Keeping it clean with Garnier Clean+

I have skin issues.  They began some time around 13 and they’ve never gone away.  I’ve had stage 4 acne (complete with boils that left scars), I’ve had back-ne, there’s been dry patches and oil slicks.   At one point or another I’ve been every “skin-type” except normal, with a nice case of sensitive skin to top it off.

It has made purchasing make-up difficult, moisturizers painful and skin cleansers down right upsetting.   I need something to clean away the dirt & grim from the day, remove my make-up and be gentle enough to not irritate my skin.

I’ve tried many cleansers, in fact I’ve reviewed a few of them here but none have completely fit the bill.  It’s an on-going journey, a costly, frustrating journey but I have hope that one day soon I will find one that “does it all!”

Garnier Clean+

Most recently I was given the opportunity to try the Garnier Clean Plus – Clean + Makeup Removing Cleansing Lotion.  It promises to help my sensitive skin “look & feel its best” with customized cleansing.  This particular cleanser was formulated to leave sensitive skin feeling moisturized and protected with the infusion of Plant Extracts.  It’s been Dermatologist, Ophthalmologist, and allergy tested.

The claim is that after one use: “Skin feels comfortable and conditioned and thoroughly cleansed.”  After a week of uses: “Skin feels smoother and softer and looks healthier.”

After almost a week of use here’s what I think:

The first thing I noticed was the makeup removal.  This is the first cleanser I’ve used that took off my makeup (including waterproof eyeliner) without any effort.  I didn’t even need to use my coconut oil to remove the racoon eyes I often have post face wash!  That in and of itself made this cleanser stand out.

Over all it does leave my face feeling smooth & soft.  I don’t get that tight dry feeling after I wash and the smell is quite nice, subtle but clean.  My skin seems to like it alright too, there haven’t been any dry patches or stinging under my eyes, which is a common reaction to many cleansers. 

I have noticed a few more small acne type patches than I normally have but I can’t say they’re directly from using the new product.  It could be hormone related (hello female hormone roller coaster) or stress or the change in product.  It’s simply too soon to tell.

As a whole I’d say the Garnier Clean Plus – Clean + Makeup Removing Cleansing Lotion delivers what it promises.  As long as my skin isn’t reacting to it, I’d also say it’s something I’d purchase again.  I love that it removes all my make-up and would make an excellent addition to my travel/gym bag!

Product has been provided by Garnier Canada, the opinions and language are my own, and in no way do they reflect Garnier Canada.