To start off my very own review section for my blog, I wanted to review a product that I recently purchased to try out that was affordable, but effective. So I went to the drugstore and picked up a few body lotions and so far, this has been my favourite experience!
My skin type: Dry [I get itchy and flaky more so near the winter time]
Product: Garnier Body Intensive 7 days Hydrating Gel-Cream with L-Bifidus and Grape Oil (400 ml)
Price: $5.99 CAD (250 ml), $7.99 CAD (400 ml)
Compared to other body lotions, I thought the gel idea was amazing. This product is very light, it absorbs almost immediately, and it definitely hydrates! The best part is probably the fact that it doesn’t feel sticky or gross after application! I know on the bottle it advertises that the moisturizing affect lasts up to 7 days, but I found that I still had to apply it every other day before dryness kicks in. So if you’re someone who moisturizes after a shower, this body lotion is meant for you since it absorbs quickly and leaves no sticky after-feeling. It does mention that their study shows that after 4 weeks of usage, even without applying this gel-cream twice daily, consumers felt hydration that lasted up until 7 days. I’ve only used this product for about a week and a half so maybe it’ll build up for me! Bonus: This body moisturizer smells fantastic!!!
Located on the back of the bottle, they mention the ingredient L-Bifidus, which was inspired by probiotics found in yogurt. It essentially aids in improving your natural protective barrier to help keep moisture in.
Grape Oil, their other advertised ingredient, is rich in vitamin E (an antioxidant that prevents cellular damage, aka good for skin)
The only thing I’m not too sure on is, I don’t see many articles on L-Bifidus and it’s role in skin care. I tried searching up scientific articles on it but can’t seem to come across any directly related to L-bifidus and skin care. Garnier does mention it is “inspired” by probiotics so maybe they have their own studies.
Would I recommend this product? Definitely. Of all the body lotions, creams, and butters I’ve come across, this would be on the top of my list for effectiveness, great smelling, and reasonably priced!