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Monday, June 20, 2011

Garnier Nutritioniste Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream Review

Hey everyone! So I was recently trying out the Garnier Nutritioniste Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream over this past month, and I can honestly say that I like it and it is well worth the money. I think (not completely sure) that my skin type is dry to combination, and the cream moisturiser I was using previously, Olay Complete Daily Moisture Lotion although for sensitive skin, was proving to be too heavy for my face and giving me white and blackheads, but was very moisturising. I had watched one of Fuzkittie's YouTube videos where she had mentioned a gel moisturiser being good retainer of moisture yet light-weight. I luckily passed a newly set up display of Garnier face products some time that week and decided to research then try out one.

Firstly this is a really light-weight moisturiser which as the name suggests is VERY refreshing to tired skin after a cleanse. I use the St.Ives  Naturally Clear Apricot scrub most of the week, and L'Oreal Go 360 Clean in the green bottle. After using either of these products my face usually feels dry, which might be good considering they are supposed to take care of acne and excess oils, but you still need to have some moisture on your face. If you live in a fairly humid climate like I do in Barbados after washing your face this gel is a breath of fresh air as it is nice and cool to the touch. Especially nice in the summer where the heat can get pretty unbelievable.

The smell is definitely delicious if you like apples and grapes, at first I thought it was apple haha, but the more I smell it, and compare it to a grape, the more it does smell like one. Yes it is green and funny enough reminds me of those old movies where the ladies would go to sleep in those green face masks, mind you it does go on clear.
The consistency allows it to blend and absorb very quickly into the skin and within a matter of seconds it is completely absorbed.

Does it lock in the moisture for 24 hours as it says on the box? I can't say 24 hours exactly because by hour 16 or so I have probably washed my face and reapplied it. BUT it does  retain moisture very long without the need for reapplying and because it is so lightweight, I think it could be used during both the day and night.

At first I was worried about the jar size and had expected something bigger, considering the size of my old moisturiser bottle, however, this size has actually surprised me. I usually tap my finger in once or twice and put 4 dots on the corners of my face, then just rub it in, and that a bit does my entire face. It's been one month and I can see this lasting until July or August maybe at this rate. It all depends on how much you use.

So far, I haven't recognised too many more whiteheads than they were before and particular areas of my face, such as my nose, still have blocked pores which this cream of course will not unclog, because that is not it's job. However, I do not believe it has cause my pores to become more blocked and in fact, it makes my skin feel very smooth.

The sun protection property is non-existant as there is no SPF in it, however there is another version of this protduct in a bottle with said UVA protection.



  • Retains moisture very long
  • Smells GREAT
  • Cooling to the skin
  • Blends in well


  • No SPF
  • Small container

The Raw Sugar (bottom line):

It is worth the money and works very well in hot humid climates on dry to combination skin.I am not sure how well it will work for oily or sensitive, but it works very well for me, and I am pleased with the outcome. Every time I open the bottle is a spa experience for me.

Where to Purchase: 

Collins Pharmacy (Barbados), Drugstores

Disclaimer: This product was bought with my own money. Opinions are my own

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