Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Review: Garnier SkinActive Moisture Bomb Night Cream

For those of you who didn't already know, I am obsessed with skincare and I am so pleased to share with you the latest addition to my skincare collection. I like to keep my skincare products to a minimum as I don't believe that I need everything, just a few good products will do, so it takes a lot for a product to gain a permanent spot in my life. 

My go-to face moisturiser is Simple but, lately, I've felt as though my skin has been suffering from the stresses of long hours and minimal sleep and I felt like I needed something a bit richer at night to keep my skin looking healthy.

I've never been a fan of thick creams as I just wake up feeling like I have a bit of a film on my face. By chance, I came across the Garnier SkinActive Moisture Bomb whilst scrolling through Instagram. I did a bit of research online and after reading about how light it was, I was sold. I promptly headed to into town that weekend and made my purchase.

They actually do a day version too but I opted just for the night one as I feel that my Simple Moisturiser is sufficient enough for the day.

This night moisturiser is described as a "super-recharging antioxidant gel-cream" which "hydrates up to 10 layers of skin" and "recharges" and "replumps skin". Sounds pretty good, right? I love a good gel cream as you know it's going to be light and refreshing.

The packaging is nothing spectacular but it does the job. The pot is extremely light, it feels empty almost but you get around 50ml for £7.99, which isn't quite as expensive as the likes of Origins and Clinique, but it's also not as affordable as brands such as Simple.

This formula contains antioxidant pomegranate and amla extracts, and is specially targeted at dehydrated skin in need of a moisture boost. It sounded perfect for purpose.

I usually take a pea-sized amount and dot it all over my face before smoothing it all over. The texture is really strange and it's unlike any cream I've used before. At first touch it is very much like a standard gel cream. As I smoothed it over my face, it felt as though the cream was turning into some kind of water that my skin was drinking up straight away. It's honestly such a strange texture but it works and I like it. A little really does go a long way. It has a slight aquatic scent to it which is pretty much undetectable once applied.

Immediately after application, my skin was left feeling fresh and cool, but not heavy, which I was pleased about as I don't like the feeling of anything heavy on my face. It also meant that I wasn't transferring loads of product onto my pillow as I slept.

The following morning, my skin was surprisingly soft and smooth, and it felt so much more hydrated than the day before. There was also no residue or film on my skin as it seemed to have soaked in quite nicely.

I've been using this product for a few weeks now and it has really given my skin a much-needed moisture hit and I can wake up every day with supple, baby-soft skin.

Will I be getting the day cream to go with it? Probably not right now. Why spend more for a product when your current one already does the job you want out of that product?

As for this night cream, I will definitely be re-purchasing once I run out as it has been such a life-saver for my skin.

Have you tried the Garnier SkinActive Moisture Bomb? It is currently on offer at Superdrug and Boots.

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