Premoistened wipes are a busy girl's staple — they're portable, fast, and easy. But what's a girl do when she has sensitive skin? Garnier is answering that question with its new Soothing Remover Cleansing Towelettes ($6). They do everything the original does, like remove your makeup and even waterproof mascaras without a drop of water, but without the irritating fragrances and dyes you can find in other towelettes. You can thank calming rose extract and vitamin E for that. Besides, having a more gentle cleansing option is a win in our book.
When it comes to product reviews, enthusiasm counts for a lot, so reader gilfill1's experience with Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew Anti-Sun Damage Daily Eye Cream ($13.50) caught my eye. She says:
"I'm a total product junkie and was going to use Bare Minerals face lotion 'til the last possible drop (or until I got my next paycheck to afford yet another pricey moisturizer). Anyway, I went to Walgreens totally bummed, because I figured that whatever I did choose would probably suck, not work, or give me an allergic reaction. I chose this moisturizer because it was the cheapest, but it has delivered like no other. It totally revitalizes my face, and I can't help but take a second look every time after I put it on. how can I possibly glow and look so healthy that quickly, I think? but I do! I'm so happy I've fallen in love with a cheaper product, because my wallet is much heavier these days. Highly, highly recommended from a combo skin girl."
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Finding an eye cream that helps reduce puffiness, dark circles, and has just the right texture can take a few hits or misses. Reader Stef42678 has found her match in Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew Daily Anti-Fatigue Eye Cream ($13.50). She said:
I really love this Garnier formula because it works great at making my area look better and softer. It helps reduce my morning eye puffiness and adds a soft glow to the area to reduce lines. It is great for using at night and feels creamy on, not greasy.
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There are many makeup removers on the market, from soap to soap-free to creams to towelettes. Recently, reader JaimeLeah526 tried one of the towelette variety. Garnier Nutritioniste's Nutri-Pure Detoxifying Wet Cleansing Towelettes — Oil Free ($5) supposedly remove mascara, too. But did it work for JaimeLeah526? Here's what she had to say:
"I'm a huge fan of makeup remover wipes in general, but I have to say these were amazing. They have the signature scent of the rest of the Nutritioniste line that I love and they didn't sting my face. They remove even waterproof mascara and my skin felt clean and soft after I finished. They were refreshing and cooling and I would highly recommend these, especially on a hot summer night."
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It's somewhat bunk when directions say to use a shampoo or conditioner from the same line together for best results (skincare can be a different story). But I decided to do so when trying Garnier Hydra-Curls, because at under $4 each, I could. While I highly doubt my positive-ish results were from using the shampoo and conditioner in tandem, I thought it was worth noting.
Also worth noting is the little plastic bubble on the cap. Such a small thing, but when you've been unscrewing tops and sticking your wet hand in tubs of $30 deep conditioner (thus watering down the product), it's a reprieve. The scent of Garnier Hydra-Curls kind of reminded me of free gym shampoo, but I can't argue with the fact that my hair dried really soft and wavy, but smooth. The detangling abilities of the conditioner are stellar — I barely needed to brush my hair. Eight bucks is a small price to pay for that.
I'm beginning to really like the concept of products that work while I'm fast asleep (and wide awake, of course). But, I'm beginning to not like the dark circles and puffiness that have made their way to the area just underneath my peepers. So, when team member jennIRL wrote to me about an interesting new depuffing product, I had to give it a whirl.
She asked, "I just saw a commercial for Garnier's Skin Renew Anti-Puff Eye Roller. This is definitely something I suffer from on a semiregular basis; have you used this product, or heard anything about it?"
So, I admit. I was a little leery of the gimmicky nature of the Skin Renew Anti-Puff Eye Roller ($13). A roller-ball wand that magically "erases" the circles and puffy undereye area? Come on, I thought. To find out how it went, read more
While we're all waiting for Alice Temperley's collection for Target to hit stores, we can steal a few beauty tips from the London-based designer's recent interview. Alice is one of those women who always looks radiant and pretty-without-trying-too-hard, and it's no surprise to discover that her beauty routine is pretty low-key and natural:
- Her best secret for having smooth skin? Sweeping the entire body with a brush, then following it with Avocado Body Balm mixed half and half with Herbal Vitamin Oil. Both are by Hildegard Braukmann, an organic German brand.
- She uses Ylang-ylang oil in the bath and in her evening moisturizer.
- She doesn't tan! Her favorite self-tanner is Garnier Summer Body, which isn't available in the States.
- Her favorite shampoo is by Klorane; she says it softens without leaving build-up.
It's Wednesday, which means it's time to meet BellaSugar's latest Model of the Week. Today, we're getting up close and personal with 25-year-old Cynthia Kirchner, a 5-foot-8 blond-haired beauty with stunning green-blue eyes.
Born in Hazleton, PA, Kirchner has four brothers, a sister, and a two-pound teacup poodle named — get this! — Bella. She started modeling in 2002, and in her very first week with Nous Models, she'd already booked ads Guess and Abercrombie & Fitch. She has since appeared on the covers of Cosmo and WWD, as well as in music videos for Enrique Iglesias ("Don't Turn Out the Lights") and Justin Timberlake ("Like I Love You").
Kirchner has also done catalog work for almost all major department stores, and her fabulous face has graced advertising campaigns for Express, Nautica, Redken, L'Oreal, Garnier, Target, Christian Lacroix, and Olympus. When she's not modeling she enjoys taking long walks, reading, writing, eating sushi and ice cream, and traveling to Paris and London from her current NYC residence. Cynthia is also pursuing a couple of hush-hush movie projects.