The Garnier SkinActive Moisture Bomb Tissue Mask (£1.49) is not a new product per se – these have been on the market since last year, but I’ve never tried a sheet mask before so it was all new and exciting for me. The Garnier SkinActive Moisture Bomb Multi-Protecting Hydrating Mist (£9.99/75ml), however, I haven’t seen in the shops before so I assume this is actually a brand new launch. Both products are quite gimmicky so I went in not really knowing what to expect.
First off the mask – I’ve heard many good things about the Hydra Bomb sheet mask so it seemed like good one to try. The application was mess free (a great bonus) and the mask felt nice and cooling on my skin. After removing the sheet my face was still quite wet with the product. I patted it in and initially it felt a bit sticky but after about 10-15 mins this dried to smooth matte finish. Foundation applied on top very nicely so it’s definitely not a night-time-only mask. As far as the skincare benefits go Garnier’s claims are quite bold. I can’t tell you whether this actually delivers enough hydration so that you can skip serum for a whole week but it certainly works as a very decent one-off treatment. The sheet masks are sold in single use sachets making these perfect for travel. I’ll definitely be picking up a few more next time I’m at the Boots.
The hydrating mist, however, is a completely different story. On a paper it sounds great – a product that provides hydration, high SPF and anti-pollution benefits all packed in a convenient lightweight spray! I’ve got a few trips planned in the coming months and I was hoping this would be a great travel size product to carry with me and to spritz throughout the day. The mist clings to the tiniest of hairs making you look like you’re covered in dust. And you need to pat the dusty layer in as this does not absorb and when you do you’re left with this greasy feeling film on your face. If you spray it on top of your makeup you have to be very careful when you pat it in because it your makeup will just roll off. It literarily feels like spraying dry shampoo on you face – it’s just wrong! I wanted to wash it off as soon as I applied it. A total fail! I’ll stick to my regular Avene Thermal Water Spray (£3.00/50ml) for reliable hydration on the go.
How you tried any products from the Garnier SkinActive Moisture Bomb range? How did you get on?