I’ve been using the Garnier SkinActive Aloe Refreshing Cleanser that I received free from BzzAgent (not a referral link) for about 2 weeks now and have a few thoughts.
I have combination skin with some dry patches and live in a desert climate so hydration is very important to me. I use this cleanser as my morning cleanse.
First and foremost, there is fragrance listed in the ingredients but the scent is almost undetectable. I really appreciate this as most skin care items that mention “refreshing” contain some combination of citrus, mint, or tea tree oil which irritates my skin and my nose. I like that there is negligible scent to this cleanser.
The light and creamy, non foaming nature is great for my combination skin. I have dry patches on my nose and this cleans my skin without drying it out. A small amount in the palm of my hand is enough for a good cleanse. I do not feel that my skin is stripped after using and I have no residue left behind either.
The only real con I have found is that it is not the best for removing heavy makeup in one wash, however, as a double cleanse it works well and as my morning cleanse it is even better. This will not remove all of your eye makeup in one shot, it is much too gentle and mild for that business!
I would recommend the Garnier SkinActive Aloe Refreshing Cleanser to others with similar skin types to mine as well as to anyone with sensitive skin. I would not recommend this for those with oily skin or anyone prone to clogged pores.