Tuesday, July 24, 2012

My Review: Garnier Moisture Rescue Lightweight UV Lotion

Hey everyone! As a girl with very acne-prone skin, finding a moisturizer that doesn't contribute to breakouts is a difficult challenge; finding a UV lotion that doesn't clog my pores is an even more daunting task. UV lotion is a must for combating or preventing wrinkles and sun damage, but sunscreens are notorious for their tendency to cause break outs. The Garnier Moisture Rescue Lightweight UV Lotion boasts a whole set of claims that appear very attractive to break-out prone skin and also features a few moisturizing agents that can greatly aid dryer skin types.

What is It? This lightweight UV lotion is formulated to lock in moisture, block out dryness, and provide UV protection in the form of SPF 15 Sunscreen. Skin is supposed to stay deeply hydrated and smooth for 24 hours. The lotion is formulated with a unique combination of pure antioxidant fruit water extracts and a skin conditioning vitamin. Garnier claims this lotion to be deeply moisturizing while, at the same time, being oil free, non comedogenic, and non greasy.

Things to Rave About:

1) Lightweight: This lotion strays from a heavy, creamy texture, rather containing a light, feathery feel that feels slick on the fingers and absorbs immediately into the skin after application rather than sitting on top like the heavy moisturizers tend to do. Leaves skin supple, smooth, cooled with a wet feel, and gently hydrated.

2) Many Moisturizing Agents: The nutrients in this lotion include Grape Water Extract, Apple Water Extract, and Vitamin E. The Grape Water Extract is intended to defend skin from external aggressors, while the Apple Water Extract is formulated to maintain skin's moisture barrier. Vitamin E soothes and conditions skin. All 3 nutrients contribute to not only lightweight moisturization, but gentle skin renewal and repair.  I applaud Garnier for adding a few other moisturizing agents rather than sticking to the traditional sole Glycerin found in nearly every drugstore moisturizer on the market.

3) Convenient Pump: The pump allows application to be entirely mess free, easy, and sanitary. The head of the pump locks when turned to the side, thus preventing any unintended spillage. 4.5 oz of product is a substantial amount, considering the price tag of only 7.99.

Things to Rant About:

1) May Break You Out: After about a week of testing out this product, I began to see a few tiny pimples forming on my jawline. I didn't add or take away on other skin products, so I have to place the blame for these new pimples on the Garnier UV lotion. I did read a few complaints from other acne prone girls on makeupalley.com who stated that this moisturizer also broke them out. Of course, everyone's skin reacts differently to products, but I would urge break-out prone girls to be wary and careful using this lotion.

2) Not Moisturizing Enough: For severely dry, peeling, or red skin, this lotion will not deeply soothe and repair the skin. It may faintly calm and cool the irritation, serving only as a temporary aid not a long term solution.

My Overall Rating: 6.5 / 10


  1. Lovely post !! I love this brand but for my dry skin, I stick to Aveeno and it does wonders for me ! Have you tried that line yet?

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  2. Thank you so very much for the lovely comment and follow! :) Having oily skin, I like to stick to lightweight, gel formula moisturizers, so I don't think Aveeno would really work for me :(

    I checked out your blog, loved it, and followed! Keep up the awesome work girl!

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  4. Fantastic review...sounds really good.but dont think it would be suitable for my skin type!!

    Found you via BBU Bloghop....pop over and say Hi sometime

    1. Thank you for checking out my blog! Love your blog and followed! :)

  5. Following from the BBU Blog Hop! I have this moisturizer too, and am enamored with it! I def agree with it may not be enough moisture for some people with dryer skin, it works perfect for me and my oily skin though,

  6. Thank you so very much for checking out my blog! I agree its a perfect match for oily skin as it is very lightweight!

  7. I was going to buy this product, I'm so glad you did a review, I wont get this one now!
    Newest follower through BBU's blog Hop :)

  8. I love this moisturizer, definitely lightweight!! Visiting from the BBU Blog Hop, happy to be your newest follower <3

    Stop by and check out my blog if you get the chance.

    xo, Jersey Girl


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  10. I just might have o try that, I am currently using a moisturizer b Neutrogena. I love your blog so far, keep up the good work! I am following you now. Check out my blog and follow back if you like it.

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