I hope you are all doing well and are having a wonderful weekend so far. It feels great to be back in my blogging routine and thank you so much for all the positive responses to yesterday post which you can see here. I thought today I would talk to you about a skincare range that I have been testing out recently that I have really enjoyed using. I have mentioned a few times on my blog how my skin has been a real issues for me in the past so I am still on the hunt for my ultimate skincare routine and product line up.
We've all been there; that sudden spot panic accompanied by tenderness and an irritating tingle beneath the skin that flares up when a spot is prepared to break through. You can bet it's also just before a big life event, night out, or somewhere you'll be photographed - yup sounds about right! However, instead of getting ahead of the issues only 7% of women are using a cleanser specifically designed to help fight spots and blemishes on a daily basis, instead they're resorting to harsh 'quick fixers' once a spot has already put in an appearance. Spots can take up to three weeks to appear on the surface of your skin. So, if you are prone to surprise breakouts it's important to follow a daily skincare routine. This is something I have found out recently and it's something I will definitely consider in my skincare routine moving forward.
Now, I have been using Garnier products on and off for as long as I can remember and one product in particular is their Micellar water which I have probably gone through 30+ bottles since it launched. For 25 years, Garnier has developed its knowledge of different skin problems and as a leading brand in the skincare industry, Garnier uses its expertise to find efficient solutions to improve your skin quality day after day. Spots, blackheads and all kind of imperfections can play on both your skin and your mood and the more they vanish, the more they'll vanish from your mind! Growing up (and occasionally now too) my skin was one of my biggest insecurities so trust me when I say that I've been there and when my skin looks and feels it's best it's almost as if I am a completely new person because I have some added confidence back. It's a virtuous circle that takes the right routine and the right tools. So, Garnier has created Pure Active which consists of 4 different ranges to answer each particular and individual skincare need. There is Pure Active which is the range I will be reviewing today, Pure Active Intense, Pure Active Fruit Energy and Pure Active Wasabi Powder. Their only mission is to provide you with efficient and affordable product solutions, smart services and everyday skin care tips so you can really see the changes that you want.
The Pure Active range is designed for combination to oily skin prone to imperfections, with a range of effective everyday solutions and regimes to help you make and see a difference. Each product is carefully formulated with ingredients such as Salicylic Acid, Zinc and Eucalyptus extract with each designed to help target the look of oily skin, blemishes, blocked pores and shine with a drying action.
Step 1 - Pure Active Micellar Cleansing Water (£4.99*). I am a huge fan of Micellar Cleansing Water and like I mentioned earlier I have gone through countless bottles of the original version. They are an easy way to remove makeup, cleanse and purify the skin, eye area and lips in one step without rinsing. I like to apply a generous amount to two cotton pads and then hold them on my eyes for a good 20 seconds to help breakdown any stubborn mascara and then I swipe away at my face, eyes and lips to remove all trace of makeup. For £4.99 you are receiving a generous 400ml bottle that should see you to around 200 uses.
Step 2 - The Multi-Tasking Pure Active 3-in-1 (£3.79*). Garnier designed this 3-in-1 product to ensure you give your skin the attention it deserves. This multi-tasking products can be used as a wash, scrub and mask which works to mattify the skin, unclog pores, reduce marks and perfect skin tone. As a Wash you can use this product everyday on wet skin to help intensely cleanse and purify the skin, remove excess sebum and protect against the appearance of spots. As a Scrub you can use this when needed paying special attention to your forehead, chin and nose to help remove dead skin cells and unclog pores. Finally, as a Mask you can use 1-2 times a week to help even skin tone and mattify. Apply to dry skin and leave to work it's magic for 3 or so minutes before washing off.
Step 3 - Pure Active Matte Control Moisturiser (£6.99*). Finally, step 3 is a matte control moisturise with new innovative care which has been formulated for skin that is prone to shine or blemishes. The combination of Airlicium derives from natural ultra-absorbing mineral silice and purifying Salicylic Acid delivers 8 hours of protection from shine, while reducing the appearance of blemishes, pores, uneven skin and texture. I love the texture of this product an after application it almost feels like i've applied a thin layer of primer to my skin - some mornings I feel like I can solely use this before foundation and it has really helps my combination t-zone.
Overall, I have really enjoyed using this range and it has been so easy to incorporate into my morning and evening routine. When first starting the routine give your skin around a week to adjust to the new products before you start seeing results because essentially even though we would love to see instant results you won't start seeing them until a week or so after. I will definitely be repurchasing the range once I have finished and it is great to see products that actually work that are so affordable - £15 and I can use the whole line! Sometimes it's not always about the amount of products you have in your routine or even how fancy they are - for me, sometimes less is more and if thats what it takes to see results then i'll stick to it.
Thank you so much for stopping by tonights post. Like always lovelies, if you have any questions, requests or if you just want a chat you can contact me on my social media or leave me a comment below. I love hearing from you all and i make sure to read every single comment…they really make my day!
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