Garnier Pure Exfoliating Face Wash Review


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Garnier Pure Exfoliating face wash

This is my first post on IMBB. I have been passively contributing to the blog by reading up and leaving comments for months now. At last I managed to sit down and pen my thoughts to paper or type my thoughts into a Word file 😛 for this entry.

I have tried to be as objective as possible in my first review and refrained from unclear statements which may not add any value to the reader’s decision. Comments or areas of improvement are welcome.

They say normal skin is what no woman will admit she has!!

Me neither, though my skin behaves usually!

I have combination skin. My T Zone is shiny in an hour after washing my face living in a city that has humid, sultry weather. In fact a friend once told me the first thing he noticed about me was my “shiny nose”.
Thanks to my genes, even as a teenager with an extra oily T zone, acne has never been a concern except the occasional break out. A home HG remedy which worked then and still works is chandan paste. I am in my 20s now and my T zone secretes more oil than ever for God only knows what purpose!

I have to battle other oily or combination skin related issues like white and black heads, open or clogged pores and not to mention accumulation of dead skin cells. But they say people with oily skin type show signs of ageing later than people with other skin types, if that’s true then it’s not so bad after all ☺ ☺ ☺
I always wash my face before going to sleep. I have recently started using a night moisturizer cream – a tiny drop and strictly not more. I hadn’t earlier for fear of a break out.

garnier face wash

I tried Garnier Pure Exfoliating face wash for relief from the conditions above – white and black heads, accumulation of dead cells on and around the T zone.

What Garnier Pure Exfoliating face wash promises –

  • Exfoliant face wash
  • unclogs pores,
  • exfoliates skin surface.

Garnier pure exfoliating face wash is right for you if you have combination to oily skin and want a daily face wash that removes excess oil and blackheads and prevents them from re-appearing.

  • Its unique formula blends an alcohol free gel with active ingredients –
  • Micro-particles exfoliate the dead skin cells.
  • A deep cleansing agent to purify pores and prevent imperfections.

And what it contains –
A brief list of the dominant ingredients –
Aqua/Water, Coco-betaine, Butylene glycol. Polyethylene, Sodium laureth sulphate, Sodium chloride, Disodium cocoamphodiacetate, Salicylid acid, Zinc gluconate, Eucalyptus globulus, eucalyptus globulus leaf extract…

The exhaustive list of ingredients is available on the tube the product comes packaged in.

Here is a swatch of the product on the back of my hand.

garnier face wash

In the image below I have collected some of the product in a small cap to show you the color which is not clear in the picture above –

garnier face wash

And what I feel –

I have been using this face wash since the end of November last and almost finished the 75ml pack I bought. It comes in a tube with an easy to flip open with one hand only cap. Can be carried safely in your bag rest assured it will not leak all over the documents and make up you may carry.

A small amount of the product is sufficient to produce enough foam. The face wash is an almost transparent gel with nice blue colored beads in it.

I guess SLES is responsible for producing the lather.
(Please leave a comment if you have more information on this) this certainly has SLES then.

I have used it to wash my face after a day in the outdoors and found it to effectively clean dirt and grime off my oily skin.

This way it prevents a break out in comparison to let’s say Dove soap.

I have noticed that Dove soap is too creamy for my face. Given my skin type and weather conditions I live in, it doesn’t feel clean after washing my face with Dove soap and appears oilier than it did before the wash.

And the exfoliation part – I didn’t see a noteworthy change in the presence or disappearance (now, forget re- appearance!!!) of dead skin cells or black heads.

And yet Garnier pure exfoliating face wash contains salicylic acid – a skin exfoliate agent. From the list of ingredients I see salicylic acid is perhaps not present in higher concentrations in an OTC cosmetic and hence not effective on me…

I may need a visit to the parlor to get the black heads and dead skin cells removed.

So Garnier pure exfoliating face wash is another face wash for regular use for me.

What I liked about Garnier Pure Exfoliating Face Wash

  • A small amount of the product produces enough lather for one use. This way it lasts long.
  • Effective cleanser on me, comparatively.
  • Affordable.
  • The packaging – it’s easy to carry in your bag

What I didn’t like about Garnier Pure Exfoliating Face Wash

  • Not effective in removing black heads, dead skin cells on and around the T zone.
  • Garnier – I believe animal tests their products because they are a part of the L’Oreal umbrella of cosmetics/ personal care products

Will I Buy it again – don’t think so, there are more socially responsible companies like Himalaya that offer equally good regular face wash.

I would give this :-* :-* + 1/2

Have you used Garnier pure exfoliating face wash? Please rate in the box below

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35 thoughts on “Garnier Pure Exfoliating Face Wash Review

  1. Nice review Gayathri! I’ve used this one some time back and it didn’t do much for my skin..thinking of trying out the new range from Garnier that was reviewed on IMBB some time back. Have you tried anything from that range?

    1. nope ankita but i have set my eyes on the pore unclogging one. i have to finish some of my himalaya face wash gel first then i ll try that 😀

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