Garnier Skinactive Miracle Anti-Fatigue Wake-Up Hydra-Gel Moisturizer ($16.99) is a new facial moisturizer that promises to provide continuous deep hydration through the day to give skin a well rested and refreshed appearance.
Unlike every single moisturizer on the market at the moment this doesn’t contain or rely on hyaluronic acid but instead contains 15% Hydra-Glycerin which is a known humectant that allows skin to retain moisture.
Let’s take a look!
Garnier gets it right yet again. In 2010, Garnier Nutritioniste Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel came out and and it was one of the very first gel moisturizers to pop up at drugstores within the US. To this day I really love that moisturizer! More recently Garnier has introduced their two newest micellar waters to the US market and both are wonderfully formulated. Garnier has consectively released some very, very good cleansers and skincare picks over the recent years and they seem to only be getting better with age. This new Hydra-Gel is their latest awesome offering!
Garnier Skinactive Miracle Anti-Fatigue Wake-Up Hydra-Gel Moisturizer comes housed in a 1.7 oz pump with a formula that contains Wild Berry, Vitamins C and E, plus 15% Hydra-Glycerin. This is formulated to provide deep moisture to skin while allowing it to retain that moisture. It is an oil-free moisturizer and it is ideal for dry to very dry skin types (hey, that’s me!). Unfortunately, for sensitive users, it does have a fresh fragrance that might prove irritating! Personally I didn’t mind the fragrance.
So what do I love about this? The fact that it adsorbs easily, the fact that it isn’t greasy, it doesn’t make me shiny, and it has a smooth almost demi-matte finish, the fact that it keeps my skin smooth and hydrates all day.
What more can I say?
I love this formula.
This is a thick almost Vaseline-like consistency that reminds me of a facial primer almost. It absorbs super fast into my skin and delivers a nice boost of cool refreshing moisture at first application. It sets quickly to smooth almost demi-matte finish! I know, don’t panic, this isn’t bad a thing for us dry skin girls and guys. It’s actually a really nice finish as it almost feels like I applied primer to my skin as it smooths and softens the appearance of my complexion. I actually like the finish because not only do you feel the hydration aspect of it you’ll also notice how it doesn’t make for a greasy, shiny mess. Don’t get me wrong I desire a heavy duty moisturizer but not one that makes me so slick I glide. This doesn’t do that! It delivers moisture but also leaves behind a soft surface that isn’t dewy or slick.
Up and around the sides of my nose I’m having some severe dry skin as I have a cold so you know chronic blowing your nose and the skin starts to chap, crack, and flake up especially if you have drier skin. This keeps that area so smooth, so soft, and so moist throughout the day so I’m not left looking like my nose is peeling away.
As far as anti-fatigue, well, I’m of the mentality that more moisture means less tired, dull skin. So in fact this does improve the look of my duller, drier skin and gives me a fresher more awake appearance as it delivers that much needed boost of moisture and allows my skin to retain that moisture.
Garnier Skinactive Miracle Anti-Fatigue Wake-Up Hydra-Gel Moisturizer is a lovely little moisturizer that wears well under makeup and doesn’t make this dry skin a greasy mess. It absorbs easily and leaves my skin super refreshed while providing all day moisture so my flaky, drier skin looks great.