Saturday, 31 January 2015

Product Review - Garnier Pure Active Real Neem Face Wash


   Ask people what their biggest skincare problem is and the commonest answer you would get would be acne or pimples - as they are known in layman language. These pesky little buggers are commonly seen once a person hits their pubertal phase of life due to the increase in hormonal levels of testosterone. In addition to hormones, bacterial infections, certain medicines, stress, excessive oiliness of skin, clogged pores and unhealthy eating habits are some other causes of acne.
   Though I have never myself suffered from a full blown acne breakout on my face, I suffer from tiny papules and occasional white pustular acne which always seems to erupt on days when I need to look and feel the best or when I have to click pictures for the blog!
   These zits apart from looking absolutely horrendous often lower one's self confidence and can be a big turnoff for both the parties - the person with the acne as well as those around, as acne is many a times perceived to be a sign of poor hygiene and can contaminate others as well. If that is not enough embarrassment, acne can burst to release blood tinged pus at most crucial of times - Imagine being on a dream first date with the college stud you had a crush on since the very first day you saw him until the bubble bursts (pun intended) and you find goopy pus dripping from your face or worse you being made aware of the same by your date!! That is definitely not going to end well and would be a sure shot deal breaker! And the wrath of acne still does not end here - Acne soon begin to disappear but not without leaving behind dark pigmentation spots (Reminds me of Angrez chale gaye, Angrezi chod gaye!) These dark spots require more time, are tougher and way more costlier to treat.

Garnier Pure Active Real Neem Face Wash

   Thus the old adage "Prevention is better than cure" fits perfectly when it comes to acne which made me try out the Garnier Pure Active Real Neem Face Wash in a bid to get a clear, glowing skin free from acne and dark spots.

   Product Claims: Every day your skin braves pollution, germs and excess oil. The result could be pimples and impurities.
Purify your skin with Garnier Pure Active Real Neem face wash, enriched with Real Neem Leaf Extract and Tea Tree Oil. Skin feels clean, fresh and looks clearer.
How does it work?
The soap-free formula, enriched with Real Neem Leaf Extract and Tea Tree Oil, helps prevent pimples through three purifying actions:
1. Fights germs: Washes away problem causing germs to help prevent pimples.
2. Fights Pollution: Deep cleans pores to remove impurities caused by pollution.
3. Removes Oil: It washes away excess oil which can attract dirt and germs.


Garnier Pure Active Real Neem Face Wash

   Price: Rs. 90/-
   Volume: 100 g
   Shelf Life: 36 months.
   Usage: Gently massage on damp face using your fingertips carefully avoiding the eye contour area. Rinse thoroughly. For best results, use twice a day. Not to be used by children under 3 years of age.
   Ingredients:
Garnier Pure Active Real Neem Face Wash

   The Garnier Pure Active Real Neem face wash comes as white tube with an image of neem leaves, the Garnier Skin Naturals logo and the product name and tagline against a white and green background and is provided with a sturdy white flip cap. It has a foil seal on the mouth of the tube which prevents leakage of the face wash during stocking and transit. It is translucent green in color, a bit runny in consistency and has a mild neem fragrance which disappears as soon as face is rinsed with water. It lathers abundantly and gives a cooling sensation when applied. It cleanses the skin removing all dirt, oiliness and evidence of light makeup quite well but leaves behind a creamy residue on the skin which takes time to rinse off. Though it does not dry the skin it is not hydrating enough to keep my combination type skin from flaking around the corners of my mouth and small portions of my cheek. It makes my skin feel refreshed and keeps it oil free for around 6 hours. It works very well on acne prone skin and reduces the number of acne eruptions considerably! It is easily available across the country and costing just Rs. 90/- for a 100 g tube makes it quite cost effective as well.


Garnier Pure Active Real Neem Face Wash

   Pros:
- Comes packaged in a travel friendly white plastic tube with a sturdy flip cap.
- Has a seal on mouth of the tube which prevents leakage of contents.
- Has a mild neem fragrance which disappears quickly.
- Give a nice cooling sensation when applied.
- Lathers abundantly.
- Cleanses the skin well getting rid of dirt, greasiness and light makeup.
- Does not cause drying out of the skin.
- Refreshes the skin. 
- Keeps skin oil free for hours.
- Effectively works on reducing the number of acne eruptions.
- Pocket friendly.
- Easily available across India.


Garnier Pure Active Real Neem Face Wash

   Cons:
- A bit runny in consistency.
- Forms a creamy layer on skin which takes time to rinse off.
- Not hydrating enough to prevent drying of skin for people with dry skin who would have to supplement the use of this face wash with a moisturizer.
- Contains sulphates.


Garnier Pure Active Real Neem Face Wash

   Verdict: 4.25/5. A product which delivers what it claims!! A cost effective face wash which cleanses skin and reduces occurrence of acne ideal for people with oily to combination type skin.

   For more information about the Garnier Pure Active Real Neem Face Wash check here and here.

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