03 July 2013

Garnier - Pure Active Exfo-Brusher Wash Review

Hello Lovlies,

I went into Boots just over a month ago looking for a gentle exfoliant for my face and I wanted to try something new. I have spot prone skin, especially on my forehead and I've tried a number of lotions and potions but have yet to find one to help clear the pesky feckers up. I came across this Garnier Pure Active Exfo-Brusher Wash €10.69 and was curious to see how the brusher head would work. It claims to remove dead skin cells and fade marks by unclogging impurities from pores and visibly reduces sebum levels. Sebum is produced by the body and clogs the pores of your skin, this causes acne.

There are easy to follow instructions on the packaging on how to use the brusher head.  After wetting your face you open the brusher head by turning it 180 degrees. Holding it upside down you squeeze the bottle to release the product inside. You then close the brusher head by turning it again and then proceed to apply it to your face in circular motions. Simply rinse your face afterwards and you're done. 

The concentrated formula contains 2% purifying salicylic acid, an effective antibacterial ingredient which helps to clear pores and protect against spots before they have a chance to invade! It also contains herbasoothe which is known for its caring and soothing properties. 

The bristles themselves, scary they may look but there is no discomfort when applied to my skin at all. 

I've been using the Exfo-Brusher wash in the evenings after I have removed my make-up and sometimes in the morning while in the shower. I have noticed a visible different in my forehead as the spots I could not shift before have dramatically decreased and some have gone altogether. The only downside to using this product is that for the first two weeks I experienced the acne purge!! I broke out in places I normally wouldn't break out like on my nose and the side of my cheeks. I'm putting this down to the product and its extreme pore de-clogging actions. After a full month of using it my skin has settled down and I am loving it. I can happily say that I will re-purchase this product without a shadow of a doubt. 

I'd love to know what you use to keep your acne at bay. Let me know in the comments below.



  1. Wow, that's an interesting product, I'd be keen to try it out now after reading this. I also have acne prone skin, my tricks to keep spots at bay are Sanctuary Spa Purifying Face Wash (also very good), lots of fruit and water and no fizzy drinks.

    1. If you try it out let me know how you get on. I tried that face mask myself, skin felt lovely afterwards but didn't help with spots unfortunately. Thanks for reading :D

  2. I'm really intrigued now! I usually keep my acne and blackheads at bay by keeping a strict routine, and somehow, using Elizabeth Arden's Eight Hour Cream at night has dramatically changed my skin. Even though it's super gloopy and sticky, it seems to keep the dirt out of my skin! WOOHOO!

    1. I have yet to try a single Elizabeth Arden product, blogger fail! I'm really enjoying using this product, the bristles aren't uncomfortable either which I forgot to mention, might go edit that now ha!

  3. I might have to pick this one up. My skin keeps getting worse and I could do with finding a good facewash. Also the comment above?! May have to pick up EA 8 hour cream too :)
    Great Post

  4. Keep it up!! You have done the nice job having provided the latest information.skin tags

  5. Keep it up!! You have done the nice job having provided the latest information.skin tags


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