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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Review: Garnier Skin Renew "The Brusher" Gel-Cleanser

Wow, my posting has been very sporadic lately, I apologize. It was a very busy weeks, and I have to admit that I was ill prepared. I usually try to get my photos and editing done on the weekend them upload them to blogs that I can finish during the week. Well I didn't do that last weekend. Yes I learned my lesson! Tonight I plan on figuring out what my September faves were... I didn't even notice that it was October until the faves started popping up on blogs I read. On to the review, shall we?

This cleanser has been around for a while now, but it is one of the "newer" that I have seen. I snagged this at Real Canadian Superstore for $3 on the clearance table, which was pretty awesome considering regular price ranges from $8.99 - $11.99. I have no clue as to why it was on clearance though? Oh well, saved me some pennies!

The "brusher"

So, what makes this cleaner so special? The cleanser itself isn't really that different from your basic gel type cleanser, but the packaging... well that is where they get you. As you can see in the photo above this cleanser comes with a scrub brush attached to the top of the bottle.

How is it different?
"Manual cleansing is not always enough to reveal smoother skin. The Brusher Gel-Cleanser with it's innovative soft-flex gel-brush + a non-drying cleansing gel deeply cleanses and gently exfoliates to eliminate impurities, instnatly revealing, smoother, more even looking skin." -from package

I have been using this cleanser for a few weeks now, and like it. It is gentle on your skin and cleanses well, however I still like to use a makeup remover wipe to remove makeup before cleansing. This cleanser is non-drying, and leaves your face feeling refreshed, although, I have to say that I don't think the brush is necessary. It is alright, but unless you have super sensitive skin it will not replace a good exfoliator a few times a week.

Broken brush top. The cleanser wants to escape out the sides instead of into the brush.

I have noticed that it has become increasingly hard to get the product out of the packaging. To use the product you have to unscrew the brush to open the inner valve to allow the cleanser out the center of the brush, but when mine starting acting funny I realized the inner portion was broken. Now the cleanser tries to get out all over the place instead of just the centre of the brush. A tad frustrating considering I still have a half a bottle of product to use.

All in all this was an okay product, but I probably would not buy it again. Have you used this cleanser? What did you think?


  1. Thanks for the review! I was wondering about this product! I have ultra sentive skin so I dont normally try too many new facial products in fear of a massive breakout!


  2. Thanks for the review!:D

    Saw this two weeks ago and I'm glad I didn't get one!

    ***** Marie *****

  3. Thanks for this review! I have been curious about this product ever since it was launched but I thought it was soooo pricey... that's awesome that you got it for only $3! But it sucks that it was broken -_-

  4. $3 for that is a steal! I got this from chickadvisor to try out some months ago, I really like it and use it regularly, it's my dupe for a clarisonic.

  5. ive never used this but i want to! it looks so cool!

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