Monday, 11 March 2013

My Moisture Match

Everyone's skin is different and whether it be dry, oily or dull we all need to moisturise, it's a beauty must! Garnier has recently launched a new range of facial moisturises consisting of 5 unique creams to suit your specific skin type and skin woes. The Moisture Match has been developed to target; normal, normal/dry, dry/very dry, dull and oily skin with the appropriate ingredients to tackle each skin issue. 

The full Moisture Match range, each retailed at £5.99*

As you may already know, I have oily skin and search continuously for products to tackle shine and keep my face matte throughout the day. I don't currently have a 'go to' moisturiser as I tend to make do with samples that I regularly receive, so I took this as an opportunity to find a well suited match for me and my skin type.

And so, I purchased the 'Shine Be Gone' moisture match option, a mattifying cream ideal for combination to oily skin types. The key ingredient of this particular cream is Green Tea which is a wonderful anti-oxidant and gives a long lasting, smooth texture. This product is completely oil free and has a pleasantly light consistency so doesn't sit heavy on the face or clog my pores. It has a fresh fragrance and upon application it does genuinely give my skin an instant hydration boost. Since my first use I have noticed the surface of my face to be dramatically softer and I gain a great sense that my skin has been thoroughly hydrated. This moisturiser can be used both morning and night but I have chosen to use it at the start of each day before I put make up on, simply because I have found that using mattifying products too often will completely rid my skin of all oil and results in dry areas appearing around my face, especially on my T-zone.

One critical point I must mention is the durability of this facial cream. The product promises 24 hour hydration which I can't in anyway deny, however in terms of keeping my face shine free it isn't that reliable. Once applied to the face, the cream absorbs incredibly well into my skin leaving a matte canvas but as the day goes on I did eventually begin to see the shine had returned and I was need of a quick fix of powder.

I will continue using this moisturiser on a daily basis as I would rate it to be one of the best for a deep skin hydration despite not giving an all-day shine free face. Overall I am satisfied with this purchase, it's great value for money aside from the minor set back and I would definitely recommend to try the Moisture Match range as I can guarantee you will find a cream best suited for you and your skin.

Tamara x