Clean + pure: Spring products for face and hair from Garnier

I’ve been on a huge skincare kick lately.

I guess it might be the spring air, but tons of brands are releasing new products to get your skin in tip-top shape. I’m currently onto Drunk Elephant skincare, but since I received some new Garnier goodies last week I couldn’t help but transition them into my daytime routine.

I’ve seen Garnier’s new Skin Active lines at Walmart for the past month and since one of the lines contains rose water, which I’m a huge sucker for, I was instantly intrigued.  The brand’s new Skin Active lines, available in three “flavours” (Rose Water for soothing, Aloe Leaf Juice for hydrating, and Green Tea for mattifying), these products contain 96 per cent ingredients that are naturally derived.  The other four per cent are ingredients that ensure quality, enjoyment, and preservation of their formula. Garnier looked into the power of nature to come up with skincare lines that extract the most effective and active natural ingredients to answer every skin care type and need.

Garnier Skin Active Rose Water face products

Each of the three lines contains a three-in-one moisturizer (daytime, nighttime, and mask), as well as two other skincare products. For the rosewater line, there is a Soothing Cleansing Milk, which removes makeup and gently clears impurities without stripping the skin of its natural moisture barrier, a Soothing Facial Mist, which instantly refreshes and lightly hydrates, leaving skin feeling smooth and nourished, and a three-in-one balm, which is a fast-absorbing, lightweight formula that hydrates skin while restoring its softness and suppleness.

I received the mist and balm (which is huge by the way, this will last you a long time). I was originally intrigued about the mist since I liked the idea that you can use this outside of your regular skincare routine. Face feeling like it needs a refresher? Use this.  Got too much sun on the weekend? Spray this on.  Just got off a 12-hour flight? Then this will feel great!  If there is one product from the line I would recommend, it would be the Soothing Facial Mist, since it feels so refreshing on the skin and is an instant pick me up.

As for the balm, I’ve been using this moisturizer for daytime only and liked how it feels on my skin.  A little goes a long way, so you don’t need to slather it on, however, for it to work as a mask, then you’ll want a little more coverage as Garnier recommends leaving it on for 10 minutes before rinsing or wiping off.   Since it’s Garnier, the price points for these products are affordable, for example, the spray is C$8.97 at Walmart Canada. I haven’t tried the other two formulas, but I definitely recommend the rosewater line, especially as we are heading into summer, which means more time outside and you’ll need something to soothe your skin after all those UV rays.

Garnier Skin Active face masks

To take your skincare to the next level, I highly recommend doing a mask once a week. I’ve been very good this year with my own advice and have tried Garnier’s Moisture Bomb masks before and loved them.  If you need a quick fix to soothe your skin, then the Moisture Bomb Super Hydrating Sheet Mask for Glow Boosting is the way to go. This water-based tissue mask that contains half a bottle of serum gives you a boost of radiance, hydration, and a radiant glow. The mask transforms dull-looking skin and boosts your skin’s moisture level thanks to sakura flower extract and hyaluronic acid.

If your skin needs a detox (maybe after a vacation?), then the Super Purifying Charcoal Sheet Mask is your best bet. This mask, which is infused with activated charcoal for skin and pore purification, is free of parabens and mineral oils and infused with charcoal, algae extract, and hyaluronic acid extract to draw out impurities and unclog pores.

Finally, if you had a long night out or jet lagged, the Super Hydrating Sheet Mask for Anti-Fatigue is perfect for your skin. It contains lavender essential oils and hyaluronic acid to cure fatigued, tired-looking skin.

The thing I really love about these masks are that they provide so much moisture to the skin. They are definitely better quality than your run-of-the-mill five for $10 sheet masks.  Also, they have little tabs on the sides that you wrap around your ears so they actually stay on, which is a huge plus for me since I find sheet masks tend to droop after about five minutes.

Garnier Fructis One-Minute masks

Finally, just like your face may need a quick fix of moisture, so does your hair. Garnier as recently released a line of one-minute hair masks that contain 98 per cent naturally derived ingredients. Available in three formulas you put these on your hair for one minute after your shampoo to target different issues you may have with your locks. There are five different formulas in this line which feature a star ingredient to treat different hair issues.

The Soothing Treatment with Avocado Extract leaves hair soft and moisturized; the Damage Repairing Treatment with Papaya Extract leaves you with soft, smoothed, and repaired hair; the Nourishing Treat with Coconut Extract gives you soft, smooth, and manageable hair; Color Vibrancy with Goji Berry is used to restore colour; and the Strengthening Treatment with Banana Extract is for soft, smooth, and strong hair.

Garnier send me the Smoothing Treat, the Nourishing Treat, and the Color Vibrancy Treat. Since I have blonde hair, I used the Color Vibrancy one first and since these are made with natural ingredients, it’s definitely a treat for your senses in the shower.  The mask smelled amazing and I did notice that my colour looked more vibrant.

These are quite small, which is nice since they are perfect for travel. You don’t need a lot to cover your whole hair, so I would say you can get at least five uses from each jar.

Since we are getting into warmer weather, it’s very important that you keep your skin and hair hydrated and in top shape. I would definitely look into these new products from Garnier, since they are quick, affordable remedies for skin and hair issues.

Also, I am giving away some of these products on my Instagram, contest closes today (April 25), so hurry up and enter!

Have you tried any of these new items from Garnier?

Please note, this post contains products sent by PR. All opinions are my own.

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