As you know the new Garnier Skin Renew Dark Spot Treatment Mask is available at drugstores now! I purchased two boxes recently at my local Walgreens as, well, I was pretty darn excited facial sheet masks were available so locally. I mean, we are sorely lacking in the sheet mask scene here in the US. We have a few higher end brands that offer them but they aren’t readily available at the drugstore. Within Asia the sheet mask is extremely common with a wide variety of brands that are cheap as chips.
Sadly, here in the US that selection is kinda sparse if not completely non-existent.
Garnier Skin Renew Dark Spot Treatment Masks are a follow up on Garnier’s popular Dark Spot Skincare products. These masks address dark spots, dullness, and uneven skin tone.
Sounds great right?
Unfortunately Skin Renew Dark Spot Corrector and Skin Renew Dark Spot Overnight Peel didn’t really do it for me but I was excited to try out the Dark Spot Treatment Masks in the hopes they would actually brighten up my duller skin.
These come in a box that includes ten individually wrapped masks for $16.99. Each mask supposedly contains 1/2 bottle of hydrating serum based on a 1 oz bottle. The masks are a typical thinner cotton fiber with holes for your eyes, lips, and nose. They fit very well and have a stretch so you can maneuver them around if your face is wider or longer. I’ve been through tons of masks and I must say I was impressed with the fit of this. It just fit perfectly. The eyes were lined up perfect as was the mouth. It didn’t tear easily either and remained perfectly fit through the wear.
Now it addresses a host of problems from dark spots to dullness and even uneven skin tone while hydrating. It contains a stable form of Vitamin C that brightens and creates a more radiant finish according to Garnier.
It’s a great mask all around. It hydrates very well and has a good deal of essence in each mask so they feel quite saturated and stay quite “wet” through the wear. My face feels nice and smooth after and more supple not sticky or tacky. It does have a fresh citrus-like scent that might prove irritating to some but I had no issues.
Garnier suggests ten minutes of wear but I went ahead and did twenty without a problem. I do 20-30 anyway with sheet masks so I had no issues here.
If you’re in it for the hydrating factor you’ll be pleased however, for brightening and whitening or addressing dark spots I can’t say it really worked. I killed a box off and started on a second box and their claim that using the mask three times a week will result in brighter skin is unfortunately not true in my case. I have minor darkness on my jaw line and of course, duller, lackluster skin that can use brightening up. This provides fairly great moisture but as far as addressing dullness or dark spots it unfortunately disappointed me.
It also happens to be a little pricey because even after shipping you can get far better sheet masks from Asia for less than $16.99.
The good news is that we’ve evolved! Finally facial sheet masks have reached US shores! Hopefully more brands catch on to the trend and we continue to see other brands introducing their own variations. It is rather brilliant being able to walk into the drugstore and purchasing a box of sheet masks without worrying about airmail prices!
These are available now at drugstores.
Anyone try them?
I’d love to hear your thoughts!