Review: Garnier SkinActive Ultra-Lift Wrinkle Reducer 2-in-1 Serum + Moisturizer


I hate wastes. I grew up dirt poor after all. As much as possible I try to reap the maximum value of products purchased. With that, I try not to change moisturizers after every bottle/tub is used up.

Recently, I've changed my moisturizer to Garnier SkinActive Ultra-Lift Wrinkle Reducer 2-in-1 Serum + Moisturizer. First off, it's attractive. The product is arranged prettily inside the bottle/tub. It's like art! And then, it's a 2-in-1 serum+moisturizer.

If I like it then I'd stick with it because it's good for the budget. Hmm.. will I finish my first bottle/tub? Keep on reading to find out...

Garnier SkinActive Ultra-Lift Wrinkle Reducer 2-in-1 Serum + Moisturizer product review


Brand Promise

Ultra-Lift introduces a 2-in-1 innovation to deliver powerful anti-wrinkle results in just one easy step. With 2X Pro-Retinol from Nature, Ultra-Lift 2-in-1 Wrinkle Reducer combines a precise dose of both a concentrated serum and a daily moisturizer to boost anti-wrinkle and firming action.

This swirl suspension technology means no more compromises - the results of a serum and a moisturizer in just one step!

  • For wrinkles + firming. 
  • Boosts wrinkle repair in just 1 step. 
  • Serum deeply penetrates. 
  • Moisturizer instantly firms. 
  • 2x Pro-Retinol from Nature.

Garnier SkinActive Ultra-Lift Wrinkle Reducer 2-in-1 Serum + Moisturizer product review


Serum+Moisturizer

Serums are known to provide concentrated anti-aging power, but many are not moisturizing enough to be used alone. Using a serum and a moisturizer together can be time-consuming and expensive. Ultra-Lift introduces a 2-in-1 innovation to deliver powerful anti-wrinkle results in just one easy step.


What I Thought

Pros
  • Serum + moisturizer in one. I like 2-in-1 products. Two benefits in one. 
  • Travel-friendly. Being both a serum and a moisturizer in one means extra space on my beauty bag. Plus it has no SPF. I can use it for both day and night.
  • Absorbs quickly without leaving the skin oily/greasy.
  • Glides easily during application.
  • Moisturizing.
  • It doesn't break me out. I have combination skin.
  • Affordable.
  • Hygenic packaging. The product comes out using the pump.
  • Attractively put together. I like how delicately and artistically the product is placed inside the see-through container. It reminds me of the wafer sticks I enjoy snacking during my elementary days.


Cons
  • Smells bad. Is it just me or what, but this moisturizer smells like distilled vinegar diluted in water. Actually, it was my husband who pointed it out. He doesn't like the smell so I had to discontinue use. (That is, when he is around. Haha. Do you think I'd waste money?)


Due to my husband's complaint, I had to discontinue using this moisturizer at home. But I bring this with me whenever we travel -- just because it helps conserve space in my beauty bag. (I don't care if my face smells. I can layer it with makeup anyway.) With that strategy, I was able to finish my first and only bottle/tub.

Unfortunately, I didn't notice any difference, or if it ever did anything, to my fine lines. I use it off and on so I can't tell.

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Have you tried the Garnier SkinActive Ultra-Lift Wrinkle Reducer 2-in-1 Serum + Moisturizer? How do you find it? Are you okay with the smell? Did the anti-wrinkle benefit work wonders? Let me know your thoughts in the comment section below. I love reading them. Talk to you soon then.