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A while back I think I may have mentioned that I was trying to take better care of my akin (because I keep reading that it’s one of those things you’re supposed to do as you get older) so today I’m going to review four products I’ve been using recently from the Garnier Skin Care range.
Let me begin by saying that I am not normally a “label whore” or particularly fussy about what brand of product I buy, and as I’m sure you all know my blog is all about finding the cheapest and most effective products possible. In this instance though I will make an exception! I will absolutely be paying more for Garnier products in the future than I currently do (sorry Wilkinson’s 2 for 1 face wipes!) because they are all just so darn good.
For background, I think I have combination skin which is pretty spot prone, so for me trying to keep my face blemish free is definitely the most important thing to me. I’m embarrassed to say that up until very recently my skincare routine literally consisted or a cheap make up wipe, some moisturiser and some Sudocrem if I had spots (I swear by the stuff) so considering I wear a fair amount of makeup daily, I probably wasn’t taking the best care of my skin.
Before Christmas I progressed to using Skin Therapy cleanser and toner which was good, but to be honest I didn’t really see good enough results to really keep up the longer night time routine, so as a stocking filler I asked for some better skincare products, I was delighted when I received the Garnier cleanser and toner (obviously picked by me and paid for by Andy!) and loved them so much I have increased my Garnier collection which now already contains the micellar water and micellar water wipes.
So I guess after that super long intro it’s time to get down to business:
Micellar Water Wipes
These wipes were very recently given to me by my lovely friend Shelley (check her out on Instagram peoples- she is called ProjectYummyMummy!) after she bought some and lovely then so much she told me I just had to try them! And she was right, after just a couple of uses I was completely converted!
I’ve never been fussy about make up wipes before and normally would just go for whatever is cheapest (normally the unscented Wilkinson’s variety as they are ALWAYS on offer) however now I don’t think I’ll be able to go back to those, I’ve literally never loved such a simple product so much quickly before (except maybe my MAC foundation) and for it just to be a makeup wipe is completely insane!
Taking off my makeup is now so much easier as the wipes remove make up really quickly and are also really gentle on skin thanks to the moisture rich micellar soaked wipes. No more vigorous rubbing to remove make up or half clean faces for me anymore! (I’ll try to show you a comparison of wipes on YouTube or Instagram very soon)
Anyway, I would absolutely recommend these and will definitely be buying them again so from me these get a massive 5/5 (especially when they are currently on offer at Tesco as 2 for £3!)
- Moisture rich
- Remove make up really easily and quickly
- Gentle on skin
- Smell good
- Price (except when they are on offer!)
I’ve been using the Micellar Water for a few weeks now (since before I started using the micellar wipes) and I will definitely continue to use both together. I know this may sound like overkill, but I definitely feel like my face is completely clean when using both together as wipes seem to only get some of the dirt away.
After I’ve taken off my makeup I apply some micellar water onto a cotton pad and then go over my whole face in sweeping and circular motions. This removes any left over dirt and grime from the day from deep in the pores, as well as on the surface of the skin – it literally couldn’t be easier!
The micellar water definitely gets a 5/5 from me purely because I am obsessed with it and talk about it to everyone!
- Product seems to be never ending!
- Really gentle on skin
- Cleans deep into pores really well
- Leave my skin feeling so clean and smooth
- Some people may think this is a time consuming and unnecessary step when using the micellar wipes
- Could be considered pretty pricey (£4.99 for 400ml but is always on offer and lasts forever)
Garnier Simply Essentials Cleanser and Toner
This is the next step in my skin care routine. After removing all the dirt and grime from my face, to help moisturise and ensure my skin is as clean as it possibly can be I apply the Garnier Simply Essentials Cleanser with another half of a cotton pad and applying in the same motion as the micellar water, I smooth all over my face to ensure I am moisturising and cleansing my face. On the other half of the pad I apply the toner and once I have cleansed I apply the toner in the same motion. This is to even skin tone and make skin feel supple and moisturised as well as completely as clean as it can be!
I love how smooth and gorgeous my face looks after these steps! I give both these products a 4.5/5 simply because I want to try some of their other products to see if these work better!
- Smells so good
- Good amount of product in the bottle
- Don’t need much product for it to work well
- Price £2.99 at Boots (Skin Therapy is lots cheaper but definitely doesn’t work as well and to be honest £2.99 is still a bargain but I had to put something as a con!)
- Time consuming
All in all, I am 100% obsessed with the Garnier Skin Care range and am definitely going to gert myself down to Boots this weekend to get more products whilst they are on offer (2 for £4 on selected products) because these have completely changed my night time routine for the better! I cannot begin to tell you how much better my skin is looking thanks to this small change, and although it is time consuming, from beginning to end it probably doesn’t take any more than 5 minutes which is definitely time well spent. I’ve had far fewer break outs, my face looks better without make up and to be honest, my skin has never felt smoother, cleaner of healthier.
What is your favourite skin care brand any why? What is your night time routine?
I’d love to know so please let me know in the comments below! Of course, don’t forget to like, share, comment and subscribe if you found this useful or just an interesting read 🙂
Lots of love, Leanne xx