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Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Miracle Dry Oil

As a BzzAgent, I’m able to test out new products released by brands that I already love! In this case, I was sent a free bottle of the new Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Miracle Dry Oil. I’m already a long-time fan of their hair dye line and have also recently started using their straightening heat protectant spray, so being picked for this campaign was a pleasant surprise. :) Marketed as an everyday multi-purpose product for hair, body, and face, this weightless formula absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave an oily residue. It combines three different oils: olive, avocado, and shea.

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Olive oil moisturizes, protects, and replenishes your dry hair, improving its strength and elasticity. You face and body benefit from antioxidants that help protect against skin damage. Avocado oil is loaded with Vitamin E, and protects against dryness while locking in color and moisture to keep your hair looking radiant and silky soft. The oil’s natural hydrating abilities promote soft and supple skin, too. Shea oil is known for heaving unique healing properties. It rejuvenates damaged hair and leaves it with a healthy shine. It’s also a great moisturizer that helps improve elasticity in skin. –Garnier Fructis

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Since I’ve been embracing my natural hair lately, and choose to air-dry instead of blow-dry, I could always use some extra moisture. After using this product every morning for a week.. I noticed that it was shinier, my waves were more defined, my dry ends didn’t feel as brittle, and my locks were overall softer.

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TIPS:

1) Do not apply directly into your hair. Especially your bangs. The product is very heavy and soaks in really quickly, so it won’t get distributed evenly and you’ll just end up looking greasy. If you have medium/long hair like me, two spritzes into your palm will be enough. Rub your hands together, and run them through your damp hair at least three inches from your scalp in a downward massaging motion. Once your hair has dried and you still think it could use some extra moisture or softness, do not use more than one spritz to touch up. A little goes a long way!

2) If you have oily and/or acne-prone skin, do not apply onto your face. Not for extended periods of time, at least. I didn’t even risk it, since I know that I break out really easily. If you have dry skin on other parts of your body, though, I highly recommend this. It’s a lot more lightweight than other similar oil-based products, and gives a healthy glow. Since I love showing off my legs in the warmer seasons, I can imagine myself using a little bit of this to accentuate them in shorts/skirts/dresses. :P
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New Skin Care Routine

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always had bad skin. I tried to reason with myself and blame it on genetics, hormones, and my overall lifestyle. Regardless, I’ve always been very insecure and self-conscious about my face. Not only is it oily and acne-prone, but I’ve never been satisfied with my uneven skin tone.

Throughout high school and early college, I went on and off Proactiv. Unfortunately, it tended to dry out my skin and once gave me a really bad case of seborrheic dermatitis – which left some ugly scars on the skin around my eyes. Ever since, I have been trying to find the perfect products that work with my skin type. It’s been a long vicious cycle of trial-and-error, but I think my new regimen has proven to be effective thus far.

Last week, I bought two things at my local drugstore: Aveeno Ultra-Calming Foaming Cleanser and Neutrogena Alcohol-Free Toner. The former came with a free sample-sized bottle of Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion, too! (Which just so happens to be my favorite moisturizer.) The decision to purchase these two products was influenced by the members of MakeupAlley, my go-to website for reliable beauty reviews.

Although it’s only been a week, I can already notice a significant difference in my skin tone. My pores are visibly smaller, and my dark spots are a bit lighter. The cleanser doesn’t completely remove my makeup, but I don’t mind because I usually remove it with lotion beforehand anyway. And the toner doesn’t dry my skin out as much as the Proactiv toner did, but the sensitive skin at the corners of my eyes begin to flake if I don’t moisturize well afterwards.

Hopefully, this new routine will prevent future breakouts and eventually even out my complexion. Until then, all I can do is wait and hope for the best. If these products don’t meet my needs in the end, I think it would be worth the money to invest in higher-end skin care products. I’ve had my eye on Philisophy’s Purity Made Simple and Clinique’s Mild Clarifying Lotion, but I’m not willing to splurge on them if there are less expensive alternatives. All I want is clear, bright, healthy skin – is it really too much to ask for? I’ll keep you guys updated. :P