Pure Active range by Garnier has been a real surprise for me! I've always reached out for high-end products that have proved to be not even half as good as Pure Active products.
I was hesitating a bit whether to buy or not the moisturiser as i thought it wouldn't be good enough for my combination skin. I eventually gave in (since i was already a sucker for the blackhead scrub and the lotion from the same range) and i am more than happy i did. During the first two weeks of using it, i saw absolutely no improvement... Actually, i was breaking out more than usual. I was really frustrated but decided to give it some extra time-no product can turn nightmare skin to dream skin in 14 days AND actually be able to keep your skin that way in the long term.
It proved out to work great, it keeps my T-zone matte for about 5 hours and the drier part of my face, perfectly hydrated. I used to see new white heads every morning i woke up but now i get like one or two a month!
Has gel-cream texture and leaves skin feeling soft, supple, radiant and refreshed.
I also like that the bottle comes with a pump cause it's really sanitary but my only problem is that you get no warning when it's about to run out. You keep getting the usual ammount and next time you use it it's like *press press* and nothing! That's why i always have a spare *winks*.
I find the smell a bit annoying for my taste: i wouldn't call the scent "cucumber-y" like i read in previous reviews... I find that all products with high concentration in salicylic acid have identical scent. Can't really describe it but it's sharp, over-powering and chemical-y.
Overall, i love Pure Active moisturiser and as i mentioned in the begining all the high-end moisturisers for acne-prone and/or oily skins i have tried so far aren't even half as good as this one. So before you decide to buy another 50+ euro product, spend 9Euro instead and try this one. Give it 2-3 weeks to work and it might transform your skin too as it did to mine :)