Review: Garnier DuoClean Whitening + Pore Minimizing Duo Foam, Brightens But Inadequately Over The Pores

Anything to minimize pores is just right for me since I have enlarged pores over my cheek area and to avoid further more to come all over my face. I had high hopes when I had the opportunity to try Garnier Duo Clean Whitening + Pore Minimizing Duo Foam.

Garnier DuoClean Whitening + Pore Minimizing Duo Foam

‘Cleanse away both enlarged pores and dullness with this brightening and pore-minimising cleanser. Enriched with White Rice and Black Rice Extracts, Duo Clean Rice Power helps reveal soft, smooth and fairer-looking skin while minimising the appearance of large pores.

White Rice Extract: helps to nourish the skin deeply and stimulates cell renewal, giving you refined and soft skin, Known for it’s antioxidant and anti-tyrosinase properties.
Black Rice Extract: helps to brighten up your skin tone’
Garnier DuoClean Whitening + Pore Minimizing Duo Foam 2

The Duo Clean range comes in two types, one would be whitening + pore minimizing and another is whitening + oil control. The one I have here is whitening + pore minimizing. It comes in a squeeze tube, standing tall where it dispenses at the bottom.

Garnier DuoClean Whitening + Pore Minimizing Duo Foam Texture

Alright, on the close-up the foam texture does not look pretty and I was surprised that I did not get the duo tone as described. Over the time after a few usage, I could see two tone when freshly dispense it. It foams up easily and it’s color is a hint of grey.

Garnier DuoClean Whitening + Pore Minimizing Duo Foam Before & After 4 Weeks

Yup, I have tried it for a month to test out if it works for me. I noticed that my skin became brighter over the four weeks. It helped very much especially in reducing those acne marks. However, I do find that it didn’t help much in reducing my skin oiliness because I still tend to get oily easily and pores remaining the same. I am still having the same amount of blackheads as before.

Garnier DuoClean Whitening + Pore Minimizing Duo Foam Before & After

 Let’s look at the before and after using the cleanser. It did helped on the acne marks (especially chin area) really but it didn’t really help much in controlling oil and minimizing the pores.

Above all…

I do find that this is more towards as a whitening cleanser as it didn’t work much for me in controlling oil and pore minimizing. My skin became brighter and this cleanser did help to reduce the appearance of acne marks. Using the cleanser doesn’t dry out my skin as I do not feel any tightness after cleansing. It didn’t help much with pore minimizing and oil controlling hence it did not reduce much blackheads either.

Retail Price: MYR14.50 (80ml), MYR7.50 (40ml)

Availability: Nationwide leading pharmacies, super/hyper markets and selective departmental stores

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  • Helps to brighten skin
  • Cleanse without stripping skin moisture


  • Does not reduce pore size
  • No oil controlling properties
  • Does not reduce skin oiliness, still have quite a bit of blackheads

My Rating: 3/5


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This cleanser was provided for review purposes, kindly refer disclaimer.

Traclyn Yeoh

Review: Garnier Light Complete Multi-Action Whitening Cream SPF20/PA+++ Protects My Skin, Fades Old & New Acne Marks Periodically

As Garnier expanding it’s skincare range, they are also improving their existing ones. I have always been a fan with their whitening range as it is formulated with lemon extract and they are not as rich or oily. I had the opportunity to try Garnier Light Complete Multi-Action Whitening Cream SPF20/PA+++ and let’s hear it for what I have to say on this cream.Garnier Light Complete Multi-Action Whitening Cream with Express White Complex SPF20PA+++

‘Garnier introduces a new formula to not only help your skin become up to three tones fairer in four weeks* but also protect it from future UV-induced spots, dullness, and unevenness with higher UV protection and two powerful ingredients, Express White Complex™ and Lemon Extract.

*Self-scoring by 43 Asian women using Self Color Map, 168 tones.
Whitening Efficacy with a Unique Delivery System

What makes the new Light Complete Multi-Action Whitening Cream SPF20/PA+++ so effective is it’s new whitening active, Express White Complex™. This new whitening active contains Snowpine C+, which is known to be 10x more efficient than Viatmin C*, combined with a gentle exfoliation ingredient LHA, for fast, deep, and stronger protection.

1. Faster

Light Complete Multi-Action Whitening Cream SPF20/PA+++ gives your skin up to three tones fairer in four weeks**.

2. Deeper***

Light Complete Multi-Action Whitening Cream SPF20/PA+++ helps minimise the appearance of dark spots.

3. Stronger

Aside from minimising the appearance of dark spots, Light Complete Multi-Action Whitening Cream SPF20/PA+++ offers skin better protection from sun damage with it’s higher UV protection.

