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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Review: Garnier Moisture Rescue Fresh Cleansing Foam

Up for review today we have part one of a set of Garnier Moisture Rescue reviews. Today I'll be reviewing the Fresh Cleansing Foam and will follow up with the Refreshing Gel-Cream tomorrow. This line also contains Lightweight UV Lotion SPF 15, but I haven't tried it.

I am fast and loose when it comes to facial care, and rarely ever use matching products, but I wanted to try the moisturizer from this line, and I happened to see the cleanser on sale. A sign perhaps? I obviously ended up with both products. I have some sort of Garnier homing magnet and always seem to walk away with Garnier when I head out to try something new. Signs aside, I almost passed on this cleanser due to it's name: Foaming. I tend to shy away from foaming cleansers for the most part, as the ones I've tried never seemed like they were strong enough to leave me feeling fully cleansed. Fortunately, you can't judge this cleanser by it's name.

"Moisture Rescue Fresh Cleansing Foam helps maintain moisture while deeply cleansing. Skin is clean, refreshed and feels smooth to the touch." from tube

It's called a Cleansing Foam, but it has the thick type of texture you would expect from a hydrating cleanser. I really don't know why this is labeled as a foam. I have tried using it on my Clarisonic and manually and have had no foaming, a few bubbles, but definitely not anything close to what I would call foam. That is okay by me though, since this cleanser does get the job done well. Like I said it is thick and looks almost like it should be piped on top of a cupcake, and it needs a fair amount of water on your face and hands to get it going, but it leaves my skin feeling clean but not stripped. I find that it does take a bit of work to get it rinsed off however. It rinses cleanly once off, but because it is a thicker texture it takes a few passes of the ol' face cloth to get a proper rinse.

As for the moisturizing aspect of this cleanser, I can't say that it added any moisture back to my skin, but it didn't strip anything away. After cleansing and drying my face it felt comfortable and not tight or dried out. It isn't a replacement for moisturizer by any means, but it is helpful in keeping your natural moisture intact. This product also has a light slightly floral apple-ish scent that isn't really harsh, but is noticeable, which might be irritating to those with super sensitive skin.

Overall, I liked this product, but I'm not certain it it will be a repurchase for me. I like to keep my routine fairly quick and the added rinsing and worrying if I got it rinsed off well enough is a bit of a hassle. Based on everything else though, this is a great cleanser and at about $9 it is an affordable alternative.

Have you tried this product? What did you think?

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the review, I loved the gel moisturizer so I was tempted to buy the cleanser too, but I don't think I will now, I will not judging by this review. I like my cleansers to moisturize a bit. At the moment, I like cetaphil for cleansing.


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