Product Type: Garnier body care
Newest Review: ... skin as it removes impurities in the skin. It works as a cleanser so will clean your skin so I bought a moisturiser too so that the two w... more
Garnier Soft Essentials Cream Wash
Member Name: hlb2009
Garnier Soft Essentials Cream Wash
Advantages: Helps to cleanse skin
Disadvantages: bottle a little misleading
I thought summer was never going to come! The endless months of really cold weather was really frustrating for more than one reason. My skin became really dry and became quite sore especially in the area just beneath by chin. I did visit the doctor at one point as I wondered if it was eczema but she said it was actually just very bad dry skin and that I should use moisturisers and keep the skin as hydrated as possible so I went to Superdrug and this is where I found this and bought it.
=== Packaging ===
The packaging of this stood out to me because it is so nice. It is a dusky pink bottle with a white pump nozzle on the top. It looked so nice and girlie that it instantly attracted me to it. The bottle claims that this cream wash will help to get rid of dry skin as it removes impurities in the skin. It works as a cleanser so will clean your skin so I bought a moisturiser too so that the two would work together. The bottle is really nice looking with a rose on the picture too.
=== Using it ===
I tend to use this in the evening to rid the impurities on my face after a long day. I always make sure that my face is wet first before applying this so that it is easier to rub into my face. To dispense the cream it's really easy to do just by pressing down on the nozzle and a little amount will come out. I like this kind of dispensing system I think it is the most hygienic and that is what you want when wanting to clean your face. The cream itself is off-white which was surprising I was kind of expecting it to be pink because of the bottle and I was expecting it to smell floral because of the picture of the rose on front but there wasn't a smell at all, well a very, very subtle one but nothing that you could pick out, it certainly wasn't rose. I don't mind this as I don't like strong smelling things on my face but it is a little misleading putting roses on the front. The cream is not very thick and I find rubbing it between my hands before applying it to my face makes it lather up into a light foam and then I rub it into my face. I really concentrate on the area near my chin which is most dry and then I rinse it off using warm water.
=== Result ===
The result of using this is skin which feels nice and clean immediately. I do use a moisturiser afterwards too and between the two I have found that my skin is now in better condition. The dry bit of skin is still there but barely noticeable now at all. The rest of my face feels really nice and hydrated. I use this as often as I can (sometimes I forget!) but it's usually about 5 times a week and it seems to be working. It only cost me £3.50 and I think that is fine because it has worked and I like the bottle so wouldn't mind spending that again.
=== conclusion ===
This is a cleanser, the actual product description was a bit misleading I wasn't sure whether I was just washing my face, hydrating it or what but it was a friend who said I would need a moisturiser too so perhaps it is a bit confusing just calling it a wash but for me it works well. I'm glad I bought it, I do have another cleanser but it was more than triple the price so I was a bit loathe to use it regularly but this one I am happy to use on a daily basis and have seen it have a positive effect on my skin so I am happy with this purchase and do recommend it.
Summary: I like it