Image Map

Friday, April 5, 2013

Garnier Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream - Dry Skin

I was an on again- off again fan of the original version of Garnier Moisture Rescue (review) but I found it never really gave me quite enough hydration to really combat my dry skin, so it was obvious that I should give the Dry Skin formula a try. Only makes sense, right? Don't you love when things just work out like that? I do. Let's take a look.

 Garnier Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream - Dry Skin* 50g $10.99

Garnier Moisture Rescue helps lock in moisture and block out dryness for 24 hours, thanks to four nature-inspired ingredients. Glycerin delivers an extra dose of moisture, fruit water provides essential antioxidants, Vitamin B helps the formula penetrate deeply and Vitamin E soothes and conditions the skin. Garnier’s new dry skin formula delivers:
  • Glycerin for 2X moisture attracting power
  • Fruit Water: naturally-occurring antioxidant Vitamin C
  • Vitamin B: delivers moisture deeper into skin
  • Vitamin E: soothes dry skin itchiness and discomfort

This moisturizer has the same wet feeling gel formula as the original- it's cooling and quite refreshing, especially in warmer months- but with added hydration potential. That was one of the reasons I ended up not loving the original version- I found it just wasn't enough hydration for my skin most of the time.

As I mentioned, this is a wet feeling moisturizer that cools when it comes into contact with your skin. It absorbs a bit slower than other moisturizers, but isn't sticky and leaves skin feeling really smooth and clean. Something about using this makes me feel like my skin is super clean afterwards- I think it's because it feels so wet on. This has a light fruity-fresh scent that I really like, but those with scent sensitivity might not appreciate.


The downside is that this contains so much alcohol. Alcohol denat isn't an ingredient you really want to see in a moisturizer as it draws moisture from the skin, but in this case, it's obviously added to create the cooling feeling. Somehow, even with the inclusion of alcohol, I do find that this is decent in terms of hydration. I say decent, as it does leave my skin feeling soft and moisturized, but it's been pretty normal lately at not as dry as it usually is, so I can't say if this would prove effective enough on truly dry skin.

Overall, this is an okay moisturizer if you're looking for something light and comfortable for light-moderately dry skin. I don't think that I'd be able to use this for a prolonged period, or at least not without another product, as I know it wouldn't be hydrating enough to combat how dry my skin normally is. It is great for Summer thought- you can't beat the cooling factor and it moisturizes well enough for periodic usage. Have you tried this moisturizer? Thoughts?

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...