Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Toner Review : Garnier Pure Active Multi- Action Toner

Hello Lovelies, How are u today?
I hope u're doing great :)

Today is gonna be short post. I've tried and tested this product about say a year ago, but I haven't posted my review until now. To be honest, actually I don't like to write about product that 'average' or does not suit my skin. So u know it's been a long time for my avoidance. Wanna know why? Keep reading then :)

This item is basically a toner, it is said to be multi action toner, but for me it's just worked as cleansing toner.

 This is the bottle
 Product Description and Claims:

Garnier Skin Naturals Pure Active
Purifying salicylic acid + HerbaRpair ™ Concentrated Formula Multi-Action Toner
Visibly Fights 6 signs of acne, Anti Imperfections Relapse, Tested on acne prone skin.
150 ML
Concentrated in Purifying salicylic acid and enriched with regenerating HerbaRepair ™ (from blueberry extract), Garnier Pure Active toner visibly fights 6 signs of acne day after day. Imperfections are reduced, pores are tightened, skin is visibly even and smooth, redness and oiliness are minimized.
Usage : Apply with a cotton pad after cleansing face. Avoid eye area.
-Dermatologically tested on acne prone skin-
Anti-imperfection relapse 2 weeks on whiteheads, blackheads, pimples, redness (clinicl tests -52 subjects-6 weeks)

Ingredients :
Aqua/Water, Alcohol denat, Glycerin, Salicylic Acid, Capryloyl Salicylic Acid, Copper PCA, Sodium Hydroxide, Tetrasodium EDTA, Vaccinium Myrt illus Extract/ Vaccinium Myrt illus Fruit Extract, Zinc Gluconate, Parfum/Fragrance (F.I.L . B33755/1).

Garnier Brand Philosophy :
- Garnier is a leading European natural beauty brand
- Garnier uses whenever possible carefully extracted nature-based active ingredients
- Our products are dermatologically tested for tolerance and designed for Asian skin
- The efficacy of our products is proven

The description is written on the back of the plastic bottle.

Price : about IDR 19k in Giant Hypermarket (I forgot the exact price)

This product is targetting oily and acne prone skin. My skin was very oily and invaded by pimples when I decided to purchase this toner, hope that it would work on me but sadly no.
This product has strong smell which the kind that makes me dizzy, seriously.

Order of usage :
facial wash -- > Garnier Toner

One of the benefit is that it acts as a good cleansing toner. It helps to clean traces of dirt that facial wash missed to remove. It also helped to wipe blackheads/ whiteheads.
Too bad that redness on my skin became worse after I used this product, and my skin surface turned drier/ dehydrated than usual. I only used this product once in a day but it made my skin drier on the outside but still oily inside. I gave up after testing it about 1 week.

This is the flip cap. Quite tight when closed.

Pros :
- Cheap
- Available locally in Indonesia
- Sturdy bottle
- The amount can go for a long way
- helpful to remove dirt and oil residue that left on skin, which not entirely wiped by facial wash

Cons :
- Dry my skin
- Irritated (redness appeared more) my skin after about 1 week use
- Strong alcohol smell, makes me dizzy
- Does not help to solve my skin problem

Overall, this product is not for me, the formula is too harsh. If u have sensitive skin like me, I suggest stay away from it. This product is not a gentle one.
I won't say that it's a bad product, maybe it will work for those who have super oily skin and not the kind of sensitive one since it moved the dirt and oil pretty well.
I suggest u to test it first before buying the full bottle. 

I gave this toner to my friend at work, too bad it's a waste of money for me, fortunately it's cheap so I did not cry for throwing it :)


Janet said...

I haven't tried this but I think ill pass for this since I am scared that it might be harsh on me as well ~

Queen D said...

This toner contains alcohol on the top second, Janet, I guess would not suggest this to anyone. Since it's not working on me.

Miyazaki Frisca said...

It's really stingy on my skin! My skin actually quite strong, that's why i never afraid to change my skin care product, but not for this toner +_+. Now i'm use Etude House Wonder Pore, and getting bored after finish the big botol (he he), now i'm searching for the replacement, do you have any suggestion?

Queen D said...

If u look for skin friendly toner, I may suggest u to try The Body Shop Aloe Calming Toner :) I've reviewed it too because TBS Aloe toner is good :)
hope can help

Pauline Reyes said...

I don’t know if this is available in my favorite online store, haven’t tried Garnier Pure Active Multi-Action Toner.

~Pauline @Kallony

Queen D said...

Hello Pauline, sorry I just had the chance to reply ur comment. I won't suggest u to use alcohol toner because the long term effect is not good. Better find non alcohol toner.

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