The Triple-Duty Skin Care Product That'll Save You Precious Time

November 02, 2018
Cortne Bonilla
By: Cortne Bonilla | by L'Oréal
The Triple-Duty Skin Care Product That'll Save You Precious Time

Our friends at Garnier sent over a complimentary sample of the SkinActive 3-in-1 Face Wash, Scrub, and Mask with Charcoal for the team to try and review. Read on to learn more about how this triple-duty product can benefit your skin!

Establishing a regular skin care routine can be overwhelming, not to mention time consuming. We all yearn for perfect-looking complexions, but let’s be real, it requires a good amount of time spent researching, purchasing and testing each and every product. With toners, exfoliators, masks, serums, sunscreens, and more on the roster, some people just don’t have the time for trial-and-error. If you’re short on time but don’t want to sacrifice the quality of your skin care routine (or skin), reach for one product that can deliver the benefits of three. Garnier’s SkinActive 3-in-1 Face Wash, Scrub, and Mask with Charcoal can be that product for you.

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The Skin Care Benefits of Charcoal 

Charcoal has made quite a name for itself in the beauty realm, and for good reason. If you’re looking to give your pores a deep clean, it may be time to add charcoal to your skin care routine. What exactly can charcoal do for your skin? Charcoal is a detoxifying agent that can lift impurities and dirt off the skin’s surface like a magnet. Since clogged pores can lead to subsequent breakouts, utilizing products formulated with charcoal can help prevent that congestion from happening and help keep your skin’s surface clean. To learn more about the benefits of charcoal for your skin, click here!

Garnier SkinActive 3-in-1 Face Wash, Scrub and Mask with Charcoal Review

Garnier’s SkinActive 3-in-1 Face Wash, Scrub, and Mask with Charcoal can deeply clean skin, soften and smooth the skin, and reduce excess oil. It’s formulated specifically for combination to oily skin, and is free of parabens, oil, and plastic microbeads. Arguably the biggest benefit of this product is its versatility. It can be enjoyed three different ways—as a face wash, face scrub, and face mask. Not only can that save you time finding three individual products for those steps, it can save you money as well! Did we mention this triple-duty product costs less than eight dollars? 

Depending on what kind of result you’re looking for, here are the three different ways to use Garnier’s 3-in-1 Face Wash, Scrub and Mask with Charcoal.  

As a face wash: Mix a quarter-sized amount of the formula with water into your hand, and rub until it begins to lather. Apply to your face and rinse thoroughly.

As a face scrub: Wet your hand and face, and squeeze the formula into your hands. Rub together, apply to face and massage gently for a few seconds. Rinse thoroughly.

As a face mask: To use as a mask up to three times a week, all you have to do is apply to your face, leave on for five minutes (or until fully dry) and then gently rinse off.

My Review

I’m a big fan of charcoal skin care products, so I was really excited to add another one to my routine. I set out to try each of the three different ways to use this product, beginning with face wash. I noticed the formula lathered easily and helped reduce the appearance of shine on my t-zone. As a scrub, the formula was gentle yet still effective at removing dirt from my skin’s surface. And lastly as a mask, my skin’s texture felt soft and smooth.

To rate all three, I think my favorite way to use this product is as a mask. I like to allow the charcoal to sit on my skin for a longer period of time such as when applying a face mask to allow for even more oil control!

Garnier SkinActive 3 in 1 Face Wash, Scrub and Mask with Charcoal, $7.99 MSRP

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