Welcome to a brand new blog post! Recently, I have been trying out the Body Superfood Aloe Vera and Magnesium from Garner. It was on offer at the time and I have been trying to get a little bit more into Magnesium lately so I thought that today I would talk to you all about this product and my thoughts on it after using it for the past two months.
‘Garnier Body Superfood Aloe Vera & Magnesium is formulated for normal to dry skin and enriched with two powerful key ingredients!
Aloe Vera is known for its powerful hydrating nutrients and cooling properties & Magnesium-PCA is a trending natural-origin mineral known for its soothing properties. This powerful cream leaves the skin feeling instantly hydrated, up to 10 layers deep of the epidermis, for results you can feel and provides up to 48 hour moisturising.
With ingredients of 96% Natural Origin, this product is a vegan formula. All Garnier products globally are officially approved by Cruelty Free International under the Leaping Bunny Programme, the leading organisation working to end animal testing worldwide, and the recognised Cruelty Free Gold Standard.’ - Garner UK.
List Of Ingredients:
AQUA / WATER, GLYCERIN, ALCOHOL DENAT., ISOPROPYL PALMITATE, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE POWDER, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII BUTTER / SHEA BUTTER, SODIUM POLYACRYLATE, MAGNESIUM PCA, AMMONIUM POLYACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, CITRIC ACID, LINALOOL, GERANIOL, CITRONELLOL, BENZYL ALCOHOL, PARFUM / FRAGRANCE.
The first thing that I noticed when I opened the tub up was the scent. Scent is an essential feature to any beauty product in the culture that we live in today. When I sniffed the small amount that I had scooped out of the tub to test, the first note that my nose picked up was a very fresh note with a slightly citrus based background. I guess that this was the Aloe as I have noticed that in the products that I have used in the past that feature natural Aloe normally have a sort of fresh but citrus note to them. After applying and sniffing my body, the best way to describe the overall scent was spa like. You know the sort of watery yet fresh scent that you get when you first walk into a spa? Well imagine that but a little bit stronger with a touch for citrus blending into the background just to help everything sing a little bit more. The scent lingers on the skin for quite some time but pairs beautifully with more scents. I love this as it means I can apply it on first thing, layer it with the scent that I’m feeling that day and be on my way.
The texture of this product is amazing. Light but still moisturising which I adore as sometimes if I’m not feeling great or if I’m in a rush then sometimes I don’t want something super thick all over my body but as my skin is normally on the dry side I still want my body care products to be super nourishing to the point that I still want to feel soft and smooth the next day which this body cream definitely does.
I know what you’re all thinking? Does the Magnesium work and actually do anything for the body and I’m here to answer that burning question. In my personal opinion after using this product that features Magnesium-PCA in quite regularly for the past two months, I can say that it does. I suffer from pain quite easily due to having existing back pain and tension pain from suffering with Anxiety and every time that I have used this whilst being in some form of pain, I have noticed some difference. Some may say that it might just be a placebo effect but to me if something helps me to not be in pain so much I am more than fine to use it religiously. I have normally noticed that within an hour of massaging this body product into my skin after a long day or when I’m in quite a lot of pain I notice a difference and am able to relax a little bit more. The best way to use this product personally is to massage a good amount of the cream into slightly damp skin post bath/shower and leave it to nourish the body for a couple of minutes at most.
Would I buy it again? Definitely, I got it on offer for half price at Superdrug which meant that I got a big tub of this for under a fiver which to me is amazing value for money especially as you get 380ml. As a little bit goes a long way, this tub alone lasts for ages. I love how the scent is light enough to be layered with other fragrances and how quick it absorbs into the skin. I do also love the effects of the Magnesium used in this product as it helps to relax me when I need it and that it’s vegan which is always a plus point. My only problem with this product is the packaging. In my opinion, as it is a quite a heavy tub it makes it a bit clunky to travel with. I think that a travel size could be a good idea for Garner as it means that I could just whack it in my bag and take it on the go. I would give this product an 8.9/10.
Have you tried any of the products from the Body Superfood range? What are your favourite body care products at the moment? Let me know down below.
Thanks for reading!