Have you found yourself wondering around the land of Spotsville recently, where fresh faced plots are out of reach, where blemishes bloom as bright as daylight and erupting facial mountains are an actual thing? Nevermind that, but Aunt Acne and Bert the Blemish seem to be making an appearance on the regular too, just to let you know that they’re thinking about you. Nothing quite like those uninvited guests! And not to tread on a sore spot or anything, but it sounds as though you might be needing some help with navigating your way out of this zituation.

Well, it’s a good thing I’m happy to provide directions!!!

First things first, let us take a turn into the land of Garnier and say hello to my little friend who goes by the name of PureActive. Pure Active is actually a skincare range and is an absolute gem in disguise. A minty fresh gem to be exact! After all, this is exactly the type of scent you’re left with after using these products.


This Garnier Pure Active range has really proven itself. Firstly, how fresh faced is this packaging? It is definitely a bottle that I am happy to have frolicking about in my bathroom and on display!

This range specialises in helping oily to combination skin which is prone to imperfections (You know, those uninvited guests).

At the moment, I start and end my day by using the Pure Active Daily Cleansing Gel Wash and Daily Pore Reducing Toner. They’re my new best friends. Can you tell?

The Cleansing gel wash is an absolute pleasure to wake up to with its minty fresh scent. You really can feel it digging deep into those pores and is also fantastically simple to use.  Correct me if I’m wrong, but all one needs to do is simply splash some water onto the face, pump a dollop of gel wash into those hands and simply begin massaging gently in a circular motion until you feel your face has had an efficient bath. And yes, I know this is exciting, but don’t forget to close your eyes!


Want to know my favourite part? The fresh tingles that you are left with after using this gel wash. It is simply UHHHHMAAZZZING!!!

One thing I must add is that when cleansing, it always helps to wet your face with warm water to open up those pores, and rinse with cold water to close them again so that no dirt and grime sneaks their way in.

Next, we have the toner. Well, not just any toner, but PORE REDUCING toner. Fancy that!

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This is also once again super easy to use after cleansing. All you have to do is apply with a cotton pad and concentrate on that T-zone area (forehead, nose and chin).

Why the T-zone you may ask? Well, this is naturally the oiliest part of the face. And yes, I know, that’s practically your entire face, but hey, at least Garnier is making it easier to deal with such situations by combining Salicylic Acid and Purifying Zinc to the equation.

What’s that?  Thought you’d never ask! Basically, Salicylic Acid is known for its anti bacterial properties and Purifying Zinc for regulating oil. With that being said, you can expect to have a non-existent oily build up, but remember to use a superbly good moisturiser.


Be sure to find any of these products at Dischem stores for R64.95 each! Sounds like a bargain to me!

Well my friends, it seems as though the grass really is greener on the other side. A minty fresh kind of green!After all we wouldn’t want Aunt Acne and Bert the Blemish to over stay their welcome, now would we?

Until next time,





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