Sunday, April 27, 2014

Garnier Nourishing Cleansing Oil and Dark-Spot treatment Mask Review

Every Friday night I deep condition my hair, do my nails, cleanse my face and treat my skin to a refreshing face mask. I call it my spa time; a few hours out of the week when I focus on rejuvenating my mind and body with luxuriously relaxing treatments.

Today I have a review on two products that I have been testing. The first is Garnier’s Nourishing Cleansing Oil for dry skin. I have sensitive, combination skin so I opt for cleansers that are non-drying. At the end of a busy day I am usually too fatigued to spend a lot of time removing makeup but it is essential for clean, healthy skin so any product that makes the task easier is a great idea.

How it works
The Nourishing oil works by dissolving impurities and makeup while replenishing and balancing skin with jojoba and macadamia oils.

How to use
This is not a traditional cleanser that works up into foamy lather, instead you apply the oil to dry skin and massage in. After it has been worked in, wet skin to emulsify and rinse clean. The oil is meant to remove long-wear makeup and leave skin velvety smooth with no greasy residue.

My results
I tested the oil on a full face of makeup and it did help loosen my foundation, eye shadow, eyeliner and mascara making them easier to remove. I rubbed the oil into my lashes and it gently softened my dried, hardened mascara reducing the amount of lashes lost without burning my eyes. The oil smeared around and emulsified my foundation, concealer and eye shadow but since water and oil don’t mix, rinsing did not remove the oil or makeup. I still had to follow up with a makeup wipe and cleanser and if not washed off thoroughly it does leave behind a residue. Overall I like this product for removing eye makeup and waterproof products and the scent is pleasant. It retails for $5.97 at Walmart.

Dark Spot Treatment Mask
After cleansing my face and lifting the debris from my pores I grab a good book, relax and move on to a pampering face mask. Garnier recently launched a dark-spot treatment mask that helps even skin tone. I have a few faint blemishes from past bouts of hormonal acne that I would like to fade and it is also meant to treat dullness. The natural ingredients include: vitamin C, floral extract, castor oil, and fruit extract.

The 10-minute tissue mask is also supposed to:
*Deeply hydrate
*Boost radiance
*Smooth and revitalize skin

To use:
1. Cleanse and dry face
2. Place mask on face and adjust
3. After 10 minutes remove mask and massage remaining product into skin
*The mask is dermatologist tested, gentle on skin, allergy tested and non-comedogenic.

Dark spots and blemishes don't fade overnight but this mask is hydrating, smells good and makes skin feel smooth and supple. I left the mask on for longer than the recommended ten minutes and it was very cool and refreshing. It made my skin look and feel renewed without causing irritating or dryness so I will pick up a few more and add them to my rotation of weekly facials. 

For optimal results Garnier also suggests you use the mask in conjunction with the Skin Renewal Clinical Dark Spots and Dark Spots Overnight Peel. I will continue to use this treatment whenever my skin needs a little boost. You can pick up a 6 pack at Walmart for $14.95.

**Disclaimer: These products were provided for review courtesy of Garnier. All opinions stated in this review are my own and based on my experience with the products. Results may vary based on individual use.**


  1. I've been using that cleansing oil for about 4 weeks and I really like it a lot! The dark stop mask sounds great, too!
    Kallie @ But First, Coffee

  2. We do not get this in India.. sounds very interesting.. Happy monday xo

  3. i just received some samples of their skin care line to try...the oil sounds interesting!

  4. I haven't tried a 'marketed' cleansing oil, but I do love coconut oil for getting rid of my stubborn eye makeup. This one by Garnier seems to be loved by many, I've only read positive things :)

  5. I nominate you to the Sunshine Blogger Award :) please check ^_~

  6. I really want to try these products out. They sound like it would be great for my skin. Great review :)


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