Experience skin that is not only up to three tones fairer in four weeks*** that is also protected from future UV-induced spots, dullness and unevenness. Pimple marks are reduced, dark spots become less visible and skin tone is evened out.

*In-vitro test **Self-scoring by 43 Asian women using Self Color Map, 168 tones. ***Epidermis layer. ****Self-scoring by 43 Asian women using Self Color Map, 168 tones.’

Garnier Light Complete Multi-Action Whitening Cream with Express White Complex SPF20PA+++ Texture

The cream texture is really thick and it is slightly fluffy where the cream does not feel oily. Once blended, it doesn’t feel oily either however if applied too much, it will leave a white cast onto the skin. This cream does not promise any matte or oil control function, therefore I will not be expecting my skin to stay oil free while having this on. If you ask me about the scent, it does have a light lemon scent which is quite refreshing for me.

Garnier Light Complete Multi-Action Whitening Cream with Express White Complex SPF20PA+++ Ingredients

In this cream, it does contain alcohol, paraben, silica and fragrance. Just a highlight that these ingredients may not be friendly if you have sensitive and easy clogging skin.

Garnier Light Complete Multi-Action Whitening Cream with Express White Complex SPF20PA+++ Before & After 4 Weeks

I have been using this cream for one good month and I usually use this before I head out for my day as it contains SPF that would be able to protect my skin from harmful UV rays. If you follow me long enough, I’m sure you will know I couldn’t stress more of the importance of sun protection.

Week 1 – I was breaking out even from the week before and when I started on this cream, my skin started to breakout even more.

Week 2 – Most breakouts subsided and cleared a bit leaving a few acne marks behind.

Week 3 – Skin tone is evened out and most of acne marks faded very well.

Week 4 – Overall skin is much brighter. Do ignore the fresh red spots as I had this photo taken right after sebum extraction.

Garnier Light Complete Multi-Action Whitening Cream with Express White Complex SPF20PA+++Before & After

I know it would probably seemed meaningless that I have compiled together the photo of my face after sebum extraction as an after photo. I do have my point here actually as I’m being real with my review and lifestyle. In a way that this cream didn’t help in terms of reducing sebum production though it is not what it claims, however my skin was not able to take it.

Above all…

I love how this cream helped to calm down my breakouts though they were all out on the first week of using this cream. Throughout using this cream, it also helped to fade those acne marks fresh and old ones including to even out my skin tone to appear brighter. My skin also appear clearer by Week 3 which I am very happy of. My skin was protected well with it’s SPF.

For all the love, there is a backlash to it whereby my skin would still clogged with blackheads, greatly especially at the nose and chin area. This could be possibly due to silica as it could clog skin easily.

Price: MYR21.90

Weight: 50ml

Availability: All nationwide leading pharmacies, super/hypermarket and selective departmental stores.


  • Calms down break out.
  • Helps to fade fresh and old acne marks.
  • Evens out skin tone.
  • Brighter skin.
  • Skin is well protected.


  • Broke out a week of using.
  • Clogged skin in result of blackheads.

My Rating: 4.6/5


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This mask was provided for review purposes by Garnier, kindly refer disclaimer.

Traclyn Yeoh

Review: Man Up Against Dullness, Oiliness and Bacteria With Garnier Men Acno Fight Wasabi Foam

Who would have thought wasabi is able to help acne skin? I know I wasn’t aware of it. This time I will be sharing my review on Garnier Men Acno Fight Wasabi Foam and in order for me to review on the cleanser, I have my lovely BF to experiment it for a month. What do you think the verdict will be?

Garnier Men Acno Fight Wasabi Foam

Garnier Acno Fight Wasabi Foam’s wasabi extract is known for two properties:

1. Fights pimple-causing bacteria

Enriched with wasabi extract which is known for its anti-bacterial properties, Acno Fight Wasabi Foam fights off harmful pimple-causing bacteria on skin. But don’t worry, as effective as this ingredients is, wasabi extract is gentle on skin. Combined with Salicylic Acid, Acno Fight Wasabi Foam helps to remove excess oil and dead skin cells so skin looks fresh and healthy.

2. Brighten skin with wasabi extract

Wasabi is known for its high content in Vitamin C, calcium and potassium. In Acno Fight Wasabi Foam, wasabi extract is added to provide antioxidant that helps fight and defend skin against free radicals. 67%* agreed that skin looks brighter immediately after the first wash.

*Self-assessment on 49 Asian men.

Garnier Men Acno Fight Wasabi Foam Tube

It comes in a basic squeeze tube where the cleanser dispenses at the bottom and it was pretty easy to use, no complications at all. That is how men like it eh?

