Garnier SkinActive Clearly Brighter Brightening and Smoothing Daily Moisturizer Spf 15 Dermatocare Review

Garnier SkinActive Clearly Brighter Brightening and Smoothing Daily Moisturizer Spf 15: Dermatocare Review




Garnier skinactive clearly brighter brightening and smoothing daily moisturizer Spf 15 is suitable for non-acne prone oily to combination skin type with dark patches, dark spots or tanning. Besides sun protection, it helps in skin-lightening with the help of Resorcinol, Vitamin C, Tocopherol, water lily extracts.

Will it work?

Garnier skinactive clearly brighter daily moisturizer Spf 15 has 3 chemical sunscreen ingredients that provide SPF of 15. Now the question arises if SPF 15 enough for sun protection? SPF 15 is enough for daily use because it blocks around 90% of UV rays provided you apply atleast half teaspoon on your face and neck. However, for SPF 15 is not enough for protecting your skin from the bright sun. Always top-up with sunscreen with SPF of 30 if you are going in the bright sun. Garnier skinactive clearly brighter daily moisturizer Spf 15 also help in lightening the dark spots, dark patches or tanned skin with the help of Resorcinol, Vitamin C, Tocpherol, water lilly extracts.

For which skin type?

 Garnier skinactive clearly brighter daily moisturizer Spf 15  is an oil free formula, but it has few comedogenic ingredients. Thus, it best suited for non-acne prone oily to combination skin type.

Is it safe?

Yes, it is safe.

Will it irritate sensitive skin?

Garnier skinactive clearly brighter daily moisturizer Spf 15  might not suit sensitive skin because it has irritating ingredients like Octisalate, Octocrylene, Phenoxyethanol and  Octyldodecanol and fragrances.


Ingredient Type: Has both natural and synthetic ingredients
Harmful Ing.: None
EWG : 4 (Moderate hazard, for more details, viist
Comedogenic Ing.: Stearic acid, Palmitic acid
Irritating Ing.: Octisalate, Octocrylene, Phenoxyethanol, Octyldodecanol, fragrances
Fragrances: Many
Active Ing.:

Octisalate and Octocrylene is safe sunscreen ingredient that help in stabilizing Avobenzone, however they might cause skin allergies.

Avobenzone provides broad spectrum protection against both UVA and UVB rays. However, it undergoes photo-degradation within an hour. To increase the photostability of avobenzone, molecules such as UV absorber (e.g., octocrylene) and non-UV filter (e.g., diethylhexyl 2, 6-napththalate) are added.

Ascorbyl Glucoside or Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant with skin lightening and repairing action.

Tocopherol acetate or Vitamin E is potent anti-oxidant that has skin repairing properties.

Phenylethyl resorcinol or pine bark extracts or symwhite 377 help in lightening your skin and has studies that its action is similar to kojic acid. Resorcinol is used by dermatologist for peeling in much higher concentration.

Nymphaea alba flower extract or water lily extract help in soothing and lightening the skin.

Sodium Hyaluronate or hyaluronic acid helps in moisturising skin by holding up water. In fact, one gram of hyaluronic acid is able to hold up to six liters of water. It help in repairing skin’s barrier, provides antioxidant defense against free-radical damage, and reduces inflammation. Its lightweight texture isn’t an issue for oily skin, and it’s gentle enough that it isn’t a problem for sensitive skin. Sodium hyaluronate molecule is much smaller than that of hyaluronic acid and can penetrate the skin more easily.

Base Ing.: Lotion base with 2 comedogenic ingredients.
Ingredient list: Active ingredients Purpose  Avobenzone 3% .................... Sunscreen Octisalate 5% .................... Sunscreen Octocrylene 5% ................... Sunscreen Inactive Ingredients: water, glycerin, silica, dimethicone, PEG-100 stearate, glyceryl stearate, octyldodecanol, ammonium polyacryloyldimethyl taurate, ascorbyl glucoside, benzyl alcohol, benzyl salicylate, capryloyl salicylic acid, caprylyl glycol, citral, dicaprylyl carbonate, dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, disodium EDTA, geraniol, limonene, linalool, nymphaea alba flower extract, palmitic acid, phenoxyethanol, phenylethyl resorcinol, sodium hyaluronate, sodium hydroxide, sodium palmitoyl proline, steareth-100, stearic acid, tocopherol, xanthan gum, fragrance