Garnier Pure Active Range Review

by Reena on February 11, 2011 · 39 comments


Hello everyone, after getting such huge response to my first post, here I am with my first review post. I have very sensitive, oily and acne prone skin, therefore I am still in search of my HG face products, so I keep trying new products in the market for my skin types. For last few years I was kind of addicted to Neutrogena face wash.

Recently I developed acne on my forehead and chin area, in order to get rid of them my local store SA insisted me to try this range of Garnier.

Garnier Pure Active

According to the company:

Garnier Pure Active is a breakthrough formula which has the unique association of two powerful actives – Salicylic acid with powerful anti-bacterial properties, and Herbal repair with natural repairing and regenerating properties. Clinically tested on acne prone skin, it’s maximum strength formula works immediately on imperfections and delivers visible results from day one.
Its Secret? An unprecedented association in the formula which fights imperfections and their marks:

  • Concentrated Salicyclic acid is one of the most efficient exfoliant actives.
  • .The proven power of plants: HERBAREPAIR is natural active extracted from Vaccinium Myrtillus with exceptional regenerating and skin-repairing properties.

Garnier Pure Active range consists of three products:

Garnier Pure Active Pore Unclogging Wash:

Garnier Pure Active Pore Unclogging Wash

The new Garnier Pure Active pore unclogging wash has an intense refreshing formula that deeply purifies pores and removes inlayed impurities and prevents formation of imperfection marks to give a perfection skin result.
Price: Rs 150 for 100gms


  • . Comes in super handy tube with flip cap.
  • It is light bluish gel lathered up really nicely on my face and I felt cooling at the same time.
  • It left my skin feeling really soft and all of my spots feeling soothed after the first use. .My skin felt really clean and fresh.
  • It smells strong peppermint due to menthol.
  • Good to use specially in summers to cleanse out the sweaty skin.
  • Does not makes my face dry after the wash.


  • It is slightly over priced.
  • Some might not like the strong minty smell on their face.

Garnier Pure Active Blackheads Uprooting Scrub

Garnier Pure Active Blackheads Uprooting Scrub

The new Garnier Pure Active blackheads uprooting scrub delivers a double ‘anti spots, anti marks’ action. Enriched with an excellent exfoliating ingredient and powerful micro-beads, it not only roots out blackheads but also peels off imperfection marks thanks to its remarkable scrubbing properties.

Garnier Pure Active Blackheads Uprooting Scrub

Price: Rs. 150 for 100g.


  • Mild creamy formula moistens the face
  • Small salt like granules are not harsh on the face.
  • Refreshing tingling feeling during the massage.
  • Smells good, menthol ingredients.
  • Leaves skin squeaky clean and rejuvenated.
  • Mild scrub but works well to remove small bumps on the nose and under eye area.


  • I don’t have tough black heads on my face so I cannot really testify the worthiness of scrub for bad blackheads.
  • Again the minty smell might be thumbs down for few.

Garnier Pure Active Pimple Relief Roll On


The new Garnier Pure Active pimple relief roll-on has a revolutionary metal roller-ball that helps immediately relieve pimples. Its transparent formula is ultra-purifying and non-greasy. Concentrated in alcohol and salicylic acid, it accelerates drying out of pimples; and enriched with Herbarepair, it helps accelerate clearing of pimple marks. Handy to carry around it is easy to use and pleasant to apply anywhere and everywhere.

Price: Rs. 199 for 10ml.


  • It is transparent formula instantly soothes the spots,
  • It feels so cooling when I roll it on, and it dries quickly into the skin and it definitely dries up my spots.
  • It works, in 2-3 days the redness and spots are reduced.
  • The pen is easy to use.
  • The metal roll glides easily on the skin.
  • Does not sting the skin.
  • Very handy


Well with this product I don’t find much problems as this was my first pimple roll on and It worked for me.


The whole range of garnier pure active is good for acne prone sensitive skin. It instantly refreshes the skin and soothes the spots. I would definitely go for this range especially in summers and monsoons.
Rating: 3.5 stars ( 3 each to scrub and wash and .5 more to roll on)

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{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

calicoaster February 11, 2011 at 2:08 pm

Nice reviews Reena..I have the pimple roll on but it never worked for me!! :(( … I am quite interested in that scrub though!! :))


Reena February 11, 2011 at 3:31 pm

thanks calicoaster, u shud try this one, scrub is getting rave reviews in this range. 🙂


calicoaster February 11, 2011 at 2:12 pm

Why did my comment go under moderation? 😐 😐


rids February 11, 2011 at 3:02 pm

yups … hav got wash and scrub … not opened em yet ..hehehehe


Rads February 11, 2011 at 3:10 pm

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Ankita February 11, 2011 at 3:34 pm

Thanks for reviewing Reena! I’ve been looking for a face wash that will cleanse pores completely..tea tree face washes have begun to make my skin very dry. Will give this face wash a try!


