February 12, 2013

Garnier Skin Renew Dark Spot Overnight Peel Review

Garnier Skin Renew Dark Spot Overnight Peel

Garnier Skin Renew Dark Spot Overnight Peel is an interesting topic of conversation in the skincare world. This is a highly affordable glycolic peeling solution that will set you back a mere $16.99 (or less depending where you purchase it).

I, unfortunately, had very little success with the Garnier Skin Renew Clinical Dark Spot Correction Moisturizer but I still wanted to try this in conjunction with the moisturizer to see how it worked out for me.

I have duller skin with minor darkness on the lower hand side of my face that could use brightening up. I purchased it for this reason as well as to refine my skin.

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Garnier Skin Renew Dark Spot Overnight Peel is supposedly a clinically effective leave-on glycolic peel that speeds exfoliation to fade dark spots, evens skin tone, brightens skin and smooths texture. If I could get all that from this simple treatment I’d be a very happy girl. Honestly, even to just refine my skin, ease flakes, and create a softer, smoother canvas I’d be impressed.

Garnier Skin Renew Dark Spot Overnight Peel 4

This has a light lemon-y fragrance and for me a very gentle formula. The gel is a little thinner and runnier in consistency, absorbs easily, but leaves behind a bit of tackiness. You’ll want to apply it before the moisturizing treatment as a serum of sorts. I tried it in conjunction with the Dark Spot Treatment Moisturizer as well as on its own.

Supposedly within four weeks you’ll see results. I used it well over a four week period but actually saw very little results.

This doesn’t actually contain any good ingredients for exfoliating skin so technically my drier skin wasn’t any smoother or softer after long term use. It does contain a high amount of vitamin C but in an unstable formula which unfortunately I didn’t experience any brightening benefits from. I’m sure this will vary from skin type to skin type but in my experience the brightening and evening of skin tone wasn’t to be.

Garnier Skin Renew Dark Spot Overnight Peel 2

Overall, if you’re seriously needing brightening and treatment of dark spots I’d recommend Philosophy’s Miracle Worker Dark Spot Brightener in conjunction with their Miracle Worker Pads. I’ve had excellent results with these products.

Sorry Garnier, this one just didn’t work for me.

How about you?

Tried it?

Did it work?

Do share!

I purchased this item.

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  • Kelsey

    Hey Muse! A retinol might help you’re going for exfoliation; ROC has a good night cream, as does Olay.

    • the Muse

      hi kelsey I actually already use miracle worker pads, they are a form of a retinol πŸ™‚ great stuff!

      • Kelsey

        Oh whoops, I totally didn’t know what was in those XD I use the ROC cream right now and I agree, it’s pretty great!

      • Tiffany Martin

        Retinols are not equal, and it’s complicated to keep the ingredient stabilized. Not sure how a pad would be able to do so (but I’m not an expert). Any ideas?

        Also, as for exfoliating ingredients, glycolic acid is pretty good (and it’s high on the ingredient list). Hepes (Hydroxyethylpiperazine Ethane Sulfonic Acid) is a chemical buffer that increases pH (glycolic acid works better with higher pH) So I’m not sure what you mean when you say “This doesn’t actually contain any good ingredients for exfoliating skin”, were you looking for something specific?

        Also interestingly, Ascorbyl Glucoside is converted to vitamin C and is considered more stable than l-ascorbic acid (but is supposed to do what vit c does for skin, including brightening).

        Too bad it didn’t work for you, the formula looks cool.

  • Samantha

    I have been using the Garnier dark spot cream and have not seen a difference, although it feels smooth on the skin. Thanks for reviewing the new peel. I don’t think these work, but in the future I’ll look into the Miracle Worker.

  • Amiee

    I’m using this right now and it’s been working for me! I have oily acne prone skin so a lot of scarring comes with that. It has faded some of my scarring and I find I don’t get as much acne when using it. My scarring was the red post acne type, I don’t have any dark hyperpigmentation.

    • the Muse

      that’s awesome amiee! Happy to hear it! I wish it worked for me sigh πŸ™

  • Tracy

    I used this in the fall as I wasn’t sure if I could mix a moisturizer without negating its effectiveness. I have lighter Asian skin that’s a step above ghost white with tons of freckles I’ve been trying to fade. Do I still have freckles? Sigh, yes. Did my skin even out and feel smoother? Yes. I bought the Garnier moisturizer which not sure about change. It’s nice for evening out tone but not major change.

  • 00trayn

    I agree about the dark spot corrector being more effective for acne scarring than dark spots. I have been using the Dark Spot moisturizer for at least a few months now and I noticed an improvement on lightening the acne scars on my cheeks and chin. I use it daily and after I get a breakout, it really helps fade the spot faster than I normally see. As for dark spots, it was useless. I have a few on my jawbone area and it didn’t have any noticeable difference. I’m curious in trying out the Miracle Worker too! I’ve just about used up my tube of the dark spot corrector and was looking for an alternative repurchase.

  • jenn

    ooooo when i saw ‘dark spots’ it immediately peaked my interest but i think peels scare me. too many googled images of red faces and bad reactions.