A few years ago I reviewed the Garnier Fructis Damage Eraser collection and at the time it was one of my favourite hair care lines to use. Well, it’s been recently revamped and I wanted to compare my old thoughts and the details about it to the new version and share which one is my favourite.
The new Damage Eraser Shampoo & Conditioner contain Fruit Active Protein which is designed to make your hair healthier and stronger. They are formulated with Amia Fruit Extract and Phytokeratin (which was in the original formula), the plant based amino acids work to rebuild your hair’s strength from root to tip. It is a paraben-free and vegan formula. The original formula’s main highlight was that it contained Cupuacu Butter, as well as the Phytokeratin and there wasn’t any mention of them being paraben-free or vegan.
Price: $4 ea. / 370 ml (Shampoo) & 354 ml (Conditioner) / Available at Mass Retailers
Old Garnier Fructis Damage Eraser Collection
My Glittery Thoughts – Which is Better?
They’ve put more thought and consideration into the revamped products by making them paraben-free and vegan which I really like. The products still have the same great smell I’ve come to know and love. The shampoo and conditioner are still light weight but very nurturing. I think they make my hair feel amazing afterwards with less frizz and more smoothness. My hair gets really dry on the ends but using these products makes my hair feel soft all over. So, overall I think they made a good product even better! I like that the new version is all about fruit active proteins and not about sneaking harsh ingredients in there. If you’re looking for a budget-friendly vegan shampoo and conditioner to try out that smells amazing and helps repair your hair, I highly recommend!
What do you think of the Garnier Fructis Damage Eraser Shampoo & Conditioner? Have you tried the old or new version? If so, which one is your favourite?!
Disclosure: These products were provided for editorial consideration, however these are my honest opinions.
Removing makeup has become more than just using a simple cleanser. New products keep filtering into the market with additional benefits for your skin to take in. Garnier‘s new Clean+ Makeup Removing Lotion Cleanser will not only help remove stubborn makeup (even tough mascara), without feeling agressive on the skin, so even sensitive skin is left feeling calm and moisturized, and over time will start to look healthier.
The formula is infused with plant extracts and moringa seed to help purify as well as hydrate and protect. This lotion cleanser is specifically geared towards sensitive skin as it’s free of alcohol, dyes and fragrances, which normally lead to bad reactions in sensitive skin, plus, it’s approved by the Canadian Dermatology Association, so you know it means business! You can apply it with your fingers and rinse off or you can just use a cotton pad to wipe it away, which makes it really helpful on nights where you don’t have a lot of time to go through your usual routine.
Price: Around $8-9 / 150ml / Available at Mass Retailers
The consistency of the product was quite lotion-y and had no smell. I was asked to take the Clean+ Sensitivity Face-Off, where you use Clean+ on one side of your face and a regular cleanser on the other and share my experience. I went ahead and applied the lotion cleanser on one side of my face and then another cleanser with a clear, more liquidy consistency on the other. Then I used one cotton pad for each side and could feel the abrasiveness of the regular cleanser compared to Clean+ where it felt really soft and easy to remove. I could tell that the lotion cleanser had an easier time dissolving all of the makeup, even the mascara I was wearing while the other cleanser felt like it was focused on stripping my skin, leaving it feeling tight and a little red. The side where I used Clean+ felt soft, supple and hydrated, with no redness or tightness. Overall, I’m thoroughly impressed with how it took care of removing everything and leaving my skin feeling great! If you’re dealing with very sensitive skin or not, this is a great affordable product that will make you actually enjoy taking off your makeup.
What do you think of Garnier Clean+ Makeup Removing Lotion Cleanser? Share your thoughts below!
Disclosure: Product has been provided by Garnier Canada, the opinions and language are my own, and in no way do they reflect Garnier Canada.
Another month has come and gone.. Can you believe we’re getting close to the mid-point of the year?! I’m eager to say good riddance to the snow and freezing temperatures and welcome in those warm, sunny skies I’m so dearly missing. Even though March wasn’t a good month weather wise, it was very good to me in terms of amazing beauty products! Here are my faves from the month of March. Clarisonic Mia2: I didn’t completely understand the buzz about this device until trying it for myself. I LOVE how clean and smooth my skin looks after using it. What I find really fun about it is pairing different kinds of cleansers with it (like the one below) and seeing how they work together. It really enhances the job done by the cleanser and doesn’t add any excess time to my skincare routine! Olay Regenerist Luminious Brightening Cream Cleanser: The Olay Regenerist Luminious line is one of the newest skincare lines I’ve been most excited about trying. This cleanser clears out all unevenness and gives my skin a pretty glow. I’ve become quite obsessed lately with brightening skincare products and this line is great because it does a phenomenal job and is very affordable too. Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster: I was introduced by this serum through the skincare set I received with my Clarisonic. It’s the added boost of radiance my skin gets from the vitamin c this serum has in it that I really love. It also smells like oranges!
Beauty Blender: Since I’m on a brightening/radiance boosting skincare kick, my beauty blender, which I haven’t really gotten the chance to rave about until now, has been the PERFECT cherry on top of the cake for letting my skin’s glow shine through without covering it up like most brushes do. Everything you’ve heard about it is true and really does give you a flawless, HD finish that no brush can really come close to.
COVERGIRL TruBlend Foundation: Reformulated, with a bigger and better range of shades, I’ve been loving wearing the new TruBlend foundation. You can make your coverage really light or build on it for medium coverage. The shade L4 works perfectly on my skin when I’m not self tanning and I will definitely be going back for my spring/summer self tanning shade!
COVERGIRL TruBlend FixStick: This concealer stick isn’t that creamy and flexible to work with, which is why I love using it to help with contouring and highlighting. It stays in place really well and perfectly disguises blemishes and also helps my chisel my cheekbones and bring more definition to my nose and chin. I also like using it (I own Fair) to erase my lip colour to give lipsticks a more truer look when applied.
MAC Cosmetics Fix+: This spray combined with the Beauty Blender is heaven on earth! You get long lasting, dewy skin no matter what foundation you’re wearing. Over the past month, this has been one of those products I have fallen in love with all over again.
IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Essentials Palette (reviewed here): IT Cosmetics really blew me away by how irreplaceable this palette has been in my life lately. It has everything I need to put together a great look for day or night, which is why you’ve seen me use it in a few recent makeup looks.
John Frieda Frizz Ease Unwind Curls Calming Creme: I really didn’t think I’d love this hair cream as much as I do. It doesn’t completely uncoil my locks but loosens them up a bit so my hair still has its curls but they look longer and smoother. I would highly recommend this hair product to any curly haired gals out there who want a looser, more relaxed curl to their hair!
Garnier Fructis Style De-Constructed Beach Chic Texturizing Spray (reviewed here): This texturizing spray has been an essential product for getting my fine hair to look fuller. I love the body my hair achieves and how easy I can manipulate my hair with it on. It doesn’t ruin the look of my hair when it’s straightened and doesn’t weigh it down either.
What are your favourite products of March 2014?! Please share in the comments below!