Here I am reviewing Garnier White Complete Fairness Cream and Face Wash combo which claims to give fairer skin in 7 days.
Garnier White Complete Fairness Cream and Face Wash Review
Garnier White Complete Fairness Face Wash
Garnier has a few very impressive face washes which I love but this time I was slightly disappointed. Garnier White Complete Fairness Face Wash is a face wash which claims to be a skin whitening face wash. It is a white medium consistency wash which looks slightly pearly. It later well and removes all the dust, oil and grim easily without drying the skin. I am not sure how it will work for dry skin in winters. I have tested it in humid monsoon weather where it fought the stickiness well. Keeping this in mind I feel that it might dry out dry skin even further in drier or colder weather.
But this all it pretty much does. It’s no good in protecting skin from new white or blackheads forget dealing with the old ones.
Whitening effects? I seriously don’t understand why whitening claims are attached with a face wash. Face wash is applied for 30 sec. I understand that 30 sec are enough for removing dirt, grim, oil and even to deal with acne ( some powerful ingredients ) but skin whitening effects can be achieved only when skin is bleached ( for which Garnier has added lemon extracts) for which 30 sec (or for that matter even 1 min) is not enough. So why am I exactly using this face wash ?
In their TVC they claim that Garnier White Complete Fairness Face Wash makes your skin fairer in just one wash. Considering that their model walks through a heavy polluted area where she gets a mask of dirt and pollution ( !! Seriously??? ) on her face, this face wash not only makes her skin clean ( true that !! ) but also one shade fairer… ( really!! Yeah if you decide to smudge a layer of mud on your face then definitely it will make you look one shade fairer in just one wash).
Garnier White Complete Fairness Face Wash is pretty average face wash which doesn’t have any extra benefit attached and doesn’t even comes close to its whitening claims.
Garnier White Complete Fairness Cream
Second product is the Garnier White Complete Fairness Cream with spf 17 pa ++ is a thick white cream which gives a semi matte finish. The cream is neither too oily or hydrating nor too matte. It dries up as soon as it is applied on the skin forming a thin-film on the skin which initially doesn’t bothers and the skin feels smooth. As these days it’s quite humid here therefore the mattifying effect of the cream feels good for first couple of hours but it starts getting slightly after few hours.
I didn’t find the Garnier White Complete Fairness Cream to be very effective. I haven’t used any fairness cream as such so I don’t exactly know how they work. But going through the tall claims of Garnier saying it will make the skin shade lighter in 7 days, I found the cream to be average. I don’t say that made me fairer but yes after a 15 days I did notice slight brightness. But this brightness came with a price.. whiteheads. Yes, despite a proper 2 CTM routine this cream gave me stubble whiteheads on chin and nose ( most prone areas). This is the reason I mentioned above ( for Garnier white complete face wash ) that the face wash does no good in controlling white heads or black heads.
I also noticed that the cream had no hydrating properties at all. There were times when my skin felt undernourished, dull and flaky. So for a slightly brightened skin am I ready to accept whiteheads and flaky look? .. I guess you all know the answer. And what’s with spf 17? It’s only good for people staying indoors, anyone stepping out in broad daylight will require sunscreen application for protection against suntan.
Rs.160 for 50 ml – Cream
Rs 145 for 100 gm – Face wash
Garnier White Complete Fairness Cream and Face Wash are average products. Garnier White Complete Fairness Face Wash works fine as a basic face wash but has no effect on whiteheads. Garnier White Complete Fairness Cream gives slight brightening effect and it also gave me whiteheads. Garnier White Complete Fairness Cream and Face Wash will suit a normal skin type much better than oily or dry skin.
PR Sample, Honest Review