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Garnier Light Complete Nourishing Hand Cream Review

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A couple of weeks ago, I realized how neglected my hands had been. With the onset of pre-winters sales, I realized why not purchase a hand cream, something which is affordable and provides nourishment to my hands. While browsing through various options online, I came across this hand cream from Garnier. Never having tried one before from this brand, I decided to go ahead and purchase this.

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About Garnier

Alfred Amour Garnier founded Garnier in Blois, Paris, in 1904. Garnier began with hair care products made with natural ingredients and has since expanded into the world of skin care. The company believes that nature provides the best self-care solutions, so the products are always made with natural ingredients. Today the company has grown significantly internationally and has seven broad product categories.

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About Garnier Light Complete Nourishing Hand Cream

This cream is enriched with lemon essence, the purpose of which is to lighten skin. It is also fortified with moisture-repairing nutrients to strengthen the skin's protective barrier. According to the brand, it is non-sticky, and has a fast-absorbing serum texture for soft, fairer, and intensely moisturized hands. The brand also claims that it provides upto 8 hours of hydration when applied to your hands.

Ingredients

The product has the following ingredients:

AQUA/WATER, GLYCERIN, ALCOHOL DENAT, PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM/MINERAL OIL, CETERYL ALCOHOL, BENZYL SALICYLATE, BIFIDA FERMENT LYSATE, BUTYL METHOXYDIBENZOYLMETHANE, CAPRYLOYL SALICYLIC ACID, CARBOMER, CI 77891/TITANIUM DIOXIDE, CITRAL CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM EXTRACT/LEMON FRUIT EXTRACT, DIMETHICONE, GERANIOL, GLYCERYL STEARATE, LIMONENE, LINALOOL, OCTOCRYLENE, PALMITIC ACID, PEG-100 STEARATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, STEARIC ACID, TETRASODIUM EDTA, PARFUM/FRAGRANCE

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FunctionIngredientsWhat Exactly It Does

Exfoliant

Capryloyl Salicylic Acid

These ingredients help to lift off dead skin cells to make the skin more fresh and smooth.

Skin-identical ingredient

Glycerin

This helps the skin to stay highly hydrated.

Sunscreen

Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Octocrylene

Ingredients that aid in the protection of the skin from UV rays.

Antimicrobial/antibacterial

Alcohol Denat

These ingredients help control the growth of micro-organisms on the skin.

Buffering

Sodium Hydroxide

This helps in keeping the formula stable.

Chelating

Tetrasodium EDTA

These ingredients help keep the formula stable.

Colorant

Ci 77891/Titanium Dioxide

additives that add colour to cosmetic products.

Emollient

Paraffinum Liquidum/Mineral Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid

These ingredients are responsible for making the skin soft and smooth.

Emulsifying

Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Palmitic Acid, PEG-100 Stearate

These ingredients help in binding the mixture of oil and water, which tend to separate.

Moisturizer/humectant

Glycerin

Ingredients that help the skin to stay hydrated so that it feels moisturized.

Perfuming

Benzyl Salicylate, Citral, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool, Parfum/Fragrance

Add fragrance to the product.

Preservative

Phenoxyethanol

These help maintain the longevity of the product.

Skin-identical ingredient

Palmitic Acid

This helps the skin to stay highly hydrated.

Solvent

Aqua/Water, Alcohol Denat, Paraffinum Liquidum/Mineral Oil, Limonene

These ingredients help dissolve other ingredients in the formula.

Surfactant/cleansing

Cetearyl Alcohol, PEG-100 Stearate

These ingredients help the product to distribute evenly and with ease on the skin.

Viscosity controlling

Alcohol Denat, Cetearyl Alcohol, Carbomer, Stearic Acid

These ingredients give texture to the product, by thickening them to give a moisturizer like consistency.

Price of the Product and Packaging

The product is priced at INR 150 (USD 2.00) for 50 ml. It comes in a soft, yellow tube packaging. It is quite travel friendly and is really affordable.

The Product

The hand cream is white in colour, with a medium texture and a thin consistency. The scent is very citrusy and quite prominent. The fragrance lingers for a while before dissipating. When applied to the hands, it absorbs quickly and leaves no greasy residue but I have had better experience with hand creams before. I would have personally liked a more subdued fragrance in my product. Also, after using the product for about two weeks, there was only a marginal difference in the dryness of my hands. Also, its claim to provide hydration for 8 hours doesn’t seem to be true. I felt the need to reapply after just 2-3 hours.

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How to Use The Product

Squeeze a quarter-size amount of cream onto your palms. Massage the cream into your hands until it is fully absorbed.

Pros of Garnier Light Complete Nourishing Hand Cream:

  • The packaging is travel friendly.
  • The cream absorbs quickly into the hands.
  • It is quite affordable.

Cons of Garnier Light Complete Nourishing Hand Cream:

  • The fragrance is quite strong for my liking.
  • The perfuming ingredients may trigger wrong reactions on sensitive skin.

Personal Opinion

Honestly, for me this was a one time buy product. The performance of this cream is at best adequate and I would not be really recommending it to anyone any time soon. It is also not that hydrating as the company claims it to be. Hoping for improvement in this product going forward.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

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