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Garnier clean+ nourishing cleansing oil review

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I had read quite a few reviews about the Garnier oil cleanser. I was looking for a nice cleanser and I had a few coupons. So, I bought the product and tried it. I couldn’t take any pictures for this post. Read on to know why. 

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Price: $7.99

Quantity: 4.2 fl. oz./ 125 ml

Claims: Formula, infused with nourishing Jojoba and Macadamia Oil, helps replenish skin’s moisture balance.

Results:

In 1 use: Skin is deeply cleansed, hydrated and skin feels velvety soft.
After 1 week: 100% of women felt skin was smoother and softer.

Ingredients: Paraffinum Liquidum/Mineral Oil, Zea Mays/Corn Germ Oil, Polysorbate 85, Carthamus Tinctorius Oil/Safflower Seed Oil, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Sorbitan Trioleate, Simmondsia Chinensis Oil/Jojoba Seed Oil, Glycerin, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Squalane, Parfum/Fragrance, Aqua/Water, Propylene Glycol, Tocopherol, Linalool, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Hexyl Cinnamal, Isopropyl Myristate, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Carbomer, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer.

My experience with the product:

The product is a clear oil in a pump bottle. This product smells nice and somewhat like nuts. Apparently, it contains macademia nut oil. Using this product is easy just like any other cleanser. I take this product and massage onto my dry skin and then I wet my palms with warm water and continue massaging this onto my skin. The product emulsifies. And when I wash off with water, my skin feels squeaky clean. This product works great when my skin is all dry. But on the days when my skin is oily-combination to normal, I really need to use a foaming cleanser as this feels a bit greasy. I do not get this product into my eyes even by mistake as they make my eyes very sensitive. I don’t know if this can take off the eye makeup. I also like to use it when I have a heavy foundation make up on.

However, there is a small rant about this product. I store this on a wooden surface and I noticed that it had completely stained the surface. I had no idea the product was leaking because the packaging and product both are clear. For once, I thought that bottle had cracked but I went on to figure out that the pump was faulty. I pump this twice to get enough product because each time I pump, half the product oozes out of this tiny opening. I don’t know if I got a faulty piece or in general it has a flimsy pump. The bottle is sleek and I would have much rather preferred a flip top cap instead of that giant mess-making pump. I have transferred it to a mess free bottle. I didn’t hate the product nor did I like it as such but it was a severe mess.

Note: I couldn’t take any pictures at all because I had to throw away that messy bottle. But I have tried to explain that in the pic below. 

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Likes:

  1. Suitable for dry skin
  2. Removes make up effectively

Dislikes:

  1. Packaging is a mess, forget about it being travel friendly :/
  2. Can make the eyes very sensitive
  3. May not be suitable for normal skin types.

Ratings: 2/5 for the mess it has created

Will I repurchase? No. This was a bummer. I will much rather invest in a cream cleanser instead of this mess.

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Eucerin Smoothing Repair Dry Skin Lotion

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I am going to review the Eucerin Smoothing Repair Dry Skin Lotion. Continue reading if you’d like to know whether I liked the product or not.

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Price: $9 form my local Walmart

Quantity: 4.2 fl oz/ 125 ml

Claims:

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They also have a sunburn alert as this product contains AHA.

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Ingredients:

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My Experience with the Product:

Eucerin is another brand that I trust after Cetaphil. Just like Cetaphil, this is dermatologically tested and considered safe on sensitive skin. The smoothing repair lotion is meant to be used on dry skin. It is not a facial lotion. However, I ended up using it on my face during the winters. The lotion didn’t cause me any kind of breakouts at all. The lotion is fragrance free. It is white colored lotion. I didn’t have any concerns with the ingredients in the product. The problem was with how it felt on my skin. On a scale of lightweight to rich, this is rates as 3 on 5 which is moderately rich. The thing is this lotion doesn’t sink into the skin. It forms a glossy film like layer on the skin. It also feels sticky on the skin. I started using this immediately after coming out of shower. It worked better that way. It would soak into the skin not completely though. The sticky feeling still stayed. I didn’t like this as much.

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Likes:

  1. Safe on the skin, No breakouts
  2. Travel friendly, fliptop packaging

Dislikes:

  1. Doesn’t sink into the skin
  2. Very sticky feeling
  3. Forms a glossy looking film on the skin
  4. Skin looks oily

Ratings: 2.8/5

Will I repurchase? No. I will not purchase this again.

Eucerin Hand Cream Review

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I use a lot of hand creams and I use it all year round and use a lot more during the winters. I picked up this eucerin hand cream at my local dollar tree. When I saw it at dollar tree, I picked it up without a thought because I have used Eucerin and I love the brand Eucerin.

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Price: $1

Quantity: 2.7 oz/ 78 gms

Product Claims: Nourishing glycerin fortified daily crème with a balancing pH buffer strengthens skin’s protective barrier and moisturizes as it defends

How to use: I carry this with me all the time and apply this as and when needed.

Ingredients:

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My experience with the hand cream:

This product is marked 2 on a scale of lightweight to rich. If you are familiar to this brand, you would know that Eucerin has this mark on all its products. So this is towards lightweight. The consistency of the product is perfect. You just need to apply a dime size and rub it in between your palms. For a hand cream, I prefer a product that is not too greasy and keeps my hand well moisturized. With this product, I have noticed that my hands are instantly moisturized without making it greasy. I can go back to writing immediately after I have applied it during a class. It smells a little mint like. The fragrance in this is very subtle, it’s gone after you have applied the product. I totally like this product. I would carry this everywhere and it has a sturdy packaging with a flip top cap.

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Likes:

  1. Non greasy
  2. No funny smell
  3. Feels moisturized
  4. Travel friendly

Dislikes:

Frankly, nothing at all

Ratings: 4.9/5

Will I repurchase? Yes, if I am not trying anything new, I’ll definitely buy this one. For a buck, its a great product. Grab one if you see this!

P.S.: I always make it a point to finish the entire contents before I dive into a review.