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SkinActive Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream

Garnier

SkinActive Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream

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1.7 oz Item 2220338

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Garnier Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream provides long-lasting hydration in a lightweight, oil-free formula. The fast-absorbing gel-cream instantly penetrates skin and locks-in moisture for 24 hours. Antioxidant fruit waters help defend skin from external aggressors while vitamin E soothes and conditions. Instantly: Skin looks and feels more supple and smooth.
Gently apply Garnier Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream to face and neck, every morning and night after cleansing.
Aqua/Water, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat., Dimethicone, Isononyl Isononanoate, Carbomer, Dimethiconol, Chlorphenesin, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Hydroxide, Vitis Vinifera Extract/Grapefruit Extract, Xanthan Gum, Tetrasodium EDTA, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Menthoxypropanediol, Magnesium Gluconate, Sodium Citrate, Benzyl Salicylate, Linalool, Calcium Gluconate, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, CI 19140/Yellow 5, CI 42090/Blue 1, Parfum/Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol.

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GarnierSkinActive Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream
 
4.5

(based on 503 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Not greasy (289)
  • Smells great (223)
  • Absorbs quickly (165)
  • Goes on smoothly (161)
  • Moisturizes well (160)

Cons

  • Bad smell (17)
  • Not long-lasting (11)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (4)
  • Doesn't work (3)
  • Irritates skin (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (145)
  • After shower/bath (125)
  • Bedtime (69)
  • Combination skin (67)
  • Sensitive skin (55)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (203), Brand buyer (66), Beauty conscious (36), Survivalist / minimalist (24)

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5.0

Best thing ever

By Cool skin

from Pikeville

Comments about Garnier SkinActive Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream:

This makes my face so soft and smooth. It fixes my dry skin.

 
5.0

Awesome

By Anz97

from Texas

Comments about Garnier SkinActive Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream:

I read the reviews before I purchased and was worried about this smell everyone was talking about but I smell nothing unusual and you can really only smell it if you stick your nose in the jar. So I have no idea what these people are smelling, buncha sensitive Sally's. I use this every night after my skincare routine and before I put on my makeup and I love it. It's cheap and works amazing!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

People complaining about the "strong" fragrance are babies

By Rosette

from Atlanta

About Me Minimalist

Pros

  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Long Lasting
  • Moisturizes Well
  • Smells Great

Cons

  • Oily T-Zone

Best Uses

  • After Shower/Bath
  • Daily Use
  • Deep Moisturization
  • Dryness

Comments about Garnier SkinActive Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream:

If you're reading reviews & are afraid of strong fragrance smells, DO NOT listen to everyone who's complaining about it.
Unless you're sticking your nose in it, you CAN'T smell it. It blows my mind every time I see comments complaining about how it smells like "chemicals"
No it doesn't?? I've seen some comments praising Neutrogena's Hydro Boost while dissing this.
Hydro Boost 100% has a stronger CHEMICAL smell. It irritates skin near the eyes & is a very strong smell.

ANYWAYS aside from addressing the baby comments.
This is a great moisturizer. It's light weight & has dramatically reduced my pimples & small skin-colored bumps that I could not get rid of for years.
It takes a few minutes to fully seep in before you can do anything else to your skin, but it's not that long of a wait.
You only need a pinky worth for each section of your face. A little goes a long way.
The only issue is that it get's shiny on your forehead. I don't think this fights SUPER oily skin well. It can fight oily skin, normal skin, & combo, but seems to have an issue fighting against SUPER oily skin.
That only happens to me when I go out 12+ hrs though.

 
1.0

Deserves 0 stars, worst thing I've ever put on my face

By Kamryn

from Gadsden, AL

About Me Beauty Conscious

Pros

    Cons

    • Bad Smell
    • Doesn't Absorb Well
    • Irritated skin
    • Not Long-Lasting

    Best Uses

      Comments about Garnier SkinActive Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream:

      I HATE this moisturizer more than I've ever hated any other product. I couldn't even pass this on to a friend or family member after knowing what it did to my face.

