Garnier Skin Active Facial Mask review

Hi people

Finally my review on my favourite skincare over a month. I have been using the whole Garnier Skin Active which something I wanted to experience on my skin. All skin types can used this mask which is easily to use, simple instruction, real result, no paraben and affordable price.

It has become my daily skincare routine as I like to take care of my skin to look smooth and young. At least I use one or two of the mask once a week as part of my weekly skincare routine.

Face masks are a great way to pamper your skin and I tend to use one every weekend, just to experience that ‘feel good factor’. Here is the review of one if the most affordable mask from Garnier. Garnier has launched a few masks in the ‘Skin Active’ range and I purchased five of them.

☆Juicy MaskA 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

The Garnier Skin Active Juicy Face Mask comes packaged in a small plastic sachet which bears all the product-related information. The product is jelly in consistency. It spreads well and smoothly on the skin. The product is a transparent gel which has a mild, orange fragrance.

Usually, I apply a generous amount of the product on my face, avoiding the eye and lip areas. I have combination skin, but the mask doesn’t feel itchy after application. The mask works like an orange peel face mask. I use all face masks in the evening/night so that the effects last longer. Though the instruction is to use the face mask for around 5 minutes but, I need more than 5 minutes to apply it so, I allow it sit on my face for around 10 minutes. The product partially absorbs into the skin after 10 minutes.

The skin feels very clean, soft and smooth after usage. The face mask also provides a brightening effect to my skin while lightening the acne scars effectively. The results were visible for a maximum of two days after which my skin comes back to its original texture. This face mask doesn’t dry out my skin but doesn’t hydrate it either. So, I apply a night cream to moisturise my skin. There is more than enough quantity for at least 2 usages. Overall, I love this face mask and would use it on any day.

☆Aqua Mask

Product 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.
How to Use:
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.

This wet mask comes in a small sachet with all instructions printed on the packaging. The product is sky blue in color. The fragrance is fresh and fruity. I applied a generous amount of product on my face, avoiding the eye and lip area. It’s suggested that the mask is kept for 10 minutes and then washed off with water.

The mask has a gel-like consistency. It’s not very thick and hence you can apply a thin layer of it on the face and that should be sufficient. The mask creates a cooling effect on the skin. I would prefer it on a warm day to feel the cooling effect. I also noticed that the product got well absorbed by the skin after 10 minutes.

During the process of the mask.


Instead of washing it off, I massaged it well into the skin and left it on for another 10 minutes. By the end of 20 minutes, I could hardly see any product left on my face. But still, I washed it off with lukewarm water. The mask washed off very easily. While washing it felt more like a face wash with no froth.

There was absolutely no stinging or burning on my sensitive skin. I enjoyed the mask even more because of the fragrance. The fragrance is so good that it lightens up your mood. It’s really a refreshing mask. The mask left my skin noticeably bright and clean. My skin also felt very soft.

My skin didn’t feel dry after using it nor was I left with oily skin. I could feel that my skin was well hydrated. I used the mask at night and finished off by applying a night cream. Overall, it felt like a luxurious mask and the results lasted 3 days.

Pros of Garnier Skin Active Aqua Face Mask:

¤Perfect for every skin type
¤Cooling and refreshing
¤ Great fragrance
¤More than enough product for one use
¤ Quick and easy to use
¤Easy to wash off
¤ Results in bright, soft skin
¤Paraben free
¤ Results last at least 3 days

Cons of Garnier Skin Active Aqua Face Mask:

¤ Wish the packaging was resealable

☆ Volcano Mask


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.

How to Use:
• Apply on clean and dry skin.
• Avoid eye and lip areas.
• Leave on for 3 minutes, then rinse.

This wet mask comes in a small sachet with all instruction printed on the packaging. The product is creamy and slightly sticky in consistency. It spreads well and smoothly on the skin. The product is brick red in colour and feels warm when applied on the skin. The fragrance is mild but fresh. I used it on a cold day and it felt so good on the skin. The warmth was really needed and I loved the feel of it.


I applied a generous amount of product on my face, avoiding the eye and lip area. As soon as I applied the mask, my face started feeling warm. I have sensitive skin and was a little worried at the beginning. But the mask didn’t feel itchy or prickly. So I continued the application. The mask feels more like a toothpaste and does not dry. It’s suggested that the mask has to be kept for 3 minutes and then washed off with water but it took me almost 3 minutes to carefully apply.

I love the process of applying masks and hence it takes long. So I decided to keep it on for some more time and then I continued with other chores and forgot about the mask. When I realized it was almost 20 minutes So I rushed to wash the mask with lukewarm water. The product washed off quickly and my skin looked really bright and clean.The product is supposed to contain volcanic rock  and vlay which help in minimising the pores. My skin looked good the next day, too. There is still enough product left for one more use and I plan to repurchase this mask for sure.

Pros of Garnier Skin Active Volcano Face Mask:

• Perfect for oily to combination skin type
• Great fragrance
• Can be used multiple times
• Quick and easy to use
• Easy to wash off
• Results in mattified skin
• Does not dry out the skin
• Paraben free
• Makes the skin feel clean and soft

Cons of Garnier Skin Active Volcano Face Mask:

• Wish it came with a resealable packaging

☆ Self-heating mask


This mask is special and unique because it does the work as it is described. It is similar to Volcano mask but you really feel the difference.I was intrigued by this mask though, as it’s a self heating sauna mask. Now, I’m familiar with self-heating products as I have Soap & Glory’s No Clogs Allowed mask, and also Body Shop’s Seaweed mask. And I saw that this had White Clay and Zinc – absolutely perfect for drawing out skin impurities and excess oils.


Its like a pale blue mask, and once it is applied, you can feel instant heat on your face and on your finger tips too haha! The amount of product in these sachets is definitely a lot to cover the entire face, and you may be even left with extra product. But I apply more over my bad problem areas. When I washed off the mask, it felt really really warm on my finger tips haha! And it does take a lot of washing to remove this off your face. So the mask claims that it leaves the skin shine-free, and remains clean and purified for 7 days. I wasn’t able to agree with this though. Yeah, my skin did feel purified and refreshed – which is a great feeling as I hate when my skin feels greasy through the day.  I do like this mask however, as it’s a great product to help my skin from all of the dirt and impurities; and it makes my skin feel really fresh 😀 And I have purchased this mulitple times now haha as I do think it works really well! 🙂

~ xoxo

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