Thursday, 12 July 2012

Tried and Loved - Garnier - Intensive 7 days Hydrating lotion - body moisturiser

When it comes to winter I am often neglectful of using moisturiser for my body. I spend all my time rugged up in pants and jumpers or stockings to cover as much skin as possible, so putting on moisturiser is the last thing I think to do. Out of sight out of mind right? Then I looked at my legs recently and realised I shouldn't neglect them any longer! 

Just like my face, my skin needs all the moisture it can get through winter to counteract the woes of artificial heating and stiff winter breezes. This is where the Garnier Intensive 7 day hydrating body lotion for normal skin has been my saviour. It really is intense, and my skin feels noticeably smoother and hydrated as soon as it's applied. 

Garnier says: 
"Garnier Intensive 7 days Repairing Lotion is powered by L-Bifidus* and naturally-derived aloe vera extract, specifically chosen for the moisture needs of normal skin. Its moisture-binding formulation provides hydration so intense you will still feel it for up to 7 days after the last application.**
- Fresh, lightweight texture is non-greasy & fast-absorbing
- Dermatologically tested
- Tested on sensitive skin - Colourant-free - Not for use on face

* L-Bifidus, Lysate of Bifidus.
** Consumer test, 51 people, 5 weeks. "

The main thing I look for in a body moisturiser is that it first and most importantly soaks in quickly. I don't have time to sit around with no clothes on when it's only 2 degrees outside, and I don't want to get dressed while I'm still lathered in body lotion either. Garnier's hydrating lotion soaks in almost immediately without leaving a thick residue, or any kind of sticky greasy feeling. It's perfect! And the results are seen just as quickly. 

It's easy for me to see how a moisturiser works with my skin as I have tattoos, and when I apply this they're instantly brighter. As soon as it's applied my skin is hydrated again and no longer flaky looking and rough, it's just soft and smooth! This hydration definitely lasts all day, and I find that being pretty lazy I will only apply this once a day and that's fine. Just to test how long this moisture lasts I only applied it to one arm 2 days ago, and the one that I applied it to is still noticeably smoother than the one where I hadn't applied it at all. The moisture really lasts so you can probably get away with only applying it a few times a week and you will still see results. 

Also important for me is that fact that it doesn't have an overpowering scent. I like the smell,  it smells nice and fresh with the aloe vera scent being most prominent. It's not sugar sweet so it's not something I will get sick of easily, and it's not strong enough to be noticeable over your own usual perfume which is great, and it still smells nice all day long.

There are several variants of this moisturiser within the range, and these include: Normal Skin (as I used), Dry Skin (with 3 different types within this range to suit your particular dry skin needs), and extra dry skin (with shea butter). There should definitely be something for everyone, but I'm quite happy with the normal skin version for me. It's still super moisturising! You can see more about what each particular version can do for you on the Garnier website here

Overall I am really happy with this product, and the price tag being so low makes it even more enticing. The packaging is quite nice, and the product easily dispenses. I love that it's not in a tub because I can squirt it straight onto my skin to apply it. The bottle should last a fair while too as you don't need a lot of this product as it's quite a thin consistency, and there's 400mls per bottle.

I purchased this from my local supermarket for $6.95, but you can also buy it from Priceline, Target, Kmart, and almost every chemist or supermarket. You can see a full list of stockists on the Garnier website here

Have you tried one of the Garnier body lotions? What did you think? What's your favourite body moisturiser? x


  1. This looks like a great product I'll definitely have to try some out. Love the packaging too it's not huge or a tub!

    1. It's definitely worth a try, I've read so many other great reviews too. I think it's a steal at only $6.95! x

  2. Hi Bianka,i love you're blog you have done an amazing job! i hav nominated you for the "Leibster Award" :)

    1. Oh thank you so much! I'll check it out and hopefully post my reply soon. :) x

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    1. No problem, glad you enjoyed reading it. One of my favourites for sure. :)

  4. I've tried this and really like its lightness..