Having been born with problem skin and somehow placed in hot humid climate by destiny I have struggled with breakouts half of my life. I took to googling the problem and frankly tried almost every product and home remedy. Contrary to popular belief the acne or breakouts are not a puberty-only thing and shouldn’t be left to nature to take its course. Garnier Pakistan has recently launched a new line in their Skin Naturals category called Garnier Pure Active to address breakouts and skin imperfections.
My 6 years of online search has told me that acne has more to do with bodily secretions and skin than just basic cleanliness. The most common problem being hormonal imbalance, overactive sebacious glands and skin’s inability to rid itself of dead skin cells in a timely manner often results in clogged pores and hence A PIMPLE. The miracle ingredient for me has been Salicylic Acid, a beta hydroxy acid which works as an exfoliant to gently slough away dead skin cells preventing clogging of pores, and rids you of excess oil.
Garnier Skin Naturals Pure Active has come out with 3 products all of them containing Salicylic acid as the active ingredient: a basic gel wash, an exfoliating scrub and a 3 in 1 product (that works as a deep wash purifier, a scrub which unclogs pores and a mask that mattifies the skin).
Although I really liked the fresh scent of Garnier Pure Active range and the fact that they are gentler to skin unlike others.I personally don’t recommend the idea of scrubbing/exfoliating acne prone skin or skin that is already inflamed. Moreover the idea of 3 in 1 might be novel at the moment but I personally don’t approve of shampoo conditioner, cleanser toner combos either.The claim of blurring out the marks also remains to be established as they are often quite stubborn and take a lot of time to blur.
Lastly if you are experiencing severe inflammation, dryness or redness on your face I would advise you all to consult a dermatologist(skin doctor) because no beauty salon aunty or Over-the-Counter product can help you. You need professional help! Don’t pick, press or touch pimples. Don’t use products that contain active ingredients more than twice a day as they may make your skin hypersensitive. If there is any ingredient you don’t know about reach up to me I’ll be more than happy to help.
P.s. It would be better if Garnier could send bloggers samples to review their products. As products hit the market shelves quite late!