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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Miracle Dry Oil for Hair, Body and Face

O-I-L. For a long time that was a bad little word. You didn't want to add oil to your face or hair. Why on earth would you? It would only make your hair, well, oily, and clog your pores. A one way ticket to Breakout-ville. No thank you.

Buut, we all know there are some major benefits to oil, and it really isn't a bad word any more. The past few years the number of oil products has been on the rise and it's changed the perception of oil in our products. Honestly, there aren't a lot of oils that are staples in my routines (be it hair, body or face,) but I've done some major sampling of various products and have loved the results. The newest one to catch my eye is Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Miracle Oil for Hair, Body, and Face.

A multi-tasking product can never be a bad thing, can it?

Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Miracle Dry Oil for Hair, Body and Face* 150ml $6.99

'A breakthrough new multi-use oil with olive, avocado, and shea oils!
Delivers rapid action nourishment to treat very dry hair and skin, instantly absorbing for every day use on hair, body, and even dry areas on the face.' -Garnier

I've been using this oil for a couple of weeks and have really enjoyed it. At first I was only using it on my body, which is dry pretty much all year, but especially in the winter months. I try and apply this right out of the shower to get the most out of it and find that it really does offer a great dose of hydration. Unlike some oils that make claims to be fast absorbing and fail, this one actually absorbs quickly and leaves no oily film on your body or hands. I love that! I don't find that this offers intense hydration, so I sometimes follow up with a body moisturizer later in the day (usually a bit on particularly dry spots before bed.)

Given the fact that I had such a great experience using it on my body, I had to utilize it's other functions: hair and face. The instructions state that this is to be applied to damp hair or dry hair for added shine. The idea of applying this directly to dry hair scares me just a bit, as I'm always paranoid about making my hair dirty, so I used this on damp hair. I think the first time I used it a bit too sparingly, as I didn't really see much in terms of results, so I tried it again. The second time around I noticed that it really did make a difference. The ends of my hair can be a bit drier than the rest and can look a bit 'fluffy' (not quite frizzy, but not quite as smooth as I'd like either) when I don't add enough hydration after washing, and this really helped my hair not only look great, but also feel and smell pretty great too.

For the first time in a long time (very long time, actually) I don't really have much in terms of dry skin on my face ( I credit this moisturizer.) So I haven't used this much for facial moisture. I did use a bit on my chin and neck as it is a bit dry and have had great results there (meaning no breakouts or sensitivity.) I did wonder if I would have some sort of issue with it on my face mainly because of the scent. It has a really lovely, light floral scent, I actually really love it and I'm not a huge fan of florals, but so far it hasn't been a problem.

Overall, if you want a budget oil that can be used for pretty much anything, or haven't used oils and want an inexpensive way to try them out that this is one to try. I can't think of any other drugstore brand that has an oil... Good on Garnier for marketing an inexpensive oil (have you noticed how expensive others are? Yikes.) Have you tried this yet? What did you think? Do you use oils (be it for hair, face, or body)?

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