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I guess this means I am in a relationship (Garnier moisturizer)

Posted Sep 15 2010 4:43am
So, ever since I packed everything I own, I have been very aware of everything I have. And it is just way, way too much. So, I purged: I threw away and I gave away. I am not a hoarder, but I went through a phase of needless buying. I have an idea why I did it: I was in a bored state of mind, and so I shopped. Absolutely unnecessary. I should have just upped my volunteer time and read more books. However, here we are. The epiphany came when it needed to come.

As mentioned in my previous post, I have limited my purchases, and I am so glad with my progress. Now, I have the satisfaction of finishing products and recycling the bottle. (Honestly, Beautifully Glossy inspired "Project Finish.") That hadn't happened to me since I was in high school. Can you believe I discovered that other than beauty products, I also had an obsession with toothbrushes and cleaning supplies? I had no idea I had more than 15 toothbrushes and countless bottles of disinfectant. The good thing, my house will stay clean for a very long time, and my teeth will always have a brush.

As far as beauty stuff, I have multiple bottles of conditioner (I am working that down like a champ.), many bottles of shampoo (now multitasking as shave soap), and skincare stuff.

One day, I just said, "T, you need to live a simple life surrounded by fewer products. Get rid of the excess!" So, I sat down surrounded by my excess, two boxes, and a corner. One box was for trash, the other for donate, and the corner for keep. I threw away a ton of stuff that was expired or just undesirable to anyone. I gave away new stuff and the multitude of little hotel bottles. I kept only what I needed, or what was a duplicate of what I used daily. The Garnier Nutritioniste: Skin Renew Anti-Sun-Damage Daily Moisture Lotion SPF 28 survived, solely because it has the longest name a moisturizer could have, and because I had just bought it.

I am glad it made the cut, because I think I am in a relationship, and I think it might be long-term. I have been using this moisturizer for several months. As a matter of fact, I finished my first bottle, and I have bought a second bottle. I am half-way through this current bottle, and I plan on buying the same one when I am done. This is how much I appreciate the moisturizer.

I have dark spots on my face. They are old acne scars that fight to go away. I have had a constant struggle with them, and the moment time has faded away some stubborn spots, one wild pimple pops up to leave another mark. I have come to accept this reality. My face will never look fully blemish-free. Even though I have reluctantly accepted this, I am always interested in products that advertise more radiant, less spotted skin. Hence my attraction to this Garnier moisturizer.

This Anti-Sun-Damage moisturizer claims to help diminish existing sun damage on the skin. It states that after several weeks of use (I think it is about 4 weeks of steady use) you will see more even skin. Oh, and it does offer SPF 28 (random number, I know).

At first, I was very skeptical, but I figured that I would buy it again because it is very hydrating, not heavy, and doesn't break me out at all. Then after several weeks of use (I use day and night), I noticed that my face looked more even-toned, cleaner. Then, several weeks later, I noticed that I needed less foundation, and I didn't have to use as much concealer as I tend to. In fact, there are days that I go fully without makeup. My face isn't totally spot-free, but it looks a lot better than it did before. So, I became fully committed to this moisturizer.

Also, the bottle is slim and green with a locking pump (great for travel). The bottle is 2.5 oz, and is not as big as it looks in commercials and pictures. When I first got the box, I was surprised at how small it looked. For me--using two full pumps, twice a day--the bottle lasted about two and a half to three months, give or take a week. The price was reasonable at $10-11.

I am really impressed with this moisturizer. Actually, I am so impressed with Garnier that I have ventured into another product; I just bought the Daily Exfoliating scrub. I just ran out of the Clean and Clear Blackhead Eraser pads (second replacement after taking a hiatus), and I figured I would try something else for the same price (The scrub is around 5 bucks.). So we shall see if Garnier comes through with the cleanser as well.

Has anyone tried this moisturizer? Any other Garnier products? Drop a line and let me know. I am also intrigued with the under eye roller ball for dark circles. Has anyone tried this? I have to finish the eye cream I am wearing now, but that will be the next purchase.

photo from garnier website

5 out of 5 happy wallets. I didn't expect much, so that might affect my rating, but this product really has made my face look more even.

Price: $10-$12 (depending where you buy)

Where: Walmart, Target, drugstores
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