Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Review - Garnier intensive 7days body lotion

I don't know why I was attracted to this product as Garnier isn't a brand which shouts out "buy me" when I'm looking for products to buy. But I think it might have been to do with the fact that this comes in many different fragrances depending on your skin type:

  • Aloe Vera - normal skin
  • Honey - sensitive skin
  • Mango - dry skin
  • Cocoa Butter - dry and rough skin
  • Shea Butter - dry to extra dry skin

I chose the mango one as my skin on my legs is normally normal to dry.

This product is for someone who's....
"Skin becomes dehydrated over the course of the day, losing its softness and moisture even when you have used a body moisturiser in the morning."
"Intensive 7days Replenishing Lotion is enriched with natural-based Mango Oil and L-Bifidus, inspired by probiotics, which have been selected to meet the specific needs of dry skin."

"Immediately, skin is softer and more evenly smoothed in texture. Skin is optimally hydrated for 24 hours."

"After only 7 days of use, skin's quality is dramatically improved, dryness -49%, roughness -25% and suppleness +26%."

"A consumer study shows that Garnier Body Intensive 7days Lotion is so hydrating, skin still feels moisturised even 7 days after your last application (when used twice daily for 4 weeks)."

The consistency is alot runnier than I would have expected. I thought this would be in between a body butter and a body lotion but it's definitely more of a light body lotion.

I have been using this for just over a week, mainly in the evening as I don't always have time to apply in the morning, and my skin does seem to be more hydrated. I wouldn't say there is a great improvement as my skin didn't feel super dry in the first place but even when I have missed an application my skin didn't feel 'thirsty' or like it needed a moisture boost.

Overall I would buy this again but it wouldn't be my first choice but that's mainly because I prefer body butters and gels in the summer but I have recommended it to others.

A 250ml bottle is £2.99 and a larger 400ml bottle is £4.99 and is available from Boots, Superdrug and supermarkets.

Have you used this? What did you think to it?


SweetLikeJelly said...

I can never remember to body moisturise and when I do I'm usually too lazy to do it. Really must start now that summer is coming!

Karla said...

@SweetLikeJelly - I always try to moisturise but sometimes I don't do it for a couple of weeks. You have to get into the habit x

Anonymous said...

I'm the same as you, the packaging doesn't get my attention and I normally don't go for drugstore brands when there are loads of other exciting moisturisers out there and the selection of the scents seem unispiring although I do like the smell of Aloe Vera. Maybe I'll have a mooch around Superdrug for a sniff! Oh Btw I was in Retford yesterday at the Well it was lovely!

G A B Y said...

It's cool that it's available in different fragrances depending on your skin type! The texture looks a little too light for my liking though x

Karla said...

@Gaby - Yeah it is quite light. Didn't feel like it was doing anything. I like something thick which is why I love body butters

@Skin Scrubs - Oh really, I've never been in, even before it got re-built. It is meant to be really nice

Danielle Mac said...

I can't believe I only just discovered this. I've needed this in my life for for long.

Danielle Mac

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