Props to Garnier for creating one of the first Dark Spot Correctors I’ve every seen at the local drugstore. Spot correctors have been taking the skincare world by storm lately…Clinique started the craze and it slowly trickled down to various brands from high end, to mid end, and now at your local drugstore thanks to Garnier.
This lightweight daily moisturizer is supposed to fade discolorations including dark spots, age ones, and acne marks thanks to a healthy dose of Vitamin C.
Does it work?
Let’s find out!
A daily moisturizer treatment for reversing hyperpigmentation, sun damage, acne marking, dark spots, and aging spots.
Garnier Skin Renew Dark Spot Corrector sounds like a dream come true as it contains 5% Ascorbic Acid which is a generous dose of Vitamin C for a moisturizer you can find at your local drugstore.
The product comes housed in a squeeze tube which allows the ingredients to remain fresh and effective. The formula is more of a serum than a moisturizer as it as a runny, gel-like consistency which absorbs easily into the skin. My own skin is quite dry so I can’t honestly say this is a good hydrating treatment however I’m more concerned how effective it will be at reversing sun damage rather than its moisturizing properties. The product is heavily fragranced with Garnier’s typical fresh floral scent. I like the scent but if you’re sensitive it will prove irritating.
After several weeks of use and a near tube later….
Like most correctors you have to have ALOT of patience. These products are sometimes successful at lightening problem areas but not reversing them completely. In the case of Garnier Skin Renew Dark Spot Corrector I saw no difference. It’s been over two months now with a twice daily application and a brief pause in between uses (I had to stop using it briefly because it was causing me to break out which is saying something as I rarely break out when using new skincare). I’m almost completely done with the tube at this point and I can honestly say I see no difference in the small sun damaged area I was seeking to correct nor did I see any benefits on my entire face…I was hopeful that it would ease dullness and possibly brighten or even whiten thanks to the heavy dose of Vitamin C in the mix.
The product is heavily scented and could prove irritating to some. I’m not sure what exactly caused my break out problem…I’m not sensitive to fragrance in my skincare so I assume my skin simply didn’t like the formula on a whole. Thankfully when I stopped and followed up using again I didn’t have any issues but do be aware if you are highly sensitive.
- Those looking for an over the counter, budget spot corrector.
- Those expecting immediate results.
- Those wanting to reverse age spots, sun damage, etc…
- Those wanting to brighten, lighten, whiten, or ease dullness.
- Those sensitive to fragrance in their skincare.
For $19.99, I didn’t expect miracles…but I was hopeful. Sadly, Garnier Skin Renew Dark Spot Corrector simply didn’t work for me. I honestly saw no difference in my skin after faithful use for several weeks. I wish I could say run out and buy it but if you want to invest in something perhaps take the twenty bucks to a higher end brand or to your dermatologist who can recommend something that will correct problem areas.
Available now at drugstores.