      It reeks of chemical, and contains alcohol denat. as well as fragrance. Both of which, dried out and irritated my skin. I haven't used this moisturizer in over a week and my skin is STILL irritated in patches and has yet to even halfway recover. I have combination skin but based on the ingredients, I doubt that's even an actual issue.

      Please, if you have sensitive skin, don't even consider this stuff!! I'm not even that sensitive to smell either and this moisturizer's scent was overpowering to the point that I was nauseous for about 10 minutes after application. You can find a much better moisturizer than this, I swear.

       
      2.0

      smells

      By nadine

      from north dakota

      Comments about Garnier SkinActive Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream:

      I just tried this green one and it smells so weird. I can't figure it out and it's making me break out on the sides of my face. no good. hate it. I'm not usually picky at all with my lotions and moisturizers but I'll never buy this one again.

       
      5.0

      love, love, love this moisturizer

      By BeautyOnABudget

      from Savannah, GA

      About Me Minimalist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Absorbs Quickly
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Long Lasting
      • Moisturizes Well
      • Not Greasy
      • Smells Great

      Cons

      • No Sun Protection

      Best Uses

      • After Shower/Bath
      • Daily Use

      Comments about Garnier SkinActive Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream:

      I have been loving the gel moisturizers since they are so light weight feeling. I decided to give the SkinActive line a try and it did not disappoint! The SkinActive Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream goes on so light weight and smooth I wasn't sure if it would actually moisturize my face, but the little I put on went a long way. My face felt moisturized all day and I don't get any dryness. It has a refreshing feeling when you first apply it to your face, which I love!

      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      never again

      By loulou

      from NJ

      Comments about Garnier SkinActive Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream:

      I will NEVER buy this again! If i could give this 0 stars i would. This made me breakout and I do NOT have sensitive skin at all! It's nice as soon as you put it on but after that it made my face sticky and my make up was not sticking to my face at ALL!

       
      5.0

      My Favorite!

      By MissMeagan

      from Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670, USA

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Garnier SkinActive Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream:

      I bought this a month ago and I'm obsessed! It is great for my combo skin.

       
      5.0

      OMG .

      By Pottiepie

      from Atlanta, GA, USA

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Garnier SkinActive Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream:

      Loved it !!,Keeps face feeling super smooth and soft and more than anything super hydrated !!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The BEST Moisturizer on the Market for my skin!

      By Telara

      from Tulsa, OK, USA

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Garnier SkinActive Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream:

      If I could give this product 10 stars, I would. This moisturizer (the blue one) has done WONDERS FOR MY 22 year old combination oily skin, which I cant even call it that anymore because this moisturizer combined eith my skin care regimen has balanced my skin SO WELL, I only get oily on the sides of my nose and dry patches only sometimes appear right near the top corners on my mouth on my cheeks occasionally. I suffer from super productive sebaceous glands on my t zone and my cheeks like to get super dry and patchy, but this moisturizer is a miracle worker because my skin if so soft and smooth now and balanced. I can go without makeup now and feel great in my skin. I can use it 3x a day if I want and it doesnt clog my pores. Its like a refreshing breeze on the face. My only complaint is the jar isnt big enough. Ive gone through 7-8 of them since I started using this product!

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      • Q:

        My face tends to get red after using some moisturizers, the one I'm using now is a lotion moisturizer (aveeno) and it makes my face red. Is this good to use for sensitive skin? Will it make my face red?
        Asked on 1/19/2018 by abby from usa

        1 answer

        • Brand Expert

          A:

          Hi Abby! Thank you for your interest in our Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream! Although this product is for individuals with normal to combination skin, it is formulated with vitamin E. The vitamin E is designed to soothe and condition the skin, therefore, it should not cause any irritation. We hope that this information helps!

          Answered on 2/2/2018 by Brand Expert from Garnier
      • Q:

        Hi. What is the difference between this and the Moisture Bomb gel? I have oily skin and head a gel formula would be good, but not sure which to go for. I would like to not be extra greasy after moisturizing. :)
        Asked on 11/19/2017 by Brit from undisclosed

        1 answer

        • Brand Expert

          A:

          Hi Brit! Thank you for your question! Our Moisture Bomb is designed for dry skin, while our Moisture Rescue Gel-Cream is designed for oily to combination skin. Since you have oily skin, we recommend the Moisture Rescue!
          We hope this information helps!

