I received the Garnier Pure Active 3-in-1 Clay Wash/Scrub/Mask in a press drop alongside the Charcoal Anti-Blackhead Was/Scrub/Mask that I reviewed a few weeks ago. If you missed that review and have been wondering if the charcoal wash from Garnier is a dupe for Dermalogica’s Charcoal Rescue Masque, then be sure to read the review here. Ok, let’s have a look at my thoughts regarding the clay wash/scrub/mask.
Garnier Pure Active 3-in-1 Clay Wash/Scrub/Mask
Product: The Garnier Pure Active 3-in-1 Clay Wash/Scrub/Mask is a multi-use face product designed to purify the skin, unclog pores, reduce the appearance of blackheads and absorb excess oils. This product contains eucalyptus extract, zinc and salicylic acid and can be used as a face wash, a scrub or as a mask. It is rated South Africa’s no.1 anti-spot product and promises purer and clearer skin in 1-week.
Texture: The white ‘paste’-like product has a very mild grittiness to it which I really enjoyed, much less than the Charcoal Anti-Blackhead wash but not in the least less effective. You definitely get the sensation of a proper scrub, but it does not feel harsh or stripping on the skin. Although it is said to have a cooling effect, I didn’t experience any and it also didn’t bother me in the least. Due to the granularity of the product I avoided the delicate eye-area.
Fragrance: Oh man! I loved the fragrance of the Garnier Pure Active 3-in-1 Clay Wash/Scrub/Mask! Contrary to the Charcoal Anti-Blackhead’s manly fragrance which I definitely did not enjoy, I couldn’t wait to wash my face in the morning with this delicious, crips, fresh cucumber fragranced product. It will make you instantly happy!
Use: Let’s be honest: I never take claims like ‘clearer in 1-week’ seriously, especially not from drugstore brands. But this time I had to eat a bit (a lot!) of humble pie. I could definitely see a major improvement in my superficial breakouts by the end of the first week I’ve used this product. Heck, I actually saw a major improvement after the first three days! This is really a brilliant product on all fronts: it works so well as a wash, it is an amazing exfoliator and a wonderfully effective mask. There is no residue left on the skin when you rinse the product. My skin has been so much calmer and less prone to breakouts since I started using this product religiously.
Skintypes: The Garnier Pure Active 3-in-1 Clay Wash/Scrub/Mask is recommended for oily skintypes prone to imperfections. It is general knowledge that I have super dry skin and it was only ever a pleasure for me to use this product. My skin has never felt dry, tight or stripped, even when used on consecutive days. So I think this is pretty much an excellent all-rounder and can be used regardless of your skintype.
Price: R80/€9 for 150ml.
What did I think? I absolutely loved the Garnier Pure Active 3-in-1 Clay Wash/Scrub/Mask! I loved the delicious fragrance, I loved the mild grittiness and how clean and fresh my skin feels every time I use this product. This particular variant is by far my personal favourite between the clay and the charcoal wash/scrub/masks, whereas my husband prefers the charcoal anti-blackhead wash. I think both these products are phenomenal value for money and does what it says on the tin. My skin is definitely clearer and less prone to breakouts and I will continue to use this on an everyday basis.
Will I buy this product again? Yes, I have already repurchased both the Garnier Pure Active 3-in-1 Clay Wash/Scrub/Mask and the Charcoal Anti-Blackhead Wash/Scrub/Mask.