People with acne prone skin are inclined to believe that if they wash their face more often using a product with stronger-than-average contents, this would reduce the risk of breakouts. But truth of the matter is when we use products that have strong contents, we are actually removing our skin’s moisture and consequently, dehydrating it in the process. And yes, dehydrated skin is the likely cause of premature aging, scaly skin, superficial lines and ACNE! 
Now the key is to not overdo anything.. find a product that has what you need and use it moderately.
Product Description:
(Taken from
Pure Active Fruit Energy Energizing Facial foam helps target imperfections, leaving skin looking revitalised & reduces the appearance of visible pores. It eliminates impurities, purifies and help protect against the appearance of imperfections. Enriched with extracts of grapefruit, pomegranate and with vitamin C derivative selected for their purifying qualities. The invigorating fresh fragrance washes over your face with a fruity burst.
I’m no stranger to Garnier products but in an aisle full of facial washes in almost the same easy-squeeze tube packaging, their new Fruit Energizing Facial Foam really does stand out. The glossy tube and the vibrant color must be the reason why it easily catches one’s attention but if you look closer, Garnier’s newest line isn’t just “good looks”. *wink!
Garnier Pure Active Fruit Energizing Facial Foam is contains salicylic acid that cleanses deep into the pores to remove dirt and prevent pimples. Also, it has apparent Vitamin C, grapefruit and pomegranate contents that aim to brighten the skin. This new fruity facial foam has its signature zesty smell that’s very refreshing. Although if you’re sensitive to product smells, you might be turned off by it as it can be pretty overwhelming during the first few times of use.
Garnier Pure Active Fruit Energizing Facial Foam is rich in consistency. It’s quite thick and it lathers on nicely. I personally prefer foamy facial washes simply because I can really see the color change as it removes makeup residues and this performs well in that category. It’s very smooth, too – no bead scrubs.
It leaves my skin squeaky clean and feeling a little bit tight but still not dry. I haven’t had any major breakout since I started using this so it’s safe to say that it works well, too, on the prevention department. It leaves my skin feeling soft, supple and instantly brighter after use. I highly recommend this to who have combination to oily and acne-prone skin as it effectively help remove the oil build-up throughout the day without dehydrating the skin. But for those with dry skin, this may not have the heavy-duty moisturizing properties that you need.

Let’s see how tough it is against stubborn makeup – liquid foundation, pen-type liner, matte lipstick and, of course, a waterproof mascara. For those who, like me, wear makeup on a daily basis, sleeping with all that on is known to be a mortal sin. And improperly removing it in a hurry is just the same since a lot of residue would still be left on the skin. But just for illustration, I tested Garnier Pure Active Fruit Energizing Facial Foam to see how it is able to remove makeup.

So as you can see, it was able to remove majority of the makeup with the exception of the waterproof mascara and a little hint of lipstick. But in all cases, the result really is amazing. Garnier Pure Active Fruit Energizing Facial Foam is tough on dirt and makeup residue but at the same time, it doesn’t dry out the skin. It removes impurities that could result to breakout without stripping the skin’s natural moisture which is a lot to ask from a very affordable product.

Price: Php 159
Available at: Watsons, SM and other leading department stores
I got mine during BDJ Box Social Event

So what’s your current favorite facial wash?
Have you tried this before? Let me know and I’ll see you on my next post! πŸ™‚