49 responses

  1. Jenn
    July 2, 2009

    Thanks for the review Paris!! I was planning on buying the H20+ one to try after my current jar runs out, but now i’m thinking if i should buy the Garnier one instead since you say they’re quite similar, and the price difference is huge!! lol!! :D

    • ParisB
      July 2, 2009

      Hi Jenn

      I found them both to be pretty similar especially after I did the half and half thing LOL… Then again looking at the price, its worth a shot anyway eh? :)

  2. Kahani
    July 2, 2009

    Ooh! But I’m a little afraid to try since Dimethicone is the first product on the ingredients list. Still…. RM19.90.. hmm.. =P

    • ParisB
      July 2, 2009

      Hi Kahani

      Hmm… in that case better don’t risk it. I found it similar in texture and everything but you can never tell with how they make these products.

    • CM
      July 17, 2009

      what is Dimethicone? Is it a bad thing to put on our face?

      • ParisB
        July 17, 2009

        Hi CM

        Dimethicone is a silicone product present in many skincare and cosmetics. Its not “bad” per se but some people maybe sensitive to it. Try reading this previous post about whether silicones are good or bad for you. :)

  3. Connie
    July 2, 2009

    Very tempting! I’m saving what’s left of my Face Oasis. But damn!!! Apples!!! Should I just buy it anyway and hope for the best? *sighs*

    • ParisB
      July 2, 2009

      Hi Connie

      I think its like McDonald’s apples – not really apples ;)

  4. Wong Jo Yenn
    July 2, 2009

    I am using H2O+ hydrating treatment for many months and is in to my 3rd jar and has seen a remarkable improvement on my skin.
    My comfort level is still with H2O+ despite the better price comparison to the dupe. Sea botanicals are natural and probably more difficult to extract and process, hence the price different. No way,……. I am not putting my face to the test after finding a product that has been so ‘friendly’ to my face. Cheers…………………

    • ParisB
      July 2, 2009

      Hi there Wong Jo Yenn

      That’s good to know that your skin loves H2O+ so does mine really. Not saying they are the same, but they sure felt the same to me – much depends on your personal comfort level :) Thanks for the input!

  5. Tine
    July 2, 2009

    Thanks for the review. I’ve been wanting to check out the H2O one, but methinks I’ll see if I can get this one at Priceline instead. The price sure looks better :P

    • ParisB
      July 6, 2009

      Hi Tine

      Not sure if this is available in Australia – do let us know yeah?

  6. Ms. Blacklace
    July 2, 2009

    I saw it in singapore before. But I forgot to check it out. I must say, the color is very pretty….

    • ParisB
      July 6, 2009

      Hi Ms. Blacklace

      Haha… I didn’t think about the colour but it does smell quite refreshing to me.

  7. rinnah
    July 2, 2009

    I’m definitely gonna buy this to try in the office! Much much cheaper than splashing out for the H20, eh?

    • ParisB
      July 6, 2009

      Hi Rinnah

      Do let me know how it goes for you yeah?

  8. beetrice
    July 3, 2009

    bad bad Paris! now you’ve got me wanting this….eeeps!!

    • ParisB
      July 6, 2009

      Hey Beetrice

      Oops! LOL….

  9. Sylvia
    July 3, 2009

    It never come to my mind to try out Garnier skincare products, but then again, I don’t trust my skin is suitable to any pharmacy skincare product due to bad experiences years ago. But this review makes me think that maybe I’ll give it a shoot after all.

    • ParisB
      July 6, 2009

      Hi Sylvia

      Some people are more sensitive to products. Fortunately mine isn’t ;) Try to patch test a sample and see if it works before getting the whole tub

  10. Alice
    July 5, 2009

    i got this at RM17.89 at tesco

    • dodo
      July 5, 2009

      Hey is that a discounted price may I know?

  11. Synaesthesia
    July 10, 2009

    I’d tried Garnier’s products before but it got me rashes for 2 weeks. I was blurred enough not to noticed in fact it was my Garnier eye cream. Since then, I’m stop using Garnier in anyway… I just bought H2O, although it doesn’t give me the result that I’m wishing for but at least my skin doesn’t hates it… hahaha.. I’m not so sure with Garnier Aqua Defense Essence Moisturizer. Wish to try it so much, but I don’t want to take the risks… :P

  12. Phoenix
    July 16, 2009

    As a user of ~H2o+ Face Oasis Hydrating Treatmnet, I must say this product works wonders on my skin – with dehydration problems. After trying out countless moisturiser on the market, from the pharmacy brands to those from counter, this product fixed my dehydration problems in the best way. I use it not just as a moisturiser, but as a mask too twice a week or just before attending any function.