          Answered on 11/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Garnier
      • Q:

        Is this product good for oily skin? Does it contain alcohol? Is it recommended for daily use? How much product I need?
        Asked on 11/16/2017 by Jennifer from Santa Ana, CA

        1 answer

        • Brand Expert

          A:

          Hi there! This Moisture Rescue Gel Cream is suitable for normal/combo skin. The ingredients list can be found underneath the "How to Use" on the product page. You can apply a dime size amount daily. Hope this helps!

          Answered on 11/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Garnier
      • Q:

        Is this product good for oily skin or combination skin ? I need a moisturizer that will help with my oily skin
        Asked on 7/14/2017 by Frida from Olive Branch,MS

        1 answer

        • Brand Expert

          A:

          Hi Frida! Our SkinActive Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream is suitable for normal-oily skin.

          Answered on 7/18/2017 by Brand Expert from L Oreal Paris
      • Q:

        Is this product good for nightly use on acne-prone skin? Is this product non-comedogenic, and will the alcohol in the product dry out or irritate my skin?
        Asked on 4/21/2017 by teenskin from US

        1 answer

        • Brand Expert

          A:

          Hello! This product is Dermatologist tested so it is safe on acne-prone skin. This product is also non-comedogenic and the alcohol should not dry out your skin because it is a lightweight gel-cream formula that is meant to moisturize your skin. This product should not cause any irritation on your skin either. In the event that does happen, we recommend you give us a call at our toll-free number because we take reactions very seriously and would like to help you the best way we can.

          Answered on 4/25/2017 by Garnier Consumer Care from Garnier
      • Q:

        Does this leave a matte finish on the skin or does your skin still feel slightly dewy?
        Asked on 4/20/2017 by Christa from PA

        2 answers

        • Brand Expert

          A:

          Hello Christa! Moisture Rescue Refresh Gel Cream would give your skin a natural dewy finish without feeling sticky. We hope this information was helpful!

          Answered on 4/25/2017 by Garnier Consumer Care from Garnier
        • Brand Expert

          A:

          Hello Christa! Moisture Rescue Refresh Gel Cream would give your skin a natural dewy finish without feeling sticky. We hope this information was helpful!

          Answered on 4/25/2017 by Garnier Consumer Care from Garnier
      • Q:

        I am 63 yrs old. I am seeing
        Signs of aging and have developed new creases recently.
        Which product should I buy...for normal/combo skin or for dry skin?
        Asked on 11/19/2016 by Questioning? from Nashville TN

        1 answer

        • Brand Expert

          A:

          To combat dry skin and fine lines we recommend using the Ultra Lift Anti Wrinkle Firming Daily Moisturizer SPF 15 in the AM and the Ultra Lift Anti Wrinkle Firming NIght Cream for PM. Don't forget the delicate eye area! Use the Ultra Lift Anti Wrinkle Firming Eye Cream both AM and PM to moisturize, treat and reduce the puffiness unique to the eye area.

          Answered on 11/21/2016 by Brand Expert from Garnier
      • Q:

        What are the ingrediants?
        Asked on 8/25/2016 by Michie from Chandler, AZ

        1 answer

        • Brand Expert

          A:

          The Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel Cream Oil Free ingredients can be found on the outer packaging of this product for review in store as well.

          Aqua/Water, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat., Dimethicone, Isononyl Isononanoate, Carbomer, Dimethiconol, Chlorphenesin, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Hydroxide, Vitis Vinfera Extract/Grapefruit Extract, Xanthan Gum, Tetrasodium EDTA, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Menthoxypropanediol, Magnesium Gluconate, Sodium Citrate, Benzyl Salicylate, Linalool, Calcium Gluconate, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, CI 19140/Yellow 5, CI 42090/Blue 1, Parfum/Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol.

          Answered on 8/26/2016 by Brand Expert from Maybelline
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