Monday, June 25, 2012

AMW Reviews: Garnier Pure Active Anti-Imperfections Cooling Roll-on

If you think the reason why I don't test or write much about "pimple zapping" products because I have perfect skin, you're wrong!  

The reason why I don't test or use these types of products much is because my skin is very sensitive to Salicylic Acid and I'm allergic to Benzoyl Peroxide.  Both are pimple zapping ingredients that are super effective in drying out pimples!

That's why I settle for the natural Tea Tree Oils, I've been a loyal user of The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil and have been constantly repurchasing especially if they're on sale

So what's Garnier Pure Active Anti-Imperfections Cooling Roll-on doing here on my page?  Well, my dearest bestfriend Mr. AMW suffers from acne the moment he was in his mid-twenties, a late-bloomer I should say!  We're both been constantly finding for products that would help lessen his spots and pimples that has been constantly there for years!  He's been a number 1 user of Benzoyl Peroxide made by the company Galderma but once in a while, he uses other pimple fighting products to "confuse" his acne!  *laughs*  We like to put it that way! :)

So a huge thanks to Mr. AMW for trying out the newest Garnier product and I'm happy to write about this because this product is inexpensive so anyone who suffers from acne may give this a try.  I can't promise you it will work for all of you but it's worth the try because you don't have to shell out that much.

Garnier says ---
Dries out imperfections.  Visibly fades marks.
Concentrated in Purifying Salicylic acid, its fresh  non greasy formula quickly dries out imperfections instantly.  Anti-marks fading action as it is enriched with HerbaRepair known for its regenerating and repairing properties, it helps to improve skin, minimize redness and fade out marks.
Dermatologically tested on Asian acne-prone skin.

Aqua, Alcohol Denat, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Niacinamde, Salicylic Acid, Acrylates/C10-30, Alkylacrylate Crosspolymer, Camphor, Capryloyl, Menthol, Sodium Hydroxide, Vaccinium Myrtillus Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract, Zinc Gluconate, Parfum.
Size: 15ml

Mr AMW says ---
  • Nice packaging, easy to use without mess.
  • Has a nice cooling sensation upon application but doesn't sting.
  • Scent is quite good and relaxing.
  • Really effective in shrinking "new born" pimples.
  • Inexpensive.
  • Handy, can bring this everywhere you go.
  • May not work for everybody.  
  • Won't be as effective on huge pimples.
Mr. AMW isn't loyal with products that he doesn't see results in at least 2 weeks of usage, it has been more than a 2 months and I still see him applying this directly on his marks at night  before he goes to sleep.  He admittedly told me this product is effective!

  •  Apply directly onto and around the imperfections as soon as it starts to appear.  
  • This is meant for continuous application so re-apply at least 3 x a day.
  • Never apply near the eye area.
  • Clean the metal ball every now and then. 
  • Unsure if you're allergic to one of the ingredients?  Do a 12hour patch test on a spot that's not too visible to people around you.
  • Never share the same cooling-roll on with others.
  • Once you massage this Anti-Imperfections Cooling Roll-on directly on spots, try not to press too hard!  Always be gentle with your skin.
  • If you have severe case of acne, please have it checked with a dermatologist.
Will he repurchase?He won't, I will! *laughs*  (He's too lazy to buy beauty-related products! lol)

To whom do we recommend this to?

Where to purchase and how much?
At leading department stores and drugstores for Php199.00 (approx $4.60).

Product photo and usage

Garnier Pure Active Anti-imperfections cooling roll-on is housed the same packaging of Garnier BB Eye Roll-On and Garnier Light Brightening Eye Roll-On.  If you own at least 2 of the products mentioned, be very careful if you reach out for these products and check before you apply!  It would sting if you apply the Anti-Imperfections Cooling Roll-On on your undereye area.

Mr. AMW's spots that has dried out after constant usage.  
We're hoping it would continuously remove red marks/spots.
Thanks Mr. AMW for trying out this product for me!  We're still on a journey of picking the best product for his skin and hopefully, he'll get back his super nice, clear skin that he originally have! 

Before I end this post, I want to share that Mr. AMW has one of the best looking skin during our grade school and high school years, everyone have been complimenting on how great his skin was and I myself can't help but stare at his skin each time he talks to me.  I have to admit, it's also one of the many reasons why I find him physically attractive (aside from his smile, his eyes, etc..).  When we graduated in College, that's the time he started to get all these spots and marks that literally covered his whole face (no joke) and it pains me even more to see it on someone you love.  I'm proud to share that Mr. AMW did his part, he went to certified dermatologists (lots of them) and tried on different treatments, in the process, he didn't let his pimple marks dampen his confidence and it never bothered me that his face was covered with marks as his great personality shines through, I see none of the marks but a wonderful, handome-looking man who has always been there for me during my ups and downs!  Again, we're still struggling to find ways for his acne to clear up but it isn't the center of our issues, life is too short to worry on marks but we just have to accept it, find ways to heal it and move on.

I am sharing this story to you, because I'm sure some of you are going through tough times fighting acne and skin related problems (I'm basing this statement on some of the emails I get from you.).  I have gone through bad skin condition too during my high school days (and that's another long story I may bore you!)  *laughs*  At the end of the day, no matter how many zits or pimple marks you have on your skin, you will still radiate a "beautiful being" for being a good person, always remember to love yourself first then others will learn to love you back!

Are you currently suffering from acne?  How do you cope with it?
What are the products you use that works?

Keep smilin'
Stay happy


  1. I'm allergic to this. I used it for just a week, sometime around april. My zits dried out though, but they turned to dark scars. =(

    1. I know what you mean, some are really allergic to Salicylic Acid and have sensitve skin! I'm so sorry your zits turned to dark scars.

  2. Thank you for this post Ms. Nikki. My boyfriend also started getting those zits lately, mainly because of lack of sleep and stress. I've been trying to get him do his skin care regimen but he's not so much into it. He says he always forgets. Haha! What do you suggest I let him do? I still love him even more though. I know the things he are busy with are things that benefit not himself, but others. Hope to hear from you! =)
    Makeup and My World

    1. Keep in mind to test muna ha? I mean at least on one zit or spot muna to make sure he's not allergic to the ingredients! I know what you mean, we love them nevertheless but it would be great to help them surpass this "teenage" stage :D

  3. Ang sweet mo sis! I'm sure kinikilig si Mr. AMW! :)

    1. hahahaha actually di niya alam, super late na niya nabasa! hahahaha so yeah, na touched siya :D

  4. I love the last part of your post!

  5. This was great drying out my pimples but acne marks will not go away with just this based on my experience. My sister has been suffering from acne also, and she's just a college frosh. We've tried so many dermatologists and teatments (IPL, pills, oral tretinoins) I wonder if the ones as famous as Belo medicals could really do the trick. Were already thinking of it..if only it wasn't so expensive.. I hope there will be updates about acne treatment.

    1. A friend of mine advised me to take Mr. AMW to dermatologist too as the layer of scars won't be totally gone by just treatments! With regards to Belo, I think there will be a positive effect as long as you are very consistent with your treatment, not go there ONCE and expect a huge difference!

      Mr. AMW has used the Obagi treatment and so far it helps lessen his pimples but it didn't completely remove the scars, so yeah, the answer to acne treatment probably is combined home care regimen plus regular visit to the dermatologist + sleeping early and good diet!


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