Im always in an air-conditioned room. All the classrooms in my Uni have air conds, and even my room. And since the bill's included in my monthly rent, i on my air cond 24hour per day as the weather in KL is killing me and the sun is raging.. I was looking at the mirror one day, and found that my face is very dry and feels tight, with some dead skin peeling off at the cheek area. o.O Noooo!!!
Without hesitating, i search online and look for some remedy and found out that Garnier Aqua Defense is one of the most hydrating moisturizer available in drugstore and i went and get myself a jar of it. I used it as my double moisturizer, meaning that i apply it after my daily moisturizer. I even used it as a sleeping mask by applying a thicker layer on my skin, slowly massaging it in circular motion and let it stay overnight.
Enriched with an-oxidants, Fruit Waters and Vitamin E, Garnier Aqua Defense builds an invisible barrier on your skin which instantly replenish moisture and repels external aggression and free radicals. Grape water contains sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium and zinc to help protect skin from damage caused by free radicals. Apple water is renowned for its anti-oxidant action and natural Vitamin E effectively smoothes the skin and protects the skins from cellular damage. Garnier Aqua Essence deeply penetrated to instantly replenish moisture, leaving skin hydrated, smooth and protected all day.
This is a really great and hydrating treatment for dry skin especially for us that stay mostly in air-conditioned room. It smells like freshly cut cucumber my skin feel so refreshing when i apply it onto my skin. The texture is very light and non sticky. It's oil free and dries up rather quickly.
It does moisturize my face, however it must be layered on top of a good moisturizer as itself alone is not good enough as a moisturizer. It just hydrates my skin but doesn't control the sebum and pores problem. Besides a thin layer of this product itself is not enough to supply adequate amount of moisture level for my skin. I need to apply it quite thick and massage it slowly into my skin.
Well, nothing much i can complaint for this product as it's just a drugstore products, and it's cheap. Will recommend you to use it as an additional hydrating moisturizer or as slepping mask, but only itself is not sufficient. =)
-Nice and fresh cucumber scent
-Light and non oil texture
-hard to use tub, not handy to open the cap
-not hygienic, need a spatula to scoop out the amount needed and it doesn't provide a spatula
-a thick layer is needed to really supply the moisture for my skin
-not sufficient as a moisturizer itself, need to layer with another good moisturizer