8 November 2016


I've always struggled with my skin, and even today where blemish products should be a thing of my past, they are sadly not. But sometimes fining the time to properly pamper my skin with facials and masks, can be a tricky when you have two small toddlers. So when the PureActive Intense 3 in 1 Charcoal Anti-Blackhead Wash, Scrub and Mask from Garnier SkinActive landed on my desk, I was naturally excited.

PureActive Intense 3 in 1 Charcoal Anti-Blackhead Wash, Scrub and Mask promises an intense and very deep clean of the pores to help reduce even the most resistant blackheads and prevent their appearance. Now I don't actually really suffer with black heads, but rather general breakouts, but still I've found this cleanser useful.

It can be used as a gentle and daily wash to help purify the skin and remove dirt and impurities thanks to containing salicylic acid. But it can also be used as a scrub as it contains natural exfoliating particles to help unclog pores and hence prevent the skin from becoming congested and black heads and breakouts from occurring in the first place. Finally, it can also be used as a mask. It has been enriched with charcoal which is an absorbent ingredient that soaks up all excess oil and impurities in the pores, to help neutralise shine and keep the skin soft and smooth, while the added blueberry extract helps keep the skin more balanced. Used as a mask, it just needs to be left on the skin for about 5 minutes to work its magic.

I like to use the dark grey cleanser when I'm in the shower and wash my hair - after I've washed my hair and am waiting for my conditioner or hair treatment to soak in, I apply a thin layer to my damp skin on my face, and leave it on as I scrub my body or shave my legs or armpits. And just before I start rinsing my hair, I start gently massaging the mask, to rinse it off, while I let the gentle particles exfoliate my skin at the same time. And then I can simply wash it all off as I rinse my hair. Speak about multi-tasking!

And I love how this is a multi-tasking product, and works as a mask too by being left on the skin, and it is gentle enough for everyday use. And after use, my skin is left soft and clear, and without being dried out or irritated. And I am convinced that frequent use of this will not only help my skin be less greasy but also help control the amount of breakouts that I get.

So all in all I find that this is a brilliant product that does exactly what it promises, and on top, its pretty budget friendly too. I'll definitely be repurchasing this one again and again!

Garnier SkinActive PureActive Intense 3 in 1 Charcoal Anti-Blackhead Wash, Scrub and Mask - RRP: $12.75 / 150ml

Available from Priceline, supermarkets, variety stores and select pharmacies

* Products have been kindly provided for consideration, and have reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.


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