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Garnier PureActive Pore Unclogging Wash

I found Garnier PureActive Pore Unclogging face wash when I was searching the shelves of our Indian malls for the Neutrogena face wash for acne that contained salicylic acid. The Garnier PureActive face wash also contains salicylic acid according to the ingredient list and I’ve found it to be quite effective in treating pimples and whiteheads.

Ingredients in the Garnier PureActive face wash

I’ve been using it for a while now and I’ve found a great reduction in the number of whiteheads in my skin. My pimples have stopped altogether (although I do also treat my acne with a set of vitamins that I shall discuss in a future post). I’m not saying that this face wash will make your acne disappear but it will certainly help you along. The salicylic acid is just the thing needed to clear out those clogged pores that cause pimples, whiteheads and blackheads.

I use it just twice a day, never more because that would be too harsh for the skin. The one thing I don’t like about this face wash is that it is not soap-free. Soap-free is always better when it comes to cleansing the face.

It is a blue gel and comes in a squeezy tube. The smaller tubes have a screw-on cap which I find a bit irritating. The gel itself is runny, and trying to get it out of the tube without making a mess and wasting any of it becomes difficult. Especially when you’re trying to twist the cap back on with one hand while holding the gel you’ve dispensed for your face in the other hand. The larger tubes have a flip-top that is certainly easier to use.

Garnier PureActive face wash: Appearance of the gel

 

Garnier PureActive flip-top tube

Right now this face wash has pride of place on my washstand. I would recommend it to anyone battling acne. It is a good product. Just make sure you follow it with moisturiser.

Price: Rs.150/- for 100 gm

Pros:
Quite effective in battling acne
Improves texture of the skin
Reduces scars
Affordable

Cons:
Screw-on and flip-top tubes lead to the product running down the side of the tube when you try to pour it into your hand; would have been better with a narrow, protruding nozzle instead
Not soap-free