After my new-found romance with the Garnier Moisture Bomb Night Cream, I have decided, and by popular demand, so review the day cream as well! I’ve been trying it out for about a week now, wearing it underneath my makeup for work or day-to-day activities.
First of all, the packaging, just like the night cream, is quite garish. I don’t put it on my dressing table and think ‘ooh, how pretty’. It literally looks like I am trying desperately to get rid of blemishes, like those tea tree oil products I used to use as a teenager. However, it does come with a pump which is very handy and means I end up wasting less of the product.
The actual product is very different to the night cream, in the sense that it looks more like an genuine cream than a serum/gel. Basically, it actually looks like what I thought it would! The consistency is a little runnier than I usually expect with moisturiser, so a lot came out very quickly with one pump. It was clear when it came out on my finger that it wouldn’t be a particularly ‘plumping’ moisturiser, which is what I would usually go for and actually what I thought the name of the range initially suggested. It also smelt similar to the night cream – clinical and clean.
It spread very easily across my face and also absorbed very quickly into my skin, like I’d been in the Sahara for weeks. My skin felt smooth afterwards, but I felt like my dry patches, i.e. on my cheeks around my nose, under my eyes and in between my eyebrows, still looked like they hadn’t been moisturised, so I had to put another layer on. My skin felt very refreshed after two layers, but not plump or dewy.
Also, just as a quick note, on the packaging at the bottom it says ‘suitable for sensitive skin’ – I would disagree. I would say I have slightly sensitive skin, but not really, and this had a bit of a sting to it around my nose and mouth, so beware if you have very sensitive skin!
Under my make up it seemed to keep my face moisturised for most of the day, but on those pesky dry patches I felt like I needed to put on more than a normal moisturiser. I usually use my Olay Touch of Sunshine moisturiser, Soap and Glory Speed Pump or Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Gel, and didn’t find this day cream any better and definitely less moisturising than those.
My skin did feel lovely, smooth and fresh afterwards, but at the same time I felt like I was using way more of the product than I would usually with a moisturiser- which is not what you want! However, you do get 50ml for only £7.99, so you can’t really complain!
I think it would be good for someone who needs a basic amount of moisturiser however definitely not for very dry skin (which is strange as that is what it is marketed for).
I feel both the day and night cream are not bad products at all, they’re actually quite good. BUT they have just got the skin type completely wrong.
I hope you found this review useful, if you haven’t read my review on the Night Cream version of this, then follow this link here!
I’ve also now reviewed their latest product in the range, the Garnier Moisture Bomb Tissue Mask! Click here for the review.