Garnier White Complete Face Wash & Cream Review & Swatches-
I am sure just like me, you guys also must have used the Garnier light range face wash & cream at some time or the other 😀 I used that in my high school till college and it has been revamped now to the White Complete range but the claims remain the same 🙂 Would I use it anymore? That’s what I tried to find out.
Garnier White Complete Face Wash:
What Garnier Says-
Reverse the damaging effects of the sun with Garnier’s White Complete Face Wash. It helps gets rid of tan and dullness which accumulate with daily exposure to the harsh rays of the sun and pollution in the environment.
Powered with Pure Lemon Essence which acts as a mild bleaching agent, Garnier Skin Naturals White Complete Face Wash can be used daily after sun exposure to lighten and even out your skin tone. Purifying agents in the face wash deeply cleanse pores, giving a clear, blemish-free complexion.
In addition, it also contains mild exfoliating agents which gently scrub away the old, dead cells on the top layer of your skin to reveal a bright new radiance. It removes excess traces of sebum so as not to make your skin prone to acne and pimples.
Wet face and squeeze a small amount of the face wash on your palm. Work up a lather and massage onto face in gentle circular motions. Since the product is a mild exfoliant, do not scrub too hard. Wash off with clean water.
Price: 150/- INR for 100g
My take on the Garnier White Complete Face Wash:
The face wash still comes in a convenient inverted plastic tube with a flip-top cap which is easy to carry around and use 🙂 My lid broke though I dunno why :-/
The face wash is bright pearly lemon yellow in color, quite thick in texture and needs to be massaged to form a lather, very easy to wash off though! It removed the dirt, oil & grime quite well from my face but dried out my skin pretty badly :-/ It might have worked for me if I had oily skin like before and in humid weather, but here it makes my skin feel like paper & I run to moisturize.
As per its claims to lighten my skintone, I neither had such fancies as nothing applied externally on your face for 20 seocnds can possibly make it fairer but oh well! Brands live in a parallel world of their own! However,it did not break me out 🙂
It has a fresh lemony fragrance, quite like how it was several years before and I do like it 🙂
Pros of the Garnier White Complete Face Wash:
1> Convenient & travel-friendly plastic tube packaging with a flip-top cap.
2> Removes dirt,grime very well without any tacky/greasy feel.
3> Did not break me out.
4> Very affordable.
5> Fresh lemony fragrance!
Cons of the Garnier White Complete Face Wash:
1> Made my skin unbearably dry and stretchy 🙁 and I don’t even have dry skin!
2> Obviously did not live up to lightening and fairness claims.
Swatch of the Garnier White Complete Face Wash-
Garnier White Complete Cream Review
What Garnier Says-
Garnier Skin Naturals White Complete Multi Action fairness cream promises instant whitening and skin that is two tones fairer after using the cream for two weeks.
Garnier boasts of ten skin benefits that the Skin Naturals White Complete cream has, some of which are lasting fairness, protection from the sun, and skin whitening that is visible from the first application. The tub contains 40g of cream that contains pure lemon essence, which is a natural bleaching agent that smoothens skin and clears blemishes. It also comes with SPF17/PA++ that protects the skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays of sunlight that will darken it further. This fairness cream has Active White molecules that are said to have ten times the power of Vitamin C in skin whitening.
The cream is moderately thick, and takes two minutes of massaging to become absorbed into the skin. It is most suitable as a day cream, since it has sun protection factor that will prevent damage to your skin due to exposure to the sun. It does not provide coverage, but still gives the skin a glow due its instant whitening effect. It is suitable for all skin types and keeps skin hydrated and soft throughout the day. It must be applied daily on clean skin and massaged into the skin with light, circular movements, starting from the middle of the face and outwards towards the edges of the face and the base of the neck.
Price:85/- INR for 18g
My take on the Garnier White Complete Cream-
The cream comes in a cute sturdy plastic tub which is travel-friendly but is very unhygienic to dip your fingers in it to use it everyday :-/
The cream is pearly white in colour with a very thick texture and it does take a bit of time & effort to massage it in and ouch..it still leaves behind a whitish cast 🙁 which I loathe and have discarded countless good sunblocks because of this issue.
The cream, in spite of being so thick does not have any hydrating power at all and it feels just like a mask sitting on my skin 😐 It mattifies & dries out my skin to a large extent and I need another moisturizer beneath this in this weather. Maybe in very hot & humid weather it would work better?
As for its fairness claims in a week I saw no change in my skin tone except the whitish cast which I am sorry but I cannot count as being fairer :-/ This also, did not aggravate or break out my skin.
The fragrance is similar to the face wash- fresh and lemony 🙂
Pros of the Garnier White Complete Cream:
1> Cute tub packaging, travel friendly.
2> Does mattify skin, so oily skinned ladies might like it!
3> Very affordable.
4> Fresh lemon-like fragrance.
5> Did not break me out.
6> Has SPF
Cons of the Garnier White Complete Cream:
1> Unhygienic tub.
2> Does not hydrate skin at all- feels like a mask.
3> Dries out skin.
4> Leaves a whitish cast on skin.
5> Does not make my skin tone lighter.
Swatch of the Garnier White Complete Cream-
Do I recommend Garnier White Complete Face Wash & Cream?
I have used this range consistently several years ago when I had no understanding of whitish cast, proper amount of SPF requirement and back then I had horribly oily skin & was on a tight student budget so I guess this range worked well enough. Now that I have used so many brands and different textured day creams, I realize the stretchy feel, failed claims, cast on my skin and zero hydration and would definitely not recommend the Garnier White Complete Face Wash & Cream if like me,you are on the wrong side of 20s and do not want to take chances with your precious skin!
Review by- Agni