Garnier PureActive Review

Garnier Pure Active Antiblackhead deep pore wash and pore purifying toner
Garnier Pure Active Antiblackhead deep pore wash and pore purifying toner

Garnier has some of the best drugstore products! They are always effective and budget friendly plus it’s almost always on offer in Superdrug.

I never had an issue with breakouts or spots up until this year (a bit late seeing that I am 22?!) where I have breakouts a bit more than usual. Since then I have been on the hunt to try some skincare products tailored to this issue and of course I had to pick up some Garnier stuff! Their Pure Active range has been formulated for oily skin which is prone to imperfections. Now I don’t have the oiliest skin of them all, infact I have normal to combo skin with slightly oily t-zones (who doesn’t) but I wanted to buy these products because 1. I trust and love Garnier products 2. I needed something with salicylic acid as from my research, it can help to reduce breakouts.

I got the

PureActive Anti-Blackhead Deep Pore Wash 150ml

PureActive Pore Purifying Toner 200ml

Both enriched with salicylic acid and zinc to help unclog and tighten pores and fight blemishes

I have been using these two for a couple of weeks now- I would say 6 weeks or so and here will be my honest review

I love the wash. It had tiny exfoliating beads which feels like a mild scrub when you are using it. A little suds up quite easily and it really does make difference in your pores. It cleans and unclogs pores so well especially when paired with a face pad. It also reduces whiteheads which I get a lot very well. It can leave your skin a tad bit dry but I guess it’s because it’s for oily skin.

Garnier PureActive micro exfoilating beads
Micro exfoliating beads

The toner is excellent too, however it has a very strong smell (the one thing I don’t like) and it’s very strong. It’s not drying on my skin and it tastes bitter lol.


Both these products have really improved my skin. I rarely breakout now and my pores have dramatically reduced- now I wished I took a before and after picture! I recommend both these products very effective and really good value for money!

PureActive Anti-Blackhead Deep Pore Wash 150ml, £2.65

PureActive Pore Purifying Toner 200ml, £3.69

Both are available on Superdrug

What are your clear skin secrets?

Water, water and more water!


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