Thursday, 4 October 2012

NicaBell Review: Garnier Aqua Defense Non-Stop Moisturizing Gel Cream

Hey there!

So last month I made a review on the Garnier Aqua Defense Non-Stop Intensive Moisturizing Essence and today I would to introduce you to the sister.

Garnier Aqua Defense Non-Stop Moisturizing Gel Cream

Brand: Garnier
Made in: China
Range: Aqua Defence
Skincare Type: Face Moisturizer/ Moisturizing gel cream
Product contains/weight: 50ml
Main promoted/key/active ingredients: Grape fruit water. antioxidant, Vitamin E.
Claims: Lock in moisture all day while boosts skin's defences against drying elements by building a hydrating barrier.

What it says on the box: The proven power of plants to take care of your skin: 
In nature, fruit abound in water. To preserve their bouncy luminous look in all climate conditions they are filled with powerful anti-oxidants that help fight against drying out external aggressions.
Our pure anti-oxidant fruit water has been directly drawn from the fruit by non-chemical extraction, to preserve its purity. it helps neutralize harmful free radicals that can aggress your skin.

Ingredients: AQUA/WATER, COCO-CAPRYLATE/CAPRATE, GLYCERIN, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, AMMONIUM POLYACRYLOYDIMETHYL TAURET, PYRUS MALUS/ APPLE FRUIT WATER, VITIS VINIFERA EXTRACT/ GRAPE FRUIT EXTRACT, ETHYHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE, IMICAZOLIDINYL UREA, METHYLPARABEN, PANTHENOL, PARFUM/FRAGRANCE, PROPYLPARABEN, TOCOPHEROL, SODIUM CHLORIDE, ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, DISODIUM EDTA, ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, TRIETHANOLAMINE, HIBISCUS ESCULENTUS/ HIBISCUS ESCULENTUS SEED EXTRACT, PHENOXYETHANOL, LINALOOL, BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL, BENZYL SALICYLATE, HYDROXYISOHEXYL 3-CYCLOHEXENE CARBOXALDEHYDE, CI 47005/ACID YELLO 3, CI42090/BLUE 1

Pricing: RM 19.90

Application: The texture is thicker and creamier than the Moisturizing Essence. The skin is unable to absorb this gel cream as fast as the Moisturizing Essence. The color is softer green tint and the smell is more prominent but smell good. Still remind me of fresh apple green. 

Can be used alone or used on top of the moisturizing essence for extra boost of moisture. 

Despite the layering, I did not get breakouts. My face felt bouncier and healthy even after sitting an air conditioned room for a day and through the night. I don't feel uncomfortable even when KK humid weather is on rise nowadays. In fact, my face feel fresher and less sebum production.

After using both jar for within 2 months, I found that my face is less oily and no more dry area. So I guess that proves the theory saying oily skin needs more hydration to stop excessive sebum production. 

Using to much will make the skin feel greasy and sticky. Use a small amount is the best solution. It feels greasy at first application but wait for 10-15 minutes for it to be completely absorb. 

I have dry area on my skin and when I use this gel cream, I can feel some tingling and cooling sensation which tells me the product is being absorb. 

I love that:- 
~ It is heavier than the essence but still considered a light gel cream moisturizer.
~ The tingling, cooling and soothing sensation when applied on my dry area. 
~ Didn't irritate my acne-prone skin
~ Fresh scent
~ Didn't break me out despite the layering. 

I dislike that:- 
~ I encountered the same issues with the moisturizing essence but not much complain.

Will I purchase it again? Yes. I am concern with the ingredient list but it does so well on my skin. I have never felt this good for such a long time. 

I'll give this product 4 out of 5 stars for the hydration and moisturizing job well done! Next, I should look for a solution for my acne scaring. Any suggestion? 

Taken from Garnier Facebook Page.


Till then!

xoxo

NicaBell

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