Garnier Pure Active Sensitive Anti-Blemish Soap-free Gel Wash Review

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Hello IMBBians,

There are several anti-blemish products available in the market and today’s review is about Garnier Pure Active Sensitive Anti-Blemish Soap-free Gel Wash which claims to make your skin, blemish free. So, read on to know more.

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Price: €7.99 for 150ml.
Product Description:
A new generation of gel wash, with Zinc and Witch Hazel extract, formulated for sensitive skin with imperfections that combines effectiveness against blemishes with a gentle formula:
– Helps eliminate the appearance of spots without drying out skin.
– Soothes and refreshes sensitive skin.
– Hypoallergenic and ph neutral formula for an optimal tolerance.

Proven Effectiveness:
Immediately: skin feels clean, clear & appears mattified.
After 4 weeks:
– Skin feels purified – 92% agree*
– Imperfections appear visibly reduced – 90% agree**
– Skin feels soothed – 96% agree**

How to use: Apply daily to a wet face. Gently massage the gel across your face focusing on the most affected areas. Rinse thoroughly. Avoid the eye area. In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately. For best results, follow with the Pure Active Sensitive Clarifying Tonic and finish with Pure Active Sensitive Moisturiser.

Ingredients:
967268 17 – Aqua / Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Peg-8, Coco-Betaine, Sodium Chloride, Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Citric Acid, Hamamelis, Virginiana Water / Witch Hazel Water, Hexylene Glycol, Maltodextrin, Peg-120, Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Phenoxyethanol, Salicylic Acid, Salix Alba Bark Extract / Willow Bark Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Hydroxide, Zinc Pca, Parfum / Fragrance. (F.I.L B195221/1)

My Experience with Garnier Pure Active Sensitive Anti-Blemish Soap-free Gel Wash:

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I have several acne scars on my face that reminds me of my teenage years when I used to pluck them out! I wish I hadn’t. I try a lot of products to get rid of them. Recently, I came across this newly launched range from Garnier and I bought the face wash and toner.

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Garnier Pure Active Sensitive Anti-Blemish Soap-free Gel Wash Review

The gel wash comes in a white tube with a flip cap. It can be a bit bulky but, it doesn’t leak and hence, it is a travel-friendly product. The face wash is clear, has the consistency of a gel and is a bit runny. It has a pleasant floral fragrance which feels fresh and nice. The product lathers very well and can cleanse your skin without leaving any residue. The skin looks instantly refreshed and it has a cooling effect on the face which lasts for almost 15 minutes.

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The product doesn’t irritate the skin and it is formulated for women with sensitive skin. Due to its effective cleansing property, it leaves a brightening glow on the skin. The product makes the skin dry within a few seconds of using it and following up with a moisturiser is a must. As I started using a new product, I had a very big pimple on my skin. Within 2 days of using this face wash and the toner, the pimple started fading away.

For now, it has lightened my scars but still, I’m not sure if it will prevent the blemishes. The product is not very effective in removing waterproof makeup as the mascaras and eyeliners scatter and settle on my skin as tiny particles. So, it is recommended to remove the waterproof makeup before using this face wash. Like its claims, it mattifies the skin really well. However, this stays for around 2-3 hours and the skin turns oily again, making the results temporary.

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The face wash is not a good buy for women with dry skin as it causes dry flakes and can worsen the skin’s texture but for women with oily skin, this product can be a game changer. I have been using this product for a week now and I have noticed significant changes in my skin. My skin feels more refreshed and also soft. I am yet to notice some changes in lightening the blemishes. The face wash made my skin drier and I had to apply a soothing moisturiser to get rid of the dry flakes. The product contains salicylic acid which is an added benefit as it reduces the pimples and scars. The product is also free from parabens.

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Pros of Garnier Pure Active Sensitive Anti-Blemish Soap-free Gel Wash:

  • Travel-Friendly.
  • Doesn’t irritate and is suitable for sensitive skin.
  • Makes skin look instantly refreshed.
  • Adds a subtle brightening glow.
  • Minimises breakouts.
  • A good product for women with oily skin.
  • Makes skin soft and smooth.
  • Tones the skin.
  • Paraben free.

Cons of Garnier Pure Active Sensitive Anti-Blemish Soap-free Gel Wash:

  • Contains SLS.
  • The matte effect is temporary.
  • Doesn’t remove waterproof makeup.
  • Causes a lot of dryness and dry flakes.

IMBB Rating: 4/5
Will I Recommend/Repurchase Garnier Pure Active Sensitive Anti-Blemish Soap-free Gel Wash?
Yes. If you have oily skin, this is a must-buy.

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