Review: Garnier Green Labs Brightening Serum Cream 24h Moisture Pinea-C SPF30 #GarnierGreenLabs #BrighteningSerumCream #PineaC #SPF30 #Beauty #Skincare

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2.4 fl.oz./72mL $18.60
I saw this product on the Amazon website and thought I would give it a try since it had a broad spectrum SPF30 in it as well as a Vitamin C Serum too. Garnier has a new line out with three different serum creams designed to be used in place of a serum and a SPF together. They are called Serum Creams and the one I chose is called Pinea C (Vitamin c + Pineapple) SPF30. I like it because it is a serum, cream and a sunscreen in one lightweight formula. 

With this product you get a moisturizer for 24 hour hydration, a serum for potency and a broad spectrum SPF30 for sun protection. The formula is creamy yet lightweight, fast absorbing and oil-free. This is however, a brightening formula, with Vitamin C and pineapple that works to improve dull and uneven skin tone. Skin tone appears brighter and more even in one week of use. Product has a light, uplifting pineapple scent, with the fragrance formulated at 0.3% or lower. The broad spectrum SPF30 is a safe and effective sun filter protection in a lightweight texture that blends seamlessly into all skin tones with no white cast. This SPF30 comes from the following chemicals: Avobenzone 2%, Homosalate 5%, Octisalate 5% and Octocrylene 7.2%. One interesting thing about this formula is that it is vegan and does not contain any of the following: mineral oils, parabens or dyes. It has been allergy and dermatologist tested for safety and is suitable for sensitive skin. The product comes in a 100% recycled plastic bottle (excluding the pump mechanism). It is also non-comedogenic. 

Directions for use: this product replaces the need for a serum, daily moisturizer and sunscreen in one product. In the am gently apply all over face and neck. Once fully absorbed you will be left with a glowing finish on the skin. Know that if you will be out in the sun all day long you will need to reapply as with all sunscreens. It makes a great primer for all foundations.  

I love this product because it has replaced my Vitamin C serum and daily moisturizer with SPF30 in it everyday. I still am using a hyaluronic acid serum underneath, but that is because my skin is very dry and I need the extra moisture. Garnier Green Labs does make a version of this product with Hyaluronic Acid and SPF30, but then I would need to incorporate a Vitamin C serum back into my regimen again. One thing about this product that I do like is how lightweight it is. It literally sinks into the skin when applied and does give off a glow as mentioned. I have been using this for a couple of weeks now and feel this is a nice upgrade to the regular routine of using a a serum, moisturizer and sunscreen. Instead I have only been using a light HA serum and this or just only this this product depending on how dry my skin feels in the morning. It does make a very nice primer base for foundation too. I find that my foundation goes on quite nicely when using this. Also, the chemical sunscreens that this contains are pretty harmless. The formula does contain glycerin and sodium hyaluronate those are humectants that would be similar to the hyaluronic acid formula. Which is why I often don't feel the need to wear HA under this product. All in all, I am very happy with this and will repurchase it. 


Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis


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