my standards though!!!! I used to be very faithfull to Dermalogica products, but at £48.00 a pop for a tube, this has gone by the way side long since!
So, keeping my skin scrummy, without having to save my pennies and eat beans every day for 3 weeks to afford moisturiser.....I went to the Supermarche.....happened to be Sainsbury's. It was after my occational weekend job, so no kids in tow, so I got to look at all the products. Vnfortunatly, Sainsbury's put lots of creams and potions in plastic security box devices, not ideal for beauty treatments, and certainly not how I have shopped for products in the past. So I was totally reliant on what the seller had to say.......hmmmmm......
Looked at many, but was drawn to Garnier. Largly because it was half price, and also as it was a large established company, and I figure the reasearch budget would be big, thus providing consumers with a well thought out product. I am not into pentapeptides. Q10 or any other massivley chemical and sometimes deadly ingredient, mainly because I have no idea what they are, and they scare the living daylights out of me.
So I settled on Garnier Skin Naturals Soft...on the back it says 24 hour Day Cream. It was hald price and cost my £3.85 ish. Bargain!!!
The jar is a screw top tub...not my fave as you have to stick fingers in it, as promotes bacteria transfer etc....but I have to cut my cloth accordingly I guess. Glass pink jar, with a white plastic lid. 50ml, so not huge. It has weight to it, and feels like a nice quality container.
The cream is pure white, and very glossy. it has a thick consistacy to look at, bvt spreads very very well. A tiny amount goes a long way. It is very very hoghly fragrenced. I can only discribe the scent as clean and strong, not like a plant or a fruit or anything I can put my fingure on. I am not the best at discribing smells, unless it say 'cherry body butter' or something, hence you won't see any perfume reviews from me!!!!
I wash my face generally with Dove soap, so always have a tight feeling after washing in the morning prior to applying make-up. But a very small smount of the cream worked a treat. It sunk into my skin very easily, but gave excellent coverage. Not overly greasy although very very rich in moisture. I applied make-up almost immediatly, and it didnl't interfere with it's application in any way.
So, needless to say I am very pleased with what I thought was a cheapo budget item. I'm just annoyed that I spent hundred over the years on premier beauty products without really needing to!!
I tried this moisturiser a couple of years ago and was really impressed with the way it hydrated and softened my ageing skin. I suffer from bouts of rosacea and, come to think of it, it did calm this down. Most of all I was impressed with the lovely fragrance of the cream, because it's on your face you can smell it all day and is very uplifting.
A couple of years ago I was really struggling for money so I reluctantly gave this lovely moisturiser up for a cheaper version and it wasn't until I read a review on here that I realised what I was missing! At around £5 a pot it's still a luxury for me but it lasts for ages as you only need to use a little on each application as it spreads easily over the skin. It's pay day tomorrow so I'll treat myself to a pot, well I am worth it!
What is it?
A facial moisturising cream.
What does it do?
This moisturiser is designed specifically for dry and sensitive skin. It aims to soften and soothe the skin. It contains essence of rose known for its soothing properties and vitamin E for its repair and anti-free radical properties. It also contains a UV filter to help protect against sun-related effects of aging.
How do I use it?
The cream can be applied morning or night. Just simply use on thoroughly dry, pre-cleansed skin and work in small circular movements while massaging the cream into the skin.
I think this is probably one of the few exceptions in the Garnier range that I find are less harsh. I have used several of their moisturisers over the years and although very effective - many of them can be very harsh on the skin, particularly young skins.
Ironically, with this, as it has been designed for sensitive skins, it is hoped that it will be less harsh with its ingredients. I had very sensitive blotchy red skin at the time and although still quite wary, I was in fact persuaded by a combination of what it had claimed on the packet and that there was nothing else at the time that was both available and affordable.
I found this to be very soothing and as with most Garnier products, results are almost immediate. It certainly calmed the redness of my skin down and as a moisturiser it was also very hydrating. I was very surprised to see it absorb so quickly and easily - with a few others of Garnier it has always left a greasy sheen. As a cream, this is also very light in consistency. The smell is wonderful - very subtle and floral, in fact, the gentle aroma of rose essence is also very calming on the senses.
Unless you wash it away, the moisturiser does a very good job at retaining moisture - for a good few hours, my skin appears nourished and plump. It is also a good base for make-up. I have also noticed my skin looking feeling softer - I have regularly been using this ever since and I am on my third pot now.
It comes in a lovely pink glass pot. Around £4.99 for 50 ml. For what it does - this is very reasonable and very good value.
Excellent. I would definitely recommend this moisturiser, this is my favourite right now!
Thanks for reading. xx
Designed for dry skin types and enriched with Vitamin E and Apricot extract this hydrating Day Cream works to leave even dry skin supremely soft /