You may remember back at the start of December I reviewed Garnier’s Moisture Bomb sheet mask and declared my love for it, stating that I wished that serum was available separately as it did such a good job of rehydrating my skin. Garnier got in touch to let me know that whilst there wasn’t the serum available by itself they did have two moisturisers – one for the night, and one for the day also in the Moisture Bomb collection and offered to send me them to try. Given just how much I loved the mask I snapped their hand off.
The two moisturisers arrived to me in Mid December and I’ve been using one in particular pretty much daily since. From the skin active range, these Garnier moisturisers like the mask are formulated with a pomegranate extract which acts as an antioxidant whilst also giving skin a rehydrated boost.
The packaging of these products was lovely in shiny blue and white boxes which are really eyecatching and far more luxe looking than I would have expected from such a budget friendly line. Sadly one of my dogs decided (I don’t know which of them was the guilty party, they both have a track record) to destroy one of the boxes before I’d even had chance to open it or photograph it. The packaging of the products is simple and clean, it’s nothing flash and isn’t the prettiest for your bedside table, however it’s what’s inside that counts.
The day cream is a 3-in-1 moisturiser, not does it just offer rehydration, but it also being a product to help reduce signs of fine lines and with a built-in SPF 10 with UVA/UVB protection. The texture of this is a thin creamy formula which is almost watery in consistency. Easy to apply with a pump on top, I’ve found one pump the perfect amount as it spreads far as it’s thin.
I’ve particularly fallen for Moisture Bomb Night, it’s a gel cream hybrid made with 15% serum that feels instantly soothing an cooling to the skin. I imagine in summer when it’s warmer this would be a lovely thing to use at night – particularly if you’ve spent some time in the sun. It melts into my skin instantly and leaves no trace or residue behind. I’m probably now two thirds of the way through this and I’m going to be really sad when it’s run out as I can’t stop myself from using it.
Here’s the thing, I actually like these products the opposite way round to how they’re meant to be used. The night edition was an instant hit for me and I could use any time of day. The day cream whilst thin in formula seems to take ages to sink into my oily skin, I think pre any makeup steps I’d have to wait at least 20 minutes before I’d feel comfortable putting primer or foundation on. The gel-cream hybrid of the night cream sinks in instantly for me and doesn’t have a heavy kind of feeling at all. This works great for me with oily skin, but if you have normal or dry skin which sucks up all moisture the designated timings of the product would probably work well for you. I’m not 100% convinced that it would be as intense a boost a moisture for those with dry skins since it feels quite light for me, however I can’t guarantee that it wouldn’t be the case, however it is nice to have a moisturiser that doesn’t feel too heavy for me on the oily side, it’s all too often that brands cater for one side of the spectrum but not the other.
Since getting these I’d been using the night cream at night and whilst I’d tried the day cream a few times and not gotten along with it, I decided to flip them round using the night cream in the morning and the day at night over the past two weeks and I’ve gotten on with this routine well and my skin feels well hydrated, although of course I’m not getting the benefit of the UV protection at night!
Moisture Bomb Moisturisers are priced at £7.99 each (although regularly on offer, I’ve seen them for as cheap as £5.33). What are your favourite budget moisturisers?
Products sent as PR samples, although was under no obligation to review. Review reflective of my experience with the products.