Garnier Organic Review

Mar 22, 2020 | Lifestyle

Tags: Beauty

Organic cosmetics are more and more present in department stores. Today, there is no need to go to specialized shops to buy natural products. But they are really worth it? Today, I am sharing with you my honest Garnier Organic Review that includes four products I tried for you!

It is when I started getting hormonal acne that I started paying attention to what my cosmetics, shampoos, toothpaste were made of. Did you know that some toxic components such as bisphenols A, chlorophenols, benzophenones and parabens can affect hormonal balance?

However, it is well to want to change to natural products, but doing it can be tough, especially if you’re new to it and have no idea what to go for. Which store sells natural products? Which products should I try? It’s expensive… what if my skin doesn’t react well to it?

*gets anxious*

So, when I saw Garnier releasing its organic range, I was like… YAY! Garnier is a brand I’ve always used and that works for me. Let me tell you, I didn’t think twice when I saw these beautifully packaged products at my grocery store.

The brand’s commitments

For this organic range, Garnier got certified and commits to “care for people and planet“.

  • The products are certified by Ecocert Greenlife according to COSMOS standard. It pretty much guarantees the absence of petrochemical ingredients and GMO, an environmentally friendly production and recyclable packaging. More information here.
  • At least 95% of the ingredients used in each product are natural
  • Star ingredients (lavender, argan, thyme, and aloe vera) are fairly traded with respect for biodiversity and ensuring producers a fair wage
  • Garnier Organic range is vegan and cruelty-free

A plant for every skin type

Garnier selected plants that benefit every skin type differently :

  • Argan oil, known for its nourishing properties, is recommended to dry and sensitive skin
  • Lemon grass, which helps to detoxify, is aimed to normal to combination skin
  • Thyme, appreciated for its purifying qualities, is recommended to combination to oily skin
  • Lavandin, known for its anti-aging qualities, suits all skin types, including sensitive ones

My skin changed a lot since I got off the pill. Before, it was very oily and now, I can consider it as normal. Therefore, my choice went for the products that include lemongrass and lavandin.

 

Garnier organic: Review

Because I wanted to review the products for you, my plan was to use them for at least 3 months so my skin could adapt. I’ve been using most of the products for five months now (I bought new ones in the meantime).

Lemongrass Daily Moisturiser

The moisturiser is made of Organic Lemongrass and enriched in Organic Aloe Vera and Vegetable Glycerin. It is aimed to hydrate and mattify the skin.

The formula of this moisturiser is very light way which I appreciate. However, I don’t feel my skin hydrated enough, unless applying it twice, but that’s not what we want here.

You might also want to know that I used it during fall/winter season when the skin is more on the drier side. It could eventually work better on warmer/humid climates and on combination to oily skins. 

There is nothing to be said about the composition but because of the above reasons, I don’t recommend it.

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Lemongrass Detox Gel Wash

The gel wash is infused with Organic Lemongrass Essential Oil and enriched with Organic Argan and Vitamin E. It is aimed to eliminate excess sebum and purify the skin.

What you might want to know is that it is a smooth gel – understand that it is not aimed to exfoliate. It is recommended to use it with the Konjac Sponge which I didn’t try.

I use it with my Remington Reveal Cleansing Brush and works perfectly. The gel does not dry my skin out and I can definitely feel a fresh and clean sensation after using it.

In terms of the composition, we notice the presence of salicylic acid which might be an endocrine perturbator.

Despite this, I would recommend it!

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Lavandin Anti Age Day Cream  

The cream is infused with Organic Lavandin and enriched with Organic Argan and Antioxidant Vitamin E. It is aimed to smooth the skin and make wrinkles appear reduced. 

After finishing the Lemongrass Daily Moisturiser, I decided to get this anti age day cream since it appeared way richer. I wasn’t wrong, the cream hydrates a lot.

The rich texture doesn’t bother me since it’s pretty much all I wear on a daily basis (I don’t wear a lot of makeup). If you do, I recommend you waiting 1-2 minutes before applying your foundation. It will enable the cream to set and prevent a sticky feeling when applying your makeup. 

I really like my skin texture once I apply this day cream and there’s nothing wrong with the composition. 

I recommend it!

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Lavandin Glow Facial Oil

The oil is infused with Organic Lavandin and enriched with Organic Argan and Vitamin E. It is aimed to smooth + nourish the skin and improve its texture.

Last but not least, this is my favourite product of them all! I love this facial oil and it’s the only thing I apply after cleansing my face at night – that’s all I need which is so convenient!

It hydrates my skin perfectly and makes my face feel so soft when I wake up the morning after. Composition in ok as well!

I love it and already bought a second one so of course, I recommend it!

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Garnier Organic Review

It is no surprise, I love the range, or at least the products I tried. The only one I won’t buy again is the Lemongrass Daily Moisturiser.

In general, I also have to say that all these products’ smell is very strong, both lemongrass and lavandin. I think it smells good, but if you are sensitive to strong smells, you might be put off by the essential oils scent.

Since I shared with you my struggles with hormonal acne, you might wonder if using these products improved my skin. So yes, my skin did improve since I started doing this routine.

However, even though I believe in the benefits of this organic range, I can’t give them all the credits for my skin improvements. Simply because getting rid of my acne and having a smoother skin texture is probable the result of several factors; maybe the fact that I switched to (almost) natural products but also that my hormones are getting more and more balanced.

Do you use natural cosmetics? Let me know your favorite brands in the comments below!

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Hey, I’m Virginia

Born in Switzerland with Spanish roots, I am passionate about health, nutrition and personal development.

My purpose is to help women live a wholesome lifestyle and become the best version of themselves.

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Hey, I’m Virginia

Born in Switzerland with Spanish roots, I am passionate about health, nutrition and personal development.

My purpose is to help women live a wholesome lifestyle and become the best version of themselves.

Learn more