Garnier Fresh Radiance Boosting Scrub |Review|

Garnier Fresh Radience Boosting Scrub

Garnier Fresh Radience Boosting Scrub Info

Garnier Fresh Radience Boosting Scrub Swatch

I was so excited to try this Garnier Radience Boosting Scrub. Having read online it was a dupe for the Origins GinZing Refreshing Scrub Cleanser (name and all), I picked up a bottle for the bargain price of £3. The scrub is marketed as ‘wake me up’ facial scrub which aims to revive dull and tired skin.  Sadly, after only a few uses I found I was getting bad breakouts. While I do have spot prone skin, these breakouts were in areas such as my cheeks, where I never usually get spots.

Despite the breakouts, my skin always felt smooth, soft and clean after using this product. The smell of this scrub is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Fruity, citrusy, summery and fresh. An extremely appealing smell. This could have been the reason my skin broke out. I don’t usually break out in spots as a result of using a scented product but in this case that could well be the problem. It’s just so hard to resit this product because it smells so nice!  If you have dry or sensitive skin I wouldn’t recommend using this wash everyday. Although it’s not overly abrasive as the exfoliating beads are small, it can dry out skin and leave it feeling slightly tight.

I love the packaging. It’s clean, easy to use and has a very appealing orange and white colour-combo. It’s sturdy and houses 150 mls of product. I’m not going to write this product off just yet. Apart from the breakouts, I got good results from using this scrub,it really does have that ‘wake me up’ factor. Maybe when my skin calms down I’ll give it another try or just use it once a week. For now it’s sitting on the shelf, smelling gorgeous but with no one to appreciate it.

The Garnier Fresh Radiance Boosting Scrub is available on offer at ASDA for £3, retailing for £3.99 everywhere else.

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Believe The Hype: Bioderma Ceraline H20

Bioderma

You’ve watched one hundred and one beauty videos and read as many blog posts raving about the French pharmacy wonder that is Bioderma. I can confirm that, yes, it is worth the hype!

To be more specific Bioderma Sensibio H2O water or, micellar solution, is worth the hype. The facial water favoured by numerous makeup artists, beauticians and bloggers prectically sells itself nowawdays. I first came across the ‘magic water’ on Lisa Eldridge’s YouTube channel. If a product gets high praise from Lisa, you know it’s good!  I picked up two mini 100ml travel sized bottles on a recent trip to Paris. These were the only two mini bottles to be found within a 10 mile radius, I scoured high and low. I was only travelling with hand luggage so sadly I couldn’t bring anything bigger than 100mls home. My heart broke even more when I saw a vending machine built into the wall of the pharmacy across the road from my hotel. There were two massive 500ml bottle for an incredible €15 inside. The 100mls I bought were €4.90 each. I expected this product to be much more expensive, so the price is an added bonus.

BiodermaBioderma is famed for it’s gentleness and rightly so. Gentle though it may be, it is tough enough to remove waterproof mascara and long lasting foundation. Certain waterproof mascaras will require an extra bit of product and time if they are particularly tough to remove.  If you are removing a full face of makeup I’d advise using this as a pre or post cleanser. I’m used to washing off my makeup with a gel or cream cleanser so using a product on a cotton pad to remove makeup is still a bit odd to me.

Bioderma

There is no residue with Bioderma and it is gentle enough to use twice a day. There is no scent or perfume at all , which is great if you have very sensitive skin. In terms of value for money, a little goes a long way with Bioderma. The exception being tougher waterproof mascaras. Usually only available directly from France, Bioderma is now available from several online sites. These sites deliver all over the world but I can’t personally voucher for any of them… yet! Some offer free delivery on orders over £30 so make sure you shop around for the best value.

Overall verdict

Hype: Bioderma Sensibio H2O, most definitely lives up to it’s name and reputation.

Cost: It is great value for money and reasonably priced.

Availability: It is difficult to find, but it is worth the hassle.

Rating: 9/10

For more info see Bioderma Website