Garnier Men Acno Fight Wasabi Foam Texture

The cleanser texture is very thick, creamy and a little goes a long way. With that size of approximately 1cm diameter of the cleanser, it could lather up easily and good enough to be used for the entire face. It doesn’t smell like wasabi at all, it smells refreshing like cucumber.

Garnier Men Acno Fight Wasabi Foam Ingredients

Despite of how this cleanser is meant to fight acne, it doesn’t have alcohol and paraben which is great because this may be suitable for those who have sensitive skin.

Garnier Men Acno Fight Wasabi Foam Before & After 2

Just like how I would normally do, I had the BF to use it for a month. He has dry skin, occasionally gets acne (especially on the forehead), blackheads and dilated pores. From the first wash, he noticed that the cleanser works gently without burning or irritating his skin. Instead it felt refreshing and made his skin felt squeaky clean. Throughout a month use, I do noticed that his skin improved in comparison from the photos.

Thought he might not be the best candidate but I think the cleanser helped his skin to prevent further breakouts as his skin behaved so well. The dry patches in between his brows improved and blackheads has gone lesser.

Garnier Men Acno Fight Wasabi Foam Before & After

Here is a before and after where I do notice his skin texture improved where it looked much more smoother than before. His  skin is much brighter, less dull and brighten at the same time.

Above all…

I suppose this cleanser is worth trying, plus it is very affordable. There was once I had no cleanser around me and I had to opt to use this cleanser. Though it is meant for men, I find the cleanser gentle and felt so refreshing after using it. Observing on how it worked on the BF, this cleanser doesn’t dry out the skin as it didn’t happen to him although he has dry skin. Instead, it had improved his skin texture, pores seems to be less dilated, prevented acne, less dull and brighten.

Price: MYR14.90 (100ml), MYR7.90 (50ml)

Availability: All nationwide leading pharmacies, departmental stores, hyper and supermarkets


  • Economical and affordable
  • Easy lather up
  • Gentle on skin
  • Improves skin texture and pores
  • Prevented acne
  • Less dull and brighten
  • Balances skin hydration
  • No alcohol and paraben


  • Only for men

My Rating: 4.9/5


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This cleanser was provided by Garnier for review purposes, kindly refer disclaimer.

Traclyn Yeoh

Giveaway: Garnier Duo, For Pinkish Fairer Skin & Men, For Oily Free Skin!

Usually when it comes to skin care giveaway, there’s only for female. This time, I’m accommodating it to both men and women as I believe all of our skin deserve to be loved.  Before joining this giveaway, let me share with you the two Garnier products that I’m giving out.

Garnier Duo Giveaway - Sakura White Pinkish White Radiance Moisturizing Cream

Garnier Duo 1 – Sakura White Pinkish Radiance Moisturizing Cream SPF21/PA+++

This is one of their recent skin care range that was introduced this month. Sakura flower as one of the rare and precious ingredient that only blooms for 7 days and this moisturizing cream is enriched with Sakura extract, vitamin B3 and vitamin CG helps to lighten skin and dark spots, refine skin texture and smoothen pores. Dermatologically tested and suitable even for sensitive skin. This is currently retailing at MYR 24.90 for 50ml.

Garnier Duo Giveaway - Garnier Men Turbolight Oil Control Brightening Icy Scrub

Garnier Duo 2 – Garnier Men Turbolight Oil Control Brightening Icy Scrub

An anti-blackheads lightening scrub for men who wants to control their skin oiliness with five visible benefits from the very first wash! You’ll experience excess oil under control, brighter skin, visibly reduced blackheads, dark spots are visibly faded, cleaner and fresher skin. With the icy cool sensation, this scrub leaves your skin refreshed.  They come in two sizes, 50ml for MYR7.90 and 100ml for MYR14.90. For this giveaway, it will be the size of 50ml.


How to participate?

Step One: Like my Facebook

Step Two: Like Garnier Malaysia

Step Three: Comment below which prize would you like to win (eg. Garnier Duo 1) and let me know why.

Step Four: Share this post via Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/Google + and every where you can!


Terms & Conditions

  • Giveaway is open for Malaysia residents only.
  • Giveaway ends by 30th October 2013, 12 midnight.
  • Please join this giveaway with sincere interest to be updated on beauty related topics.
  • Only one winner for each prize and winners will be chosen via fruit machine.
  • Winners will be announced through my Facebook and will be notified through email.
  • Prize will be forfeited if winners do not respond my email within 48 hours.
  • Prize will be personally mailed by me.

I wish you all the best and good luck!


Traclyn Yeoh