Garnier // Clearly Brighter SPF 15 Daily Moisturizer Review


Garnier SkinActive Clearly Brighter Brightening & Smoothing Daily Moisturizer SPF 15 

$14.99 for 2.5 fluid ounces at Ulta Beauty 

“Developed with our Antioxidant Complex of Vitamin C & E, and gentle exfoliating Lipo-Hydroxyl Acid (LHA). This fast absorbing, non-greasy formula helps reduce the look of visible sun-damage, revealing radiant, more even-toned, younger-looking skin.”  

This moisturizer is one of my current faves for daily wear because of the light weight feel. I have combination skin, normal with a mildly oily t zone, so I tend to be quite temperamental about my skincare.

In that same vein, I very rarely apply any significant amounts of moisturizer on my nose or the glabella between my eyes. It gets concentrated along the border of my face, my cheekbones, and along my jaw and down the neck.

I find it to be ideal for underneath makeup, and it’s also great for mixing into foundation for a luminous tinted moisturizer (depending on the coverage of the foundation to begin with).


It’s lightweight, but gives me enough moisture in my face frame, which also gets slightly dry in the winter. It’s worked great for me, with my fluctuating facial conditions.

If you have an extremely dry face / neck, this may not be enough moisture for you, but most people with any combination of skin types would likely find this usable.

There is a light scent to it, only what I can describe as a “Garnier / Lancome skincare” scent. It’s light and nonirritating to me, but I don’t have particularly sensitive skin. Once the product is on your skin, it’s pretty much unnoticeable.


I don’t find this moisturizer too greasy looking, for my oily skinned loves, more natural looking than anything. It’s unique, but a well formulated moisturizing cream.

I feel as though this could cause flashback in photographs, pairing the luminosity and the SPF 15, so I would suggest supplementing this with a different moisturizer on days where you know photos will be taken.

This is going on my favourite products list, and I’ll definitely be purchasing when this sample runs out.

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I’ve discovered that Garnier actually has a few more types of moisturizer in this line for different skin types. While I cannot recommend them personally, I do know that most of the Garnier skin care I’ve tried has been great for my skin. I find that Garnier is one of the better western skincare brands that are available at the drugstore. If you’re interested in this moisturizer or think it would be good for you, I’m fairly certain that any of these would work out fine.