10 February 2013

Garnier Intensive 7 Days Body Lotion // REVIEW

Hi! So this is my first ever post (not including my introduction post) and I have decided to do a review on a great new product I have been using, I hope you enjoy it.

The Product

The Garnier Intensive 7 Days body lotion, which I tried in the shea butter edition (this one is for dry to extra-dry skin), is avaliable in many different editions and 2 sizes of 250ml and 400ml.

This product makes quite a few promises. It claims to keep your skin hydrated for up to seven days, however this is after you use it twice a day for 4 weeks, which personally I, and many others, don't have time for. It also claims "Immediatly, rough skin is relieved and dramtically softened. Skin is optimally hydrated for 4 hours." Plus it is supposed to be fast absorbing, which is a great benefit!

                                                                               The 400ml bottle

What Made Me Want To Try It

After seeing this in beauty guru, Zoella's, Boots haul video (which I will link at the end of this post), I decided to give this a go. Thanks to all this "lovely" weather and having the central heating on I was suffering from rather dry skin, especially on my arms, so I thought this could be exactly what I needed.

Straight away I had a lot of hope in the product, which made me rush to the shops to buy it and start using it.

What I Think

I have never liked body lotions or butters much, as I don't like having to awkwardly stand their waiting for them to dry. This is the big reason I specifically wanted to try this body cream, as it was fast absorbing.

My first thought when I tried it was how nice it smelt! It obviously smells of shea, but it also smelt slightly of almond and coconut, so a very nice fresh scent. 

When I first put it on in the evening, it absorbed very quickly, which was great, and my skin did feel slightly softer, however nothing dramtic. When I woke up in the morning and felt my arms, they were so soft, the cream had obviously done its magical work during the night, which I was very pleased about!

Following my first try with the product I have used it every day or two, and it has done wonders to my skin. My skin is now better, and softer, than it originally was! 

This is now one of my favourite products to use on my skin, and I suggest that anyone else with dry skin tries it, because it really works!

How was my first official post? I hope you enjoyed it! If you did please tell me what you thought in the comments, plus suggest to me what products you think I should try in the future.

Zoella's blog: http://www.zoella.co.uk/
Zoella's Boots haul: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jstRStk_cM


  1. A great start, keep it up :) xx

  2. great post!! it sounds like a great lotion. Im also not a fan of the whole standing and waiting for it to dry haha xx

  3. A lovely start, Millie :) I love this body lotion myself, I love the other scents as well xxxx

  4. I first discovered this after pinching some from my mum and its a great moisturiser. I agree its quick to absorb as I hate having to faff around waiting to get dressed!

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