Reena February 11, 2011 at 3:49 pm

tea tree washes sting my face and they dry my skin too. hope this one works for you.. :))


Reena February 11, 2011 at 3:50 pm

can plz any one guide me how to change my profile pic 😐 .. i tried various options in my profile in word press but got no clue.. :idk:


Noopur February 11, 2011 at 7:16 pm

hey reena, nice reviews..m gettting dat roll on pen for sure…. 🙂
acha abt ur display pic got to dis site, whr u can upload ur pic.


bulbul February 11, 2011 at 4:27 pm

wow, the scrub looks good. i like skincare products with menthol. it’s very refreshing. this range is great for sweaty summer. :yes: :toothygrin: :woot:


Ramya February 11, 2011 at 8:10 pm

the roll-on seems a bit unhygienic….according to me…somehow, i dont like the idea of rolling something, that has already gone over a pimple before….. :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: just saying.. : :victory:


Ritika February 11, 2011 at 8:24 pm

Hey Reena,is the toner and moisturizer of this range available in the market now ?
I have read quite a good reviews about them 🙂


Priyanka n February 11, 2011 at 10:07 pm

Nice review Reena… i think my search for a good scrub ends here….. going to get it sooooon :thanks:


Bee February 11, 2011 at 11:57 pm

Hey Reena, cool review. all those tubes are tempting me 🙂


jomol February 12, 2011 at 8:41 am

Great review Reena……Garnier roll-on is like the best acne treatment formulas besides Rosacnil of course :yahoo: :yahoo:


Upma February 16, 2011 at 7:43 pm

Hi, thanks for the review. But I have some doubts about the pore unclogging wash. Does the use of this product result into open, enlarge pores? Since the product talks about opening up of the pores to remove dirt, I am confused about the aftereffects??
Please someone clarify my doubts.


joy April 10, 2011 at 1:50 pm

i found problems with the facewash!! aftr using it i had rashes. i just used it twice or thrice.. i hav severe acne problem n thot this product will help me. i really liked the cooling effect though.. :dazed:


sugisoni April 10, 2011 at 2:04 pm

hey joy… there are certain facewashes that doesnt suit ur skin, but though they r very ueful.. just like i was using clean and clear facewash lat year, i never enen once had acne problem, but using that cnc facewash my face was full of pimples. than i stopped using it and switched to himalya facewash (madamji jab pehle hi pata tha toh pehle hi kyun nai use kia)..
i feel this line was just for me…. 😆 😆 😆
but now ma skin is great without any problems…
try himalya, it suits all skin…


charu July 20, 2011 at 1:08 pm

i think the roll on is very unhygienic i m having 1 pimple on my face
should i buy the roll on or not
plz suggest me..


Sirisha July 30, 2011 at 3:52 pm

Well I used the pimple relief roll on…there is this huge pimple on my face..i have been applying the roll on for 4 change :'( i really dunno what to do!!……but i did apply it on a smaller pimple and it did dry up but the problem is now there is a purplish mark in its place :(…help?


Sadia November 8, 2011 at 12:43 pm

Just Today i bought this one …. Please suggest is it very helpful for acne prone skin , I tried several things but in vain 🙁


oopsii November 21, 2011 at 12:23 pm

i really really love the scrub…..I have a recurring, neverending problem of blackheads……bur after using this scrub it has reduced considerably….my old acne marks also seems to have faded…..though not vanished…..i love the cooling effect on my skin…it kinda zaps away all the tiredness :yahoo:


Amanda January 29, 2012 at 3:02 am

hi. i jus bought dis range a few days ago. was wondering how long does it take for it to have proper effect? like clear skin and no redness. also, is it fine to use the blackhead scrub evryday?


Anjali March 31, 2013 at 1:34 pm

I jus love the scrub! Nothing works faster and better for my pimple-prone skin :)))


Pranita July 15, 2013 at 9:19 pm

Hi i had never used anything on my face for pimples before i just used to apply lakme face wash. Pimples used to come & go within few days but very few once a month. But recently i saw 3 pimples were there on left side of my face for more than 2weeks. so i bought garnier pure active concentrated formula face wash. I used it twice a day. After using it on the first time i felt good & my face was bit fair than before. But after 2days of using it those 3 pimples have become painful. I feel they have become worse. So i stopped using it today. I just want to ask should i continue using it ? Why those pimples have started to hurt? 🙁


Sarah July 28, 2014 at 6:32 pm

Hi, I know that you believe the tingling feeling you receive from these porduct is good but it’s actually a sign of irritation, which is a shame seeing as the garnier is in a decent price bracket compared to many others of it’s contemporaries.


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