Garnier Skinactive face masks review

Lise —  November 26, 2017 — 14 Comments


The Aqua Mask

Description: A new generation of face mask combining Pomegranate and Glycerin in a fresh jelly texture. It hydrates to quench skin’s thirst and it rehydrates skin in just 10 minutes, leaving it replumped and silky-smooth. No Parabens.
Immediately; skin looks bouncy, fresher.
Long-lasting effectiveness; skin feels hydrated, suppler and softer.

Directions: Apply on clean and dry skin. Avoid eye and lip areas. Leave on for 10 minutes, then massage in the excess product until completely absorbed or remove excess with a cotton pad.

The initial application of this mask feels slightly cooling, maybe because I’ve stored it in the bathroom cabinet which is a cool place in general. I can feel a slight stinging to the skin, and it doesn’t feel as if it is immediately hydrating the skin but not drying it either. After the ten minutes was up, my skin hadn’t absorbed a lot of it. I was also reminded about the Garnier Moisture+ day cream that I used to use.. It kinda feels like they just put it in a sachet and are trying to pass it off as a mask because it made my skin feel the exact same way, slightly greasy and not hydrated in the way I like.

Would I buy this one again? No. I did not enjoy the day cream and I did not enjoy this mask.

The Juicy Peel Mask

Description: A new generation of face mask combining Lemon Extract and Smoothing Active Glycolic Acid in a jelly texture that illuminates for smooth, radiant skin with a healthy glow. No Parabens.
Immediately; skin looks more refined, luminous, with a healthy glow.
Long-lasting effectiveness; skin tone appears more radiant, smoother and softer.

Directions: Apply on clean and dry skin. Avoid eye and lip areas. Leave on for 5 minutes, then rinse.

I had some issues with this one at first, because in the English directions it said to leave it on for 10 minutes and in the Norwegian one it said 5 minutes, so I opted for the middle ground, 7 and a half because I couldn’t be bothered to check their website. But it was originally supposed to only be on for 5 minutes, tops.

The consistency for this mask was kind of like a lemon jelly, it was almost completely clear and had a slight lemon scent. It was fairly easy to apply, though with it being clear it wasn’t too easy to see where I had applied it or not until I layered some more on the skin. I kept it on the skin for about 7 minutes, since I couldn’t seem to figure out how long I was supposed to have it on and after five minutes it started to sting a bit. My skin didn’t turn too red though, I was expecting it to be worse after I rinsed it off.

This mask really took care of the oil on my face and made my skin feel super smooth – for a day – the day after my skin was twice as oily as normal so it felt like it had just postponed everything for a day.. So because of that, I didn’t like it too much. A temporary fix is not worth it if the aftermath is twice as bad.

Would I repurchase this? No.

The Volcano Mask

Description: A new generation of face mask combining Volcanic rock and Clay in a self-heating clay texture that minimises the appearance of pores for pure, smooth skin. No Parabens.
Immediately: skin appears purified and looks smoother and less shiny.
Long-lasting effectiveness: pores look unclogged and seem less visible. Skin appears refreshed.

Directions: Apply on clean and dry skin. Avoid eye and lip areas. Leave on for 3 minutes, then rinse.

A 3 minute mask? I didn’t really believe a mask could do anything in just three minutes. This one was for pore minimizing so I only applied it on my cheeks, my nose and my chin because I don’t really have too noticeable pores anywhere else. This mask was really, really thick and it felt as if I had found clay outside and just rubbed it on my skin. I thought it would have the same consistency as the L’Oreal clay masks but this was so much thicker.

It says to be self heating but I didn’t notice that in the short three minutes that it was on my face. It was kind of a pain to remove because it is so thick, but I could see that it had reduced my pores a little bit in that time. It also removed all traces of oil on my face but the same happened the day after as with the juicy peel mask, my skin didn’t like it and produced twice as much oil again.

I would use this again just to reduce pores for special occasions but I wouldn’t want to upset my skin this much just for nothing.

Would I repurchase this? Maybe.


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14 responses to Garnier Skinactive face masks review


    2 things:

    1. Skin looks bouncy?? This is a thing? Did you/have you ever noticed skin bounciness? Also, this is a thing we want..?
    2. Do you always follow instructions on time? Only asking because I’ve become a cocky sort of person kinda like “I can tell how long a mask is supposed to stay on -my- skin by myself, thank you very much!”. (Although maybe don’t tell people, was told off by person working at Body Shop when I kinda hinted I’d leave masks on for whatever time I felt like. I mean come ooon.. it’s not as if they release the good stuff, the stuff that can do some serious damage, to regular people anyway.)



      1. I have no idea, I don’t think I would want that!
      2. I don’t follow time when it comes to clay masks, I keep them on until they’re dried out, whether it takes 10, 20 or half an hour. I wouldn’t do that with the juicy peel mask or any other peel masks though because the stinging I felt around the 6 minute mark was definitely not good.




        I always feel like the stinging will eventually stop, and when it does, that means it’s time to take it off. Another thing I should probably keep to myself…

        Anyways. Have you tried the new Body Shop masks? You them ones in glass jars?



          You’re braver than I am then! A little bit of pain and I’m a total wuss.

          No, not yet, I’m kinda waiting for a sale over new years, hopefully. They had a good sale on skincare last January so I hope they will be part of that this January too.

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    I’m so tempted by these, love me a face mask! But after reading this i’m not sure, hate that stinging sensation you get with some masks x



    I’ve tried the Aqua mask & I feel the same way about it! I didn’t like the greasiness & there was so much excess that didn’t absorb.



    Too bad none of these worked well. I know some people seem to like that Aqua one. The Juicy Peel one intrigues me though…



    Trust the English directions to be wrong hahah! Try the Body Shop clay masks they are amazing & last ages ! Xx


    Michala • Reviews à La Mode November 30, 2017 at 10:57 AM

    I have the volcano one, doesn’t seem the best. The masks seem a bit disappointing overall. Bit of a shame


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