Reviews on skincare products are rarely on my blogging agenda simply because it’s really hard to tell whether a product really works on my acne-prone and blemished skin. I’ve always been battling with acne – it comes and goes, and then returns with a vengeance. Rarrr!!!
When people bellow in agony “Oooooh, I’ve got a breakout!!!” and I see just a microscopic pimple or two on their otherwise flawless face, I roll my eyes and scream into my pillow. @_@
If I weren’t a beauty blogger, I would never have gotten acquainted with Garnier skincare. Living with brothers using Garnier Men, I couldn’t get past the association of Garnier with skincare FOR MEN. Product placement at its best, really.
My first and previous encounter with the brand was the Garnier BB Eye Roll On Concealer purchased out of curiosity. It was not until Garnier Singapore invited me for an event organized for the launch of their new range of skincare products – the Garnier Pure Active Fruit Energy Daily Energising Gel Wash and Gel Scrub – that we got re-acquainted and oh my, what a life-turning experience it has been!
Awwww…!! I miss my long hair! The event was actually 5 months ago, in December 2012. Ah yes, I took special effort to ensure that I really like the products I’m gonna talk about, hence the huge delay. Don’t fancy first impressions on products that much, especially skincare.
Garnier Pure Active Deep Pore Unclogging Wash
First of all, I’m sorry but I really wouldn’t pick up a product that lacks in the packaging department unless I already know that it works wonders. I cannot put a finger as to what’s wrong with the packaging, maybe the radar image and rather clinical-looking design, but I would not find myself purchasing it because it just doesn’t catch my eye.
The fact that we are visually stimulated is undeniable and inescapable. We are instinctively attracted to beautiful things, moved by them. (Totally defending. LOL!)
So if not for the Garnier party, I would have missed out on the opportunity to find a cleanser that finally works for my skin! This range wasn’t even the subject of the party; I got it as a Christmas ‘gift exchange’ which Garnier already prepared for us. Haha!
Why The Garnier PureActive Deep Pore Unclogging Wash Works
I believe what brought great changes to my skin is the infusion of Salicylic Acid + HerbaSoothe concentrated formula in the Deep Pore Unclogging Wash, which claims to let you see ‘results from Day 1’. I’m quite happy to say that it is to a certain extent quite true.