Saturday, December 15, 2012

Garnier Body Intensive 7 Days Hydrating Lotion

I picked this up when I was in need of a good moisturiser for my legs and arms. Previously I was using a cheap and boring one, Coles brand I believe, which was alright but nothing special. I didn't want to pay much for this considering I would be using this frequently in great amounts and I wouldn't even see it (not like a fun lipstick or blush!).

It needed to be highly moisturising as my legs were quite dry, but it couldn't be at all greasy or leave any residue because that is just something that I cannot tolerate. I saw this for about $5 on sale in Coles and decided to give it a shot.

First up is the properties of the product, as outlined on the packaging:
"Intensive 7 days hydrating lotion is powered by L-Bifidus and naturally derived Aloe Vera Extract, specifically chosen for the moisture needs of normal skin. Hydration is so intense you will still feel it for up to seven days after the last application."

I think moisture for 7 days is a pretty big claim, and in my opinion simply one that they just didn't live up to. I needed to apply this moisturiser daily, or at least every second day - certainly not every 7 days. I don't have a problem with this in the slightest because it is my understanding that you need to apply any type of moisturiser every day, it just annoys me that they put such claims on the product.

Moving on, this is a refreshing, non greasy moisturiser that I really like. I like the smell of this (a non offensive fresh fragrance) but most of all I like the way it feels after the initial application as well as the remainder of the day once it has soaked in. It was highly effective (and my skin was quite dry at the time) and long lasting. I also really like the consistency of the product, not too runny and not too thick.

I like the simple green packaging of the product. It comes in a 400ml bottle that is practical and will last a long time.

I'm not sure that there is much more you can say about a body moisturiser, but it is effective and cheap, thus making it a darn good product in my eyes! I give this 9 out of 10.


  1. I hate how so many products have absurd claims! Great to hear that it isn't greasy (I absolutely hate greasiness too and lotions that don't absorb into the skin). I like lotions which are easy to apply as well- I know thick lotions are great for moisturising but I just can't stand the stickiness and greasiness! I would give this a go but I have too many lotions I have to finish up right now :P

    1. Products with silly claims just make me not want to purchase them. Lotions are one of those things that just seem to breed in your cupboard, at least they do in mine anyway.

  2. HAHAHA, I have this one with me right now but just a different type. I've got the one with shea butter for extra dry skin and let me tell you, that 7 day claim isn't true either. I never believed it when I saw it on the bottle because I don't think I've ever heard of such atrocity. But anyway, my skin still felt the same after 7 days although it claimed that it would be softer and less dry. My skin wasn't very dry to begin with but I mean, it would be good if it actually meant what it said in the bottle. I'm not a fan of the consistency because I still find that it's a bit liquidy and although it absorbs fast, still not as fast as other ones I've used.

    1. I quite like the consistency but the claims are a little crazy! I like the fact that is good quality but still affordable.


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