Garnier skincare has always been a favourite of mine they have so many great products I love using such as their amazing Micellar water variants. And right now we are all about the charcoal face washes and masks for its deep cleansing and refining abilities.

The Pure active range focuses on the keeping your skin clear of acne and blackheads, the latest product to join the range is the new Pure Active Intensive 3in1 Charcoal Anti-blackhead – 150ml a multipurpose product that can be used as a Face-wash, Scrub and Mask for Oily to Combination skin types. It contains Salicylic acid and Charcoal which removes and draws impurities and oils from your skin and unclogs your pores and helps you achieve a flawless complexion. And Blueberry extract to keep your skin balanced.

1. Face-wash
Apply daily to a wet face, and rinse thoroughly
Great as a face-wash but for me personally I can not use it daily as I like a alternating between a lighter face-wash and the Garnier Pure Active. Application Its really different to most other washes it is not a foamy wash, and it is dark grey once wet and you start massaging on your skin, easily rinsed off my skin felt immediately fresh and cleansed.

2. Scrub
With the scrub it’s a bit different you will apply to a dry a face and then gently massage to exfoliate, then rinse easy as that. I with a dry face you can easily remove the dry and dead skin easier than you would with a wet face with water the granules become softer, which would take away from it being a scrub.

3. Mask.
It is as advised to use the mask 2-3 times weekly, apply to your face then leave on for 5 mins to dry and remove by rinsing with water.
I did not put this all over of my face and focused mainly on my nose and chin area where my pores are most prominent

All-round great product which helps with reducing pimples and blackheads, and preventing the recurrence it left my face feeling and looking fresh. Who doesn’t love a 3in1 product that is a Wash, Scrub and Mask, the mask retails for R102 at Clicks, Dis-chem, Foschini and Edgars stores nationwide.