Garnier has come out with a very unique and afffordable product. A charcoal serum for blemish-prone skin. Also suitable for acne-prone skin. Formulated with 4% [AHA + BHA + Niacinamide], the serum visibly reduces blemishes, improves the appearance of residual marks, and helps to resurfaces skin for smoother and more even-looking skin. This scientifically-proven formula helps mattify and visibly smooth skin texture. And it works well on even sensitive skin like mine.
The info: Formulated with 4% [AHA + BHA + Niacinamide], the serum visibly reduces blemishes, improves the appearance of residual marks, and helps to resurfaces skin for smoother and more even-looking skin.
The serum’s fast-absorbing, lightweight gentle formula leaves no visible residue or stickiness. The formula is trusted by our board of dermatologists and is suitable for all skin types, even sensitive.
The serum is enriched with powerful active ingredients, including AHA + BHA (Salicylic Acid) + NIACINAMIDE. The formula helps reduce the appearance of blemishes and pores, and after 1 use skin is left deeply purified & mattified.
AHA is known to exfoliate dull & uneven skin.
BHA (Salicylic Acid) helps to reduce the appearance of blemishes and size of pores.
Niacinamide is known to soothe skin and reduce discomfort.
Charcoal is a natural origin ingredient known for it’s purifying properties and helps to mattify skin.
The packaging: As always Garnier products are vegan formula and contain no animal-derived ingredients or by products. Both the box and bottle are fully recyclable as they are made from cardboard and glass respectively. Also love that it comes in a dropper bottle so makes application really mess free and easy.
The results: I have always been a fan of charcoal as an ingredient for skincare as it has purifying properties which is great for acne prone skin. I like to use this as a targeted treatment on spots and blemishes. I have also tried it fully on my face and did notice that my pores were less visible and my skin was mattified so this would be a great one for under makeup as well in place of a primer. Also I was a bit scared when I saw the colour of the serum but not to worry there is no black residue on the skin as the serum absorbs into the skin really quickly. It leaves your skin a bit sticky but afterwards but this is great if you use as a primer so your makeup will stick better or if you follow with a moisturiser. I have been using this for a months now and have definitely noticed a reduction in blemishes and pore size.
Disclosure: Garnier PR sent me this product. All opinions in this blog post are 100% my own and honest