Review of Garnier Intensive 7 Days Conditioning Lotion by jikl
First of all, please know that this lotion doesn't actually claim to 'moisterise for up to 7 days' after one use. If you read the packaging you'll realise they're actually saying is after 7 days of use your skin is 29% less dry.
The name "Intensive 7 Days" is ambiguous and designed to trick people into thinking they mean the effect of the lotion will last 7 days, but in fact it refers to how long it takes to see results.
So, taking that into account, I think this is a decent lotion. I got it in the cocoa butter formula and I liked the smell and found it very moisterising. My skin texture was a lot softer and smoother after 7 days of use, and stayed that soft for a good few days after I stopped using it. So that claim is true. But I rarely use body lotions consistently, so I'm sure my skin would have the similar improvement had I used any decent quality lotion.
They brought out a hand cream version too, and I bought that today in the shea-butter formula. I chose that formula because it says "SOS-Repair" on the tube, while the other scents & formulas did not. It also claims that skin will be 'still hydrated after washing'. My weather damaged hands feel comforted and my cuticles are smoother after 2 applications over 4 hours. I can feel a residue though - not greasy but kind of plasticy/synthetic. I used to use the body lotion on my hands and it didn't have that feeling, so I think in future I would stick to using the body lotion for hands and body.
I have always found it on special offer, so I feel it's good value, but I don't know if I would pay full price. For a few euro more I would probably choose Neutrogena instead.