  13. Thavie
    July 22, 2009

    I have been a faithful user of Face Oasis since I was a teenager (over a decade ago), when I didn’t know what to do with my skin. I had blemish problems and dryness in certain spots. Face Oasis evened me out and made my skin look healthy without leaving a greasy residue. I had fewer blemishes as a result, and now my skin has a healthy glow that is enhanced the minute I apply this amazing moisturizer. I truly believe it’s the closes thing to our skin’s natural moisture out there. Oh, and I forgot to mention, I have extremely sensitive skin and I find Face Oasis to be soothing and refreshing and never irritating like some moisturizers I had used long ago. I can recommend Face Oasis for all skin types. If you need heavy-duty moisture it packs a great punch, but if you’re oily it’s light enough to moisturize without adding to your problem. There is even a shine-reducing version of it. It’s also mild enough to use as an under-eye moisturizer! And a little bit goes a long way, so you save too!

  14. Ruthie
    July 22, 2009

    As a marine scientist, I know what great powers the seas hold. Ever since I discovered H20+ over five years ago, I’ve been hooked, and I have yet to find an H20+ product that I don’t LOVE. Using rich emollients from the seas for hair, face and body products definitely improves vitality, quality, and health. I have introduced it to everyone I know! I just can’t get enough!

    • Yums
      August 19, 2011

      Hmmmm, wow the last 2 posts were so articulate it almost sounds like advertising…

  15. linda
    August 9, 2009

    y first day i use then my face become so many pimples

  16. Sarah
    August 10, 2009

    Hi Paris! Thanks so much for the review – now you’ve got me lemming!!!
    Do you think you could post up a picture of the ingredients though? I am THIS close to getting it.. but I have sensitive skin and need to double check if there’s any strange stuff in it.

    Thanks in advance! <33

    • ParisB
      August 11, 2009

      Hi Sarah

      Unfortunately my tub had no ingredients on it – you might have to check online.

  17. electronicfly
    September 17, 2009

    I got mine (and the rest of the line hehehhe) from Jusco’s farmacy with 10% off. =)

    Love the moisturizer, meh on the toner and not tried the facial wash yet.
    And have I said I love the moisturizer?

  18. Sindy
    September 29, 2009

    I have an issue!
    I really want to try this product but it seems that it isn’t available here in Bangkok….I wonder if you Paris or anyone in here would agree to buy and send this product to me if I pay through paypal? (product price + shipping)

    After reading your article, I was out to the mall and drugstores to find it but to my disapointement :/

    And is it always retails for RM19.90?

  19. solsekuin44
    March 14, 2010

    Hey you.. I bought it too..
    Now has been using it for a week, super ??? this!! Eh, electronicfly is here too?
    Ahaha.. Thanks for the review ParisB..

    My skin is oily when using lotion, cream.. Gel is the only option.
    Dimethicones? Did nothing harmful to my skin. No breakouts whatsoever. =)

  20. aNNe
    March 15, 2010

    Hye, I think Garnier had improved The Garnier Aqua Defense Essence to Garnier Aqua Defense non stop intensive moisturizing Essence, and it retails at rm 23.00+(can’t remember exactly). Packaging still looks the same tho. I bought it because I was really attracted to the colour of the packaging. Hehe. And also because the Clinique’s moisturizer I used before didn’t do much improvements.

    Tried it for almost a week now, and oh-so-loving-itt! I have a fairly oily skin, especially at my nose and forehead areas. Everytime I wash my face I would apply this, and then my skin would feel so soft, the pimples I had before had started to disappear! Before this my skin was really dry after cleaning, and then after some time would get so oily at the mentioned area, and it’s really bad coz pimples kept coming. :(
    Now I feel like I’ve found the right product!

  21. solsekuin44
    April 7, 2010

    aNNe, 23+ is the promo pack for Garnier Aqua Defense. It comes with a tube of Essence Gel Moisturizer and a small body lotion from the same range =)

  22. coco
    April 23, 2010

    i think this product is my destiny, finally i found you.

  23. Lea
    June 20, 2010

    I cant find Garnier Aqua Defense here in Alberta Canada, I usually use it when I was still Taiwan and I can say that it is really good on my face..
    Do you know where I can buy it ?

  24. owly
    November 1, 2010

    hi paris,
    was it good for oily skin too?

    • ParisB
      November 1, 2010

      I don’t have oily skin, but those who do have said it works. It should because its a very light gel texture but you’d have to try it for yourself.

  25. kancho
    February 19, 2011


    i am using the biotherm aquasource in the green gel moisterizer. have u used that product?

    would you say that is a dupe for that product as well?

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