I’m generally happy to spend money on products with active ingredients, and anti-ageing procedures, but when it comes to cleansers and toners, budget buys are my best.
New on my bathroom shelf are the recently launched Garnier SkinActive Naturals range in Rose Water, suitable for dry skin. The new range comes in two other variants: Aloe Vera (for normal and combo skin) and Green Tea (combination to oily). Each variant has a cleanser (the aloe and green tea have a gel wash, while the rose has a cleansing milk), toner and moisturiser.
This is Garnier’s first plant-based line (96% of the ingredients are of “natural origin), with each variant having a specific benefit – aloe vera for hydrating, rose water for soothing, and green tea for purifying.
At the launch event, we were all oohing and aahing over the incredible smells, and green tea is my favourite. Based on my dry skin type, I was given the rose range to try. I liked the toner and moisturiser, and only used the cleanser once as I’m generally not a fan of cleansing milk as I don’t find it refreshing, and it feels like more admin to get off. So I went and bought the aloe vera gel cleanser, which I adored – refreshing and non-drying.
I’d probably buy the cleanser and toner again, but at my age, I’d rather opt for a moisturiser with some kind of anti-ageing ingredient. For those who don’t need these kind of ingredients, then this moisturiser should be just fine.
If you’re looking for a dependable range of affordable products that do as they promise, then these are worth making it to your shopping cart.
The products start at around R60 for the cleanser and toner, and R69 for the moisturiser, and are available from Takealot, Clicks and DisChem.