REVIEW • GARNIER BODY TONIC

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A while back, I was on the hunt for a new body scrub and came across the Garnier Body Tonic Sugar Scrub in Superdrug. Luckily, there was a 2 for 1 offer, so I decided to pick up the Lotion too. As I have been using them for a while now, I thought it would be great to do a quick review and share my thoughts with you all.

1. Garnier Body Tonic Sugar Scrub, 200 ml (£7.15)


I mainly use the scrub the night before I shave and the day after, in order to prevent in-grown hairs. Personally, I think this is hands down one the best scrubs I've tried as its dense consistency not only exfoliates the skin well, but a little goes a very long way. I also really like the scent of it which, contrary to the apple on the packaging, actually smells quite lemony and zesty.

Garnier claims that after using it, your skin will immediately feel 'noticeably smoother'. To be honest, this wasn't the case for me. But after using it for a week or so, I did start to feel more of a difference. It also claims that in 3 weeks, your skin should feel more toned, but again I can't really say that has been the case for me.

Despite this, I would still recommend this scrub as I really like how smooth it has made my legs, which is what I primarily bought it for. I would definitely rate this above my previous Soap & Glory scrub (crazy, I know!) and re-purchase in the future.

2. Garnier Body Tonic Lotion, 400 ml (£6.99)


I like to use the lotion alongside the scrub, or whenever I want to feel refreshed. Unlike the dense nature of the scrub, it has a gel-milk texture which feels really cooling on the skin. Therefore, not only is it great for after shaving to soothe any razor bumps you get, but I can see this being a great alternative to my after-sun lotion. It is also fast-absorbing, and neither greasy nor sticky, which is a must for me as I hate the feeling of moisturisers on my hands after I have applied it. Also, sticky skin in the hot summer heat is not a great feeling! Finally, like the scrub, it has that amazing lemony and zesty scent.

Garnier claims that the lotion should tone and tighten you skin but, like the scrub, I can't really say I've noticed a difference. But then again, it's not really something I've looked out for as I primarily just want smoother skin.

However, I would still repurchase this as I love the cool feeling of it when applied, and how smooth it makes my skin along with the scrub. You also get so much product in the bottle, but need very little of it.


I can definitely see these two being part of my summer essentials. What are your summer skin essentials? xo

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31 comments

  1. These sounds like great Summer staples, a scrub is essential for soft skin! I like to use a coconut one from The Body Shop :)

    Hanh | hanhabelle

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    1. oooh i have actually tried that one before and it wasn't too bad! i'm not a huge fan of coconut scents though :(

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  2. I love Garnier products, especially their body moisturisers, I have not tried either of these products but will keep my eyes out for them! Great review :)

    Hayley-Eszti | www.hayleyeszti.com

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    1. definitely grab them if you have a chance! thank you :)

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  3. Hace muchos muchos años usaba esta crema pero siempre he preferido Repair, para mi tipo de piel.

    Te espero en mi blog

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    1. that's fair enough! i haven't used Repair but i will check it out

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  4. Ooh these sound great, I definitely want to try the exfoliator! Great review :)

    Anoushka Probyn - A London Fashion Blog

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    1. hope you love it as much as i do!

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  5. Lovely post! I love the soap and glory one so if this is better I must try it! x
    Morgan | www.justmorgs.com

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  6. Your blog is lovely! Also, this is so great. I'm always on the look out for new lotions as majority tend to leave my skin feeling tacky or greasy which I hate. Will definitely check out this lotion. Great post! x

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    1. honestly it feels so light and refreshing on the skin and is super fast absorbing! definitely give it a go if you can

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  7. I love these products myself =) Great review! =)


    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

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  8. Ah good old Garnier! But still quite expensive no? I mean I don't mind paying if it's good and according to you it is! I like your tip of exofiliating the day before and after, will be incorporating that one! The Blonde B

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    1. hmm yes when purchasing them i did question the price but as they were 2 for 1, i didn't mind as much as it's quite a bargain! but if we looked at the price individually, i'd say that the scrub is only slightly more expensive than the s&g one, and i find it better so i don't mind the price :) glad you like the tip! it definitely helps me a lot

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  9. Thanks a lot, swewt Sarah <3

    Ohn, I'v tryed the same product. Garnier have an amazing quality!

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    1. yay, glad to hear you like it too!

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  10. Ooo they sound amazing, thanks for sharing. Do you want to support each others blog by following each other? Please let me know so I can follow you right back:)

    xoxo
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  11. I've never come across these before but I love the sound of them! The packaging gives me summer vibes as well which is a bonus. :D I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for there in the future. Great post, and lovely photos too! xx

    Ashton | Beauty, Books and Babble

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    1. definitely have a go with them if you get the chance too - you won't regret it! thank you so much <3

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  12. Yes my dear... My skin is dry too, and this taning have an amazing results :D

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  13. Oh wow this range sounds so good for summer! I feel like Garnier have really stepped it up lately! x
    britishmermaid.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. I love the Garnier body lotions - they sink in so quickly yet keep you moisturised for such a long time. I'm currently in the market for a new scrub so I may have to treat myself if I spot these in store.

    Sophie x | Essential Twenty

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  15. I have not tried either of these products, they seems really nice, I should pick them up next time I am at drugstore :) Great review !
    www.ambiinwonderland.com

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  16. This is lovely - looks gorgeous and perfect for keeping skin lovely, hydrated and smooth! :)

    Layla xx

    http://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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  17. This looks very fresh for summer. Wanna try!

    xoxo, Christina

    Stray Birds and Lavender

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  18. Garnier body lotions are definitely some of my favourite high street offerings! x

    www.pintsizedbeauty.com

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