Garnier Miracle Skin Cream

Nikki Parkinson Beauty 34 Comments

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A survey last year of more than 1500 Styling You readers revealed that more than 40% of have bought and used a BB cream based on my recommendation.

Maybe you were one of them?

We’ve been talking up BB creams here on Styling You for almost three years when Garnier launched the first mass-market BB to the Australian market.

For those still scratching your head (please not your face) about the whole BB phenomenon, a BB cream is essentially a tinted moisturiser with complexion-enhancing benefits. It makes your makeup life easy as it allows you to get a face on quickly and out the door in minutes.

I still wear one most days (for events or occasions, I’ll opt instead for more coverage with a foundation) but what I’ve now been wearing underneath my BB or foundation is this product – Garnier Miracle Skin Cream.

Garnier Miracle Skin Cream

Why would I add another step to my everyday skincare/makeup process?

Because this particular cream better addresses the anti-ageing needs of my skin than simply a BB cream on its own.

It doesn’t trouble me that I’m getting older but the vanity girl in me is happy to work on slowing down how that ageing looks on my skin.

I’ve also found that the combination of Garnier Miracle Skin Cream and the Garnier BB Cream together give me that instant radiance I’m always chasing with my everyday makeup look.

Garnier Miracle Skin Cream Before and after

The Miracle Skin Cream begins that glow process as it transforms my skin on contact.

The cream is actually white in colour when squeezed out of the tube. A pea-sized amount dotted around your face will be enough. As you blend it with your fingers, it melts and changes colour, working with the pH levels of your skin to even out your skin tone.

Garnier Miracle Skin Cream

It’s the formula’s encapsulated micro-pigments (invisible in the cream) that bring this instant skin transformation.

Don’t make the mistake I did the first time and blend it in to your fingers first before applying to my face. Yes, it will change colour but it will be to suit the pH levels on the skin of your palms, not your face!

Now, there are some “at home” days when I don’t bother with a BB or foundation on top – and that might be all you need every day. It has an SPF15, offering some sun protection but I would add a SPF 30 or 50 sunscreen as well if you are spending the day outdoors.

While this instant transformation is great, what sets this product apart is that it’s the first anti-ageing skin transformer.

It works over time to help correct the signs of ageing by targeting wrinkles, dark spots, uniformity of skin tone, firmness, radiance and hydration.

The key anti-ageing ingredients are: LHA (lipohydroxy acid – an exfoliant that helps renew skin cells), Pro-Retinol (a derivative of Vitamin A revitalises skin cells for radiance), Vitamin C (to fight against environmental aggressors on skin such as sun, pollution and oxygen), Vitamins B3 (improves skin elasticity, tone and texture) and B5 (stabilises the function barrier of the skin); peptides (moisture-binding agents to plump and hydrate the skin) and ginger (stimulates the skin and increases blood flow).

I’ve been using it every morning for more than a month and I’ve felt those benefits.

My skin was starting from a very good position for my age (thanks to a consistent skincare routine) but I’ve found that this product really helps with hydration and I’ve seen an improvement in the evenness of my skin tone.

The radiance factor is definitely there too – to me that’s probably the most important result and will ensure that this product is one I always keep in my kit.

Remember when I went to Melbourne for a video shoot? One of the products I was being filmed talking about was Garnier Miracle Skin Cream. You can check the resulting video out below. You might see me popping up around YouTube as well.

Is this a product that could fit into your age-defying skincare routine?

Garnier Miracle Skin Cream (RRP $19.95) is available at Woolworths, Coles, Priceline, My Chemist, Big W, Target and selected pharmacies.

Garnier Miracle Skin Cream

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Comments 34

  1. Nikki, I wanted to come back and thank you for this. I bought some Miracle Cream about 10 days ago just because you said so 🙂 and have been using it most mornings since. Yesterday I was at the hair salon and we were chatting about my upcoming ‘significant’ birthday. They were all speculating, and decided that I must be turning 40. Umm no … actually, I will hit the big 5 0 in two weeks. Day made!

    Obviously it’s not *just* the Miracle Cream but hey, I can see it’s doing wonders for my skin. Thanks again!

  2. I got some of this in a goody bag and thought it was moisturiser – it wasn’t until I was smearing it on my face that I realised it was tinted! (Can you tell I’m a total beauty n00b?) I’ve only used it that one time as a result (I don’t usually wear make-up at all), but will definitely be using it again!

  3. I received a tube of this cream in my Marie Claire The Parcel subscription box and also from the recent beautyheaven beauty degustation day. I’ve been using it for almost a week now and I love it! It’s a perfect “lazy day” cream where it does several functions with the one product! Love it!

  4. Love my BB cream! I am really prone to breakouts and remarkably BB cream doesn’t seem to cause them! I will have to try this can’t go wrong at that price point!

    1. Definitely doesn’t replace primer Johanne – it’s a moisturiser that colour transforms as you apply to your skin and helps with anti-ageing stuff over time. Primer would go on after and before foundation. A primer’s role is to create a smooth canvas and act like velcro between the skin and your foundation. Hope that helps?

      1. I bought some yesterday Nikki it was on special in Woolworths I tried it this morning it really does what it says thank you and its a great price!

  5. I tried their BB cream on your recommendation and I love it – I will definitely be giving this a go. At 42 I don’t mind ageing (it is a privilege denied to many) but I choose to do it as gracefully as possible! Thanks 🙂

      1. Older than all you ladies and my sentiments exactly a privilege to get older and any efforts to feel good or look good should be celebrated. I too love Garnier products.
        Thank you all
        Cheekie

      2. Older than all you ladies and my sentiments exactly a privilege to get older and any efforts to feel good or look good should be celebrated. I too love Garnier products.
        Thank you all
        Cheekie

  6. I’ve been using the bb cream since it came out as my everyday, love it. My question is when I bought my new tube this time I noticed as well as a sensitive skin version there was an anti- ageing bb cream, so do I still need the new anti-aging cream or is that included in the new version of the bb cream?

    1. There are more targeted skincare BB creams available now, yes. The Garnier anti-ageing BB cream utilises one key ingredient to help reduce the visible signs of ageing – Miracle Skin Cream uses seven. So it depends on the level of results you’re looking for. You’ll still get results with the anti-ageing BB cream – and all the BB benefits. So if you want to stick to one product then yes, I’d stick with the BB. If you’re happy to trial a combination of two, I’d use Miracle Skin Cream under the regular Garnier BB Cream. Hope I haven’t confused you more!?

    2. There are more targeted skincare BB creams available now, yes. The Garnier anti-ageing BB cream utilises one key ingredient to help reduce the visible signs of ageing – Miracle Skin Cream uses seven. So it depends on the level of results you’re looking for. You’ll still get results with the anti-ageing BB cream – and all the BB benefits. So if you want to stick to one product then yes, I’d stick with the BB. If you’re happy to trial a combination of two, I’d use Miracle Skin Cream under the regular Garnier BB Cream. Hope I haven’t confused you more!?

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