Garnier Intensive 7 Days Daily Body Lotion

Garnier Intensive 7 Days Daily Body LotionThe product – Garnier Intensive 7 Days Daily Body Lotion with nourishing shea butter for dry to extra dry skin.

The price - £2.99 for 250ml £4.99 for 400ml

The range – Also comes in aloe vera for normal skin, mango oil for dry skin, honey for sensitive skin and cocoa butter for dry and rough skin.

The promise – ‘Imagine a body product that offers daily hydration so intense you feel it up to 7 days.’

Garnier say that this product will leave the skin feeling intensely hydrated for up to 7 days, which is based on trials of 241 women who used the cream regularly for 4 weeks and then skipped a week. After this 9 out of 10 women apparently went on to recommend the cream.

The cream also claims to be enriched with natural-based Shea Butter and L-Bifidus, inspired by probiotics, which have been selected to meet the specific needs of dry to extra-dry skin as well as boasting super fast absorbancy so you can get dressed in a flash.

The results – My first impression of this cream was that it was extremely thin and lightweight. As promised it smelt delicious and really did absorb instantly into my skin. This is of course a positive but as someone with extremely dry skin I had to resist the urge to keep putting more on to make sure it was working! Since then I have learnt that a little goes a long way, and just because it isn’t thick and doesn’t sit on the skin it doesn’t mean it isn’t doing its job properly.

I’ve been using this moisturiser for almost 4 weeks now and although there has been the odd one or two days when I’ve jumped out the shower and haven’t moisturised (which was fine!) I couldn’t go longer than two moisture free days without feeling like my skin was really thirsty. All in all a good product which I would buy again but it doesn’t perform the once per week moisturiser miracle I was hoping for.