Product Review: Garnier Pure Daily Cleansing Gel

As much as I hated to admit it, my old Aveeno Positively Radiant cleanser had turned on me and was ruining my complexion. While it used to deliver glowing radiant skin after a wash, lately I've found that it doesn't rinse off as cleanly as I'd like, leaving a residue film on my face. What's worse, the shimmery light-reflecting particles in the cleanser that give your face a more flawless look were actually clogging my pores and, I suspect, causing me to break out more than necessary. Not fun.

Once again I found myself stalking the aisles of London Drugs, and this time I came away with a cleanser I'd tried once or twice in the past and been pleased with but never bought for myself because I'd been so devoted to Aveeno: the Garnier Pure Daily Cleansing Gel. This cleanser boasts zinc, cucumber extract, and an antibacterial agent to purify pores and banish oily skin. The big selling point for me, however, was that this was a completely clear gel that would lather up into a cleansing foam and rinse away cleanly. All in all, it sounded like the perfect solution for my breakout-prone skin.

I've been using the Garnier Pure Daily Cleansing Gel for about two weeks now. The gel foams up so well that I usually just use a small dab, lather it up in my hands, and massage the foam into my face gently, focusing on the areas around my hairline that are breakout-prone and on my T-zone. The foam has a great smell and this nice tingly invigorating definitely helps wake me up in the morning. The only caveat that stops me from giving the Garnier Pure Daily Cleansing Gel an all-out rave review is that I've noticed about 10-15 minutes after washing, my skin feels a bit tight and dry. Some oil-free moisturizer usually solves that problem, but nevertheless I might want to look into a more gentle cleanser in the winter when my skin tends to get dry more easily.

1 comment

  1. I've used this product a lot and I find my skin gets extremly dry.


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